THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD

Talk Shows

"The Tonight Show"
Duration: 45 minutes
Network: NBC

Episode: Season 1, Episode 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Premiered: October 1st, 1962
Episode Synopsis: Joan Crawford appears, along with guests Mel Brooks, singer Tony Bennett, announcer Ed McMahon and comedian Groucho Marx.
A reporter said of the episode; “Tony Bennett is an excellent singer, but he didn't talk much, and Mel Brooks talked a lot without making too much headway. Joan Crawford provided a charming interlude. There were some interesting pictures of her during earlier days."

Production: This was the first episode of "The Tonight Show."


Episode: Season 4, Episode 96
Duration: 45 minutes
Premiered: May 14th, 1965
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the show to promote "I Saw What You Did," which has a limited release on this day.






"Cinema D'Oddi" (Italy)
Network: RAI-TV (Italy)

Premiered: June 13th, 1962

Description: Joan recorded an interview for this Italian television show during her visit in Italy in late May 1962.






"Die Schaubuden Story" (Germany)
Network: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR Channel N3)
Premiered: Late June 1963Synopsis: Joan appears on this program to discuss her career while in Italy to appear at the Italian Film Festival.






"The Merv Griffin Show"
Duration: 30 minutes
Network: NBC


Premiered: March 7th, 1963
Episode Synopsis: Joan talks about an upcoming film project entitled "Sex & Mrs. McAdoo." Also appearing on the episode are writers Adela Rogers St. John and Allen Drury.


Premiered: November 3rd, 1965

Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the show with comic Reni Santori and singer Vi Velasco.


Premiered: March 3rd, 1966
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears as a guest during Griffin's presentation of Photoplay's 44th annual "Gold Medal" awards. Also appearing on this episode is: Robert Vaughn, John Wayne, Arthur Treacher, Patricia Morrow, Christopher Connelly, Steve Rossi and Marty Allen.


Premiered: May 3rd, 1967
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the episode with her "Berserk" co-star Judy Geeson and Dom Deloise.


Premiered: June 27th, 1967
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the show with guests Van Johnson, Milt Kamen, Robert Murphy and diplomat Bill Henderson.


Premiered: February 25th, 1968

Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the show with Charlie Manna and Lynn Kellogg.


Premiered: May 2nd, 1968
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on this episode along with Marlon Brando, Corbett Monica, Monti Rock and Rita Gardner.


Premiered: September 22nd, 1969
Episode Synopsis: Joan commentates a small fashion show during her appearance. Other guests appearing on this episode are Rodney Dangerfield, Betty Hughes and Jerry Butler.
Production: Joan was paid $265.00 for her appearance Click here to view Joan's contract for this appearance.


Premiered: January 16th, 1970
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on this episode with James Drury and singer Julius LaRosa.
Production: For her appearance, Joan was paid $265.00. Click here to view Joan's contract for this appearance.

Premiered: April 29th, 1970
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on this episode with John Davidson, Dr. Charlie Shedd and Meredith MacRae.
Production: Joan recorded this appearance on April 28th, 1970. For her appearance, Joan was paid $265.00.
Click here to view Joan's contract for this appearance.


Premiered: May 10th, 1971
Episode Synopsis: Joan appeared on the program while it was being recorded at Cesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joan was in Las Vegas at the time to attend Variety Club's Global Convention at the Sands Hotel.


Premiered: October 20th, 1971

Episode Synopsis: Joan appeared on this episode with Clint Eastwood and bullfighter Luis Dominquin.






"Girl Talk"
Show Run time: 30 minutes
Network: ABC
*Webmaster's Note: Joan is credited on other websites as appearing on this program on at least seven occasions; however, only the following appearances have been verified by this Webmaster.


Premiered: March 22nd, 1965
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the episode with writer Adela Rogers St. John. During the episode, Virginia Graham pulls out a Pepsi-Cola from beneath the coffee table on the set, and Joan takes a swig.


Premiered: April 13th, 1966
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the episode with editor Constance Woodworth and model Anita Colby. The topic of the episode is "Fascinating women."


Premiere: April 27th, 1967

Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the episode with actresses Anita Louise and Hermione Gingold.


Premiered: March 6th, 1968
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the episode with guest Colleen Moore. Joan talks about her old films, Hollywood today, and Mary Pickford. Colleen Moore discusses her new book, "Silent Star."






"Cinema" (United Kingdom)
Date: April 1966
Duration: 45 minutes

Details: Joan is interviewed about her career, personal life and her current career in film while in England on behalf of Variety Clubs International.






"A Film Profile: Joan Crawford" (United Kingdom)
Network: BBC
Duration: 45 minutes
Premiered: June 29th, 1967Details: Joan gives an interview to Phillip Jenkinson of the BBC's "Film Preview" (also known as "Film Profile"). This interview was recorded following completion of Joan's work on the film "Berserk" in England. During the interview, Joan discusses her career, working with the Barrymore family and Bette Davis. Additionally, she discusses her family life and briefly talks of her next film project "You'll Hang My Love," however, she does not mention the project by name.






"The Irv Kupcinet Show" (aka "Kup's Show")

Irv Kupcinet's show was recorded in Chicago, Illinois.


Premiered: December 2nd, 1967
Episode synopsis: Joan appears on the program along with Shelley Borman, Hugh Downs, Molly Picon and Godfrey Cambridge.


Premiered: June 5th, 1968
Episode synopsis: Joan appears on the program while in Chicago to moderate a charity auction.






"The Woman's Angle With Sylvia Scott"
City: Baltimore, Maryland
Program Duration: 30 minutes
Premiered: October 13th, 1969 (WMAR-TV, Channel 2)
Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the program while in Baltimore, Maryland to commentate a charity fashion show.






"The David Frost Show"
Episode: Season 2, Episode 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Premiered: January 16th, 1970


Episode Synopsis: Joan Crawford is the special guest, with an appearance by Joan's "The Virginian" director, Robert Gist.Production: Prior to the filming, Joan's hairdresser was late, resulting in Joan wearing a matching turban for the taping. Joan speaks of this incident during the show.






"The Mike Douglas Show"
Episode: 09/23/1968
Duration: 30 minutes
Premiered: September 23rd, 1968


Episode Synopsis: Joan appears on the show to promote the book "The Films of Joan Crawford" by Lawrence J. Quirk. Gypsy Rose Lee also makes a guest appearance during this episode.

Production: This episode was recorded on September 18th, 1968. Joan appeared on the show with her daughters, Christina and Cathy.
Following the taping, Joan learned her former husband, Franchot Tone, had passed away.

Webmaster's Note: According to Crawford researcher, "Billie Cassin," this episode was erased, and, unfortunately, it no longer exists.






"Art Linkletter's House Party"
Duration: 30 minutes
Premiered: January 22nd, 1968

Episode synopsis:
Joan begins her appearance by talking with Linkletter about her career with Pepsi-Cola and her film career. She also discusses her children. Linkletter then moves on to his "Kids Say The Darnest Things" segment.

Webmaster's note: After reviewing this appearance, Joan sounds nervous and inebriated. This television appearance was made during a period of time when Joan was notorious for appearing in public, and on television, while under the influence of alcohol. This appearance, if recorded live, which was customary for "Art Linkletter's House Party," was two days following Joan having filmed her scenes for "The Lucy Show." During Joan's filming of "The Lucy Show," Joan was reportedly drinking during rehearsals and appears inebriated at various points throughout the episode.
According to Joan Crawford historian "Billie Cassin," this exists today only in audio format.