June 20: Joan sells approximately half a dozen of her jewelry pieces to Van Cleef & Arpels.
June 22: Joan is named, and given an official writ, as the "Lady Chamberlain of The Globe of The Great Southwest" by the Globe Theatre in Odessa, Texas.
July 6: Joan dismisses her long-time secretary Florence Walsh and gives Walsh her final paycheck along with a very large bonus.
Walsh was a secretary furnished to Joan by Pepsi-Cola, and along with Joan's removal from the company's board of directors Walsh's salary is no longer compensated by the company.
July 10: Joan attends a luncheon and preview reception for the opening of the Showcase Cinema Theater in Fairfield, Ohio.
July 30: Joan sells eight pieces of her jewelry collection to Transcontinental Diamond Corporation in New York for the amount of $86,000.
August: Joan purchases apartment 22H in Imperial House for approximately $85,000. (Source: Carleton Varney)
August 25: It's reported that Joan, Bette Davis, Shirley Booth, and Bob Hope are among the actors being considered for the film "Follies."
September 2: According to a September 2nd, 1973 press release, Joan is among the celebrities who will appear on Jerry Lewis' MDA telethon beginning that evening at 6:30 pm. The telethon is televised from the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas.
(Webmaster's note: It seems most likely that Joan's appearance during this telethon is from a previously taped appearance.)
September 8: Carl Johnes helps Joan condense her library in preparation for her move to apartment 22H. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
September 11: Joan says in a letter "I have no plans of appearing in the movie of "Follies" - can't imagine where that rumor ever started".
September 24: Joan sells three pieces from her jewelry collection to Transcontinental Diamond Corporation in New York for $98,500.
October 28: Joan has lunch with Carl Johnes, when he delivers scarfs by designer Alice Landais to Joan.
Johnes had picked up the scarfs for Joan, via Joan's request, while on a recent trip to Paris, France. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
November 5: Joan begins moving from apartment 22G to apartment 22H in Imperial House.
December 26: Joan's long-time close friend, William Haines, dies at the age of 73 of lung cancer in Santa Monica, California.
December 27: Joan hosts a small after-Christmas cocktail party in her apartment for close friends. (Source: "Crawford: The Last Years")
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