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Monday, January 31, 2011

PROMO FLASHBACK : PARKY EXTRA !.

To compliment today's photo of the day, here are a couple of items from the "Parkinson" show..Shown are the ticket for the show and Joan's studio pass.....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS ALL PEACHY FOR PARKY!

This rare photo features Joan in conversation with Michael Parkinson on his BBC show "Parkinson" from March 1998.. (You can just see Michael's hand!)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION!

This stylish photo features Joan posing in her Beverly Hills home a few years ago for a magazine shoot..not sure if this image was used from the shoot .

Saturday, January 29, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S TURNS HEADS IN KEY PHOTOGRAPH!

This stunning photo was used to promote Joan's role as Stella in the 1953 drama "Turn The Key Softly" which also starred Yvonne Mitchell and Kathleen Harrison. This image was also used on the Belgian poster of the film..

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA! . : DARLING! DO YOU THINK WE ARE OVERDRESSED FOR THE OCCASION!

This fab photo features Joan and Julian in the dressing room at The Birmingham Hippodrome as they attended a special performance afterhours to celebrate the end of the run, as the show finishes on Sunday. During a fun awards ceremony, Joan was named "Best Newcomer" while Julian was awarded "Most Campest!".. Joan looks stunning in this photo in her finale costume.. Julian looks fab also!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN HAS A WET HAIR DAY!

This rare photo features Joan between takes on the 1954 film "The Good Die Young".. Joan had just finished filming a scene in the rain with Richard Basehart....

PROMO FLASHBACK : JOAN'S A SHADY LADY!

Joan's hides behind a pair of her own sunglasses from "The Joan Collins Eyewear Collection" in this fab photo by Gary Bernstein, here featured on a standee that was used in opticians at the time..

Thursday, January 27, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING! YOU NEED CHANGE FOR THE METER?

This candid shot features Michael Mortimor on his recent trip from Vienna to Birmingham to see Joan in "Dick Whittington", where he was able take in a couple of performances of the show and he managed to catch Joan after the show on a few occasions. Not sure what Joan was doing in this shot, but could not resist an amusing headline!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : KAREN'S YOUR GIRL.. WHEN BOOKING A LEGEND!

JOAN & KAREN TAKE TIME OUT..

KAREN'S SHOW STARRING TONI!

I just added a link to a great website promoting the legendary producer, director and now celebrity booker Karen Cadle. As well as providing legendary stars for evens like autograph shows, tributes and TV specials, Karen also produces and directs her own stage shows. Most notably a fabulous show called "Remembering The Ladies" starring International singing star Toni Morell. I met both ladies a while ago and am so glad to have them in my circle of friends. Do check out the website to see all the Legendary names Karen helps to promote and makes us appreciate true Hollywood Legends, even if movie studios have forgotten them.

Today's Photo features Karen with Joan at The Hollywood Collectors Show in 2009..

FAN PHOTO'S : JOAN BLOOMS WHEN MEETING MICHAEL!

MICHAEL GRABS ANOTHER CHANCE TO MEET JOAN!
Yesterday I featured some photo's from Michael Mortimor's visit to Birmingham to see Joan.. Here is another photo featuring Michael with Joan and a lovely arrangement of flowers he gave her.. Will feature more in future posts!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CHARITY UPDATE : JOAN RAISES A SMILE FOR THE CHILDREN!

The Birmingham Hippodrome held it's annual Panto Appeal performance a few days ago, which included a meet & greet with the cast. This annual appeal now in it's eight year is aimed at providing the oppurtunity for sick children and their families to attend the annual panto. The appeal this year raised £5,000.. A great day was had by all...

FAN PHOTO'S : MICHAEL FLEES VIENNA FOR JOAN!


Michael Mortimor with Joan

Joan meeting fans after the show!
A big admirer of Joan's, Michael Mortimor who lives in Vienna, recently flew into Birmingham for a few days to catch Joan in The Birmingham's Hippodrome's production of "Dick Whittington". Michael who is also a devoted follower of The Joan Collins Archive, was at the performance which I attended and was delighted to meet him. Over the few days he spent in the city, he managed to catch a couple of performances of the show and did his best to see Joan each day at the theatre. I was delighted to receive some photo's from him today and will feature them over the next few posts. To start with here are two of them. Joan with Michael and a shot of Joan greeting fans after the performance. Actually this shot was taken the night I was there.. Michael was thrilled to spend time with Joan and asked me to post a message for Joan.
" Dear Joan ..  It was a great pleasure for me to see you in Birmingham, both in the show and everyday backstage. I was truly delighted and I wish you all the best for the future! I look forward to all your upcoming film projects.  Best Regards from Vienna!
                                    Michael ..xx

EVENT FLASHBACK : JOAN FEATURES IN A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY!

As a tie-in to the photo of the day and as I was requested to feature some images from "Spectacular".. Here are some candid shots of the store display section at Selfridges London to promote Joan's fragrance. Will feature more on "Spectacular" in the coming month's!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN MAKES A SPECTACULAR LAUNCH!

Here is a candid shot of Joan taken at the launch of Joan's fragrance "Spectacular" in 1989.

Monday, January 24, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS HOT, WHEN SHOT BY GARY!

This little seen image, features Joan from a shoot by one of her favourite photographer's Gary Bernstein..

Sunday, January 23, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : A VARIETY OF STARS GATHER FOR JOAN!

This fab photo from 1987 features a gathering of some legendary names, who turned up to salute Joan on the special "All Star Party For Joan Collins"... Among those pictured .. seated.. Bea Arthur, Joan, Michael Feinstein & Michele Lee. with Tony Bennett, Clint Eastwood, Lynn Redgrave, Monty Hall, Robin Leach, Michael York, Rich Little and James Stewart among others standing.. A great show in aid of Variety Clubs Internaional...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FORBIDDEN JOAN.. FAB IN FUR!

This photo features Joan in a scene from the German drama "Forbidden Love" from 2010.. looking sensational in leather and fur!

Friday, January 21, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN MAKES A DRAMATIC EXIT!

This photo taken a few nights ago outside the stage door of The Birmingham Hippodrome, features Joan and Percy leaving after a performance of "Dick Whittington" which plays thru January 30th....

Thursday, January 20, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN PLACES HER BETS ON A GOOD HAND!

Here is a great shot of Joan at a casino table in a scene from the 1967 episode of "The Danny Thomas Hour" entitled "Demon Under The Bed", which co-starred Bing Crosby...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PARTY TIME: JOAN & NIGEL BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT!


JOAN & JULIAN


JOAN WITH NIGEL & HIS WIFE GEORGIANA

JULIAN SHOWS WHY HE IS IN JOAN'S FAN CLUB!
The cast of The Birmingham Hippodrome's fabulous panto "Dick Whittingtion" were treated to a disco themed party night courtesy of their King & Queen Rat alias Joan & Nigel Havers.. Thanks to Joan & Julian for sharing these photo's..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS ROASTING IN VEGAS!

Here Joan is finally getting a chance to get back on the many stars who assembled at the MGM GRAND hotel in Las Vegas to roast her during an episode of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast in 1984. Appearing with Dean were John Forsythe, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Don Rickles, Anne Baxter, Milton Berle, Zza Zza Gabor, Angie Dickinson and many others..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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


This photo features doing her bit for charity during a book signing in Liverpool in the UK for her 1996 autobiography "Second Act"..

Monday, January 17, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : PERCY & JOAN ALONE!

                     This lovely shot of Joan & Percy was used in a magazine shoot a few years ago...

ON THE COVER : TV TIMES .. DECEMBER 1972

This classic cover from popular ITV listings magazine features Joan with Sacha Distel and Susannah York who sadly died at the weekend, in the ATV production of Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels"..

Sunday, January 16, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SUSANNAH AN ANGEL NOW!

As a tribute to Susannah York who died yesterday, here is a signed photo of her with Joan from the 1972 ATV play "Fallen Angels".

TRIBUTE : SUSANNAH YORK ... 1939 TO 2011

 













 



WITH SUSANNAH IN 2010
FALLEN ANGELS
 




THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY?
 
Saddened to hear that the legendary British star of stage and screen Susannah York has just died. Susannah who was also a friend of Joan's made her screen debut in 1960 in the film "Tunes of Glory". Her most famous roles have been in the blockbuster "Superman" where she played Lara, mother to Superman opposite Marlon Brando. Another classic is the controversial 1968 drama "The Killing of Sister George" where she played the naive Alice who was seduced by the terrifying Coral Browne. Susannah also won a Bafta and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for her role in the 1969 drama "They Shoot Horses Dont They?". Susannah teamed up with Joan in 1972 for the wonderful TV play "Fallen Angels" by Noel Coward. I last spoke to Susannah last year and she told me she loved working with Joan whom she knew for many years. She also mentioned that she tested for the role of Sable Colby in "The Colby's" .. I told her I did not see her as a real bitch! She laughed saying "Oh I can be a Bitch! A very good one!" I shall remember her as a graceful actress and a wonderful star, a true British leading lady. R.I.P Susannah!




FALLEN ANGELS
   






WITH MARLON BRANDO IN SUPERMAN
 


WITH BERYL REID & CORAL BROWNE IN "THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE"
 

REHEARSALS FOR FALLEN ANGELS WITH JOAN & SACHA DISTEL

WITH SUSANNAH IN 2010

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S A LIVING DOLL!

This fun photo from 1987 features Joan at the launch of "The Joan Collins Lingerie Collection" holding a doll in her image...

Friday, January 14, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : IT'S LOVE FOR ANDY & JOAN!

This photo from 1982 features Joan with Andy Warhol at a party to launch the 1982 season of "The Love Boat" in which they both guest starred.. Joan is holding a snap of her iconic portrait that Andy did of her...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : AT THE DERBY WITH JOAN!

This 1989 photo features Joan with old pal Roger Moore at The Derby race meeting in the UK. Joan wearing a stylish pink polka dot jacket and scarf which she wore to Dublin for her book signing of the paperback edition of her best-selling novel "Prime Time".  Look forward to Joan's autumn book tour starting in September for her upcoming best-seller "The World According To Joan",, Watch this space...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S HAD AN EARFUL OF PRACATAN!

This fun photo features Joan on the set of "The Clive James Show" with Clive and his regular chauntuse Margaretha Pracatan. Joan wearing a Gucci suit appeared on this edition in 1998..

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN & RON MAKE A DASH FOR CINZANO!

This photo from September 1980 features Joan with her then husband Ron Kass at a party to launch the book  "Cinzano - The Cocktail Book .. A guide!" Joan closely associated with the beverage as she starred in the classic TV adverts for the apertif with Leonard Rossiter..

Monday, January 10, 2011

JOAN'S A BACKSTAGE GIRL!


MYSELF WITH TARA NEWLEY IN JOAN'S DRESSINGROOM


JOAN WITH MY FRIEND FRANK MULLIGAN


BACKSTAGE WITH JOAN


WITH JOAN BACKSTAGE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

I finally made it to Birmingham on Saturday evening the 8th to catch Joan in "Dick Whittington" at The Hippodrome. Joan looked fabulous in the show, which had more than it's fair share of glitz and glamour. Apart from Joan's wonderful costumes designed by Hugh Durrant, there was no shortage of sequins and feathers, mainly from Julian Clary whose feathers came from Paris, famous for the Lido and Moulin Rouge shows. A few feather and fan dancers also appear that would not be out of place in Las Vegas in Donn Arden's Jubilee, one of my favourite classic Vegas shows! Apart from been her ultra glamorous self, Joan was in high camp mode, singing the classic "I Want To Be Evil" while carried around ala Eartha By toplees male dancers! Joan played it to the hilt Sat night as her grandchildren Miel and Weston were in the audience accompanied by their mother Joan's daughter Tara. I was delighted to spend some time after the show with Joan backstage as she entertained her grandkids and Tara. Joan as you can see from these photos was full of life and looking sensational, even after performing in two shows that day. The show runs till January 30th, so do catch it while you can!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN & SIMON THE TOAST OF THE TOWN!

Thus photo features Joan & Simon Williams backstage celebrating the opening of the play "The Last Of Mrs Cheyney" in which they both starred at The Cambridge Theatre in London...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S NOT CAMERA SHY!


This promo photo was issued to publicise an AD Joan filmed for Olympus Cameras in 1999.