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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : HART TO HART ... TWO HARTS IN 3/4 TIME ... 1995


This still features Joan as Lady Camilla Ashley with Robert Wagner & Stefanie Powers in a feature length movie of "Hart To Hart - Two Harts In 3/4 Time"... This also starred  Jeff Kaake , Sebastian Koch and Richard Zeman...

EVENT FLASHBACK : HEADWAY MIDSUMMER BALL .. THE SAVOY LONDON...

This month in 2000, Joan attended the 21st Anniversary Midsummer Ball, which celebrated 21 years of the brain injury association charity Headway. This event was held at the iconic Savoy hotel, which is currently closed for a refurbishment. Joan was the Ball patron and during the evening accepted cheques  given to the charity. Buck's Fizz singer Cheryl Baker welcomed the guests who after a champagne reception, sat down to a 5 course dinner followed by dancing to the legendary Joe Loss Orchestra. Shown is the program from the evening.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

JOAN TALKING TO JOANNE MALIN ON BBC RADIO.. PART 2

*****CLICK HERE TO LISTEN        BBC iPlayer - Mornings with Joanne Malin: Joan Collins, Dick Whittington and the Birmingham Hippodrome  *******

Here is the 2nd part of Joan's interview recently at the Birmingham Hippodrome, where she was launching her role as Queen Rat in this year's panto... If you scroll 47 mins you will hear the interview!!

ON THE COVER : FEMINA ... JULY 1992 ..

This cover from 1992, features Joan on the cover of the long running South African magazine, FEMINA, which ceased publication in February with it's March issue. This magazine was launched in the 60's..

FILM FLASHBACK : ANNIE - A ROYAL ADVENTURE! ... 1995

This still features Joan as the scheming Lady Edwina Hogbottom, with Ashley Johnson and George Hearn, in the 1995 TV sequel to "Annie"..This family movie also stars Ian McDiarmid, Crispin Bonham Carter and Carol Cleveland.

Monday, June 28, 2010

EXCLUSIVE! BBC RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JOAN ON HER PANTO ROLE... WITH JOANNE MALIN..


***click here **    BBC iPlayer - Mornings with Joanne Malin: Joan Collins, Dick Whittington and the BirminghamHippodrome ***

Here is an exclusive interview with Joan while she was in Birmingham to launch her role in "Dick Whittington" at the Birmingham Hippodrome. This was her only interview.. you can hear it 44 minutes into the show.. They promise a 2nd part tomorrow!
This is only available for 7 days from today!

ON THE COVER : SATELLITE TIMES ... MAY 1993..

This cover from 1993 features a photo of Joan by Gary Bernstein that was originally used for The Joan Collins Jewelry Collection from that period..(There have been many different collections through the yeas bearing Joan's name!). Joan was on the cover, as Dynasty was back on UK GOLD ..

FILM FLASHBACK : IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER .. 1995


This still features Joan as Margaretta D'arcy with Michael Maloney in the 1995 comedy/ drama "In The Bleak Midwinter", aka "A Midwinter's Tale" in the USA. This British release also starred Celia Imrie, Julia Sawalha, John Sessions, Hetta Charnley, Richard Briers and Jennifer Saunders. The film was written and directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : DECADENCE ... 1994..



This still features Joan as Sybil with Steven Berkoff in the British film "Decadence". This was Joan's first film in ten years.. (The Cartier Affair 1984 been the last!), she also played the role of upper class Sybil in this film. . "Decadence" also featured Christopher Biggins and Michael Winner!..

Saturday, June 26, 2010

PORTRAIT OF .... JOAN ON CANVAS!

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Here is a portrait of Joan painted by artist David Green AKA Starvin Artist. David a big admirer of Joan contacted me about his work and I am delighted to post his portrait of Joan. Click the link to go to David's web-site to see his other work and his ICON collection featuring many other legendary ladies! Good luck David!!

PROOF OF JOAN! JOAN'S WAY. 2002

Every marketing campaign be it to advertise a product, a film, a book, starts off with a series of sample proofs, which in the case of a book, the cover! For Joan's 2002 book "Joan's Way..Looking Good..Feeling Great", there were many different sample covers bandied around. Here is one of them,although the photo used remained the same, the layout, colour and titles etc were varied. Will feature more in future posts...

FILM FLASHBACK : THE CARTIER AFFAIR .. 1984

This rare still features Joan as Cartier Rand, with David Hasselhoff in the romantic comedy "The Cartier Affair". Ed Lauter, Randi Brooks,Jordan Charney, Charles Napier and Telly Savalas also co-star...

Friday, June 25, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : HER LIFE AS A MAN .... 1984


This photo features Joan as Pam Dugan with Robyn Douglass as Carly disguised as Carl, in the 1984 TV movie "Her Life As A Man". This film also features Patricia Barry, Laraine Newman, Miriam Flynn, Marc Singer and Robert Culp..

ON THE SET! .. OZZIE .. 2001

This rare photo features Joan on the set of the family adventure "Ozzie", with director Bill Tannen. This film was shot in New Zealand. More on "Ozzie" in future posts....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : MAKING OF A MALE MODEL ... 1983



This still features Joan as Kay Dillon with the late Jon Erik Hexum in the 1983 Aaron Spelling production "Making Of A Male Model" Aka "The Look". This film also features Kevin McCarthy, Ted McGinley, Jeff Conaway, Roxie Roker, Arte Johnson and Rosemarie Stack.

EVENT! DIANE VON FURSTENBERG LAUNCH AT CLARIDGES.. JUNE 23RD 2010






Joan and Percy attended the Diane Von Furstenberg launch at Claridges earlier this evening. The hotel launched the rooms and suites that Diane has re-designed for the top London hotel. Joan no stranger to Claridges, as she held her glamorous wedding to Percy there in 2002. Also in attendance this evening were Victoria Beckham, Tom Ford, David Bailey, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. Great to see Percy back in action, as he recently suffered some back problems!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

JOAN & DAMON GOUGH / BADLY DRAWN BOY .. PISSING IN THE WIND VIDEO 2001

MTV JOAN!.. BADLY DRAWN BOY.. PISSING IN THE WIND ..2001


Here is a rare photo of Joan on the set of the music video "Pissing In The Wind", shown here with singer/songwriter Damon Gough. In the video Joan is going through a bad time and Gough is her guardian angel, who persuades her to get out of her dressing gown into a gown of a more glamorous nature! The video was scripted with Joan in mind and the video was shot in a Danish castle.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : PAPER DOLLS ... 1982

This rare still features Joan as Racine with Alexandra Paul in the 1982 TV movie.. "Paper Dolls". This film also starred Joan Hackett, Jennifer Warren, Daryl Hannah, Marc Singer, Antonio Fargas, Barry Primus and Craig.T.Nelson. The film proved to be popular and in 1984 a weekly series was launched with the fabulous Morgan Fairchild in the Racine role.

ATTRACTIVE ATTRACTION! WALK OF FAME EUROPE...



On September 28th 2003, Joan was in Rotterdam, where she placed her hands in cement for the ever growing Walk of Fame Europe attraction. Based on the legendary hand print attraction at Gauman's Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd, this version was also endorsed by the late Johnny Grant, Mayor of Hollywood and chairman of The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joan placed her handprints at the Grand Hotel, Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk. This attraction opened in 1990, attended by Grant and other celebrities. Among the other stars who left their mark are, Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick, Nancy Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Cliff Richard, Lionel Richie, Nana Mouskouri, Grace Jones, Tina Turner and Tom Jones among many others. Shown here is a Photo of Joan during the ceremony and the cover of the brochure...

Monday, June 21, 2010

ON THE COVER : SATURDAY ... OCTOBER 2009


This cover from the Express newspaper supplement magazine Saturday, features a fabulous photo of Joan, who was appearing that week on ITV , in her special "Joan Does Glamour". It was hoped that there would be more glamour from Joan on ITV, however apparently they cant afford to film anymore with Joan, but may use one of their payroll presenters. They probably spent their budget on the mind numbing world cup!

FILM FLASHBACK : HOMEWORK.. 1982

This rare still shows Joan as Diane in the comedy drama "Homework", which although released in 1982, it was originally filmed in 1979 as "Growing Pains" as a teenage drama/comedy. But to cash in on the younger male/older woman films of the early 80's like "Class" with Jacqueline Bisset, and of course "Dynasty", the producers added more sex scenes using a body double and never mentioned it wasn't Joan. Will feature a longer article on this in a future post.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

JOAN IN BIRMINGHAM ALTERNATIVE CLIP!

     Here is a shorter clip, from Joan's press conference in Birmingham on Friday 18th to launch her role in "Dick Whittington".. **For full press conference see Friday 18th posts**...

VIDEO FLASHBACK : THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE ..1999

This video sleeve issued by Universal video is for the rental release of Joan's 1999 film "The Clandestine Marriage".. This British restoration comedy drama also stars Sir Nigel Hawthorne, Timothy Spall, Emma Chambers, Natasha Little, Tom Hollander and Paul Nicholls.

FILM FLASHBACK : NUTCRACKER ... 1982

This still features Joan as the elegant Madame Laura Carrere in the 1982 British film "Nutcracker" aka "Nutcracker Sweet" in the USA. The film also featured Finola Hughes, Paul Nicholas, William Franklyn, Leslie Ash, Murray Melvin and Carol White..

Saturday, June 19, 2010

FILM FLASHBACK : THE BITCH ... 1979


This still features Joan as Fontaine Khaled in the hit 70's film "The Bitch", based on the best seller by Jackie Collins. The film also starred Michael Coby, Kenneth Haigh, Ian Hendry, Sue Lloyd, Carolyn Seymour, Doug Fisher and Mark Burns.

Friday, June 18, 2010

EVENT.. JOAN LAUNCHES " DICK WHITTINGTON" FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2010


Joan hosted a press conference at The Birmingham Hippodrome to launch her role as Queen Rat in "Dick Whittington" today..

FILM FLASHBACK : GAME FOR VULTURES .. 1979

This still features Joan as Nicolle Swansey and Richard Harris in the action drama "Game For Vultures", which also stars Richard Roundtree, Ray Milland and Denholm Elliott.