When it comes to being a hostess, Joan leaves nothing to chance. And because she's a patriotic gal, she wouldn't dream of letting Independence Day go by without a swell shindig at her place with all of her good friends (and you, too, of course!).
So, welcome to Joan's home!
|Please make sure you remove your shoes....|
First: Getting the house ready.
As we all know, Joan loves a clean house and in order to be party-ready she makes sure every inch of her gracious home is spic and span and ready for company.
|Joan always adds a personal touch|
|Making sure the tennis court looks just right|
|The pool is looking fine|
|But just in case, she walks the perimeter for one last inspection|
Joan never appears less than perfect and will wear many outfits and hairstyles during her party. She is a star and it is expected of her!
|This is serious business|
|Just in case Maurice Chevalier shows up|
|Joan finds the perfect outfit to welcome her friends to her July 4th party!|
Good friends make for a swell party.
|Joan labored over her guest list|
|"Everyone into the pool!"|
|Joan and buddy Clark Gable enjoy a swim|
|Claudette Colbert looks as though she is having a good time|
|Ex-hubby Franchot Tone showed up with fireworks on his mind|
|Other ex-hubby Doug Fairbanks, Jr. also showed up, but he only had |
the pool in mind. Joan always stayed friends with her exes.
|Joan and dear friend William Haines share a lovely moment|
Next: Food and Refreshments
It is important to make sure your guests are never hungry or thirsty.
|Joan did a lot of the cooking herself - what a gal!|
|Joan keeps a watchful eye on director Clarence Brown as he cuts the cake|
|Joan loves to serve her guests|
|Joan believed in keeping her guests refreshed|
|For obvious reasons, Joan NEVER serves hot dogs at her parties|
Because it is the 4th of July, Joan makes sure there are special fireworks for her guests.
|Joan had big things in mind. Her party had to be spectacular.|
|This was a little nerve-wracking|
|Oops! That wasn't supposed to happen!|
|But Joan was game. She hopped right back on her rocket, sailed across |
the sky and wished all of her guests a Happy Independence Day!
Wishing you all a glorious 4th!
p.s. A girl needs a little refresher after playing hostess all day! Drink up, Joannie. You earned it.