THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD




​​Television
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"The Joan Crawford Film Festival" (Channel 5 in New York)
Network: WNEW-TV (CBS)
Duration:
 
Premiered: June 1973, repeated in October 1975
Synopsis: Joan appears as herself in a series of introductions for a five-day festival of her films on channel 5 (WNEW-TV) in New York.
     The festival begins on June 10th, 1973 with "Rain." Before each film, Joan appears on screen to introduce it, and tells a few words about it. 

The film festival schedule line-up was as follows:
June 10th: "Rain" (1932)
June 11th: "Mildred Pierce" (1945)
June 12th: "Humoresque" (1946)
June 13th: "Possessed" (1947)
June 14th: "Flamingo Road" (1949)​​​​​

     In October 1975, channel 5 ran another "Joan Crawford" film festival week from October 20th - 24th, with a repeat of Joan's introductions and with the same film line-up as in June 1973.​

Production: ​
     ​Joan agreed to appear for the film festival under the conditions that she be furnished with her own lighting man, William Klages, that she be picked up and returned home in a limousine and that channel 5 airs promotions for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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Behind the scenes photos taken during the taping of Joan's introductions.