​​Updates


Below is a listing of the most recent updates and additions to the website.
Minor updates are continuously added to the website, however, this section documents the most significant additions.

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THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD
August 16th, 2020:
     Youtube: Added two video uploads this week. Joan's appearance in the the 1973 television film "Journey To The Unknown," and Christina Crawford's 1971 appearance on the television show "Ironside."

     Missed Opportunities: Added three newspaper articles regarding Joan's scheduled ​​guest appearance on "The Name of The Game" in December 1970. Joan later canceled her appearance due to illness, however, the facts surrounding the circumstances suggest she may have canceled her appearance due to early promotion that she and her daughter, Christina, would be working on the same lot at the same time on different projects.

      Biographies: I added my review and opinions on the various Crawford biographies and books - 27 total. I hope this will help serve as a resource for fans wanting to separate the good bios from the bad. There is no other resource offering the opinion of a Crawford researcher regarding the biographies on Joan.



August 9th, 2020:
     Added two entries to the Rumored Television Appearances page. They include "The Merv Griffin Show" (September 26th, 1972) and "Sunday Night Joan Crawford Theater." Joan did not appear in either of these alleged television appearances

     Added four letters (one, two, three and four) to Joan from The William Morris Agency to the "Letters To Joan" page. These letters range from December 1970 to December 1972; three of which are in regard to potential projects that Joan did not accept. One in particular is regarding Joan's cancellation from filming the television show "The Name of The Game," episode "A Capitol Affair," in December 1970.​​ More about this production can be read on the Missed Opportunities page devoted to this canceled project.

     Corrected the actual date for Joan's filming of "Journey To The Unknown." According to William Morris agency documentation that I have obtained, Joan filmed her hostess scenes for this television film on August 29th, 1972 - not in 1969 as told on various online sources. Joan recorded her scenes at the WOR-TV Recording Studios in Manhattan, New York​​. This is also confirmed in a September 12th, 1972 letter to fan Ambrose Dubek. Because this project was filmed on August 29th, 1972, that makes Joan's appearance on "Journey To The Unknown" the last professional assignment for a television show or film. "The Sixth Sense" was filmed in July 1972.



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August 2nd, 2020:
     Added 81 photos to the "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" photo gallery, which include:
22 photos from the cast's script reading on the 20th Century Fox sound stage. (May 18th, 1964)​
1 early production poster/advertisement promoting Joan and Bette Davis filming "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte."
1 publicity photo of Joan and Bette Davis at Houmas House Plantation by photographer Flip Schulke. (June 10th, 1964)​
47 stills and production photos of Joan while filming "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte." Many of these photos were taken by photographer Phil Stern.
2 photos of Joan at the Bellemont Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (June 1964)​
4 photos of Joan at a reception in honor of the filming of "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" at the Louisiana's Governor's Mansion.​ (June 3rd, 1964)
4 screenshots of scenes from the completed film whereby Joan is still visible.

 (*These new additions bring the total amount of ​​photos of Joan in "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" gallery to over 150 photos - Far more than can be found anywhere else online!)

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​​July 26th, 2020:
     Added 60 photos to the 1964 Gallery, which include:
​8 color photos of Joan arriving, attending and departing the 1964 Pepsi-Cola stockholder's meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. (May 6th, 1964)
22 black and white photos of Joan attending the 1964 Pepsi-Cola stockholder's meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. (May 6th, 1964)​
5 color photos of Joan attending the Wiltwyck School for Boys benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York. Wiltwyck. (May 6th, 1964)
25 photos of Joan at the "I Saw What You Did" wrap cocktail party. (November 26th, 1964)​​

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​June 28th, 2020:
     Added a new section debunking Joan's cosmetic surgery rumors.



​​May 12th, 2020:
     This update is all about Joan's final photo shoot in August of 1976 with photographer John Engstead.
Photo Galleries:
​     1976: Added an UN-retouched photo of Joan from her August 1976 photo shoot with Engstead, with photographer retouching marks.

The Archive; Letters & Correspondence:
     Added a December 20th, 1975 letter from Joan to Engstead, whereby she inquires to Engstead as to when he will be coming to New York.
     Added a September 16th, 1976 "thank you" card to Joan from her secretary, Betty Barker. Barker thanks Joan for sending her a signed copy of a photo from her recent photo shoot with Engstead.
     Added a September 20th, 1976 letter to Joan from Engstead, whereby Engstead says he hopes he has done her justice in the photos.
     Added an undated 1977 hand-written note from Joan to her former director, Vincent Sherman. The note accompanied a photo of Joan and Princess Lotus Blossom from Joan's 1976 photo shoot with Engstead. At the end of the note Joan tells Sherman; "You can throw the photograph away - I won't mind."

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​​​May 10th, 2020:
​Youtube
     Added two videos to the website's Youtube channel. Special note: the website's Youtube channel is celebrating over 30,400 subscribers!
​     1) An all-new 2020 documentary made by this webmaster exploring Joan's life in New York. This video is compiled of footage I filmed in New York, photos, facts and fun details - and it also narrated by a professional voice over artist.
​     2) A video compilation of television news reports of Joan's death on May 10th, 1977.  

​Facebook
     If you followed "The Concluding Chapter of Crawford" page on Facebook, please know the page was mistakenly removed on March 22nd. I am working with Facebook to have it restored. However, due to COVID-19, Facebook has a staffing shortage which is delaying this process. 

Twitter
     For Crawford fans on Twitter, be sure to follow the website's new Twitter page! @JoanCrawfordCCC!
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     The website's regular updates are planned to resume in the near future. - I have lots of exciting and rare content to share with you!

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​February 29th, 2020:
​Photo Galleries
​     Added 13 photos to the 1968 Gallery, which include:
12 photos of Joan at her Brandeis University induction dinner, held at the Americana Hotel in Manhattan, New York. (March 28th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan aboard an airplane en route to Jackson, Mississippi. (April 25th, 1968)​

     Added 16 photos to the 1971 Gallery of Joan being interviewed upon her arrival at the Birmingham, Alabama airport. (October 21st, 1971)​

The Chronicle
     1976 Chronicle: Added the month of March as the confirmed air date of Joan's voice-over promo work for New York's WNET Chanel 13's "Cinema 13." ​ ​Prior to this addition to the website, it was unknown when these promotions aired. They are briefly cited in the biography "Crawford: The Last Years" by Carl Johnes, however, no year or month has ever been confirmed as to when the promos aired.

The Archive
     Added a ten-page program from the tenth annual Dallas Press Club's award dinner, which was held on March 8th, 1968. Joan was the awards presenter, and was also award a Katie Award during the dinner.​​

​​February 23rd, 2020:
​Photo Galleries
​    Added 111 photos to the 1968 Gallery, which include:
3 photos of Joan at a spring fashion show in Manhattan, New York. (January 7th, 1968)
2 color photos of Joan on the set of "The Lucy Show." (January 1968)​​
40 screenshots of Joan on "The Lucy Show." (Premiered on February 26th, 1968)
3 footage screenshots of Joan arriving at Love field Airport in Dallas, Texas. (March 6th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan arriving at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas. (March 6th, 1968)​​
​1 photo of Joan at the Dallas Press Association's award dinner. (March 8th, 1968)
2 color photos of Joan at a dinner in honor of Earl Mountbatten in Manhattan, New York. (March 18th, 1968)
5 photos of Joan being interviewed at Hemisfair in San Antonio, Texas. (April 3rd, 1968)
3 photos of Joan attending the Hemisfair celebration in San Antonio, Texas. (April 3rd, 1968)​​
1 photo (and one close-up) of Joan in a cast after injuring her legs after falling down a wet airplane staircase in Cincinnati, Ohio. (April ​17th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan en route to Jackson, Mississippi. (April 25th, 1968)
3 photos of Joan attending a press conference upon her arrival in Jackson, Mississippi. (April 25th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan attending a dinner at the Mississippi Governor's mansion ​. (April 26th, 1968)
3 photos of Joan arriving at LAX in Los Angeles, California. (April 28th, 1968)
6 footage screenshots of Joan being interviewed by Norma Ashby at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (May 1st, 1968)
6 footage screenshots of Joan being interviewed by Nancy Welsh at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (May 2nd, 1968)
1 photo of Joan being interviewed by Ann Shaffer at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (May 2nd, 1968)​​​​
1 photo (and one close-up) of Joan on "The Merv Griffin Show." (Aired May 2nd, 1968)​
1 color photo of Joan attending a banquet at the White House Inn​ in Charlotte, North Carolina. (May 16th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan attending a fashion show at the Hotel Delmonico in Manhattan, New York. (June 27th, 1968)​
3 photos of Joan attending the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. (July 6th, 1968)
1 photo of Joan attending the dedication ceremony for the new Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in Cicero, New York. (July 9th, 1968)​​
2 photos of Joan arriving in Seattle, Washington. (July 23rd, 1968)
1 color photo of Joan riding in the Seattle Seafair Parade in Seattle, Washington. (July 27th, 1968)
6 footage screenshots of Joan on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Telethon. (September 1st, 1968)​​
​1 photo of Joan at a PepsiCo bottler's convention. (September 1968)
3 photos of Joan with reporter Shirley Eder at a ​​fashion show at the J. L. Hudson Co. department store. Detroit, Michigan. (September 10th, 1968)​
1 photo of Joan attending a Millinery fashion show at the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (September 16th, 1968)​
1 photo of Joan attending a press conference at the William Penn Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (September 24th, 1968)​
3 photos of Joan at the dedication ceremony of a new Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in Marion, Virginia. (September 27th, 1968)​
2 photos of Joan on CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm." (Filmed on October 20th, 1968)​
1 photo of Joan attending the Connecticut Broadcasters Association's convention in New Haven, Connecticut. (December 3rd, 1968)​

     Added 9 photos to the 1971 Gallery, which include:
2 photos of Joan at a press conference at the Sheraton Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. (October 6th, 1971)​
3 photos of Joan outside the Ritz Carlton hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. (October 28th, 1971) (Thanks to Fred)​
1 photo of Joan at the Hotel Sonesta in Hartford, Connecticut. (October 28th, 1971)​
1 photo of Joan at a book signing party for "My Way of Life" at the G. Fox & Co. department store in Hartford, Connecticut. (October 29th, 1971)​
1 photo of Joan with March of Dimes poster child Larry Flannery at a press conference in Boston, Massachusetts. (October 15th, 1971)​
1 photo of Joan at a book signing party for "My Way of Life" at the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Nov. 23rd, 1971)​



​​February 17th, 2020:
​YouTube
​     Added an episode of the television show "Designing Women" to the website's YouTube Channel. In the episode, Dixie Carter and Annie Potts dress as Joan and Bette Davis from the film "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?" and invoke both women's mannerism.



​​February 6th, 2020:
​ YouTube
​     Added the 1967 documentary "Easter Island" to the website's YouTube channel. The documentary is narrated by Joan. This documentary is often cited as being from 1975, however, that is primarily due to the documentary premiering on PBS in 1975. Through my research, I discovered this documentary was recorded in 1967 in Chile, and later translated into English and re-narrated by Joan as part of a traveling art exhibit in late 1968 exhibit entitled "Easter Island: The Mystery of The Pacific." The exhibit included an 8-ton statue from the island. Joan's narration for the documentary  was most likely recorded in late 1967 or 1968.



​February 2nd, 2020:
​Photo Galleries
​     Added 25 photos to the 1966 Gallery, which include:
17 photos of Joan in San Antonio, Texas in celebration of the dedication of a new Pepsi-Cola bottling plant. (June 17th & 18th, 1966)​
2 color candids of Joan outside the CBS Studio in Manhattan, New York. (June 1966)
4 photos of Joan being interviewed by Phillip Jenkinson for the BBC's "Film Profile." (December 1966. Premiered June 30th, 1967)​
2 color candids of Joan in Manhattan, New York. Taken by fan Terry Arden. Photos courtesy of Fred. (Circa 1966)​

The Archive​
     Added the October 1960 Redbook article "The Revolt of Joan Crawford's Daughter" to the Articles section.​

YouTube​
     Added two new items to the website's YouTube Channel, which include;
"This Was The Mary." A 1967 documentary about the Queen Mary ship. The documentary features Joan and her daughter, Christina.​
A September 1960 Mike Wallace interview with Joan's daughter, Christina Crawford​, in regard to the Redbook article "The Revolt of Joan Crawford's daughter."



​​​January 27th, 2020:
​Photo Galleries
​     Added 80 photos to the 1967 Gallery, which include:
3 photos of Joan at a dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, New York. (March 12th, 1967)
18 screenshots of Joan's performance on the television show "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (Premiered on March 31st, 1967)
18 screenshots of Joan's performance in the film "The Karate Killers," which featured an alternate version, and take, of Joan's scene from "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (Both versions of Joan's scene can be viewed here on the website's Facebook page.)​​​
10 screenshots of promotional appearances Joan made on television on behalf of the American Cancer Society during their "Crusade '67' campaign.
4 photos of Joan hosting "The Hollywood Palace." (Premiered April 22nd, 1967)
2 photos of Joan at the dedication ceremony of a new Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in Burlington, North Carolina. (May 6th, 1967)​
​2 publicity photos of Joan modeling various hats in her apartment. (June 30th, 1967)
6 screenshots of Joan, with daughter Christina, on the documentary "This Was The Mary." (August 1967)​
12 screenshots of Joan's appearance on Jerry Lewis' Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. (September 3rd, 1967)​
3 publicity photos of Joan for the "Miss America Beauty Pageant," all of which are taken in Joan's apartment. (September 1967)
1 snapshot taken of the television by a fan ​during Joan's appearance on the "Miss America Beauty Pageant." (September 9th, 1967)
1 photo of Joan on "The Irv Kupinet Show" in Chicago, Illinois. (November 17th, 1967)​

     Added 1 photo of Joan with Andy Warhol, taken by Warhol's own photographer, Pat Hackett, during the Rainbow Room party on September 23rd to the 1974 Gallery.​

The Archive​
     Added Anna LeSueur's (Joan's mother) July 13th, 1909 marriage certificate to Henry J. Cassin to the Archive section's vital records. In addition to the certificate, I also added excerpts of the couple's wedding announcements from the Lawton, Oklahoma newspapers.


​January 17th, 2020:
​Youtube
​    Added a video of Joan's June 1973 film introductions for Channel 5 in New York to the website's Youtube channel



​​January 6th, 2020:
​Photo Galleries
​     The first update of the new year (and new decade) begins with additions to "the last."
     Added 6 photos from the September 23rd, 1974 Rainbow Room party to the 1974 gallery, which include:
2 photos of Joan with artist Andy Warhol and actress Sylvia Miles
2 Photos of Joan with silent film actress Hope Hampton
1 photo of Joan with an unknown gentleman
1 bonus photo of John Springer and Joan's Imperial House neighbor, Doris Lilly.

     Added 1 photo of Joan's final photo shoot with photographer John Engstead to the 1976 gallery.​

The Archive​
     Revised the singular Mamacita page into an entire section devoted to Mamacita. This includes new correspondence, which include: cards to Mamacita from Joan's secretary, Betty Barker; ​21 new photos of Mamacita in Germany; personal documents pertaining to Mamacita's life.



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