An Evening With Dame Joan Collins

An Evening With Dame Joan Collins
Dubai Opera December 12th 2017

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

EVENT PREVIEW : HUGH'S DESIGN'S ON JOAN!

Here is a first look at one of Joan's costumes for the upcoming production of "Dick Whittington" at The Birmingham Hippodrome.. Joan will wear three costumes in this spectacular show and they are designed by Emmy Award winning designer Hugh Durrant, who is putting the finishing touches to Joan's glamorous gowns. Mandy Rose from The Birmingham Hippodrome met up with Hugh in London at the weekend and she got a preview and a few words from Hugh, who is delighted to be working with Joan again. He previously designed costumes for her tour of "Full Circle"
ONE OF JOAN'S THREE COSTUMES FOR "DICK WHITTINGTON"

HUGH WITH JOAN'S COSTUMES SKETCHES
"  Even though I like to create costumes that introduce fantasy and magic to the audience, costumes have to be made to last and they are very expensive. They also have to endure wear and tear and sweaty actors and they have to be maintained. I know there will be a great reaction when Joan makes her entrance! I like to fit the design with the actor and the character and what they like to wear. When I designed Cher's costumes for her "Farewell Tour", I added lots of beads, which I knew she liked!"
Apart from the glamorous creation shown, Joan will also wear a Black & Green number and for the finale and fabulous White Gown adorned with feathers.. A true touch of Hollywood glamour will adorn the stage of The Birmingham Hippodrome this Christmas.. Thanks to Mandy for sharing and I certainly look forward to the show and seeing the designs in the flesh, as where!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN MAKES OFF WITH THE TEYE!

This photo from September 2006 features Joan at the Toronto Film Festival, here she is accepting a gift from the Teye Makeup Tent..

Monday, November 29, 2010

FILM ALERT: UNFORGETTABLE .. SHOOTING IN 2011..

MYSELF WITH TIPPI & KAREN EARLIER THIS YEAR
JOAN & DEBBIE 2010
JOAN WITH MARISA IN SINS
JOAN & ROBERT 1990
Delighted to announce that Joan has agreed to appear in an upcoming film project with an all star cast of screen legends.. The film currently titled "Unforgettable" will also star Robert Wagner... Debbie Reynolds.. Marisa Berenson.. & Tippi Hedren.. The film will be produced by Karen Cadle and direced by Carlos Mundy and will shoot in Madrid in 2011 for Tantric Productions..Joan has worked with Robert, Debbie and Marisa in the past and look forward to seeing her with Tippi, who I spent some time with earlier this year....Watch this space for updates on an exciting project..

TRIBUTE : LESLIE NIELSEN ..1926-2010


WITH JUNE ALLYSON  IN THE OPPOSITE SEX

MEETING LESLIE IN THE UK MAY 2010
Sad to hear the legendary actor Leslie Nielsen has passed away after a short illness.. Leslie appeared with Joan in the MGM release "The Opposite Sex".. A true gentleman who had a career high in the 80's with the popular "Airplane" which sparked the popular "Spoof of" films.. A verteran of over 200 screen appearances, Leslie will certainly be missed...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : A MARRIAGE MADE AT FEINSTEIN'S!

Joan has now finished her highly successful run at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom and is London Bound to start rehearsals and attend final costume fitting for her role in the upcoming Birmingham panto "Dick Whittington".. Here is a photo from 2008 featuring Joan and legends Barry Manilow and Liza Minnelli in Palm Springs to attend the wedding of Michael Feinstein and Terence Flannery...

ON THE COVER : TV WEEK .. OCTOBER 1983 ...

This issue of TV WEEK from 1983 features Joan in a promo shot for the TV movie .. "The Making Of A Male Model" which was aired at that time..

Sunday, November 28, 2010

BACKSTAGE PASS : IS EVERYONE GONE? DID I MISS MY CUE?

Here is an exclusive shot of Joan waiting to go on for her last appearance at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom last night... The glamour of showbusiness indeed! Thanks to Joan for sharing this fun shot!

PROMO UPDATE.. SHOOTING THE FABULOUS WITH FADIL...

Here is an exclusive shot of Joan from a new photo shoot by the wonderful Fadil Berisha who has taken Joan's recent promotional photo's.. Thanks to Fadil for sharing this shot...Check out http://www.fadilberisha.com

PHOTO OF THE DAY : BACKSTAGE JOAN..


Here is a rare candid shot of Joan backstage at The Graham Norton Show.. Joan has appeared on Graham's show many times and hopefully she will make an appearance on his new Friday night BBC show...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN THINKS MICHAEL IS OUT OF HIS TREE!

This little seen photo features Joan and Michael Jayston in the 1973 Shocker "Tales That Witness Madness".. This compendium film features four stories of the macabre.. In Joan's segment she plays Bella whose husband becomes infatuated with a tree!  In the end guess who gets the chop!  The film also featured Donald Pleasence, Jack Hawkins, Georgia Brown, Suzy Kendall and Kim Novak... Will feature an article on this title in a future post!

ON THE COVER : BENTETA .. GREEK ..

This cover from a Greek magazine called Benteta features Joan from the 1980's.. not sure of the date as it's in Greek....

Friday, November 26, 2010

CHARITY ALERT : THE BIG GIVE .. WALK ON WITH JOAN!

****Click link for details-     http://www.thebiggive.org.uk/auction/  *******     The charity The Big Give which supports a whole range of charities under one umbrella is holding a charity Christmas Auction with various prizes up for bid with proceeds going to various organisations. One of the prizes is a Walk on in the finale of "Dick Whittington" with Joan & company plus a VIP package and backstage tour.. Proceeds for this prize goes to Birmingham Hippodrome Stage Appeal..

FAN PHOTO'S : JOAN HAS A BITTAR TIME FOR HER ADMIRER'S ..

Today I would like to share this fab photo taken on Wed night at Feinstein's.. Samantha Shaw who works for Alexis Bittar took some friends to see Joan's show and had a chat with her afterwards. Joan of course was the face of Alexis Bittar for their recent ad campaign.. Samantha who is the Director of Public Relations was delighted to meet up with Joan again. Thanks to Samantha for sharing this photo...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

TV ALERT : LOOSE WOMEN DECEMBER 3RD ITV...

As Joan's run at Feinstein's comes to an end this Saturday, Joan will be packing again to return to London to ready herself for rehearsals and final costume fittings for her role as Queen Rat in The Birmingham Hippodrome's "Dick Whittington".. As a prelude to this production, Joan is scheduled to appear on the popular daytime chat show "Loose Women" on Friday 3rd December on ITV.. Joan has appeared many times on this lively show and she always looks forward to interacting with the girls.. As an added bonus Joan's longtime friend Cilla Black will also appear on the panel as she is the latest addition to the regular "Loose Women"  lineup...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : RUDY & JOAN ...LONDON ENGAGEMENT...

As Joan is currently wowing New York with her one-woman show, here is a photo from 2002 featuring Joan & Percy attending a reception at The Royal Academy in London to welcome New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani to the capital, also featured is Judith Nathan..

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S PAST..THE IMPERFECT PAGE TURNER!

As Joan is currently reviewing her life on stage at Feinstein's Regency in NY.. Here she is at one of the many book-signings for her 1978 autobiography "Past Imperfect".. Not sure of the location, but it was taken somewhere in England..

FAN PHOTO'S : JOAN REVEALS HER PRIVATE LIFE FOR MARCO!

Following on from a previous post where I asked readers to submit their photo's that they had taken with Joan, I am delighted to present another great shot from another of Joan's admirer's Marco Van Beek. This photo was taken in October 1990 at the Aldwych Theatre in London where Joan was starring in Noel Coward's "Private Lives".. Marco was living in the Netherland's at that time and was delighted to fly over for the show to see his favourite lady on stage.. On that paticular evening Mr & Mrs Roger Moore was waiting to take Joan to dinner, at The Ivy, no doubt! Marco is now under sunnier skies in Turkey and still admires Joan as much as ever.. Thanks Marco for sharing this photo..Hopefully you will snap another someday!
So if you have a photo of yourself with Joan. do send to me at MCMORROWM@IOL.IE and I will publish here..just tell me where the photo was taken event..etc.. and the year  ....Thanks!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S A CLASS 2ND ACT!

This photo is from a shoot for the USA harback of Joan's auto-biography "Second Act".. A different image from the same shoot was used on the UK paperback edition...

ON THE COVER : LE LUNDI ... OCTOBER 1987 ..

This cover from 1987 features Joan in full Alexis mode to herald an article on her divorce...

Monday, November 22, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN THINKS CHRIS IS A BIT BIGGINS FOR THESE!

Here is a photo featuring Joan and old friend Christopher Biggins at a charity event, where is seems a pair of pants were up for auction...not sure whose, as I can't see Biggins fitting into these! It is only weeks away before both will be taking the stage in their panto roles... I am not sure what this event was, but it was probably in the late 80's, early 90's...

APPEARANCE ALERT : THE JOY BEHAR SHOW .. HLN .. MONDAY 22ND NOVEMBER



Joan will make an appearance on this coming Monday's edition of "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN at 9PM ET . Joy who is a co-host on "The View", has interviewed Joan many times on that show.. Here is a clip of Joan on a 2001 edition of "The View"..

FAN PHOTO'S : JOAN'S WRIGHT FOR RICHARD!

Today I am starting a new thread where I would like to invite readers to submit their photo's that they have had taken with Joan.. So if you have met Joan at an event. etc do send me your shots and I will feature them on the blog. Do include year photo taken and the event. etc... My first fan photo is from a big admirer of Joan's, Richard Wright who has been a fan of Joan's for many years. He was delighted to finally meet Joan last Friday, when he attended her show "One Night With Joan" at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom NY.. Richard from New Jersey shared this lovely photo that he had taken after the show.. Thanks to Richard for sharing!  So anyone wishing to share their photo's , send your photo's to me at mcmorrowm@iol.ie ... Look forward to featuring your photo's...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BACKSTAGE PASS: A NEWLEY & TWO JOAN'S!

Here is an exclusive photo of Joan backstage with the legendary Joan Rivers and Joan's son Sacha Newley.. Thanks to Joan for sharing this shot!

VIDEO UPDATE : JOAN'S OPENING NIGHT AT FEINSTEIN'S ..

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Here is a wonderful little video with clips from Joan's 1st night at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom.. Includes words of praise from Alan Cumming, Clive Davis, Neil Sedaka and Nikki Haskell...

ON THE COVER : LOS ANGELES .. FEBRUARY 1986 ..

This cover from LOS ANGELES magazine features Joan with the infamous Peter Holm.. Even though the portrait includes Holm, it is a truly lovely photo and Joan looks sensational..

Saturday, November 20, 2010

EVENT PROMO : JOAN ON BROADWAY BEAT TV ....

Broadway Beat Weekend Special: Angels in America, Joan Collins & The Scottsboro Boys! Video Content (BroadwayWorld.com): "Video Content: The all new 21st Season of Broadway Beat is here! This week catch up with Broadway Beat at Angels in America, Joan Collins & The Scottsboro Boys!."

Here is the latest edition of Broadway World's TV... Broadway Beat Weekend featuring an interview with Joan... Click link above to watch the programme....

EVENT UPDATE : JOAN'S OPENING NIGHT AT FEINSTEIN'S .

        *******  CLICK LINK TO VIEW     Joan Collins opening at Feinstein's      ********               


Here is a link to a great little video montage of interviews from Joan's first night a Feinstein's Regency Ballroom last Tuesday night.. Thanks to Broadway After Dark for this link..

CHARITY UPDATE : FIGHT FOR SIGHT PHOTO COMP ..



UNDER THE LONDON EYE - ALASDAIR GRAY
Back in May, Joan as a patron for the charity FIGHT FOR SIGHT , supported their "My View Of London" photo competition by submitting her favourite photo of London.. The competion is now over and three winners were selected.. Here is one of the winning entries and Joan's selected photo..

Friday, November 19, 2010

ON THE TOWN : RICH GIRLS NITE OUT!


Here is Joan enjoying an aftershow drink with friends Nikki Haskell & Jack Rich at The Monkey Bar in NY after a performance of Joan's smash hit show "One Night With Joan" currently playing at Feinstein's Regency Ballroom NY.. Thanks to Nikki for sharing this lovely shot..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S DAME FOR A LAUGH!

As it is a month until Joan takes to the stage of The Birmingham Hippodrome as Queen Rat in "Dick Whittington", here is a fun shot of Joan from 2007 as the Wicked Stepmother in "The Paul O'Grady Show" annual pantomime, "Cinderella". Also featured with Joan and paul are Jo Brand, Jamelia and Christopher Biggins.. "Dick Whittington" opens on December 18th.. Click poster at top of page to book...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

INTERVIEW ALERT! WILL PULOS INTERVIEW JOAN ! NOVEMBER 18TH

Watch! A Fancy Interview with Joan Collins about her New Show “One Night With Joan” 

JOAN DISHES WITH WILL PULOS
Here is an exclusive interview for Logo Channel with Joan and Will Pulos to coincide with Joan's opening at Feinstein's. Click link to view ( video may not be viewable outside the USA).. Thanks to Carol at Logo for the photo's and the video link..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : STARLET SISTERS ...

As Joan is currently reviewing her life and career at Feinstein's , here is a vintage photo of Joan and Jackie in the late 50's, when Jackie was an actress and Joan was under contract to Fox..

DVD ALERT : MAGNUM COP ...

One of Joan's Italian films "Magnum Cop" get's another DVD release frpm Alpha Home Entertainment on November 30th. This film has been released under many titles over the years including "Fearless" and "Fearless Fuzz" and was originally called " Poliziotto Senza Paura"..

EVENT UPDATE :THE CHRISTOPHER REEVE FOUNDATION GALA 17TH NOVEMBER

Here is an exclusive photo of Joan arriving for the 2010 Christopher Reeve Foundation Gala ' A Magical Evening' earlier at the NY Marquis Marriott Hotel..