A Brief Summary Of Available Items

​​1. "The David Frost Show" (1970) Color
2. Rare Joan Crawford Interviews Vol. 1
3. Rare Joan Crawford Interviews Vol. 2 (Includes Crawford's infamous "drunk interview" at an L.A. airport in 1968)
4. Rare 1966 46 minute interview—No commercials or interruptions.
5. Rare Footage Vol. 1-Incredible rare footage of Crawford with Christina in 1968. Color charity footage. 1965 Emmy awards, etc..
6. Rare Footage Vol. 2—Awesome forgotten 1972 8-minute film for the American Cancer Society Crawford did, as well as a recent discovered 1957 game show appearance.
7. The Game Shows—"Password", "I've Got a Secret", "What’s My Line?" (1960, 1962 and 1966).
8. "Ford's Startime" (1960) B&W
9. "The Tim Conway Show" (1970) Color
10. "Journey To The Unknown" (1970) Color
11. "The Hollywood Palace" (1965) Color
12. "The Hollywood Palace" (1967) B&W
13. "Garbo" - A 45-minute documentary from 1969 that Crawford hosts and appears in. (1969) B&W
14. "The Virginian" (1970) Color
15. "The Sixth Sense" 50-minutes, withbrief interview with Crawford at the end. (1972) Color
16. "Della" (1964) Color
17. "The Ziegfeld Touch" (1961) B&W
18. "The Bob Hope Show" (1958) B&W
19. "The Bob Hope Show" (1960) B&W
20. Two "Zane Grey Theater" TV westerns: "Rebel Range" and "One Must Die". ​(Second western has poor footage quality and minor sound problems)
     *​Plus Bonus: Rare short biography of Crawford called “Legends of Entertainment”.
21. Television Commercials. Color and B&W
22. "Route 66" episode "Same Picture, Different Frame" (1963) B&W
23. Rare documentary Film "Easter Island" (1967) Color
24. Network news obituaries and TV tributes. Plus footage outside of Campbell's Funeral Home of Crawford's memorial service on May 13, 1977.
25. "Strange Witness" & "One Was Loyal". Two 1950's dramas. Not outstanding footage but viewable. Plus Bonus--December 1964 appearance on “What’s My Line?”
26. "Because I Love Him" & "Road to Edinburgh". Plus Bonus--A short biography on Crawford from “Hollywood Hist-O-Rama.”
27. "The Lucy Show" episode "Lucy & The Lost Star"—Containing a deleted Crawford scene.
28. Christina Crawford Interviews Vol. 1
29. Christina Crawford Interviews Vol. 2
30. Rare 1978 BBC Documentary on Crawford (Shortly after her death and before "Mommie Dearest" 1 Hour)
31. Crawford in "The Man From UNCLE" (1967)
     ​* Plus Bonus: A backstage joke with the UNCLE stars and Crawford in color and award footage of Vaughn and Macallum. (1967)
32. Christina Crawford's  "The Sixth Sense" Episode “I am not a part of this human world” (30 minutes) (1972).
     * ​Plus Bonus: "AMC's Backstory" Hush….Hush Sweet Charlotte". (2001) Color​
33. "Eyes" segment from the "Night Gallery" pilot. Directed by Steven Spielberg. (1969) Color
34. Four volume CD Set of the Complete Joan Crawford Audio Interviews 1947 to 1977. Volume One comes with the bonus of Crawford’s Christmas broadcast from 1949. Many of these are recorded interviews with her friend Shirley Eder. Others include her premiere on "The Tonight Show" in 1962, "The Merv Griffin Show" from March 1963. Each CD is about 1 hour 20 minutes long, full of interviews.
35. Joan Crawford: Four Decades of Events, Premieres, Parties and Newsreel Footage. 1925-1967.
36. "Caesar’s Hour" (1957). Joan Crawford & Ingrid Bergman Together in Rare TV Appearance!
37. Joan Crawford: The Final Audio Recordings. 1975/1976 Phone messages left to her friend Carl Johnes.
     *​Also audio of her TV introduction to 5 of her films from a 1975 Joan Crawford Week on local TV in NYC.
     *​Added bonus of Lilly Tomlin Pepsi routing calling Joan Crawford.
38. Joan Crawford Rare Footage Vol. 3. Miss America Pageant footage and commercials and promos for Pepsi.
39. Joan and daughter Christina in "This Was the Mary". (1967) Color

  • DVD and CD Details & Descriptions (Each CD, DVD is $10.00):

1."The Man From UNCLE" (1967)  - Plus Bonus - RARE!
     Includes Backstage footage and rarely seen UNCLE material!

     This is Crawford’s 1967 appearance in "The Man From UNCLE" episode “The Five Daughters Affair.”
​It involves a globe -trotting adventure with Robert Vaughn as Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. The race is on with THRUSH to find a formula for turning sea water into gold. This is only part 1 of a 2 part episode.

     This DVD contains 2 incredible bonus items.
     The first is a behind the scenes short of Crawford being greeted backstage at her trailer by Vaughn and McCallum and going onto the set to play a practical joke. This rarely seen clip is never shown in its entirety until now. It lasts for 1 minute 30 seconds. In color and has no sound.

     ​​The next item is a five minute spot Vaughn and McCallum do at an awards presentation from September 1965.
​One is at the Hollywood location for the program and the other in New York. They are introduced and come out to hand out numerous awards and then take the trophies themselves. Finally they pull out antennae from the trophies to talk with each other about going off to thwart a THRUSH plot. Both of these bonus items are very rare and truly collector’s items.

2. Joan Crawford's 1950’s TV Dramas DVD - Vol. 1
     "Because I Love Him" & "Road To Edinburgh" - Plus Bonus!

     Here are 2 rarely seen dramas from the 1950's starring Joan Crawford.
     ​In “Because I Love Him,” broadcast on September 19, 1953, Crawford plays a dutiful, suffering wife, "Margaret Hughes", who keeps a terrible secret from her husband. (30 minutes)

     In “The Road To Edinburgh,” broadcast on October 31, 1954, the show is introduced by future president, Ronald Reagan.
​Joan plays a woman driver, "Mary Andrews", on her way to Scotland who picks up a hitchhiker.
​Slowly, she begins to realize she may have gotten more than she bargained for. As the tension builds, Crawford proves yet again that she is not only the suffering heroine of melodramas, but is also the queen of suspense. Chuck Conners makes a short appearance. (30 Minutes)

     Both shows are decent quality footage and come with an added bonus. A short biography on Crawford from “Hollywood Hist-O-Rama.”
​This featurette used to be shown before the main features in the 1950s and this one is narrated by former Crawford costar, Henry Fonda.
​It traces Crawford’s career up to the late 1950’s and her entry into the Pepsi world. (Lasts about 5 minutes)

3. Joan Crawford's 1950’s TV Dramas DVD - Vol. 2
     "Strange Witness" and "One Was Loyal" - Plus Bonus!

     Here are 2 rarely seen dramas from the 1950's starring Joan Crawford.
     ​In the first one, “Strange Witness,” broadcast on March 23rd 1958, Joan plays "Ruth Marshall". With co-star Tom Tryon, the two murder her husband so they no longer have to keep their adulterous affair secret. Their plans go awry, however, when they are visited unexpectedly by a friend of the husband. Why is this witness strange?? The dramatic irony at the ending is not to be missed!
     ​Incidentally, while filming this episode, Crawford wrote to her daughter Christina, saying what a hunk Tom Tryon is and how he would be the “it” guy for Christina once she saw him. (30 minutes)

     On January 4th, 1959 Joan essayed the role of "Ann Howard" in “One Was Loyal”.
​Co-starring Robert Douglas; this is an unusual romance that has it all-- murder, suspense, exotic locations, Crawford the suffering heroine!!!!
​Find out who was loyal to what and why. (30 minutes)

     *As a BONUS item see Joan on a December 1964 appearance of “What’s My Line?” ​This is one of five total appearances Crawford made on the program, and this one was filmed shortly after she left the “Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte” film due to illness.

4. Rare 1950’s TV Dramas DVD - Vol. 3
     "Rebel Range" & "One Must Die" - Plus Bonus!

     These are two Joan Crawford appearances on "Zane Grey Theatre". One is from 1959 and the other is from early 1961. Both are westerns.
     ​​In the first one, “Rebel Range”, Joan plays "Stella Faring", a civil war widow intent on getting her home back, even if that means turning to violence. (25 minutes) Black and white. Video quality excellent.

     Joan plays good/bad twins, Sarah/Melanie Davidson, in “One Must Die.” A visitor to a remote, isolated plantation provokes a series of events for an emotionally disturbed southern recluse. (25 minutes) Black and white. Video Quality average.

     As a bonus there is a rare short biography of Crawford added called “Legends of Entertainment” from sometime in the 1990's.
​This 5 minute featurette is an overview of Crawford’s movie career and very interesting.


5. "The Dupont Show Of the Week" Episode: “The Ziegfeld Touch” (1961)
     Joan hosts and narrates this program from October 29, 1961. ​​It basically tells the story of the impresario of the musical Florenz Ziegfeld and wife, Anna Held, the girls he made famous and the songs he introduced.
     Also included are clips of by such Follies stars as Eddie Cantor, Marilyn Miller, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Fanny Brice. Performers taking part in this one-hour tribute include Barbara Cook, Marilynn Lovell, Danny Meehan and Jack Irwin, and the dancer, Jayne Turner. Contains the original commercials. Black and white. One Hour. Video quality good.


6. Television Pilot “Della” (1964)
     Joan Crawford stars as a reclusive woman, Della Chappell, living with her daughter in a California coastal town in this mysterious drama.
​An over-protective mother and her ill daughter have lived in complete isolation for 15 years. They become reconnected with the world when a business firm, run by Charles Bickford, wants to buy her land. The sudden intrusion of the outside world causes personal and emotional problems for Crawford and her daughter. Will the pair fight the company for the right to keep their land? Or will they succumb, and learn to adjust to the "real world"? Color (1 hour)

7. Joan Crawford Ultra-Rare "Easter Island" Documentary (1967)
     This rare gem is truly for die-hard Crawford fans.
​Just when you think you know or have everything about the great legend, up crops something like this.
     "​Easter Island" is a 30-minute documentary Joan Crawford narrated in the late-1960's, early-1970's.
​The content is about the people and mysteries of Easter Island and Crawford speaks in the articulate, well modulated voice fans have come to love her for. I believe she did this for some international outfit like UNESCO. It was during this time frame that Crawford was doing prolific volunteer work for causes, groups and charities. 

    ​Although we hear only her for 30 minutes, she doesn't appear in it. If you want to round out your Joan Crawford collection, this is a must have. This DVD is divided into chapters and headings for easy navigation. It should play fine on most North American DVD players. ​
     The footage is in color and in excellent condition. ​


8. Joan Crawford: The Audio Interview Collection CD - Vol. 1
     Incredible Audio Interviews from 1947 to 1960
     This is the first volume of a 4-volume set of amazing Joan Crawford interviews. Together all four volumes constitute the most complete collection of Joan Crawford audio interviews to be found anywhere.
     ​​The interviews are:

1. 1947—This is Crawford’s appearance on "The Louella Parsons Show".
     ​She talks about her upcoming picture “The Victim” and the role of women circa 1947. (15 minutes)

2. 1952—Crawford on "Mary Margaret McBride".
     ​This May 1952 interview runs 36-minutes and is the best Crawford interview to date.
​She is open, honest, and not the false, insincere caricature she has been made out to be. She talks about her insecurities, her spirituality, a lot on raising her children and disciplining them. McBride really seems to get Crawford to reveal the true human being. Not to be missed!

3. 1955—This is an extensive interview she gives on the road promoting "Queen Bee".
     ​She talks of her new husband, Al Steele, about her children and how she raises them, about being a Hollywood Queen Bee. (6 minutes)

4. 1956-- This is an incredible 'Question and Answer session' at the British Film Institute from August of 1956 while she is in London to film “The Story Of Esther Costello.” She lets audience members shout questions to her. She talks about her long career, her favorite personal movies, and the actors she has worked with. She makes the audience crack up a few times and the whole thing comes across as a preview of the Town Hall interview she gives 17 years later. Awesome. (14 minutes)

5. 1960--- This is a somber interview that Crawford gives from her penthouse marking the year that has passed since Alfred Steele died.
     ​She talks about her financial affairs, taking one’s shoes off on her white carpet, a rumored feud she is supposedly having with a Hollywood starlet, and of course how she has held up since the loss of her husband. (7 minutes)

BONUS—This CD comes with the famous Crawford Christmas Broadcast from 1949.
     ​A rare radio interview with Joan, Christina, Christopher and the twins. Joan gives her ideas on earning presents and and on the art of giving.

     ​The entire CD runs nearly 120 minutes.

9. Joan Crawford: The Audio Interview Collection CD Vol. 2
     Incredible Audio Interviews from 1960 to the mid-1960's
     This is the second volume of a 4-volume set of amazing Joan Crawford interviews.
​Together all four volumes constitute the most complete collection of Joan Crawford audio interviews to be found anywhere.
 The interviews are:

1. 1960—Joan Crawford promotes Pepsi for the year 1960.
     ​This is a Pepsi promotional that Crawford narrates. Also contains the team of Huntley and Brinkley. (9 minutes)

2. 1962—These are 2 tracks from "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson" premiere in October 1962.
     ​They have been audio enhanced and are a little rough, but you can make out Crawford.
​She comes on to promote "Baby Jane", talks of working with Bette Davis, and also promotes her autobiography. ​
     ​They evidently show pictures from her book, because she comments on her dead sister Daisy and on brother Hal.
​Carson mentions her poodles tinkling on poodle pads in her penthouse.
     ​The second clip must have been during a commercial because she talks about filming her death scene from "Baby Jane" and a “damn” fly kept landing on her head! Not to be missed. (Just over 15 minutes)

3. 1962—"What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" Promo.
     ​This is a rare item. This is a taped interview of Crawford talking about working on "Baby Jane".
​The questions have been taken out, so that local radio DJs can insert questions and make it seem like they are interviewing Crawford locally. (Runs over 4 minutes)

4. 1963—Crawford appears on "The Merv Griffin Show" in March of 1963. Along with Adela Rogers St. John. ​
     ​Great interview. Norma Shearer comes up, and of course, "Baby Jane".
​She talks of a new project in development, "Sex and Mrs. Macado". (Runs 27 minutes)

5. 1964—This is an awesome December 1964 interview with Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck together at Lunch.
     ​They talk extensively of their long friendship, how they manage to keep it going, and also of Crawford’s recent illness (during "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"). (10.5 minutes)

6. 1965—This is an interview from August 1965 in either Crawford’s penthouse or hotel suite by a British interviewer.
     ​She talks of the behind the scenes romances, about what she has sacrificed to be a star, about how a star she worked with threw away her fan letters. Fascinating. (Just over 6 minutes)

     The entire CD runs nearly 120 minutes.

10. Joan Crawford: The Audio Interview Collection CD Vol. 3
     Incredible Audio Interviews from the mid 1960's to 1968
     This is the third volume of a 4-volume set of amazing Joan Crawford interviews. Together all four volumes constitute the most complete collection of Joan Crawford audio interviews to be found anywhere.
This third volume covers the years from the mid-1960s to 1968. The interviews are:

1. 1964-- "The Arthur Godfrey Show".
     ​This January 1964 broadcast features Crawford along with Richard Nixon, Jackie Gleason and many others.
​She laughs and jokes with the panel and makes sure to promote her latest film “Straight-Jacket”. Great stuff. (49 minutes)

2. 1967--- This is an awesome conversation. From March of 1967 Crawford is giving her side of the story regarding a recent White House dinner where it was reported she was mean to a Supreme Court Justice’s wife.
​She maintains she was helpful and that the press is misreporting the episode. (3 minutes)

3. 1967--- This is actually an interview with Barbara Stanwyck giving her side of the White House/ Crawford incident.
     ​She talks about how Crawford is capable of bitchy behavior, how she can tell a lie and convince people it’s the truth, how Crawford is kind of losing it, and how Joan treated Franchot Tone terribly during their marriage. She also relates an incident backing the day when LB Mayer gave a huge party and Crawford was a bitch. In short, Stanwyck thinks the Crawford/ White House incident is true. (10.5 minutes)

4. 1968—This is an amazing interview that is part of “24 hours in Joan Crawford’s life” in January of 1968.
     ​Crawford is on the phone in Hollywood to film "The Lucy Show" episode. She talks about using the show as a warm up to live theatre, mentions Bob Aldrich and "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte", talks about how hard life is on her as she grows older and her career wanes.
​She mentions lunch after her appearance the next day on Art Linkletter’s “House Party”. (Almost 10 minutes)

5. 1968—This is the next part of “24 hours in Joan Crawford’s life” in January of 1968.
     ​Here is Joan’s appearance on Art Linkletter's "House Party". This is the recording of the TV appearance.
​Crawford comes out to thunderous applause, talks about her early years in Hollywood, how she stole scripts, about Debbie Reynolds, and takes Linkletter’s Pepsi/Coke taste test challenge. She brings the audience up to date on her 3 daughters but ignores Christopher. (6 minutes)

     Right after this appearance Crawford does have lunch and ends up giving an interview drunk inside a limousine.
​That interview is the last of “24 hours in Joan Crawford’s life” and is the first interview on Volume 4.

     The entire CD runs nearly 120 minutes.


11. Joan Crawford: The Audio Interview Collection CD Vol. 4
     Incredible Audio Interviews from 1968 to 1977.
     This is the fourth volume of a 4-volume set of amazing Joan Crawford interviews.
​Together all four volumes constitute the most complete collection of Joan Crawford audio interviews to be found anywhere.

This fourth volume covers the years from the 1968- 1977. The interviews are:

1. 1968—Crawford drunk in a limo.
     ​This is part of an incredible “24 hours of Joan Crawford’s life” from January of 1968 and begins at the end of volume 3.
​Crawford slurs her speech, talks about regrets, talks about “Berserk” not being a horror film and how it is breaking records.
​Absolutely amazing. (Just over 8 minutes)

2. 1969—This is great behind the scenes stuff as Crawford gives and extensive interview on the set of "Night Gallery" in February of 1969.
     ​She talks about working with Steven Spielberg, living on location at the studio, takes a pass on a religion and politics questions, talks about a scary experience on the set of "Night Gallery", and a host of other items. Truly awesome. (Over 14 minutes)

3. 1971—This is some sort of Pepsi event in 1971.
     ​Joan talks about the movies of the day and their inappropriateness (Carnal Knowledge), she stops to keep a table from flipping over.
​She goes into detail about her life and working for Pepsi, mentions Steele’s death, how Rockefeller is attractive, how she keeps it cold on her sets, her longevity as a star and Pepsi spokesperson, how she spends time on long distance train trips. She goes into great detail into her attempts to paint. She proclaims nothing could ever turn her off sex and praises Lee Grant. (14 minutes)

4. 1973--- The next two tracks constitute the famous April 1973 Town Hall interviews.
     ​She covers her entire career in a question and answer format and utters some of the most famous quips of her later life.
​She talks of Garbo, Bette Davis, Robert Aldrich, "Johnny Guitar", her long career, etc. Great ending when she talks about her shoes! (36 minutes)

5. 1977—This is a May 1977 interview with Barbara Stanwyck commenting of Crawford’s death.
     ​She talks about the jewelry Crawford possessed and how she could have easily lived off of them in her later years.
​Asks who got Joan’s dog. (5 minutes)

     The entire CD runs nearly 120 minutes.

12. Christina Crawford's  "The Sixth Sense" Episode: “I Do Not Belong To The Human World”
     This is the last performance by Christina Crawford, according to her writings in “Mommie Dearest” It was during the filming of this episode, in December of 1972, that she had her final conversation with her mother, Joan Crawford. They never spoke again.
     ​This is the 30-minute version of the 50-minute show "The Sixth Sense".
​Here, Christina does a Kabuki dance and has a scene where she really gets to pitch a fit and attack another character. Sort of make you wonder what her temper could have been like at home.

     ​BONUS! - This DVD comes with the once seen “AMC Backstory: Hush..Hush, Sweet Charlotte.”
     ​This 30 minute documentary chronicles round 2 of the Crawford/Davis feud. It contains many stills, never before seen, from the footage Crawford filmed before illness forced her to leave. It also contains interviews of people involved with the production detailing how the feud played out. This is a rare treat and welcome addition to an Crawford fan’s collection.


13. Christina Crawford - Rare Interviews DVD Vol. 1
    Here are 2 hours worth of interviews of Christina Crawford.
    ​They are an insightful first hand account from "daughter dearest" herself, and her reflections on writing the book, the criticism she has taken and, of course, life with one of the 20th Century’s enduring legends, Joan Crawford.

     ​​One is from August of 2001 and the other is from the old Donahue show from 1978.
​Both interviews are mesmerizing and also worth watching to compare and contrast. You’ll notice how she answers the question of why she never sought her real mother in 1978 and then give a completely different answer to the same question in 2001.
​She also takes questions from the audience and relates a number of experiences that aren't in “Mommie Dearest.”
     ​DVD is in NTSC format. The condition of the interviews is excellent.


14. Christina Crawford - Rare Interviews DVD Vol. 2
     This is a collection not to be missed of rare, hard to find daughter dearest interviews.
​The first one is from the late 1990s. She relates some family anecdotes including her mother’s sex drive, the alleged alcoholism of Crawford, the treatment at home, etc. (Lasts approximately 1 hour)

     ​​Next up is an appearance she makes in 1978 on "The Mike Douglas Show".
​Here, Mike Douglas actually confronts her with a letter from the twins that he pulls out of his jacket pocket and reads.
​The expression on her face and the attempt to defend herself are not to be missed.
     ​Other guests on the show relate some personal Crawford stories of their own.

     ​There is an additional interview, rarely seen from the late 1990's as well, going over the diva out of control theme.
​However also thrown in are a few stories from Crawford’s first biographer, Jane Ardmore.

     ​​As an added bonus, there is a late 1970s send up of “Mommie Dearest” that’s very funny.
​The DVD runs just under 2 hours and is in NTSC format. Quality is fair to good.


15. Rare 1978 Joan Crawford Documentary
     This is an awesome biography on Joan Crawford done after her death and before “Mommie Dearest”, broadcast in Britain in 1978.
​It was co- scripted by author Charles Castle, who at that time had just published his book “Joan Crawford The Raging Star”.
     ​This biography has a number of distinctions. It is the only know recorded interview of Robert Montgomery talking about working with Crawford and telling a story about how he felt sorry for her. It is the only known recorded interview of Crawford boyfriend Greg Bautzer detailing the fights and highlights of his on again off again affair with her.
     ​It is also the only known recorded interviews of Chuck Walters and Natalie Schafer.
     ​Interviews are also included of gossip columnist Radie Harris, Jesse Lasky Jr., George Cukor, Cliff Robertson and Vincent Sherman.
​Almost all of these people have now passed on and this is an original and rare documentation of their thoughts and impressions of the great Joan Crawford, including some rare footage.
     ​Also, it is interesting how the documentary delves into her child rearing abilities, with Natalie Schafer and Greg Bautzer recounting some harrowing stories. Hosted by Barry Norman, this is a region 1 DVD in NTSC format in good condition.

     This is some incredible material, on DVD and in NTSC format--divided into chapters for easy navigation.
​Should play fine on most North American DVD players but can be touch and go for older machines.


16. Joan Crawford/Greta Garbo Documentary (1969)
    A lot of Crawfordphiles and Greta Garbo fans have either read about this gem or have wanted it for years.
​Now true fans can see and hear Crawford rave about her favorite movie star, Greta Garbo, for nearly an hour!
     ​Yes...this is it! - "Garbo" is a 48-minute documentary Crawford did while she was in London in the summer of 1969 filming "Trog." ​
​But the exciting news is--she doesn't just narrate; she's in it!
​Crawford spends almost as much time in front of the camera as what there are clips of Garbo! You can see her in genuine awe of Garbo as she talks about her, and of course she tells the now famous story of their encounter during "Grand Hotel."

In his book, "The Raging Star," author Charles Castle states that there was no other star for whom Crawford would have agreed to star/host for a documentary. No one has seen this since 1969! George Cukor is interviewed about working with Garbo, and Crawford traces Garbo’s life from her youth until her seclusion in the late 1960's.
     ​This item is in DVD format and should play fine for most North American DVD players. ​Divided into chapters and headings for easy navigation.


17. Joan Crawford Obits and Tributes (1977)
     This is a collection of coverage shortly after the death of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford and is divided into three parts.

     ​​1. News network obituaries---this covers news reports of her death, including interviews with friends and directors.
​These news reports essentially comprise how the public found out about her passing in May of 1977, with anchors from various networks and news programs giving Crawford's background and highlights of her movie career, and cause of death.
     ​Otto Preminger and John Springer are among those interviewed. (Runs about 15-20 minutes)

     ​​2. This is some amazing footage outside of Campbell's Funeral Home on May 13, 1977.
​See fans gathered outside and people go in and out of the funeral home. Christina is seen and so are the twins.
    ​A fan is interviewed as well as one of Crawford's friends who comes out. See her urn as it is carried out and placed inside the limo.
​Amazing on the scene coverage. (Runs 15 minutes) 

     ​​3. Finally, there are two tributes to her passing.
​One is narrated by Robert Stack, the other is highlights from her career while looking at those we lost in 1977.
     (​Runs about 10-15 minutes) The DVD is divided into chapters and headings for easy access

18. "The Sixth Sense" Episode: "Dear Joan, We're Going To Scare You To Death" (1972)
     An extremely rare 49-minute episode of "The Sixth Sense" starring Joan Crawford from the fall of 1972. This not the 25 minute syndicated version.
​Here we have a lot of Joan Crawford all over the screen. It is her last TV show appearance.
     ​The quality is excellent and Crawford gives a stellar campy performance in her last acting outing.
​At the end of the episode she is interviewed briefly by host Gary Collins and she relates a personal ESP experience.
​A must have for true Joan Crawford fans. DVD is divided into chapters for easy navigation.

     ​​As a bonus the syndicated version is thrown in as well. It’s neat to compare the two.

19. "Ford's Startime" (1960)
     This is an incredibly rare, recently discovered appearance by Joan Crawford from February of 1960.
​The show is called "Ford's Startime" and has been transferred from kinescope to VHS. The show is like an early version of "Star Search" whereby established stars present their own personal star discovery.
     ​Joan, recently widowed, comes out to introduce us to her discovery, Colleen Dewhurst.
​Crawford is interviewed by host Dave Garroway and manages to plug Pepsi. She then sets the scene for Dewhurst's dramatic reading from "Macbeth". Afterwards the ladies get together and go off for some bonding time. ​
     ​Also featured are Ethel Merman, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Rogers, Hugh Downs, Tommy Sands, Paul Wallace, Laurie Peters, Lester James and Joanie Summers. The Kinescope transfer process causes one or two jumps but nothing that detracts or distracts.
     ​The quality is outstanding and this dvd is divided into chapters and headings for easy navigation.
​Commercials are intact - and all advertising Ford cars.

20. Joan Crawford BBC 46 Min Interview (1966)
     This is an awesome 46-minute uninterrupted, unedited, no commercials or clips interview from December of 1966.
​It was later edited to 20 minutes for insertion into a show, “A Film Profile.” Most fans have only that 20-minute version.
​This is the master interview and to date it is the longest uninterrupted interview of Joan Crawford known to exist. It takes us from her sitting down and lighting a cigarette and getting ready for the interview. From that appetizer we get a full four-course meal 46-minutes later with no breaks or pauses. When she's given the cue for the interview to begin her face and eyes do an incredible transformation into the star, Joan Crawford.
     ​She then takes us through all phases of her life, talks about her childhood, her education, love life and her capacity to not dwell on the past or have any regrets. She talks about “Baby Jane,” Bette Davis, her troubles with Christina and other stars of the day, including Warren Beatty and Elizabeth Taylor. One of the best bits is when the interviewer hands her a 1930's article on herself and asks her to compare the Joan Crawford then with the one now. Her expression is not to be missed.
     ​Out of all of the Crawford materials I've collected over the years this one is at the top of the list, and a necessary item for any serious Joan Crawford fan’s collection.


21. "The David Frost Show" (1970)
     This is a rare Joan Crawford interview from January of 1970 and features a full 50 minutes of a pink clad, turban wearing, chain smoking Joan Crawford with another legend, David Frost.
She covers her long career in Hollywood, behind the scenes of "Mildred Pierce", working with Gable (along the way making some comments that are bleeped out) and her background and views on life, trouble with her hair stylists and her views of Hollywood circa 1970.
​She also gives her definition on what a star is. See her completely throw David Frost in one great moment.

     Her current director, Robert Gist, is brought out and together they talk about the process of working on her latest TV appearance,
​"The Virginian"--they also play a clip.
     ​​As an added bonus Crawford reads from the poem Desiderata---a true treat for any fan.

     The show runs around 1 1/2 hours and features the day's second guest, Rod Steiger.

22. "The Tim Conway Show" (1970)
     From September of 1970 comes this rare appearance of Joan Crawford on a comedy variety show.
     ​She is truly hilarious in two sketches in this hour long program as well as in the introduction and at the end with Tim Conway. That’s four appearances in all she makes.

     ​Although she was rumored to be afraid of live audiences, she seems comfortable, funny and relaxed in her scenes. It was for this trip to the west coast in the summer of 1970 that she kicked Christina out of her Los Angeles apartment, precipitating the gradual re-estrangement between the two in the early 1970s.
     ​Also in the show are Sally Struthers, Dick Martin, and Wayne Stephenson.
     ​The video footage is grainy and not the very best but it is certainly viewable and clear enough to be enjoyed.
​Show is one hour and in color with all of the original commercials.
     ​This DVD is divided into chapters and headings for easy navigation.

23. "Route 66" Episode: "Same Picture, Different Frame" (1963)
     This is an appearance by Joan Crawford from October of 1963 on the old show "Route 66".
​Crawford plays the estranged wife of a psychotic husband who kills anyone who gets in his way.
​Crawford manages to have an affair with a much younger man in the process--of course--and cruises through this terse drama with authority and aplomb. Fans will love Joan in this mid-1960s rare appearance. (Runs around 1 hour)

24."The Lucy Show" Episode: "Lucy & The Lost Star" - Full-Version (1968)
     This is the complete version of Crawford on "The Lucy Show" from February 1968, entitled “Lucy and the Lost Star.”
​It contains two Crawford scenes deleted in syndication.
     ​Lucy and her sidekick, Vivian Vance, come upon Joan after their car breaks down.

​Thinking she’s destitute, they arrange a play for her to perform in.
     ​According to written accounts, there was some tension backstage when Ball lost patience with Crawford’s inability to do a dance number and for her disposition towards vodka. Ball even has a faint look of contempt towards Crawford during the show.
Joan is a hoot, although she does display some nervousness. She also manages to get a few well timed laughs.

25. The Hollywood Palace (1965 & 1967)
     These are 2 DVDs each one containing an appearance Joan Crawford made as hostess of The Hollywood Palace.
​The first is from October 1965 and the second is from April of 1967. Unusually the 1965 appearance is in color and the second, later one is in black and white. Both are in terrific condition and a description of each is as follows.

     1. 1965-- Guests included singer Jack Jones --who sings "Just Yesterday" and "More" and a duet, "Call Me," with Joanie Summers), Joanie Summers ("Till There Was You"), Allen and Rossi. Steve Rossi ("Al Di La" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic"), Godfrey Cambridge, Lily Yokoi (Japanese bicyclist), The Rodos (West German acrobats), and Stebbings' Boxers (comic performance dogs).
     ​Joan read "A Prayer for Little Children" on this episode. All of the original commercials are included.

     2. 1967-- Joan opens the program with a quick joke about Pepsi-Cola and then welcomes Halasis (an acrobatic act) followed by the band Cyrkle, who sing "Impressions".
     ​Next up is a comedy sketch titled "The Warden Gets a Word In" with Joan and Tim Conway. Joan plays a reporter interviewing Warden Conway about the lackluster security at his prison Next up, The Flying Cavarettas (young trapeze artists) perform and then Nancy Ames sings. Magician Ralph Adams does some tricks. Julius LaRosa then sings "Look Me Over". Last but not least, Joan performs a dramatic reading written by Milton Geiger called "The Dreamer.” It’s an outstanding performance! This sequence was directed by Robert Gist.
A must have for every serious Joan Crawford fan.

26. Joan Crawford TV Commercials
     Throughout her career, Joan Crawford made many pitches and promotionals for her favorite products and causes. Here is a sampling from the 1950s to the 1970s that any serious Crawford fan would need in their collection.
     ​Some are in color, some in black and white, but all are fascinating, entertaining and absorbing.
You will get:

     ​1. "At Home With Joan Crawford" (B&W)
​This early 1950s promotional has our own Joan saying goodnight to her offstage children who reply, "Goodnight Mother Dearest."
​Crawford muses to the camera about how lucky she is to have a family and then reminds us that not all children are so lucky.
​She urges viewers to give generously to The Jimmy Fund to help stamp out cancer in children.

     ​​2. Easter Seals (1960, B&W)
​Again the focus is on children as Joan looks at the camera and mentions how lucky she is to have four healthy children.
​She says, however that we must do our part to help "The crippled children" and can do so by buying Easter Seals.

     ​​3. Crusade 67. (1967, Color)
​In this infomercial, Crawford is introduced by Sherri and Lambchop. She comes out in glorious color to give a reading of a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay called "Dirge Without Music." Her dramatic reading rivals the ones she gives on her appearances on "The Hollywood Palace".

     ​​4. Mountain Dew (1968, Color) 
​This is the best Crawford commercial. A song is sung about how wonderful Mountain Dew is, while people smile and show their happy, dancing feet. We eventually see Crawford getting her hair done at a make-up table. The camera pans down to her naked, dancing feet and then back up to Crawford, who gives the camera a knowing wink and a smile as she sips the Dew. (directed by Dorothy Aznar, who directed her in
​"The Bride Wore Red").

     ​​5. Muscular Dystrophy Association (1972, Color)
     ​We see a young man running in a field to the tune "Born Free" playing in the background. Crawford tells us that "In dreams, he runs....but only in dreams." We then see him asleep in a wheelchair as Joan urges viewers to give generously to MDA.

     ​​6. American Cancer Society (1973, Color) 
     ​Color Crawford talks to us from what appears to be her apartment.
​She talks about how important it is to get a PAP Test for cancer of the uterus.

     ​​These commercials are truly one of a kind items and part of a Crawford fanatic’s collection.
​This DVD is divided into chapters and headings for easy access and navigation.

27. Joan Crawford Rare Interviews VOL. 1
     This is a collection of rare, recently discovered interviews of Joan Crawford.
​Each is unique and unforgettable and deserves to be part of any serious fan’s Crawford cache.

     ​1. 1959 Bottling Plant Opening. This is a rare glimpse of Crawford opening a bottling plant in Bangor, Maine in 1959.
​She flies in, is greeted at the airport with flowers and a police escort, cuts a ribbon at the plant and takes a few questions afterwards. She mentions just having filmed "Rebel Range" for "Zane Grey Theatre". B&W. (2 minutes)

     ​2. Hollywood Backstage - A 1965 interview from this mid-60's TV show catches up with Crawford at an awards ceremony for a publishing guild, where she’s presenting. A nice 5 minute interview with Crawford who looks fit and tan after a 2 week vacation in Palm Springs.
     ​It’s great watching her explain to the interviewer the difference between caps and crowns on Pepsi bottles. B&W. (5 minutes)

     ​3. This is Joan Crawford's first TV interview. It took place in August of 1956 on a weekly TV show overseas that dealt with the film industry.
​The first part covers Crawford's arrival abroad to make "The Story of Esther Costello."
​See her being feted and embraced by the British public and establishment.
     ​It shows her with her twin daughters, with Al Steele, going to the question and answer session at the British Film Institute and then receiving a BFI Citation presented to her by the famous actor, Michael Redgrave. After this introduction, Joan is then interviewed in the studio and admits to how nervous she is.
     ​She looks beautiful, but you can clearly see her trying to find her way into this new TV format and handling the questions as best she can.
​She gives her recipe for glamour, and shows a flash of anger at having her last film, "Autumn Leaves," cut by the British censors.
     ​The best part, however, is to finally see her and Al Steele together and to hear him speak! He comes out and gives her a warm embrace, talks about what a wonderful woman she is, holds hands with her throughout, and says he loves her before he goes off camera.
​You can see for yourself how sincere their affection for each other was.
     ​Heather Sears is then brought out to sit next to Joan and Crawford says that she was just cast for the film that day! They promise each other a great working relationship and warmly embrace. B&W. (15 minutes) 

​     4. A 1956 interview on the set of "The Story of Esther Costello." She is asked about her longevity as an actress and talks about being a star, famous directors, how she feels when she isn't working, etc. Condition is great. B&W. (​5 minutes)

     ​5. An October 1969 color interview from a hotel room. Crawford is in a city to receive an award for her efforts to adopt children and a reporter catches up with her. This is vintage late 1960's Crawford, decked out in a wild green outfit and smoking a cigarette.
     ​I was told the soundtrack no longer existed for this reel and to my surprise the sound survived enough for you to make out everything she says! Interestingly, she talks about what she went through getting into her role in "The Story of Esther Costello."
​She also shares a secret, talks about modern fashion and lapses into campy poetry and what inspires her to write poetry.
     ​This interview is in terrific condition considering it survived improper storage techniques. Color (5 minutes)

28. Joan Crawford Rare Interviews VOL. 2.
     This is a second collection of interviews of the amazing Joan Crawford which catalogs some of her  from the mid-1960's to the mid-1970's.
​You will get:

     1. ​The first interview is a rare 30-minute interview that Joan Crawford gave in December 1966 while filming "Berserk" overseas.
In it she covers her long career, and they actually show clips from her films and she comments on them.
     ​She reminisces about working with John Barrymore, Clark Gable, Bette Davis. She talks about how Barrymore was rude to her, about how "Confidential Magazine" tried to do a story on her troubles with Christina.
​She also relates stories about George Cukor, Elizabeth Taylor and speaks of Greta Garbo with great fondness.
     ​This is an intriguing, engrossing one of a kind interview of Crawford in her later years. Condition is excellent. Black and white.

     ​This is the 30 minute broadcast version on a larger 46-minute BBC interview she did.

Next up is an incredible color interview, an absorbing, engrossing 15-minutes in length from LAX airport in April of 1968.
Crawford is getting off of a plane in a vintage late 60’s Crawford outfit, with her leg in a cast.
​It doesn’t take long to see that she’s imbibed a little too much and is somewhat inebriated. Added to that, she puffs on cigarettes, slurs her speech and has a little too much white foundation on. The effect is mesmerizing and chilling at the same time.

     ​Here is Crawford unmasked, behind the movie star icon and completely vulnerable.
She puts a child on her lap as she rides through the airport in a cart "I always pick up children," she says. Then she goes on to explain how Christina is supporting herself, mentions her other daughters, but then stumbles when asked about Christopher. She mentions he’s in Vietnam but you can see the look of pain cross her face when she talks about never really hearing from him. This is a must see for any true Crawford fan.
     ​Filmed between her appearance on "The Lucy Show" and her rumored drunk appearance on "The Secret Storm". 

     ​3. The third interview is the unedited raw footage of this same interview.

Fourth is a five minute clip of Crawford from a talk show in 1965.
In it she talks about fashion, her gratitude to her audience and even gets holds of a bottle of Pepsi and takes a drink!

Last is a B&W clip from her last public appearance from September 1974 at The Rainbow Room in New York.
She evidently was so upset about her appearance that she vowed never to attend any public events again...a promise she appears to have kept. The interviewer asks her about her durability, about honoring Rosiland Russell, and she shows her years of celluloid experience by snapping at the cameraman "You have no light."
     ​Interview lasts around five minutes and picture quality is grainy.

All of these interviews help round out any Crawford fan’s collection.

29. "The Virginian" Episode: "Nightmare" (1970)
     Joan Crawford made one of her last television appearances in January of 1970 in an episode of "The Virginian" entitled "Nightmare."
The episode was directed by her friend, Robert Gist, and she plays Stephanie, a tarot card reader with a troubled past.

     ​Episode Summary:

     ​After her first marriage ends in disaster, her second husband likewise dies of mysterious circumstances, causing some great emoting and melodrama delivered by the accomplished Ms. Crawford. She gets her own mad scene and also has her final screen kiss. She falls, faints, swoons, yells, cries and is all over the screen with the energy and vivacity that marked her stellar career. There are also some great campy moments not to be missed.

     Filmed in the fall of 1969, Crawford had just returned from England where she made her final film "Trog."
As an added bonus, I've included a short color interview Crawford gave in Baltimore in October of 1969 (just after filming this episode) where she was receiving a Mother of the Year award.


30. Joan Crawford Rare Amazing Footage Vol. 1
     Once in a long while a fan’s devotion to a star is rewarded with discoveries that make that devotion worthwhile--discoveries that make that star still seem here, since you’re seeing something not viewed for 30 or 40 years. This material is a series of appearances Ms. Crawford made in the 1960's and 1970's. They are in excellent condition --two are black and white and the rest color. They total 5 appearances in all.

     1. First is the September 1965 Emmy Awards Broadcast which features Crawford on one of the segments.
​She accepts an award for Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine and shares the stage with Ginger Rogers and her old co-star from "A Woman's Face" and "They All Kissed the Bride," Melvyn Douglas.

     2. Next is some incredible color behind the scenes footage of her working the phones for a charity event in 1967, being greeted royally, changing clothes and working the whole day. There is no audio but it doesn't matter. The footage is outstanding, revealing and in glorious color. Great stuff. Crawford is seen puffing away on cigarettes and looking every inch the star. This is rare backstage stuff as she talks to the audience, is interviewed, sports sunglasses and comes and goes.
     ​She answers one of the phones and you can see her mouth form the sentence "Hello, Joan Crawford speaking!"
​She does a huge movie star pose at the end holding up a fist full of money in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
​he whole thing is totally absorbing and mesmerizing.

     3. Still doing charity work, the next segment is a 1968 dramatic reading that she gives on the 1968 Jerry Lewis telethon.
​It moves her so much she cries at the end. She then introduces Christina, who comes out on stage - Joan says to Christina "We've got work to do!" and pulls her away from Jerry Lewis.

     4. The last clip was recorded in 1969 on the set of "Trog" for a charity telethon.
​She makes a plea for the charity and does a little more poetry. She looks terrific and attractive.

     At the end of the tape is a public service announcement which is entitled "The Dreamer".
​​This is a slightly longer version than the one that was originally made available in 1972.


31. Joan Crawford Rare Amazing Footage Vol. 2
     True Joan Crawford fans will want this recent discovery added to their collection.

     ​Aficionados, devotees and admirers of this amazing actress will delight in this forgotten 1972 8-minute movie Crawford made as part of a personal appeal to adopt children with a certain kind of cancer.
     Entitled "A Special Child", Crawford addresses us from what seems to be the interior of her apartment and speaks of the recent adoption of a little baby with cancer. She gets some good camera time, with some extended speaking, doing what she does best--making us care about what she is saying. This late in life treasure from Crawford hasn't been seen since 1972 and will be necessary for any true fan of this wonderful woman and American icon. It's in great condition.

     As a bonus there is another recent discovery. A December 1957 "What's My Line?" game show appearance.
​Fans may have other appearances by Crawford on this show, but they are all from the 1960's.
​This one marks her first game show appearance and it is commented on about how rarely she appears on TV.
​Crawford is confident and assured and seems to have a ball. She also mentions recently filming "The Story of Esther Costello."

     Total running time of this DVD is approximately 15 minutes.


32. Joan Crawford Amazing Rare Footage Vol. 3
     This DVD contains a series of commercials and promotions Crawford did for the Miss America Pageants in the 1960's.
​​Some are in color and some are black and white. One is an extended push for Pepsi in 1963 and they also advertise "Straight-Jacket" as well.
     ​These are fascinating, rare looks at Crawford in the 1960's and with the pageants over the years. (Running time 20 minutes)


33. "The Bob Hope Show"  (1958 & 1960)
     These are two TV appearances by Joan Crawford--each one on a separate DVD.

     ​1. One is a comedy skit from an hour-long comedy show in 1958. The skit lasts 15 minutes, appears to be taped and is a screwball comedy in the mould of Lucy. Crawford is hilarious and plays the mixed up situation with great skill, showing that she was capable of comedy as well as serious drama. The plot has her pretending not to be married any longer to her husband, Bob, who then decides to live the swinging bachelor life.
​This leads Crawford to begin to flirt with the TV repairman. A hilarious rare TV classic. The remaining 45 minutes don't include Joan, but features additional comedy and musical acts.

     2. The second DVD is from 1960 and includes a musical performance by Bobby Darren. Crawford hosts a section of the show MCeeing the Debs of 1960. She comes out, tells a few Jokes, mentions "The Best of Everything" and her upcoming film, "Return to Peyton Place."
​S​he is as beautiful as ever and again is on screen about 15 minutes.


34. "Journey To The Unknown " (1970)
     This is a must have Joan Crawford item from 1970. Joan Crawford is the mistress of ceremonies for a TV show "Journey to the Unknown".
​She introduces the show, concludes it and bridges the two stories in the middle.
     ​First up is a thriller with Vera Miles trapped in a ghostly library. Next is a suspense story set in an English seaside town starring Patty Duke. Crawford is excellent setting the scenes and providing the campy tone at the beginning, middle and end.
     ​The clarity of the video footage is fair, with some graininess. A 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. It is in color.
​The entire show runs about 1 hour and 45 minutes.
     ​This dvd is divided into chapters and headings for easy navigation.

35. Game Show Appearances (1961 - 1966)
     Come play with Joan!!! This is a treat for any serious Crawford fan, a compilation, on DVD, of some of Joan Crawford's game show appearances. You get:

​​     1. "What's My Line
?" from January 1961---Crawford comes out to wild applause and stumps the blindfolded panel.
​She announces she just finished a Zane Grey TV episode entitled "And One Must Die" and brings out her twin daughters to meet everyone!!!

     ​​2. "What's My Line
?" from October 1962---Crawford had just finished "Whatever happened to Baby Jane" when she arrived on the game show again. She mentions working with Bette Davis and about the rumored feud between the two. Her vocal disguise is great and she seems to have a blast!!!!

     ​​3. "What's My Line
?" July 1966---Again Crawford stumps the panel after wild applause greets her from the audience. She seems relaxed and even does a spot on imitation of June Allison! She also gets a word in about her former husband, Franchot Tone. Not to be missed.

     ​​4. "Password" from November 1962--Crawford plays for the full half hour and manages to promote "Baby Jane" and "The Caretakers".
​She has a minor tiff with the host about one of the clues she gives, but otherwise relishes the game.

     ​​5. "I've Got A Secret" from May 1963---Joan promotes Stars for Mental Health during the game show and manages to plug her upcoming project "Straight-Jacket". She reads a live scene from "Queen Bee" with her former co-star Betsy Palmer.

     ​​Except for "Password", these game shows show only the parts Crawford is in. Total running time a about an hour.
​These game shows are offered in DVD format and should play fine on most North American DVD players.
​Divided into chapters and heading for easy navigation.

36. Joan Crawford: Four Decades of Events, Premieres, Parties and Newsreel Footage (1925-1967)
     This is a must have for true Joan Crawford fans. Assembled for the first time ever are tons of clips of Joan Crawford from 1925-1967.
​Many of these have been inserted in various documentaries, but few have been shown in their entirety if at all. Here is Crawford in her public and private life covered by the news cameras going to premieres, charity events, awards ceremonies and other social functions.
​The clips and footage come in two distinct categories but are arranged chronologically so you see the epic sweep of her life.

     1. Her Personal Life. See clips of her out and about with her husbands Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Franchot Tone. Watch the press cover her marriage to Al Steele. Or watch her going out and dancing with Ceasar Romero. She attends Polo matches, horse races, and even meets the queen! Also see Crawford’s dedication to charity…going to USO events, Cancer events, and Variety Clubs International Conferences and of course, going to Belgium to sell Pepsi.

     ​2. Her Movie Star Life. See Joan going to premieres and see if you know who her escorts were. “Trader Horn,” “Grand Hotel,” The Little Princess,” “This is Cinerama,” The Robe,” “The Rose Tattoo,” “A Star is Born”.
     ​See rare outtakes and behind the scenes footage from “Letty Lynton” and “Possessed” and watch her play a backstage joke on the set of “The Man From Uncle”.
     ​Watch as Joan Crawford leaves for work on “Dancing Lady” or enters 10 Downing Street to meet the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and listen to her when she comes out!
     ​See her gig as a judge at the Miss America Pageant. Watch as Crawford enters and leaves many awards ceremonies or even stays on afterwards to dance and party.

     This DVD contains a ton of footage of Joan Crawford that always seems to fall through the cracks when there are professional treatments about her life. Now you can enjoy those missing pieces compiled together for the first time. Some clips are very short, some are lengthy. Most of the footage quality is excellent, some is a little rough. In total, everything is amazing. (Length is 45 minutes)

    ​​PLUS: Three bonus items are included! Total DVD running time with bonuses is 2 hours.

37. Joan Crawford: Her Final Recorded Words 1975/1976 CD
     This is something that you will have to have if you truly love Joan Crawford. This CD contains her final recorded words.
​In 1972 she befriended a Columbia executive who recorded his friendship with Crawford in the book “Joan Crawford: The Last Years.”
​In the book, Johnes recounted some messages she left on his answering machine by her. These are the messages. They are 6 in all from 1976.
     ​In them, you can hear Crawford the person...the human being...not the movie star.
​She is personable, funny, charitable and full of warmth. She is also vulnerable if not slightly sad.
    ​The final recording is Crawford’s secretary, Betty Barker, inviting him to her funeral…just for family.

     Additionally, in 1975, there was a “Joan Crawford Week” on a local New York TV station.
​Despite Crawford’s vow to never be seen again after the Rainbow Room incident in 1974, she dutifully sallied forth to record video introductions to four of her films: "Mildred Pierce", "Humoresque", "Possessed" and "Flamingo Road".
     ​Here is the audio of those video introductions. It’s interesting to hear her reminisce about four of her favorite films and talk about why they were special to her - especially this late in her life.

     As a bonus item, listen to a hilarious comedy routine by Lily Tomlin, playing the telephone operator Ernestine, as she tries to get her dime back from Joan Crawford due to a faulty Pepsi machine.

38. Joan Crawford & Ingrid Bergman Together: "Caesar’s Hour" (1957)
     This is an appearance Joan Crawford made in March of 1957 on a television variety program.
​In it, she presents Ingrid Bergman with an award from "LOOK Magazine". So far as I know there is no other recorded footage of these two stars together. She takes the time to actually interview Bergman, who is receiving the award from LOOK for the film “Anastasia.”
​Bergman talks about her current play “Tea and Sympathy” which she is performing in French and the difficulties she is having with the language. Crawford clearly likes her…praises her performances in “Bells of St. Mary’s” (Bergman was beaten by Crawford in the Best Actress award that year), “Gaslight” and “Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde.” Condition is excellent - direct transfer from Kinescope.
     This show is one hour long with the original commercials for Wesson Oil, shoe polish and dog food.
​No one has seen this since 1957. The transfer is direct from kinescope and excellent footage quality! (1 hour)

     As a bonus, Rock Hudson is presented the "LOOK Award" for Best Male performance for 1957, and he makes a rare appearance on live TV.

39. "This Was The Mary" (1967)
     This rare item is from 1967 and was a short documentary to mark the last sailing of the Queen Mary.
​Joan narrates the beginning, including reading a poem and then walks out on deck to join her daughter Christina.
     Directly transferred from 35mm film stock. Color. (​Runs about 25 minutes)

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  ​                       The Audiobook of  "My Way of Life": The COMPLETE Set - Plus BONUS CD​!​
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Here are the details of “My Way of Life”: Experience Joan Crawford’s “My Way of Life” as the author intended it—in her own words! Hear her inflections, emphasis, attitude and emotions! You may think you know this book, but it is like experiencing it for the first time when you hear her read it! If you love Joan than you already know what fun this book is.

Volume 1: In this volume she covers what her life is like circa early 1970s, talks frankly and honestly about her 4 marriages, what friendship is, her work drive and ethic, her secretaries, her daily work routine. She also covers her childhood, coping with loneliness and her challenges and fears in her career and life. Later, she talks in detail about her married life to Al Steele and recounts about her trips with him to Africa and Switzerland and running her household to please her husband. Finally she gives advice for moving into a man’s executive world.

Volume 2: In this volume she covers the different phases of decorating her various homes and how she gradually developed her taste. She talks about decorating the children’s rooms, the slumber parties they had. She discusses her 3 house moves, getting rid of items, double decker dressing closets and free flying staircases!
She name drops too: Paul Bern, Billy Haines, Jean Negulesco, Helen Hayes and more! Later she talks about being the perfect hostess, floating gardenias in her pool, how to throw a beautiful party and later on, how to be an ideal house guest. She makes a crack about hippies before talking about how a man should dare to wear a velvet smoking jacket at a party. She advises on getting bartender and maid help, avoiding meat drips from a platter, her favorite appetizers and what you can do with 2 kinds of salami! Did you know Crawford was also famous for her coleslaw? This volume ends with the stresses on the modern family, the need for 2 paychecks and how the wife might actually rape her husband! Please note that there was some minor damage on the record that could not be repaired during the first 10 minutes of the first side. It results in 4 or 5 places that there is a skip in the record as she reads during the first 4 minutes and then a few more times between the 6 and 7 minute mark. It does not diminish the quality in anyway other than it results in roughly a net loss of about 2 full minutes of Crawford reading (I followed the reading along with the actual book to trace how much is missed by the skips).The length of the recording is still one hour.

Volume 3: In this volume Crawford spends the first 30 minutes or so talking about a woman’s role in a modern family and in modern society. Should she work? How about neglecting the family and her marriage? How can she be happy and balance all of the demands of modern life? Listen to her actually say the words “dominating bitch.” She then moves in great detail on motherhood and her challenges raising a family in particular. She discusses how she raised her children, how she took them on the set, trick or treating, taught them to play bat- mitten, football and to swim. The vacations they took, the Easter egg hunts, how they have all turned out. She emphatically states that she thinks she was a good mother. Throughout this volume she always seems to have advice for maids. Maybe everyone in the early 1970s had one! She ends this side talking about how a fulfilled woman makes her husband happy…and his sex life! She will come alive! The next 30 minutes are the chapters “Moving into a Man’s World” and “Four Miles High with 15 Suitcases”. Two incredible chapters! She talks about moving into a man’s world with charm and grace, exercising tact, slamming women’s lib, flirting on the job, being feminine vs. seductive and how to take men out to lunch at 21!! Remember, don’t be a lady table hopper! She goes into detail about her travels for Pepsi, the plane trips, crashing a slumber party in D.C., cigar smoke, and how to use tissue paper to pack. It is critical that you use daylight instead of artificial light and have a versatile, adaptive wardrobe. She also mentions TROG.

Volume 4: In this volume Crawford criticizes as silly those stars running around in disguise and talks about her love of solitude (referencing Grata Garbo of course).She tells of meeting her maid, Mamacita and reads DESIDERATA. She starts Chapter 9 “Dressing for You Role.” Ever the fashionista, Crawford gives advice on finding your style, (adapt to fashion but never to fad!), have a friend take pictures of you and blow them up for a reality check! Crawford then delves into her own fashion sense and being in the vanguard for most of her career (she manages to get a crack in about hippies again). She tells a couple of Mildred Pierce stories and shares her love of lime green and pink as her favorite clothing colors! For whom do YOU dress? asks our Joan…Men? Other women? Yourself? Remember clothes are like people, they are your friends. You need gloves, a turban, Breton, made with extra fabric from your dress! Use it on your shoes, cover your shoes with plastic and wipe off the dust with a damp sponge. Perfect for travelling. Crawford moves on to “Taking Regular Inventories” and “A Program for a lovely Figure.” PLEASE clean out your closet 4 times a year. Dress to disguise figure faults and please know when to use vertical and horizontal lines. Don’t buy ball gowns and cocktail dresses first and learn to accessorize with jewelry. Joan gives plenty of shout outs to Adrian, Edith Head, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and tells a few picture stories like losing weight for “Baby Jane” or filming a scene with the cast on boxes for “The Virginian”. She finds time to talk about wigs, hats and perfume too! Do you know what her 3 favorite ones are that she cannot do without? This volume is among my favorites…she lets us know 3 Japanese girls in Hollywood make her dresses and manages to advise us that soft chairs spread the hips!! Crawford volunteers that she goes bra-less in films!

Volume 5: In this volume Crawford talks about “Sports and Gadgets.” She covers stretch exercises, the slant board and the “doing something else” exercises. Stretch with the top of the head NOT the chin; use a Pepsi bottle to roll under your foot. You must walk across the floor on your buttocks (like Crawford does!). You will be “enchanted with the results” you can “organize an exercise club” BUT “never let your husband see you exercise!” Then there are diets. DO the Joan Crawford non-diet—stop eating when it tastes the best! She shares her filming diet; fruit, bacon, eggs, steak and chicken. She says Christina swears by fish to keep the pounds off! Potatoes make Crawford fat and she snacks on green onions and carrot sticks to keep the hunger pangs away. Our Joan Moves on to Chapter 11- “Program for a Glowing Face and Lovely Figure.” This is a GREAT chapter. She talks about beauty routines, lips, eyebrows, makeup, massages and masks! Use plug in brushes to massage face cream with and get blood to the surface, treat your neck like your face, use eye cream too! After a shower use rose water and glycerin and make sure your beauty mask is a combination of cod liver oil and crushed almonds! Crawford is spot on when she says that you can remake your face if God gave you uneven features and for crying out loud, don’t stop makeup at the chin line. Crawford shares her beauty secrets for her lipstick, eyes and famous chin line. You won’t believe how plump an actress friend of hers is and it’s awful when your roots don’t match the rest of your hair! After 30, a tan should come out of a bottle, pill popping can produce sick hair and hairspray is poison and made her sick on “Sweet Charlotte.” Names dropped are Katherine Hepburn, Ronald Coleman and Maurice Chevalier. She talks about “Baby Jane”. After 4 hours of reading MWOL, Crawford finishes the book by talking about “A Touch of Magic”—Do you have charm? What is charm? Animals can detect artificial people…make charm part of YOUR way of life!!!!!

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