Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bathing Beauty Portrait

Autographed "Bathing Beauty" portrait of Joyce Compton from the early to mid '40s. Lookin' good, toots!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Estate Sale Flyer

Flyer from Joyce's estate sale from circa early '90s. The sale happened just before she spent her final years at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital and Home in Woodland Hills, California.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Manpower Portrait

Warner Bros. publicity portrait of Joyce as a prostitute (could she be anything else in that getup?) in 1941's Manpower.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Scattergood Meets Broadway

RKO publicity photo of Joyce Compton and actor William Henry in Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Feather Hat Portrait

Publicity portrait of Joyce Compton in a whimsical feathered hat, circa 1939.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hunter Foster Studio Portrait

Lovely portrait of Joyce taken by Los Angeles-based Hunter Foster Studios in the mid-'20s — definitely from the period where she styled herself after silent movie queen Mae Murray. A grateful thank you to Tisha for this and the next few photographs.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Real Joyce Compton

BearManor Media and author Michael Ankerich proudly announce the autobiography of Joyce Compton, the first book exclusively devoted to our favorite blonde. The Real Joyce Compton: Behind the Dumb Blonde Movie Image will be published this Fall. Look out for it!