Whether she was the redheaded ingenue or the daffy blonde comedienne, Miss Compton sported many different looks over the years. If you have an addition or correction to the gallery, please contact me!
Publicity portrait of a young Miss Compton, circa 1925.
Publicity portrait - JC looking a lot like silent movie queen Mae Murray, circa 1925.
Publicity portrait - beatific in a photo by Galea Studios of Hollywood, circa 1925.
German postcard, circa 1927.
Publicity portrait shot by Hollywood photographer Autrey, circa 1927.
Advertisement for Lux soap, with Billie Burke. Circa 1928.
Publicity portrait - candid outdoor scene, circa 1929.
Salute production photo. Front: George O'Brien. Back: Helen Chandler, William Janney, JC.
Postcard with Fox pictures publicity portrait, circa 1929.
Postcard, looking strangely Norma Shearer-ish in another Fox portrait.
Signed portrait from the same photo session as above.
Spanish postcard using an elegant Fox publicity portrait. Circa 1929.
Publicity portrait from her Fox tenure, 1929.
New York Times' Midweek Pictorial cover, December 28,1929 issue.
Publicity portrait of JC with a painter's palette (a hobby she would later take up in her retirement). Fox studios,1930.
High Society Blues production photo, with (L-R) Charles Farrell, Louise Fazenda, Lucien Littlefield.
Three Girls Lost cast portrait. Front: JC, Loretta Young, Joan Marsh. Back: John Wayne, Lew Cody.
Three Girls Lost production photo. L-R: Joan Marsh, JC, Loretta Young.
Annabelle's Affairs production photo. L-R: Jeanette MacDonald, Sally Blane, JC.
Cigarette card issued by Garbaty Cigarettenfabrik of Germany, early '30s.
Publicity portrait, cheesecake pose. Circa 1932.
Lena Rivers production photo.
Lena Rivers production photo, with Charlotte Henry.
Lena Rivers production photo, with Charlotte Henry(R) and fellow cast members.
Picturegoer - British movie magazine cover, 1932.
If I Had a Million production photo, with Gary Cooper.
Fighting for Justice production photo, with Tim McCoy.
Excelsior - Italian movie magazine cover, 1933.
Cheesecake publicity photo by Roy L. Johnson for the Mack Sennett studios, 1933.
Weighing machine card, dated 1934 (although the photo is likely from the '20s).
The White Parade production photo. L-R: JC, Dorothy Wilson, Loretta Young.
Rustlers of Red Dog production photo, with Charles K. French.
Star for a Night publicity photo. L-R: JC, Arline Judge, Claire Trevor.
Photo of Joyce and Charley Chase from one of their comedy short subjects, 1935.
Public Ghost No. 1 production photo. JC with Charley Chase (second from left) and other cast members.
Let 'em Have It publicity photo, with Eric Linden.
Another shot from the same session.
College Scandal publicity photo. L-R: Arline Judge, JC, Wendy Barrie.
Portrait, circa 1935.
Suicide Squad tall poster.
Suicide Squad lobby card, with Aggie Herring.
Another lobby card from the same film.
Murder with Pictures production photo. L-R: Gail Patrick, Lew Ayres, JC.
Trapped by Television British poster (retitled Caught by Television) picturing JC with Nat Pendleton, Mary Astor, and Lyle Talbot.
Trapped by Television production photo, with Mary Astor.
Trapped by Television publicity photo. L-R: Lyle Talbot, Mary Astor, JC, Nat Pendleton.
Hollywood Coiffures for 1936 - page from a booklet produced by The Motion Picture Hairstylists Guild.
Portrait , circa 1936.
China Passage production photo, with Vinton Hayworth.
Small Town Boy poster, with Stuart Erwin.
The Awful Truth autographed publicity portrait of JC in her "Went with the Wind" dress.
Spring Madness publicity photo. L-R: Jacqueline Wells, JC, Lew Ayres, Ann Morriss, Ruth Hussey, Maureen O'Sullivan.
Love on a Budget production photo, with ALan Dinehart and Russell Gleason.
Trade Winds production photo. L-R: JC, Fredric March, unknown.
Artists and Models Abroad publicity portrait of JC in a fur coat.
Artists and Models Abroad publicity portrait, looking gorgeous.
Artists and Models Abroad autographed publicity portrait.
Another one from the same session.
Artists and Models Abroad candid on-the-set photo. L-R: Joyce Matthews, JC, Jack Benny.
Escape to Paradise publicity photo of JC with fellow cast members.
The Last Warning hand-tinted publicity portrait.
They Drive By Night publicity still. Seated front: Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Ann Sheridan. Standing: JC, Roscoe Karns, George Raft.
Publicity photo of Joyce with two dogs (pets?), circa 1940.
Sky Murder lobby card, with Walter Pidgeon.
Sky Murder lobby card. L-R: Walter Pidgeon, JC, Edward Ashley, Kaaren Verne.
Sky Murder publicity photo, with Walter Pidgeon.
Sky Murder publicity photo, with Walter Pidgeon and Kaaren Verne.
Sky Murder publicity photo. L-R: JC, Kaaren Verne, Edward Ashley, Walter Pidgeon.
Sky Murder publicity portrait.
Sky Murder production photo, with Donald Meek (R) and others.
Wilfred Waves magazine cover - the official pulbication of the American Society of Beauty Culturists, September 1940.
Nice publicity portrait, taken circa 1941.
Manpower lobby card. L-R: Lucia Carroll, Eve Arden, Marlene Dietrich, Lynn Baggot, JC.
Manpower production photo. L-R: Eve Arden, Marlene Dietrich, JC.
Scattergood Meets Broadway production photo, with Guy Kibbee.
Bedtime Story production photo. L-R: Fredric March, Robert Benchley, Loretta Young, JC.
Bedtime Story production photo. L-R: Eve Arden, Helen Westley, JC, Fredric March.
Bedtime Story candid set photo of JC with Robert Benchley.
Bedtime Story publicity portrait, leggy and sexy in a swimsuit.
Bedtime Story publicity portrait, looking fabulous in a black dress.
Publicity portrait, circa 1942.
A Gentle Gangster lobby card. L-R: unknown actress, JC, Molly Lamont.
Swing Out the Blues autographed publicity portrait.
Publicity portrait, seen at her "dumb blonde" peak circa 1945.
Hitchhike to Happiness publicity portrait, with Al Pearce.
Christmas in Connecticut production photo, with Dennis Morgan.
The Best Years of Our Lives signed Day Player Agreement for the part of "hatcheck girl at Jackies," dated August 8, 1946.
A Southern Yankee production photo, with Red Skelton.
Autographed photo, probably from the '60s.
Snapshot accompanied Leonard Maltin's profile of JC in a 1969 issue of Film Fan Monthly magazine.
Snapshot from the early '80s shows JC with one of her own paintings. Appeared in the book Whatever Happened To ..., 8th edition (1982).
Collector card (1991), part of a set commemorating every Hollywood Walk of Fame honoree. Joyce's card uses two publicity photos from 1938's Artists and Models Abroad.
Cartoon portrait of Joyce by webmaster Matt Hinrichs, copyright 2004.