THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD

Website Updates

February 14th, 2021

Photo Galleries:

Added 30 photos to the 1955 gallery, which include:
2 wardrobe test photos from "Female On The Beach."

2 Hair and makeup test photos from "Female On The Beach."

1 color photo of Joan on the set of "Female On The Beach."

3 photos of Joan and Alfred Steele at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on the day of their wedding. (May 10th, 1955)

15 photos of Joan promoting "Queen Bee" and visiting the South Side Day Nursery in St. Louis, Missouri. (November 1955)

7 photos of Joan and family on Christmas vacation in St. Moritz, Switzerland. (December 1955)


Added 4 color photos of Joan filming a promotional film for the National Association of Food Chains in Ridgewood, New Jersey to the 1969 gallery. (May 1969)


The Archive:

Added a letter to Pepsi-Cola bottlers regarding the promotional film Joan made for the National Association of Food Chains. (Dated January 8th, 1970)




January 31st, 2021

Photo Galleries: Added 40 photos to the 1956 gallery, which include:

30 publicity stills, film stills and set stills of Joan in "Autumn Leaves."

1 photo of Joan at the Santa Monica, California Superior Court building. (July 12th 1956)

5 photos of Joan greeting her daughters, Cathy and Cindy,  upon their arrival, via ship, at Paddington Station in London, England. (August 2nd, 1956)

4 photos of Joan hosting a birthday celebration for Rossano Brazzi during filming of "The Story of Esther Costello in London, England. (September 18th, 1956)


The Archive:

Added Joan's complete 35-page employment contract for "Autumn Leaves" to the Contracts page.

Added a 7-page gross billings report for "Autumn Leaves" 

*Both of the above documents were Joan's own personal copies.




January 3rd, 2021

Photo Galleries: Added 17 photos to the 1959 gallery, which include:

5 publicity photos for Joan's appearance on "General Electric Theater," episode "And One Was Loyal." (Premiered January 4th, 1959)

12 candid photos of Joan and Alfred Steele attending a publicity photo shoot with photographer Richard Avedon in Jamaica. (February 1959)




December 27th, 2020

Photo Galleries:

Added 18 screenshots of Joan's appearance on "The Bob Hope Show." (premiered October 15th, 1958)

Added 4 photos of Joan dressing up as Santa Claus for a Variety Clubs charity luncheon in London, England. (December 13th, 1966)


Exciting news about the Photo Galleries; the galleries are expanding to now include the years 1955 - 1959. Many new and rare photos will soon be coming to these gallery pages.


YouTube: Added Joan's 1958 appearance on "The Bob Hope Show."




December 25th, 2020

YouTube: Added a tribute video dedicated to Joan's tremendous charity efforts.




December 6th, 2020

Films: Added 53 photos of the interior of 172 S. McCadden Place in Los Angeles, California; the filming location for exterior scenes of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?"


YouTube: Added footage of Joan in Jackson, Mississippi on April 25th, 1968.




November 23rd, 2020

Photo Galleries: Added 45 photos to the 1965 gallery, which include:

4 photos of Joan at a press conference and dinner in Charlotte, North Carolina. (April 9th, 1965)

41 color and black and white photos of Joan at the annual Pepsi-Cola stockholders' meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. (June 6th, 1965)


YouTube: Added footage of Joan at the dedication ceremony of a new Pepsi-Cola bottling plant in San Diego, California. (April 25th & 26th, 1963)




November 8th, 2020

Photo Galleries: Added 22 photos to the 1963 gallery, which include:

12 photos of Joan on "The Merv Griffin Show." (March 7th, 1963)

2 color candid photos of Joan departing the studio after filming "The Merv Griffin Show." (March 7th, 1963)

8 candid photos of Joan at the Berlin Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. (June 30th, 1963)


The Archive: Added a February 1973 use of likeness agreement, and accompanying documents, with Eve of Roma cosmetics. This may possibly be the last use of likeness agreement Joan signed with a company.




November 1st, 2020

 Photo Galleries: Added 47 photos to the photo galleries, which include:

1967: Added 5 photos of Joan upon her arrival in Irving, Texas for the dedication ceremony of a new Frito-Lay plant. (June 7th, 1967)

1970: Added 24 high definition screen shots of Joan on "The David Frost Show" (Aired January 16th, 1970)

1970: Added 6 photos of Joan at the Starr Commonwealth Founder's Day celebration. (October 3rd - 4th, 1970)

1970: Added 12 photos of Joan during an interview in Dallas, Texas. (December 4th, 1970)


The Archive: Added two seven-page contracts between Joan and the William Morris Agency:

1) 1971 Manager contract (Signed April 19th, 1971)

2) 1974 Manager contract (Signed April 19th, 1974)




October 25th, 2020

Launched a NEW look for the website. The website has a fresh new color palate, and some animation scattered throughout the sections.




October 23rd, 2020

YouTube: Uploaded Joan's October 23, 1961 appearance on "I've Got A Secret."




October 19th, 2020

YouTube: Uploaded two videos this week:

1) A high resolution color copy of Joan on "The Hollywood Palace" (April 22nd, 1967).

2) A high resolution copy of Joan on "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour." (October 4th, 1970)




October 7th, 2020

YouTube: Uploaded two videos:

1) A 1971 national commercial by Joan inviting the public to the October 7th, 1971 AFI festival of her films in Washington, D.C.

2) An October 7th, 1971 interview with Joan in Washington, D.C.




October 6th, 2020

The Archive: Added the Last Will & Testament of Bette Davis. Under the terms of Davis' will, she disinherited four family members. 




October 4th, 2020

Photo Galleries: Added 77 photos to the Galleries, which include:


1962 Gallery

Added 3 color and 4 black and white publicity photos.

Various Events: Added 13 photos of Joan at a party in her honor at Lucey's Restaurant. (June 22nd, 1962)

Added 6 photos of Joan at the film premiere of "A Long Days Journey Into Night." (October 9th, 1962)


1965 Gallery

Added 5 photos of Joan at the dedication ceremony festivities of the new Frito-Lay Tower in Dallas, Texas. (December 5th - 8th, 1965)


1966 Gallery

Added 4 photos of Joan on "The Merv Griffin Show" (March 3rd, 1966)

Added 6 screenshots of Joan's "Cinema" interview (April 22nd, 1966)

Added 6 screenshots of Joan's appearance on "What's My Line?" (July 3rd, 1966)

Added 5 photos of Joan at the dedication ceremony festivities of a new Pepsi-Cola plant in Miami, Florida. (February 25th - 26th, 1966)

Added 7 photos of Joan being honored by the Foreign Press Association. (September 10th, 1966)


1970 Gallery

Added 2 photos of Joan at a press conference in Dallas, Texas. (December 4th, 1970)

Added 6 screenshots of Joan during an interview in Dallas, Texas. (December 4th, 1970)


1971 Gallery

Added 4 photos of Joan at a press conference in Venture, California. (June 12th, 1971

Added 6 photos of Joan at the Birmingham, Alabama airport. (August 21st, 1971)


YouTube

     Added an interview with Joan in Dallas, Texas. (December 4th, 1970)