About The Website:
The focus of this website is to document Crawford's fascinating (and often 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 un-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 at: BryanJohnson@TheConcludingChapterofCrawford.com
The History Of The Website:
The Concluding Chapter of Crawford first premiered online on March 23, 2002.
It is the firstJoan Crawford website to launch on Crawford's birthday.
At the time of it's original launch, the website offered new information to fans of Crawford's later years.
A frequently overlooked and under appreciated area of her life until The Concluding Chapter of Crawford changed that.
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 antidotes 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 website was given by The Concluding Chapter of Crawford's webmaster, Bryan Johnson.
The Concluding Chapter of Crawford returned to the internet from 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 like to think 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.
- 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.
Donations for website maintenance and other miscellaneous costs are accepted, click here for further information regarding donations.About Me: My name is Bryan Johnson, and I am a long-time Crawford fan and curator of "The Concluding Chapter of Crawford".
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. 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 like to consider this website's service to fans as my true 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", 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.
THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD
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
At Joan Crawford's Handprints at Grauman's Theatre
(Hollywood, California - August 2015)
Click here to listen to a July 18th, 2016 podcast interview with Webmaster Bryan Johnson with Chicago-based "Feast of Fun".
Click here to view photos of the Webmaster at various Joan Crawford-related locations in California
At Joan Crawford's mausoleum crypt
(Hartsdale, New York - May 2017)
Click here to view photos of the Webmaster at various Joan Crawford-related locations in New York
The Webmaster (on far right) with "Feud: Bette & Joan" actress Jackie Hoffman who portrayed "Mamacita on the series
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).
Crawford 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.