Friday, April 30, 2010
Will feature a more detailed article on this in a future post..
Thursday, April 29, 2010
In February 1994, Joan embarked on a tour of Australia, to promote her book "My Secrets". This is a flyer issued by Viking books to promote the tour in the book trade. The flyer features the photo used on the cover and it's another fabulous photo taken by Gary Bernstein. Will feature more on "My Secrets" in future posts...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
In the mid 80's Joan was the face of Revlon's fragrance, "Scoundrel" and it was a popular scent for a few years. Here is Joan promoting the range and a promotional photo showing the range of sizes and products available at that time. There were additions later on including "Scoundrel Musk". Will feature more on "Scoundrel" in future posts..
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In 2001 Joan was the subject of the Carlton Television production "Star Lives", a sort of cut price "This Is Your Life", which was hosted by Carol Vorderman. I was invited to attend the recording, but could not get over to London. The programme did feature an appearance by Christopher Cazenove, who sadly died recently. He shared memories of working with Joan on "Dynasty" and they even simulated a screen kiss on the show! Shown here is the letter from Hanrahan media inviting me to the show and a shot of Joan with Tara and Katy on the show..
This month in 2009, Joan attended the Autographica show in Birmingham England. I was delighted to fly over for the show and spent the weekend at The Hilton in the grounds of the NEC in Birmingham. On the Saturday evening there was a Gala Dinner attended by Joan along with Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, George Lazenby and a host of other celebrities. I was delighted to have dinner at Joan's table and chatted about various things. During the course of the evning she signed this menu and place card. The photo of myself with Joan was taking the following morning,as I was invited to her suite to spend some time chatting and signing a few items for me before she made her way down for the days signing event. I will be attending another show in few weeks and will be having dinner with legendary star of "The Birds" and "Marnie", Tippi Hedren.. You can see a report from that show on my blog www.touchoftheatre.blogspot.com .. after the event! Also shown here is a photo of Joan at her signing table for this event and a photo of Joan speaking at dinner, you can see my head just about in the frame..
Monday, April 26, 2010
"The ads focus on personalities and are quite modest, they are the most unique advertising campaign in the home furnishing industry ever to appear. We wanted something unique, typically Cannon!"
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Joan has added her name to many products over the years and in 1987 she launched a line of lingerie, promoted by SanMark Stardust and it was sold in stores such as Jordan Marsh, Emporium and Bon Marche, as well as K-Mart, Target and Shop-co. A diverse range of items were produced including ranges of sleepwear, lounge-wear and day-wear, in colours ranging from Red to Black and of course Pink. Floral shaped and beaded laces, flocked dot netting, metallics and bows and ribbons all combined to dress up the various camisoles, slips, teddies, gown, jumpsuits and peignoirs. The latter being pink, always reminds me of "Rally Round The Flag Boys" where Joan models a fetching pink peignoir, whilst reeking of a perfume called Pink Boudoir! That obviously left a lasting impression on me! The line sold for between $8 to $35 and Joan appeared in print and tv ads to promote the line. Sadly after it's fall launch and good sales it was gone by the following summer. Shown is a tag that appeared on some of the garments and a photo of Joan at the launch. will feature more on this in future posts!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Just wanted to send Birthday greetings to the legendary star, Shirley Maclaine who was born today in 1934 in Richmond Virginia. Shirley has been nominated for six Oscars, finally winning in 1983 for her role in "Terms of Endearment". As well as an award winning actress, she is also an accomplished dancer and theatre star and an authoress. Shirley could also have been Joan's sister in law as she is Warren Beatty's sister and of course Joan was engaged to Warren in the 60's. Joan and Shirley also starred together in the 2001 film "These Old Broads" which will feature in a future post. A genuine all rounder.. Happy Birthday Shirley!!
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
"Secrets of Fitness & Beauty", Joan filmed a series of slots for the ITV morning show "This Morning". They screened a segment every day. This rare photo shows Joan having a laugh as Christopher Biggins agrees to try out one of the spa treatments.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here is a photo of Joan at the BFI on London's Southbank last Saturday night, in conversation with journalist Jason Solomons.