THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD

Joan Crawford's Personal Belongings


Wardrobe  |  Jewelry  |  Shoes & Handbags  |  Furs  | Objects  |  Artwork  |  Furniture  |  Awards


Jewelry


Furs


Objects


Artwork


Furniture


Awards


Wardrobe

Ivory Beaded Sleeveless Top
Circa the 1960's - Scallops and fringes in iridescent sequins and beads, labeled Jeri-Jo New York Hand Beaded in British Hong Kong 100% wool, size 38. Length from shoulders 21 inches, width 39 inches. This top sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $438.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Embroidered Pale Blue Lambswool Cardigan
Circa the 1960's - Embroidered with scrolling flowers and foliage in white bugle and round beads and pearlescent sequins, with white lining, labeled Knitted in Japan 70% Lambswool 20% Rabbit Angora 10% Nylon Hand Decorated in Hong Kong, size 40. Length of center back 19 1/2 inches, length of sleeve 18 inches. This cardigan sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $320.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Pink Wool Sleeveless Top

Circa the 1960's - Hand knit and embroidered in iridescent clear sequins, edged in pearlescent bead fringe, labeled Tai-Ling Hand Made in British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, size L. Length from shoulder 20 1/2 inches, width 38 inches. This top sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $352.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Cream-Colored House Coat

A Blue Formal Gown

An Adrian-Designed Black Gown
A full length black formal gown, worn by Joan during a publicity tour for RKO Studios (for the film "Sudden Fear"). Designed by Adrian, this dress is completely covered in a black bugle beaded pattern and is accented by a silver lame trim at the

A pair of lime green vinyl dress shoes and purse from Crawford's personal collection.

Appears to be made by Leach-Kale. Sling-back straps are made of clear vinyl. Accompanied by a green on green print chiffon scarf. This set was sold at auction on November 25th, 2005. Hammer price: $250.00.

A pair of silver opalescent open toe sling-back Leach-Kale shoes, with matching purse and cosmetic bag from Crawford's private collection. All three are made out of plastic covered fabric. Sling-back straps on shoes made of clear plastic. This set was auctioned on November 26th, 2005.

Summer handbag & shoe set having dark brown cane laminated between clear vinyl. Change purse; handbag with chain handles, 15" x 12"; tote bag with lucite handles, 19" x 16". Open toe sling-back shoes by Edouard, approx. size 5, L-9.25", Wd-3", heel 3". Crawford had previously given the set to the New York museum.

This set was sold at auction in October 2008 for $373.75).

A handbag of imitation black patent crocodile skin, with gilt metal shoulder straps and clear plastic change purse. A pair of matching sling-backed peep-toe shoes, labelled Edouard, 18 East 53rd St. N.Y.C. These shoes and handbag sold at auction on May 30th, 2007. Hammer price: $480.

A pair of silver ankle strap sandal pumps, size six. These were sold at auction on March 8th, 2014. Hammer price: $125.00. The shoes were previously auction on January 27th, 1994 by Swann Galleries.

Summer handbag & shoe set having orange sequins laminated between clear vinyl. Handbag with self same handle, 16" x 8"; change purse; open toe sling-back shoes by Edouard, approx. size 5, L-9.25", Wd-3", heel 3". Crawford had previously given the set to the New York museum. This set was sold at auction in October 2008. Hammer price: $460.00).

Group of Three Beaded and Sequined Evening Bags:
Including one Delill example, each densely decorated with sparkling embellishments. These handbags sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,920.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Cream-colored beaded lined purse, with one of Joan's handkerchiefs. This purse sold at auction on October 26th, 2008.

Hammer Price: $65.00.

Dark Brown Ranch Mink Coat, worked vertically with horizontal bands at hem, fastened with a single mink button and lined with dark brown silk, labeled Furs Alixandre New York and monogrammed JC. Length of center back 50 inches, length of sleeves 22 inches. Approximate size 8. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $2,225.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Ebony Mink Coat, worked horizontally with Peter Pan collar and lined with black silk, labeled Furs Alixandre New York and monogrammed JC in script. Length of center back 43 inches, length of sleeves 22 inches. Approximate size 8. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $2,813.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Sable Cardigan Style Coat with a shawl collar, no fastenings and brown silk lining, labeled Furs Alixandre New York and monogrammed JC. Length of center back 42 inches, length of sleeve 18 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $8,750.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Silver Fox Rectangular Stole with black silk satin lining, labeled Furs Alixandre New York Paris and monogrammed JCS in script. Length 6 feet 10 inches, width 17 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $4,160.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Double Sided Silver Fox Boa. Length 6 feet 6 inches, width 6 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $1,250.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Double Sided Light Fox Boa. Length 7 feet 6 inches, width 5 1/2 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $1,250.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Black Mink Tapered Rectangular Stole. Black silk lining, labeled Russeks and monogrammed JCS in script. Length 6 feet 5 inches, width at widest point 16 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,375.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Ivory Mink Rectangular Stole, with ivory silk lining, labeled Furs Alixandre New York and monogrammed JC. Length 70 inches, width 14 1/2 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $1,644.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Ivory Mink Flared Sleeveless Bolero. Worked in horizontal bands with ivory silk lining, labeled Furs Alixandre New York and monogrammed JC. Length of center back 20 inches. Approximate size 8. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,375.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Brown Dark Ranch Mink Scarf with Mink Tail Fringes. Labeled Emme. Length 6 feet 5 inches, width 4 1/2 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $625.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Dark Mink Scarf. Sewn on interior with brown velvet ribbon and crocheted clip clasps, labeled Alixandre. Length 41 inches, width 4 inches.
This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $688.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Brown Mink Stole, composed of nine narrow bands of mink with faces and tails, the faces with buttons for eyes, labeled Furs Alixandre New York Paris. Length 7 feet 9 inches, width 19 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $4,063.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Group of Fur Fragments, comprising three mink pelts and one fox tail. These fur pieces sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $688.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Cream Ostrich and Coq Feather Boa. Length 9 feet 6 inches. This fur piece sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $960.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Gold Plated Gentleman's Dresser Box. Monogrammed "ANS" for Alfred Nu Steele, the inside with the inscription "Alfred dearest, All my love always, Joan, May-10-1956" in a leather case monogrammed J. C. in gold. This box sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $4,375.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Personalized Matchbook. Joan placed these personalized matchbooks throughout her apartments, and encouraged visitors to take them as mementos. Joan would always have one of these match books on hand next to ashtrays.

Joan's personal leather-bound copies of the novels "Humoresque" and "Flamingo Road."

Gold, Ruby and Sapphire Charm. 14 kt. centering 5 round rubies approximately .20 ct., and 3 round sapphires approximately .15 ct., reverse engraved "To Joan Crawford, Our Great Lady of Many Achievements, From Variety Clubs International". Approximately 6.8 dwt. Diameter ap. 1 1/4". This item was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $2,500.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Group of Four Ivory and Bone Figures and Figural Group, comprising a tribal bust, Asian male and female and an elephant herd. Length of herd 18 1/2 inches. These figures sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,188.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Terra Cotta Vase Inscribed with Hamlet's Speech to the Players. The base inscribed To Joan Crawford, E. Corby. '50 (Most probably from actress Ellen Corby). Height 8 3/4 inches. This vase sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $469.00 (Including buyer's premium).

A Murano lamp. The blown cased glass body has clear swirled ribs over white with air trap designs and copper metallic highlights. Stepped white marble base. Electric, 1950's. Height: 41 3/4" inches. This lamp sold at auction on July 19th, 2003. Hammer Price: $175.00.

Oriental Vases (Late 19th,early 20th century); each with twin pierced gilt handles and painted with a mother and children in a garden setting to the front and poetic text to the reverse, Height: 42.5cm. These vases were auctioned on July 7th, 2010 with an estimated sell price of $860 - $1,400, however, received no bids.

French Chinoiserie Decorated Porcelain Ecuelle on Stand. Painted with figural vignettes. Height 6 1/4 inches. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. This item sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $4,375.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Set of Ten Silver Plated Dessert Bowls; each of conical form, on a circular foot with beaded embellishments. Height 3 1/2 inches. These bowls sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $938.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Set of Sixteen English Silver Plated Goblets; each bowl of conical form, the stem with a globular knop. Height 7 inches. These goblets sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $813.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Set of Silver Plated Goblet, each monogrammed with "JC". Joan auctioned these goblets, along with various other silver pieces, through Southey's auction house on November 6th, 1968.

Set of Twelve Silver Plated Escargot Plates; each of circular form with loop handles. Length 9 1/2 inches. These plates sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $406.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Group of Seven Silver Plated Dinner Party Table Articles, comprising two covered vegetable dishes, three leaf-form trays, circular tray and a fly-form sugar bowl. Length of largest tray 16 inches; Together with a Group of Seven Silver Plated Flatware Articles. These items sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,000.00 (Including buyer's premium).

"Sad Eye" By Margaret Keane. Oil on canvas. Measurements: 2 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches This painting sold at auction on December 7th, 2011.

Hammer Price: $1,063.00 (Including buyer's premium)

"Harlequin Girl" By Margaret Keane. Oil on canvas. Measurements: 28 1/8 x 18 inches This Painting was sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $1,920.00 (Including buyer's premium)

"Ballerina Girl" By Margaret Keane. Oil on canvas. Measurements: 24 x 18 inches. This Painting was sold at auction on December 7th, 2011 - Hammer Price: $4,375.00 (Including buyer's premium)

"Girl With Kitten" By Margaret Keane Oil on canvas . Measurements: 24 x 18 inches. This painting was sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $3,438.00 (Including buyer's premium)

Georgian Style Mahogany Games Table. The rectangular top with two removable panels revealing a needlework game board and game accessories. Height 29 inches, width 44 inches, depth 24 1/4 inches. This table sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. Hammer Price: $2,125.00 (Including buyer's premium). According to Joan's grandson, Casey LaLonde, he was the purchaser of this table.

1945 Academy Award For Best Actress In A Motion Picture Joan won this award for her performance in "Mildred Pierce" on March 7th, 1946.

1969 Golden Globe Honorary "Cecil B. Demile" Award. Joan was presented with this award on February 2nd, 1970 during the 27th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony.

USO Woman Of The Year Award. Awarded to Joan on March 2nd, 1965.

Variety Club International Award. Joan was honored with this award at Variety Club's 25th Anniversary celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 11th, 1960. Joan received this honor for being an "outstanding box office attraction motion picture star and dedicated friend of Variety."

1954 Fur Fashion Woman of the Year Award

Exhibitor Laurel Award For "Sudden Fear."

Award Of Merit From The National Association Of Architectural Metal Manufacturers. Awarded to Joan in 1963 for her outstanding contributions to the Motion Picture industry.

Rafael Ramos Cobian Achievement Award. Joan was honored with this award on January 22nd, 1969 for her "outstanding contributions to the Motion Picture Industry during her distinguished career as the most popular of all film personalities."

1964 Viviane Woodard Fascinating Actress Award

Honorary Hoosier Award. Awarded to Joan on January 8th, 1964 by the Indiana Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association.

Alltalia a Joan Crawford XI Rassegna Cinematografica Messina-Taormina. Joan was honored with this award at the Taormina Film Festival on August 2nd, 1965.

1968 Katie Award. Awarded to Joan on March 8th, 1968 by the Dallas Press Association of Dallas, Texas. Click here to read the program from this award ceremony.

Heart of The World Award. Awarded to Joan by the city of Hope Hospital on July 14th, 1965.

City of Hope Award. Joan was honored with this award at the "Night of Stars" at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on July 10th, 1963.

United Jewish Appeal Bible. Bestowed to Joan in October 1959 for her "humanitarian response to the needs of the people of Israel and distressed Jews overseas."

P.C.A.W. Award. Awarded to Joan on March 22nd, 1963 for her "perseverance, courage, achievement and womanhood."

P.C.A.W. Award. Awarded to Joan on March 22nd, 1963 for her "perseverance, courage, achievement and womanhood."

1955 Golden Shutter Award

1955 Golden Shutter Award

United Jewish Appeal Testimonial. Joan was honored with this plaque on May 18th, 1960.

F.R.C.F.C Award. Unknown date of honor.

1952 Texas Theatres Crippled Children's Fund Award

The First Tap Shoe to Feel the Touch of "Our Dancing Lady."


Shoes & Handbags

Suite Of 14 Karat Gold And Citrine Jewelry With A Clip-Brooch By Raymond Yard, Circa 1940:
The clip-brooch set with a rectangular modified brilliant-cut citrine weighing approximately 350.00 carats, signed Yard; attached to a necklace designed as a double snake-link chain accented by gold scrolls and a citrine clasp, length 14½ inches; the hinged bracelet set with two large half-moon shaped citrines, internal circumference approximately 7 inches; the ear clips set with emerald-cut citrines within a border of ribbon scrolls. This set was sold at auction on December 5th, 2012. The hammer price was $56,250.00 (Including buyer's premium).

A Suite Of Amethyst Jewelry by Ruser; comprising a necklace, designed as a series of rectangular-cut amethyst graduated links; a bracelet and pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18K gold, (ear clips detach to be worn as brooch clips), necklace 16 ins., bracelet 7¾ ins. Necklace and bracelet signed Ruser.

Previously from the collection of Madam Baloyan, formally from the collection of Joan Crawford.
This jewelry set sold at auction on the following dates: March 6th, 2001. Price: $49,350; December 11th, 2013. Price: $71,875.00

Diamond Necklace By Ruser, Circa 1940. The slightly graduating line set continuously with 172 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 30.00 carats, mounted in platinum, length 15½ inches, signed Ruser. This item was sold at auction on October 25th, 2006.

The hammer prices was $48,000.00.

Gold-Plated Metal Necklace and Pair of Earclips. Necklace length: 18 1/4 inches. Earclips measurements: 1/2 x 1.

This set was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $832.00 (Including buyer's premium).

A suite of rhinestone & Gilt jewelry. A necklace, designed as a series of oval plaques, set with green cabochon and colorless rhinestones; a pair of ear clips and a ring; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance. Previously purchased at auction of the Estate of Joan Crawford, Plaza Art Galleries in New York on January 19th, 1978. Recently, it was auction on eBay, and sold for $1,500.00

Gold, Ruby, Emerald and Diamond Pepsi Bottle Brooch. 14 kt. gold pin centering a detailed Pepsi logo, topped by an accented ruby bottle cap, set throughout with emeralds and diamonds, approximately 11.2 dwt. Length 2 1/8 inches. This item was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $5,000.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Gold Charm Belt From Vincent Sherman. Ruser-designed, a gold charm belt composed of a link chain intersected at regular intervals by six detachable oval-shaped gold discs, three of them engraved: "The Damned Don't Cry," "Goodbye My Fancy," "Starring Joan, directed with Love and Affection by Vincent," and "Harriet Craig." 29 inches in length. Signed "Ruser". This belt was auctioned on October 16th, 2012 - Hammer Price: $7,500.00. This belt was previously auctioned by Christie's New York in March 1978, Lot 62.

Geoffrey Beene-Designed Gold-Plated Metal and Rhinestone Earclips and Ring. Gold-plated metal pave-set with clear rhinestones. Earclips measurements: 5/8 x 1" Ring measurements: 5/8 x 1" Size 6 1/2, adjustable. These items were first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $750.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Lady's Gold Wristwatch. 14 kt. reverse inscribed "Joan Crawford", 1940s, approximately 9.9 dwt. Length 6 3/4 inches. This watch was first sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $2,500.00 (Including buyer's premium).

Bonus Item: A Gold Lighter Gifted by Joan to MGM Writer and Producer Leon Gordon.
Pictured is a gold lighter given by Joan to Leon Gordon. Mr. Gordon was an actor, writer and producer for many years. Among his many writing achievements, he wrote the screenplay of Joan's 1937 film "The Last of Mrs. Cheney," and was a contributing writer of Joan's 1941 film "When Ladies Meet." Additionally, Mr. Gordon was an associate producer of Joan's 1943 film "Above Suspicion." Mr. Gordon later gifted the lighter to his daughter. However, not wanting to encourage her to smoke, he had the lighter refashioned as a watch and lipstick holder (as seen in the photos). Pictured in the last photo of the lighter is also a picture of Mr. Gordon with Clark Gable.

A special thanks to Mr. Gordon's daughter for allowing the lighter to be photographed and documented on this website.

Personal Lipstick Case. The case features an array of gadgets, including a built-in mirror and "Joan" engraving along the side panel. Crawford personally gifted this case to production assistant Matilda "Babe" Kupp, and this case remained in the Kupp family's possession since. This case was auctioned on October 5th, 2012, with a starting bid of $150.00, however, received no bids.

Group of Assorted Imitation Pearl Jewelry. Including two necklaces, bracelet and pair of ear clips; Together with a pair of Opera glasses in a pearl beaded case.
1. Necklace: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 20 1/2"
2. Necklace: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 18"
3. Bracelet: pearls ap. 8.0 mm. Length 7"
4. Pair of Earclips: pearl drops ap. 9.5 to 11.5 mm., rhinestone baguettes, clip-backs. Length 2"
5. Pair of Opera Glasses in a Matching Bag: Gold-tone metal, signed Mignon 2.5X, Made in Japan, with beaded white accents and a miniature rose tapestry in a matching beaded bag. 2 x 3 1/2"
This set was sold at auction on December 7th, 2011. The hammer price was $1,216 (Including buyer's premium).