Sunday, September 27, 2009

March 1990

Photo and decorated fan letter, March 1990.

Monday, September 21, 2009

July 1987

A photo of Joyce with her beloved cat Taj, July 1987.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Inspirational Bookmarks

Set of bookmarks with inspirational quotes painted by Joyce, August 1985.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Flower Paintings

Tiny paintings of flowers on construction paper — art by Joyce Compton, June 1984.

Friday, September 11, 2009

March 1984

Starting today, I thought I'd share photos and artwork from Joyce made in the '80s and '90s — after she retired from acting and nursing. These images come courtesy of Joe, who was a friend of Joyce's during this period. Here are a snapshot and two drawings from March 1984. Miss Compton often made tiny paintings (usually of flowers) for fans who corresponded with her.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hotel For Women Portrait

20th Century Fox publicity portrait of Joyce for Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women, 1939.