The focus of this website is to document Crawford's fascinating (and over-looked) life during her final two-decades, 1960-1977. The majority of the information offered here, in particular in the "Chronicle", "Pepsi" and the "Missed Opportunities" sections is exclusive to
The Concluding Chapter of Crawford via original and independent research by webmaster Bryan Johnson. An important goal of this website is to provide factual documentation of Joan Crawford's life after 1960, and to do so in the most non-sensationalized, straight-forward and factual way possible, with little to no personal opinion or agenda by the webmaster within the context of the material offered here. All researchers owe a certain amount of debt to all material available on their research subject, and this website is of no exception. Books, magazine articles, video footage, personal interviews and websites that cover Joan Crawford have been utilized in the research. However, those references have been primarily used only as maps for where to "dig" in my research efforts. Therefore, much of the material displayed here is not commonly available in other Joan Crawford resources.
Any direct material from a Joan Crawford resource or a published material is noted along with that particular material on this website. This website hosts a popular Facebook Page which I encourage readers to join, being that it features website updates and interesting photos, videos and fan conversations relating to Joan Crawford. Please enjoy the website and if you have any questions or comments regarding Joan Crawford, or this website, please email the webmaster
The History of The Website: The Concluding Chapter of Crawford first premiered online on March 23rd, 2002. It is the first Joan Crawford website to launch on Crawford's birthday. At the time of its original launch, the website offered new information to fans of Crawford's later years. A frequently overlooked and under appreciated area of her life which The Concluding Chapter of Crawford has helped to change. For several years (2002-2009) the website hosted a message board on Yahoo! Groups, which maintained the largest member count of any
Joan Crawford message board of the time (with over 350 members). After the website's initial premiere, it was regularly updated with many rare photos of Crawford, and new information and anecdotes regarding Joan's last years. Much of which was rare and unknown within the Crawford fan community at the time. In the spring of 2009, the website's then webhost (Yahoo's Geocites) closed.
Being unable, time-wise, to build a new website from scratch with another web-host, The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford closed.
At that time the website's message board with Yahoo! Groups also closed. In the years following the website's closure in 2009, the information housed on The Concluding Chapter of Crawford was voluntarily donated for display on "The Best Of Everything: A Joan Crawford Encyclopedia" as so that fans would still have access to the material.
Approximately 400 photos on that Crawford website was donated by The Concluding Chapter of Crawford's webmaster, Bryan Johnson. The Concluding Chapter of Crawford returned to the internet after a four year absence on March 23, 2013 - the 11th year anniversary of the website's original premiere. The re-launch began with the same goal the website had on March 23, 2002:
Fortunately, in the years following the original premiere of The Concluding Chapter Of Crawford in 2002, there has been a massive interest in Joan Crawford's lessor-researched later years. I am proud that my research and the existence of this website assisted in that accomplishment. All research for this website has been obtained via the personal financial expense and devoted time of the webmaster. About The Webmaster: My name is Bryan Johnson, and I am a long-time Crawford fan and the curator of "The Concluding Chapter of Crawford".
- To offer fans a comprehensive, factual look into Crawford's life after 1960.
- To supply fans with thoroughly researched, rare material.
- To entice interest into this often overlooked area of Crawford's life.
Unlike many fans of my generation, I did not discover Joan Crawford via "Mommie Dearest". My first exposure to Crawford was in 1999 when I watched my first Crawford film, "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?". Soon after, I read "Joan Crawford: A Biography" by Bob Thomas. Perhaps because I discovered Crawford through her later performances, that is the reason I took a larger interest in her life during that time period.
I have since grown into being a fan of Crawford's entire life, however, her final two decades still remain my favorite to research, and the expertise of my knowledge. I enjoy researching Crawford, and I've found the more I research her, the more fascinating her life becomes. Creating this website has enabled me with the ability to pass along to other Crawford fans what I discover in my research efforts.Being that Crawford was so infamously committed to her fans, I consider this website's service to fans as my tribute to her memory. "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?" remains one of my favorite Crawford films.
My other Crawford favorites include "Rain", "Grand Hotel", "Mildred Pierce", "Humoresque", "Harriet Craig", "Queen Bee" and "Autumn Leaves". I hope you enjoy my website and research efforts. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to share regarding Joan Crawford's life (during any time period) or this website, I always welcome e-mails.
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All original sources of the herein provided research material has been preserved by the webmaster.
Any desire for usage of the herein material in any literary publication, website or media distribution can be directed to the
webmaster at the following email address: BryanJohnson@TheConcludingChapterofCrawford.com
Click here to listen to a July 18th, 2016 podcast interview with Webmaster Bryan Johnson with Chicago-based "Feast of Fun."
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Crawford-related New York locations.
(Left) The Webmaster in New York with "Feud: Bette & Joan" actress Jackie Hoffman (2017). - (Center) With Jackie Hoffman in Los Angeles after a performance of her show "Memoircita" (2018). - (Right) Jackie Hoffman as "Mamacita".
Click here to read an April 23rd, 2017 interview of Bryan Johnson with "FanFest.com" regarding the FX series "Feud: Bette & Joan."
A mention of me on Miss Hoffman's Twitter page (April 26th, 2017).
Webmaster Locational Photos
Click here to listen to Bryan Johnson's May 20th, 2017 podcast interview with "Advanced TV: Herstory" detailing Crawford's television contributions.
Click here to read an exclusive May 28th, 2017 interview by Bryan Johnson with Brooke Star & Chelsea Summer
The young actresses who portrayed Joan Crawford's twin daughters on "Feud: Bette & Joan.
With the necklace worn by Crawford in the 1965 film "I Saw What You Did" (It is now owned by a private collector)
Researching Joan Crawford has taken me around the country interviewing those who knew her, exploring archives and visiting the locations were Crawford lived and filmed her films.
Below are galleries of some of my travels.
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Crawford-related California locations.
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Crawford-related Louisiana locations.
With former Joan Crawford co-star Judy Geeson of "Berserk" (January 2018)
The Webmaster with two of Joan's final co-stars from "The Sixth Sense" in 1972
(Left) with actress Kelly Jean Peters (2017) - (Right) With actress Anne Lockhart (2018)
(Left) The Webmaster in New York with the son of former Pepsi-Cola President Herbert Barnet (April 2017). - (Right) Crawford with Barnet (on left) in April 1959.
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