Saturday, July 14, 2018

EVENT ALERT : 'GERRY' PREMIERE AT 22ND LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL .. JULY 31ST LAEMMLE NOHO 7 .. NORTY HOLLYWOOD..

Joan in 'Gerry'
Delighted to announce that Joan's latest film will get it's premiere on Tuesday July 31st in Los Angeles as part of the 22nd LA SHORTS International Film Festival. The Short film will premiere in the 1:00pm Program at Laemmle Noho 7 North Hollywood. Joan has won a Best Actress award from the festival for her previous short film 'Fetish' in 2010. So heres hoping another award is on the horizon!
Tickets for July 31st can be purchased here!
LA SHORTS FEST PROGRAM 30 FEATURING 'GERRY'

PHOTO UPDATE : IT'S A SHORT SHOOT FOR THESE CO-STARS!

Joan's latest film 'Gerry' is about to hit the festival circuit and here she is with co-star Stephen Greif in this shot taken off set...

Monday, July 9, 2018

EVENT UPDATE : PENNY BROHN SCULPTING EVENT .. THE LONDON FILM MUSEUM .. MAY 2018 ..



Early in May, Joan took part in a live sculpting event in aid of The Penny Brohn Charity, held at The London Film Museum.. Here is a wonderful video of the event... 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

PHOTO FLASHBACK : VARIETY IS A GOOD CAUSE FOR JOAN!

Joan is always eager to do her bit for Charity and in 1985 having been invited to attend the Childrens Royal Variety Show at The Dominion Theatre in London, due to her busy 'Dynasty' schedule she was unable to attend. However she did invite the pictured children to attend in her name, with the proceeds from this photo by Lord Lichfield to go to charity. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

PHOTO FLASHBACK : AWARDING IS A CHOICE FOR THE COLLINS DUO!

Joan is no stranger to awards shows as she has attended many over her long career.. This rare shot features Joan with the late Gary Collins as they present an award at The 1981 Peoples Choice Awards at The Desilu Studios.. Hopefully with Joan's senational new role on the hit series 'American Horror Story' she will be accepting some awards rather than handing them out!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

PHOTO UPDATE : FROM LA TO VEGAS .. LIFE IS ALWAYS A SHOW!

Joan with Judy & Max in her suite before the show.
Joan is taking a break from filming the latest season of American Horror Story, with a trip to Las Vegas to catch up with her best friends Judy & Max Bryer.. When in Vegas there is also always time for a show and Joan & Percy, joined Judy & Max for 'Frank - The Man The Music' starring Bob Anderson at The Palazzo and their old friend Rod Stewart at Caesar's, followed by dinner at The Palm in Caesar's Forum.... 
Joan & Percy with Judy & Max at The Palm in Caesar's Forum.

Friday, June 29, 2018

DVD UPDATE : JOAN DOES GLAMOUR .. CANNY STORE .. JUNE 2018 ..

If you wish to indulge in Joan's words of wisdom when it comes to Glamour, you can now order this new dvd release featuring her 2009 ITV special... Order at the following link from Canny Store!
JOAN DOES GLAMOUR DVD ORDER HERE!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

EVENT UPDATE : ICONS OF STYLE - A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1911 - 2011

ICONS OF STYLE

A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, 1911-2011

June 26–October 21, 2018, GETTY CENTER
Joan & Percy with Michael & Pat York & Christopher Rauschenberg
Joan attended the opening of the latest exhibition at The Getty Center.

Fashion is ephemeral, art is eternal. —Oscar Wilde
Why do some fashion photographs transcend their commercial character to function as works of art, while others do not? In part, the answer lies in the ability of a fashion photograph to reflect two or more worlds: the perfect world inside the frame—where youth, beauty, and luxury reign supreme—and the harsh realities of the world outside it. The best fashion photographs remind us of other works of art or expand the boundaries of the genre, redefining what a fashion photograph is supposed to do, or be.
Joan & Percy with John Stuzinski & Wendy Stark Morrissey
Beginning with 1911—the year Edward Steichen created the first “artistic” fashion photographs—and ending with 2011 with digital technology as a dominant paradigm, this exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography. The show traces its trajectory from niche industry to powerful cultural force, and its gradual embrace as an art form.
Generously supported by Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PRESS UPDATE : WOMAN'S WEEKLY ... JUNE 20TH 2018 ..

Check out the latest issue of 'Woman's Weekly' featuring Joan on the cover with an exclusive 2 page interview inside...

Thursday, June 14, 2018

PRESS UPDATE : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY - AHS UPDATE .. JUNE 14TH 2018

American Horror Story 8 will be the Murder House/Coven crossover

June 14, 2018 
IT. IS. HAPPENING.
Ryan Murphy announced on Twitter today that the highly anticipated Murder House/Coven crossover will be this year’s installment of American Horror Story.Twitter Ads info and pri
Joan arrives back in LA from London to start shooting American Horror Story Season 8
Murphy originally broke the news of this crossover exclusively with EW two years ago. “There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together,” he told the audience at EW’s PopFest.
It’s still unclear how this will play out in the series, but Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who both appeared in Murder House and Coven, will be back.
Murder House was the initial season of AHS and followed a family in a haunted house, while season 3’s Coven was about a New Orleans school for witches.
Murphy did tell EW a few weeks ago that this season would have a lot of returning fan favorites, and now we know why. “You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” Murphy teased. “It’s a very high concept. It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode 5.”

Monday, June 11, 2018

PRESS UPDATE : ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ... JUNE 11TH 2018 ..

Ryan Murphy says American Horror Story season 8 is 'unlike anything we've done'

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are currently launching their latest FX series, Pose, but the pair are about to begin production on the eighth season of American Horror Story. The latest edition of the anthology series begins shooting this month and, as usual, details are scarce.
Murphy previously announced that the new installment will be set 18 months from now and much of the cast will be full of AHS alums including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd as well as newcomers like Joan Collins, who will apparently be playing Peters’ grandmother. The previous edition of AHSwas the very timely Cult, which featured Peters playing various cult leaders in history.
But there’s apparently going to be even more stars than before. “You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” teases Murphy. “It’s a very high concept.”
While rumors have swirled that this season is called AHS: Radioactive, Murphy would only admit this one has a massive twist. Says Murphy, who co-created AHSwith Brad Falchuk, “It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five.”

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

COMING SOON! GERRY FROM BURTON FOX FILMS 2018


Victoria HOLLUP, Paul AGAR
15 mn
February 2018
United Kingdom
ENGLISH
Fiction
Drama
Digital
Hester RUOFF  
Facing twilight years of loneliness & isolation, Hilda (Dame Joan Collins) whilst clearing out her deceased husband’s belongings, unearths a long buried secret. The find forces her to confront her past and break free from her solitude with an attempt to live the life that she always denied herself.

Here is the poster for Joan's latest role as Hilda in the soon to be released short film 'Gerry', which will tour the various film festivals.. Watch this space for updates! 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

TV FLASHBACK : JOAN USES EVERY TRICK IN THE BOOK!

Whilst in Hollywood last month I was delighted to meet up with the fabulous Angie Dickinson, which reminded me of this great shot of Joan when she guested on Angie's classic hit show 'Police Woman'. Joan appeared in two episodes of the series, this shot was taken from the two parter 'The Trick Book' where Joan played a dangerous, scheming, lush hooker Lorelei Frank.. This episode is available on the season 3 dvd release which is available now..
POLICE WOMAN SEASON 3 - ORDER HERE!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

PRESS UPDATE : STUFF / LIFE & STYLE .. WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM TIMELESS JOAN!

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Harry Says: What we can learn from Timeless Joan Collins!

Joan Collins uses less products than you would think.
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Joan Collins uses less products than you would think.
Right now, there are more makeup videos on Youtube than one person could watch in a lifetime, but I think one of the all-time greats was recorded in 1980.
It's of Joan Collins being interviewed by Michael Parkinson while she puts on her makeup for the day, and much like the tutorials you see these days, she explains what's she using, how she's applying it, and includes a few tricks for young players.
She's clearly great at it - I've read elsewhere that right from the beginning of her film career, Collins insisted on doing her own face - but what stands out to me is that she uses so few products.
After foundation, under-eye concealer, cream blush and powder, Collins uses a couple of brown pencils all over her eyes and brows. She even uses the same one on her lips, which seems insane, but she ends up looking great.
Collins was probably just being pragmatic. Makeup has improved dramatically in the last 40 years and if she was making the same video now, she wouldn't need to use lash mascara in her brows. But her multi-tasking does make the point that when it comes down to it, makeup is just colour and texture. Liquids spread, creams melt, powders stay put, pencils are precise. Within that (and while noting that some products aren't eye-safe) you can kind of do what you want.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger ($55); NARS Liquid Blush ($47); MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Global ...
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Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger ($55); NARS Liquid Blush ($47); MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow ($64), and Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil ($56).
There's nothing to stop you dabbing NARS Liquid Blush ($47) onto your lips, or using MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Global Glow ($64) as eyeshadow. For one thing, using one shade on two parts of your face will draw your look together, and for another, there's the convenience factor. The less time spent rattling around in your makeup bag the better.
Another Collins signature move? She blends almost everything with her fingertips. So long as your hands are clean, I don't see a problem with this. I'd recommend it, in fact, when using lipstick as blush. Try Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick in Ginger ($55). It's more moisturising than most.
Just the thing… While I'm not going to tell you to use it on your lips (times have changed), Estee Lauder Brow Defining Pencil ($56) is a worthy purchase. Pencils that need sharpening always seem to last longer than twist-up ones, and this one wears well, too. Nice texture, and we always appreciate a built-in spoolie.
 - Sunday Magazine


Friday, May 11, 2018

EVENT UPDATE : PENNY BROHN FUNDRAISING EVENT - DAME JOAN COLLINS SCULPTED BY FRANCES SEGELMAN .. THE LONDON FILM MUSEUM .. COVENT GARDEN .. MAY 11TH 2018 ..

Joan with Frances Segelman

Joan was guest of honour at a special event at The London Film Museum earlier to raise funds for Penny Brohn UK.. The event featured a live sculpting session by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman / Lady Petchey.
Dame Joan Collins will be sculpted live by royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey) at the London Film Museum, in support of Penny Brohn UK.
Dame Joan Collins’ sister, best-selling author Jackie Collins OBE, died of breast cancer in 2015 following diagnosis in 2009. Ms Collins, who was adored by family, friends and legions of fans for over four decades, chose Penny Brohn UK to benefit from gifts in her memory. Despite living in the US, Jackie heard how Penny Brohn UK helps people with cancer to live as well as possible for as long as possible.
Frances Segelman, whose sculpture commissions include HM The Queen said, “Dame Joan is a true star, and it has been a life-long ambition of mine to sculpt her. I am so pleased to support Penny Brohn UK, and the incredible work it does to help those affected by cancer live healthier and longer lives.”

This fundraising evening will see celebrities, family and friends of Dame Joan, Sir Jack and Lady Petchey, and supporters of Penny Brohn UK in attendance.
Penny Brohn’s daughter Jess said, “I am absolutely delighted that Dame Joan and Frances Segelman are helping Penny Brohn UK through this truly unique event. The charity, named in honour of my mum, recognises that those living with cancer need more than medicine – something she instinctively knew when diagnosed with breast cancer in the late seventies. Through a whole person philosophy, my mum lived with joy and purpose for another 20 years, well beyond her prognosis. And now, her legacy lives on in their Bristol Whole Life Approach.”
Self-taught Frances Segelman has risen to the top of her profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent commissions include HRH The Duke of Kent, Boris Johnson, Joanna Lumley, Lord Julian Fellowes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Steven Redgrave and Sergei Polunin.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

EVENT UPDATE : HELLO! 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY .. DOVER STRET MARKET .. MAY 9TH 2018 ..

Joan attended the 30th Anniversary Party for Hello! Magazine held at Dover Street Market on Wednesday evening.. Also attending were Eamon Holmes & Ruth Langford & Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster..


Joan with Hello! 's Rosie Nixon

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

PRESS UPDATE: MAYFAIR TIMES .. MAY 2018..

Check out the latest issue of 'Mayfair Times', which features this interview with Joan, available now...

Monday, May 7, 2018

PRESS ALERT : HELLO! UK.. ON SALE NOW!

Check out the latest issue of 'Hello' magazine which features a fabulous photo spread shot at Joan's sensational new LA apartment, which I was lucky to visit last week.. Also inside is an exclusive interview .. Tips for a lasting marriage --
"'You won't always agree about everything, but you need to enjoy each other's company. Percy is such an amazing man, he is so kind and so caring.
'People get married on the crest of lust. Once that's gone, they look and think: 'What the hell? Who is this person? There has to be something else to fall back on. If there isn't, they start looking."

Dame Joan Collins has posed for an exclusive interview and photoshoot inside her new luxury Los Angeles apartment. The actress and author recently moved into the 3,000 square foot space with her husband of 16 years, Percy Gibson. "I love all this space!" Dame Joan told HELLO! as she posed underneath a portrait of herself painted by her son Alexander Newley. "Nobody throws cocktail parties very often in this town, but we do, because this is the perfect space to entertain in."  Percy adds: "We both loved this apartment when we saw it, but I think it was the number of closets that sold it to Joan." Touchingly, the former Dynasty star has given pride of place to several pieces left to her by her late sister, author Jackie Collins, who passed away in 2015. "I have a lot of her things surrounding me. She moved to LA in 1968 and we made so many memories here… I miss her every day.
 In the interview, Dame Joan also reveals the secret behind her long marriage. "I think the secret to a happy marriage is to really support each other. Understand that there will be highs and lows. You won’t always agree about everything, but you need to enjoy each other’s company. Percy is such an amazing man, he is so kind and so caring." "People get married on the crest of lust. Once that’s gone, they look and think: ‘What the hell? Who is this person?’ There has to be something else to fall back on. If there isn’t, they start looking."
And she also explains the secret behind her famously ageless looks. "I was born with the happy gene and the energy gene. What makes me happiest is seeing my children happy. Honestly, life makes me happy and I’m very aware of how lucky I am. I’ve worked hard all my life, nobody has given me anything on a plate, but I wake up each morning thinking how fortunate I am. I’m very fit and healthy now – knock on wood – and I try to look after myself."

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

EVENT ALERT : JOAN COLLINS UNSCRIPTED UK TOUR 2018 .. NOW ON SALE!


JOAN COLLINS GENERAL SALE IS NOW LIVE!

"Joan Collins Unscripted" will see audiences enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career. The evening includes a question and answer session with the chance for fans to find about her life and career.






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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Worthing

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
WORTHING, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Southend

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - London

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
LONDON, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Salisbury

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
SALISBURY, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Basingstoke

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
BASINGSTOKE, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Buxton

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
BUXTON, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Newcastle

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - New Brighton

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
WALLASEY, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - York

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
YORK, ENGLAND
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Joan Collins - Unscripted (Live) - Isle of Man

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN
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