THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES! COMING SOON!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : YOU GOTTA HAND IT TO JOAN.. SHE SURE GOT GOT THE LOOK!

This stunning shot features Joan on set of the romantic sci-fi drama.. 'Quest For Love' from 1971....

DVD ALERT : DYNASTY SEASON 7 .. REGION 2 UK ... JANUARY 2012!

DYNASTY SEASON 7 EUROPEAN COVER
Delighted to mention that Season 7 of Dynasty will be released in the UK and Ireland on January 30th 2012.. No links to pre-order as yet.. Will feature one when available.. Here is the recent cover of a European release....

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

EVENT ALERT ! BREAKING NEWS! SPRINGTIME GLAMOUR WITH JOAN!

Delighted to confirm that Joan will be returning to The Leicester Square Theatre in March 2012 for 6 exclusive shows! The show opens March 14th until 18th March.. Shows begin at 19.30 .. With a matinee on 18th March... Joan also performs a special show on March 13th at St Albans Arena in Herts.. Links on side bar to book all shows....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN WAITS AROUND TO RATE DAVID FRON ZERO TO SIXTY:

This rare shot features Joan on set of the 1978 comedy chase film 'Zero To Sixty', with Darren McGavin and Denise Nickersen..

Monday, November 28, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : IS THAT WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A SMOKING GUN!

This rare photo features Joan with David Janssen on the set of the 1967 crime thriller 'Warning Shot'..

Sunday, November 27, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE CENTRE OF TONY'S ATTENTION!

This photo from 1991 features Joan at the gala dinner at the Marquis Hotel in NY after she presented an award with Anthony Quinn at the 45th Tony Awards... Joan was about to appear on Broadway in 'Private Lives'..

Saturday, November 26, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : UNA MARY SHARES HER SECRETS WITH JOAN!

This photo from 1998 features Joan at the book launch party for her good friend best selling authoress Una Mary Parker's novel 'Secrets Of The Night'.. Una Mary is currently recovering from a hospital stay and all good wishes for a speedy recovery...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SO MUCH FOR MY COFFEE MORNING DARLING!

This portrait of Joan from 1974 is by Lord Lichfield....

Friday, November 25, 2011

PHOTO EXTRA : RICHARD IS AL-WRIGHT WITH JOAN!


Another big admirer of Joan's, Richard Wright caught up with his favourite star of stage and screen at last Saturday's 'Hollywood Vegas Show' at Harrah's in Las Vegas.. Here are some great photo's of Joan with Richard.. Thank's to Richard for sharing these great
 shots.....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : ALL EYES ARE ON TOKYO JOAN!

This rare photo from 1956 features Joan on a night out while filming the espionage drama 'Stopover Tokyo', which also starred Edmond O'Brien and Robert Wagner...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING! CAN I HAVE AN EARPIECE LIKE THIS?

This rare photo from the 80's features Joan at the BBC to do a radio interview with popular broadcaster Joan Bakewell...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PHOTO UPDATE : HOLLYWOOD STAR JOAN HEADLINES VEGAS SHOW!

Here is a great photo of Joan who met up with 'Dynasty' co-star Pamela Sue Martin, who was attending the Hollywood Vegas Show as part of a reunion of 'The Poseidion Adventure', in which she starred.. Pamela Sue of course played the orginal Fallon ....

Joan also caught up with her old friend Robin Leach where it was Champagne Wishes and Caviar dreams when they had afternoon tea at the Wynn hotel.. Here is a photo ofJoan and Robin holding Joan's latest bestseller 'The World According To Joan', which she exclusively signed at the show on saturday at Harrah's hotel and casino on the strip....

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : THE HOLLYWOOD VEGAS SHOW.. HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS..

This great lovely shot of Joan and the fabulous Barbara Eden was taken at The Hollywood Show Vegas..

VIDEO UPDATE : THE HOLLYWOOD VEGAS SHOW ..HARRAH'S LAS VEGAS ..NOVEMBER 19TH 2011..



THIS GREAT VIDEO FEATURES JOAN AT SATURDAY'S HOLLYWOOD VEGAS SHOW, IN LAS VEGAS.. ALSO FEATURED IS BARBARA EDEN ..LONI ANDERSON AND TIPPI HEDREN.. THE EVENT WAS A BIG SUCCESS AND ORGANISER'S ARE HOPING TO RUN TWO SHOWS A YEAR FROM VEGAS!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THE TROUBLE WITH THIS DARLING IS IT LOOKS LIKE CLAUDETTE COLBERT!

This photo from 1989 features Joan with Michael Aspel at an after-party for the ITV tribute programme 'The Trouble With Joan Collins'.. This was 'An Audience' type format show, where Joan sat centre stage surrounded by a celebrity audience.. Among those taking part were Stephanie Beacham, Michael Nader, Esther Shapiro, Vivienne Westwood, The Emmanuels, Jasper Conran and others.. Joan was not happy with the show and looking at the cake they wheeled out, it's not surprising, it looked more like Claudette Colbert in Cleopatra than Joan!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : THE GLOVES ARE ON AS JOAN'S A PEOPLE PERSON!

Here is another great photo of Joan with iconic 70's disco group The Village People, taken on Saturday at The Hollywood Vegas Show...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN LEADS A TOAST TO LORD VANITY ..

This rare photo from 1954 features Joan having lunch to celebrate signing the contracts to start filming the costume drama 'Lord Vanity', with her good friend Robert Wagner.. Even after wardrobe and makeup tests, the film was never made.. Not quite sure whom Joan is lunching with..

Monday, November 21, 2011

EVENT UPDATE : BRIAN IS BOYLED OVER BY JOAN!

One of Joan's biggest admirer's Brian Boyle caught up with Joan on Saturday at The Hollywood Vegas Show at Harrah's on the Strip..

 Here are some great photo's of them both.. Thanks to Brian for sharing...

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : TEA AT STEVE'S PLACE IS A WYNNER FOR JOAN AND ROBIN!

Joan met up with her old friend Robin Leach for afternoon tea in her suite at the fabulous Wynn hotel, before she left Las Vegas to return to LA.. Thanks to Robin for sharing this photo...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING! THE RUBY WAS SUPPOSED TO GO IN MY NAVEL!

This rare photo from 1954 features Joan having her hair adjusted for the epic 'Land Of The Pharaoh's' , where she played the scheming Princess Nellifer opposite Jack Hawkins and her then boyfriend Sydney Chaplin...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRAS! VEGAS IS A VILLAGE AS JOAN GOES WEST!

Joan had a great day attending The Hollywood Vegas Show at Harrah's Casino, the first time the iconic Burbank based Autograph show has ventured out of Hollywood.. Joan caught up with old friends and as you can see got involved in this fun photo with legendary 70's disco group 'The Village People'.. After the show Joan had dinner at Circo in the fabulous Bellagio hotel, with Nick Gold son of Joan's old friend Johnny Gold, founder of legendary London nightclub 'Tramp'.. 


 Thanks to Joan for sharing these great photo's.. Will feature more of Joan's Vegas adventure when I get them!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THE PARTY'S OVER FOR RON AND JOAN!

This rare photo from 1976 features Joan and then husband Ron Kass admiring the birthday cake for Edgar Bronfman Jr's 21st birthday party..Ron who worked with Bronfman Sr threw the lavish 21st birthday party for Edgar Jr, pictured beside Ron. The day after the party, old Bronfman, heir to Seagram's Whiskey, fired Ron, leaving Joan devastated and Ron on a downward spiral.. Also pictured is Edgar Senior and Roger Moore..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : JOAN'S ALL WHITE AT CELINE'S BACKSTAGE PALACE!

As Joan is currently in Las Vegas to attend The Hollywood Vegas Show which is currently in progress at Harrah's Casino on the Strip. Here is a little seen photo from her last visit when she attended Celine Dion's new show at Caesar's Palace... Joan loved the show and met with Celine and her husband Rene... Also included in the photo along with Joan and Percy are Joan's longtime friends Judy & Max Bryer, who are Las Vegas residents...

BETWEEN THE COVERS : JOAN TRUSTS JUST BIGGINS FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT!

A fun read can be found in Christopher Biggins 2008 autobiography - 'Just Biggins', published by John Blake..
Biggins a longtime friend of Joan's has some wonderful stories to tell, as he has met almost everyone! This excerpt relates his first meeting with Joan in 1992.....

'Joan and I met in New York. I was in the lobby of The Carlyle Hotel when an extrardinarily handsome man came up to me. He was mesmerising. Just drop-dead gorgeous and better still, he seemed to know who I was. 'We've met before,' he said, after shaking my hand. Perhaps for the only time in my life I was speechless. I couldn't imagine how I of all people could have forgotten someone as good looking as this. 'Come and join us,' he said, with a relaxed, open friendliness. And by us me meant he and his girlfriend, Joan Collins! She was looking fabulous and I was so excited, it wasn't true. Joan Collins! With me! I talked non-stop I was so thrilled to meet her. Joan had been working in the US for a while and was desperate for gossip about the industry back in London. Who better than me for gossip? It turned out that we were all at the Carlyle for the same reason, to see the new cabaret act there. Joan and I ended up sitting next to each other and very naughtily we carried on gossiping right through the performance. I remember thinking that Joan was an absolute riot. As gloriously dry and as wonderfully sharp as I had hoped. What an absolutely marvellous evening, I thought all the way back to my friend's apartment. But would it be repeated?
BIGGINS WITH JOAN..
A few days after I had got back to London I got a call from Stella Wilson, Joan's PA. 'Joan loved meeting you in New York and would love you to go to a charity event with her,' Stella began. I was beside myself with excitement. My bubble only burst when Stella got to the end of the conversation. 'It's £100 a ticket,' she said of the event in question. Well, hell. For an evening with Joan I'd have happily paid double. Being close friends with Joan and her partner Robin opened up a whole new world for me. He was an art dealer who knew everyone in London and pretty much everyone in the rest of the world as well. And Joan, of course was Joan. They were a couple made in social heaven. The pair moved in the most exalted of circles. Or should I say, they glided in those circles. Everything seemed effortless, though the actor in me always knew how hard Joan had worked to get everything that she had. We had wonderful times in the South of France in the beautiful house Robin had found for his lady. He had decorated it as well, with impeccable taste. And they were my hosts in the hills of Los Angeles as well. My classic Hollywood moment came at the iconic Mr Chow's in Beverly Hills. When we arrived Tony Curtis was at the bar. Then, suddenly across the room came Spartacus himself, Kirk Douglas. I'm just a boy from Oldham, by way of Salisbury Rep, I kept thinking. The cheek of it that I should end up here. The joy of it. The sheer wonder of life. As usual, from one new friendship sprang another. Sue St John lived above Joan Collins in Belgravia and through Sue I met Michael and Shakira Caine. We would all spend lots of weekends at their house in the country, Michael does an amazing roast. From Michael Caine to Michael Winner, Joan and I were in the film of Stephen Berkoff's 'Decadence', with Winner and I adored him. What a character. What a zest for life.
JOAN AT BIGGINS 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Someone else I met through Joan was dear Tita Cahn, whose husband Sammy Cahn had written all those Frank Sinatra and Doris Day songs. I accompanied Joan to the shiva for Sammy and as I didn't know that many people I was trying to be quiet. It was then that I saw Tita struggling, of all things to get a stereo to work. I tried to help and amazingly succeeded. As a result I made a dear pal that day. Two others who had been there were Barbara and Marvin Davis, the billionaires who owned MGM. I was at Joan's house when Barbara called the next day.. 'Hello, Christopher. We're having a 97th birthday party for George Burns. We'd like you all to come,' she breathed. So Joan, Robin and I all did just that. It was the night of a thousand stars, all squeezed on to just six tables of eight. And I was on the top table. I was sitting with Frank Sinatra, Sidney Poitier, Carol Channing, Shakira Caine, our hostess Barbara Davis and of course George Burns. Though I've met plenty of queens in my time. Frank Sinatra was a king. Pure, solid showbusiness royalty. I didn't know what to call him. The first time we spoke I think I called him 'Sir', the way Americans often do. Then I tried 'Mr Sinatra'. Then he interrupted. 'Christopher, call me Frank, ' he said. Then Frank asked me to be his bodyguard. The man infamous for mafia links, heavies and strong men wanted an old fruit like me to protect him. 'Christopher, will you come out and guard me from my wife while I have a cigarette?' he drawled.
BIGGINS RECENTLY WITH JOAN AND LORRAINE KELLY
'Biggins, shall we go and see Barbra Streisand?' It was Joan. The answer, of course, was yes. Streisand was in town on her much hyped live tour and Joan and I were thrilled to be able to call in favours and get some great tickets. But then we had a different, better offer. Prince Charles was hosting an evening for one of his charities at the concert and his office asked if we wanted to attend as part of that. The answer, once again was yes. Joan and Robin had recently split up. They handled the seperation with charm and grace. None of us were forced to take sides. Joan's new beau, Percy Gibson is a good man and is clearly good for her. But it was tricky for a while to adapt. I saw less of Joan as this new love got off the ground. So I was even more determined to enjoy our night with Prince Charles and the biggest diva in showbusiness! We were all having drinks at the charity reception before the concert, it was clear that the staff wanted us all to take our seats in the box, but Charles was still talking and of course Joan and I couldn't leave until he led the way. The whole room emptied before our conversation finally drew to a close. Charles then led us to our seats. Later in the evening, after clips of the event had been shown on the news, my phone started to vibrate. 'Biggins, trust you to go and see a Barbra Streisand concert and end up on the news walking in with Prince Charles and Joan Collins, ' was the gist of them all. But dear old Jenks in my first RSC production had taught me the benefit of making a great entrance. It's something I've never forgotten.
(c) 2008 .. CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS ..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING THERE IS NOT ONE GRAIN OF TRUTH TO THAT RUMOUR!

This rare photo form The Globe archives features Joan been interviewed for the publication back in the 50's (not sure of exact date). The photo was taken in Central Park apparently!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

EVENT ALERT : THE HOLLYWOOD VEGAS SHOW .. HARRAH'S CASINO LAS VEGAS ..SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19TH 2011..

Just to remind fans in the Las Vegas area this weekend, that Joan will appear at The Hollywood Show Las Vegas this coming Saturday to sign copies of her new bestseller 'The World According To Joan' as well as other memorabilia.. 
 Also appearing are film & TV legends.. Ernest Borgnine .. Tippi Hedren .. Barbara Eden .. Loni Anderson .. Stella Stevens .. Carol lynley .. Pamela Sue Martin .. among others.. See link on side bar for all the details or check out http://www.hsvegas.com/ ....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THIS SEA AIR IS MERKING MY COMPLEXION SANDY!

Joan checks her makeup whilst filming the 1969 film 'Heironymus Merkin' also starring Anthony Newley...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE SPITTING IMAGE OF A HOLLYWOOD STARLET..

This rare 50's photo features Joan getting ready for a night out in Hollywood.. This photo was taken by Sid Avery for Photoplay..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : LOVE IS IN BLOOM ON JOAN'S QUEST!

This rather lovely photo features Joan at Ottilie in the 1971 Sci-fi/drama 'Quest For Love'....