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Sunday, October 31, 2010

EVENT ALERT : 17TH ANNUAL STEVE CHASE HUMANITARIAN AWARDS 2011..


http://www.desertaidsproject.org/stevechase/index.htmlOne of the hi-lights of the Palm Springs Social scene is the Annual Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala in aid of The Desert Aids Project. The next gala to be held at the Palm Springs Convention Centre on Saturday March 12th 2011 will be hosted by none other than Joan and the always dashing George Hamilton. Joan was in Palm Springs last week to take a tour of the facility .. Both no strangers to hosting glamorous events.. They both hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 1989.. George also co-starred with Joan in her mini series "Monte Carlo" and he appeared as the villian Joel on "Dynasty".. The ideal Hollyood duo to light up the desert!

EVENT REMINDER : ONE NIGHT WITH JOAN : FEINSTEIN'S REGENCY BALLROOM NY .. NOVEMEMBER 16-27


Just a reminder that Joan will be appearing at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom in New York, for an exclusive egagement with her sell-out one woman show "One Night With Joan". It will be a truly glamorous month at the city's most exclusive nightclub as not only is Joan appearing in Novmember, but also the legendary Stefanie Powers and Lynda Carter bring their new shows to the club.

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN KEEPS HER HAIR ON FOR VIDAL!

This 60's photo features Joan and Hairdressing legend Vidal Sassoon.  Joan was one of the first to wear his trendy new hairstyles!.. Vidal has just published his Autobiography, which is well woth reading..

ON THE COVER : MR BLACKWELL'S WORST ..30 YEARS OF FASHION FIASCOS .. PART 2!

Last week I featured excerpts from "Mr Blackwell's Worst..30 Years of Fashion Fiascos", and looked at the years 1983 and 1984 .. This week we look at 1985 and 1987...

1985 ...

"The Miami Vice look for men and women was the pastel-hued news in fashion for the trendy television set..The fad lasted longer that is had any right to! It was enough to make anyone with an allergy to sherbet quite unhappy, indeed. While the no sock look managed to optimize the life of leisure, it is worth noting that Odor Eaters gained widespread popularity during this low-point in fashion history.. What Typhoid Mary was to hygiene, Madonna was to fashion..Deadly!! The queen of the cul-de-sac, "Knot's Landing's" Michele Lee had competition Lisa Hartman for worst dressed nighttime soap star- both were wipeouts in the worst way. Michele was a symphony of black knit while navel baring Lisa made Madonna look like Loretta Young! Joan Collins edged them out - something to do with more experience! Whoopi Goldberg was thrilled to be on the list, Believe me I was only doing my job! Whoopi weas Harpo Marx in dreadlocks, smock and Reeboks. Like Harpo, everyone else was speechless!

1- PRINCESS STEPHANIE -  " Her Royal unisex wardrobe entitles her to use either bathroom!"
2- JOAN COLLINS - "One more pushup and she'll have three chins!"
3- MADONNA - " Skid Row's nomination for a poverty-party centerpiece contest!"
4- TINA TURNER - " Some women dress for men.. some dress for women.. some dress for laughs!"
5- MICHELE LEE - " Look's like King Kong's mother-in-law. Thank heavens spring has sprung.. Now she can wear a lighter shade of black!"
6- WHOOPI GOLDBERG - " A cover girl for the Sharecropper's Monthly!"
7- CYBILL SHEPHERD - " Fashion's number one embarrasment - sneaky sneakers and a plunging neckline. Looks like a turkey on it's way to slaughter!"
8- LISA HARTMAN - " A reject from the Shah's harem. Now she can remake Scheherazade! Hair by Spikey!"
9- APOLLONIA - "  Living proof that every prince needs his jester. Big Bird bites the dust!"
10- HEATHER THOMAS - " An exploding overstuffed cabbage!"

1987....
What hell hath the physical fitness craze wrought? Spandex was everywhere, like a particularly unsettling invasion of body-snatchers addicted to rubberized rubbish! Other dubious fads of 1987 included washed out denim..Tammy Faye Baker brought back the trowel to apply her Cabaret like eye makeup. Tammy's rhinestone ensembles made K-Mart look like Bergdorf's! "Dynasty's" Joan Collins, who had spent a lifetime being compared to Elizabeth Taylor, now had the distinction of looking worse than Taylor. With hugh ruffled skirts that accentuated all the wrong bulges, low cut evening disasters that would have embarassed Mae West and Cleopatra makeup, Joan was as stylish as an overstuffed scarecrow!"
1- LISA BONET - " Dracula's idea of a good time!"
2- DIANE KEATON - " A bag lady after winning the lottery!"
3- JUSTINE BATEMAN - " A painfully stuffed sausage, unmercifully squashed in a tired old Esther Williams bathing suit!"
4- CYNDI LAUPER & CHER - " Minsky's rejects, still trying!"
5- PRINCESS STEPHANIE - " A gender bender fashion frump - heaven help the monarchy!"
6- SHELLEY LONG - " From toes to nose... A comedy of errors!"
7- JOAN COLLINS - " Dressed to chill .. Should be playing Baby Jane in a rib joint!"
8- SALLY KELLERMAN - " A bad drag before surgery!"
9- MEG RYAN - " Dainty Meg ... The rag bag doll of the year!"
10- SONIA BRAGA & SUSAN SULLIVAN - " Fahion disasters of the shah's harem!"

Saturday, October 30, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY : A TOUCH OF ZUMANITY FOR SHOWGIRL JOAN!

This photo from 2007 finds Joan backstage at the Las Vegas show "Zumanity" by Cirque Du Soleil, which is staged at the New York New York hotel & casino. Here Joan is chatting with the show's original emcee, the legendary New York Drag star Joey Arias.. Joan a big fan of the show, has seen it more than once,  I have been four times over the years and it's certainly a show worth catching, next time you are in Vegas!

ON THE COVER : MOVIE MIRROR ... NOVEMBER 1982 ..

This cover from the early 80's features Joan on one of her first shoots for "Dynasty" with series co-stars Linda Evans and Pamela Sue Martin. This was "Dynasty's" very early days and the fashions were very under-stated, something that could not be said by time the series ran it's course in 1989..

Friday, October 29, 2010

EVENT UPDATE: BEST ACTRESS JOAN! : BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL .28TH OCTOBER 2010

CHARLES HAS A FETISH FOR AWARDS!







RAVISHING JOAN AND HANDSOME CHARLES REUNITE
JOAN WITH BILL ZUCKER
JOAN & CHARLES WORK THE CARPET!

PERCY CHECKS CHARLES SHOULDERPAD

***** Delighted to report that Joan was named Best Actress for her role as Francesca Vonn in the film "Fetish" at the Beverly Hills Film, TV and Media Festival. Joan was not available to accept her award, due to her busy schedule, however her co-star Charles Casillo was present at the closing Gala and was more than delighted to accept for Joan. *****

After hosting the COLA AWARDS Joan was whisked to Wilshire Blvd to attend a screening of her Award Winning film "Fetish", as part of the 2010 BEVERLY HILLS FILM, TV & NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL. Here a selection of photo's from the event. Thanks to Joan's co-star Charles Casillo, who also wrote the screenplay, here are also some candid shots of Joan and Charles at the screening, which was held at the LAEMMLE THEATER on WILSHIRE BLVD..

ON THE COVER : TV GUIDE NOVEMBER 1986 ..

This cover from a Canadian edition of TV GUIDE and features Joan who was appearing in the mini series "Monte Carlo" at that time...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : WORLDLY JOAN JUDGES ALAN! 1992

This photo features Joan and old friend the globe-trotting Alan Whicker discussing the 1992 Miss World Contest in which both of them were judges. The event was held in Sun City South Africa.. This shot was taken from a Special for ITV called "Whicker's Miss World" which was broadcast September 14th 1993 and took a look behind the scenes of the competition, Joan featured heavily in the programme...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ON THE COVER : THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY .. APRIL 2001

This issue of popular Australian Women's Weekly features Joan on the cover as she was in New Zealand to film the family comedy "Ozzie"..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : PAST IN PURPLE.. 1984

This lovely photo is one of many, taken to use on the cover of the UK hardback reissue of Joan's 1978 best-selling autobiography "Past Imperfect".. The book was updated and published in the USA in 1983, as Joan appeared in "Dynasty" and the updated version was re-issued in the UK.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ON THE COVER : PEOPLE WEEKLY .. AUGUST 1987 ..

This cover from 1987 features Joan in full Vixen mode to herald a feature on Hollywood's two sensational divorces.. Joan divorcing Peter Holm and Sylvester Stallone divorcing Brigitte Nielsen..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : TITLE..TWO DAMES..A SIR & ONE QUEEN!

This photo features Joan in the company of Sir Michael Caine , Dame Shirley Bassey and Queen Elizabeth at a reception for the British Arts at Windsor Castle on 29th April 1998..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

EVENT ALERT : MARIO GET'S SOME EXTRA GOSSIP FROM JOAN! 25TH OCTOBER 2010

JOAN THINKS "WHY ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE LOOKING AT ME?"
MARIO HAS JOAN ALL WRAPPED UP!
THAT'S A WRAP? NO IT'S MY WINTER COAT!
Here are exclusive photo's of Joan with Mario Lopez who is interviewing Joan for an upcoming EXTRA  segment.. Thanks to Joan for sharing one of these shots...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S AN OZZIE GIRL! 2001

This rare photo see's Joan posing by her trailer on the set of the New Zealand lensed family comedy "OZZIE" from 2001...

PROMO FLASHBACK : MY SECRET JEWELRY COLLECTION 1995

This is the cover of a brochure to promote Joan's range of jewelry in 1995.. A truly lovely photo of Joan adorns the cover...

Monday, October 25, 2010

EVENT UPDATE : CALIFORNIA ON LOCATION AWARDS 2010 .. 24TH OCTOBER 2010

Here are some shots featuring Joan at The Beverly Hilton on Sunday 24th October. Two photos feature Joan and Linda Gray who co-hosted at a pre-show reception. While the other is of Joan on stage during the show. I did not get one of Joan and Linda together, as they were at each side of the stage for the Awards Presentation. But you never know! Watch this space..

EVENT ALERT : CAROUSEL OF HOPE 2010 UPDATE..

JOAN & COMEDY LEGEND DON RICKLES
JOAN & JANE WITH RICHARD PERRY
JOAN STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD!
JOAN & JACKIE WITH FRIEND DIETER
NIKKI HASKELL & PARIS HILTON
Here are some more lovely photo's of Joan at The Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton on Saturday night..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SISTERS ARE HAVING A BALL!

I had a few mails asking if I had any shots of Joan with Jackie at Saturday's Carousel Ball.. Here is a lovely shot of our favourite superstar sisters.. See previous posts for more on the 32nd Carousel Ball Of Hope, held Saturday 23rd at The Beverly Hilton...

ON THE COVER HOROSCOPE JUNE 1993 .

This cover from British magazine HOROSCOPE features Joan from a shoot to promote "Dynasty The Reunion".

Sunday, October 24, 2010

EVENT ALERT : THE COLA AWARDS THE BEVERLY HILTON sunday 24th 2010

Here is a first exclusive shot of Joan hosting the California On Location Awards at The Beverly Hilton  at this moment!  Will hopefully post more photos later!

EVENT ALERT : THE CAROUSEL OF HOPE BALL .. BEVERLY HILLS OCTOBER 23RD 2010

INVITE
JOAN SHIMMERS ON THE PINK CARPET!
BARBARA DAVIS WITH DAUGHTER NANCY & GRAN-DAUGHTER MARIELLA
JANE & RAQUEL WALKOUT TOGETHER!
GLADYS & ROD CATCH UP!
JOAN THE BELLE OF THE BALL
GLADYS HEADLINES!

AGELESS DONNA MILLS

An event that is a hilight of the Beverly Hills Social scene is The Carousel Of Hope Ball, which was held earlier this evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by society matriarch Barbara Davis, who launched the event recently at the Legendary Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The Ball is an invitation only, black tie event which raises money for The Barbara Davis Center For Childhood Diabetes, a cause much lauded by Barbara. Entertainment for this years's ball featured the legendary Gladys Knight, along with Jennifer Lopez and husband Marc Anthony..  Barbara has raised over $75 million over the events 32 year history. Barbara is the widow of oil tycoon Marvin Davis, who also owned 20th Century Fox at one time. Incidently an episode of Dynasty featured scenes filmed at the 1983 ball, held in Denver.. Joan and Percy attended the ball, as Joan is a good friend of Barbara's for many years and along with Percy are on the COH Committee. Other guests included Jane Fonda , Quincy Jones, Raquel Welch, Paris Hilton, Rod Stewart and the fabulous Donna Mills. A great night was had by all!