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Saturday, December 31, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THERE IS ZERO PRIVACY FOR JOAN!

This rare photo features Joan shooting a scene for the 1978 action comedy 'Zero To Sixty' which also starred Darren McGavin...

Friday, December 30, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : COME FLY WITH JOAN...BARBADOS BOUND!

This rare photo from 1957 issued by TWA - Trans World Airlines, features Joan and co-star Patricia Owens at the TWA offices before they jetted off to Barbados to shoot 'Island In The Sun'......

Thursday, December 29, 2011

PHOTO EXTRA : FASHION IS HIP FOR JOAN!

Here is another photo from an extensive shoot for McCall's in the 80's....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : 21 YEARS OF VARIETY AT THE SAVOY!

This gathering of British entertainment veterans comes from 1979 and was taken outside the Savoy hotel in London, which hosted a Variety Club luncheon in honour of Cliff Richard who was celebrating 21 years in Showbuisness.. With Joan and Cliff are Anita Harris, Elaine Paige and Patti Boulaye.. I had the pleasure of seeing all the above recently, with Patti among the audience at Joan's show in London in October.. Like Joan the others seem ageless!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SYDNEY & JOAN GO ROAMIN AROUND!

This rare photo from 1954 features Joan and then beau Sydney Chaplin taking a break from filming the epic 'Land of the Pharaoh's' in Rome.....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

PHOTO EXTRA : DON'T SNICKER BUT ALEXIS AND SABLE ARE BACK TO BACK AGAIN!

To start the year with a double dose of glamour.. Watch out for the new Snickers candy bar advert featuring Joan and Stephanie Beacham coming to a screen near you soon!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : HAT'S OFF TO JOAN SHE STILL GOT IT!

This promo photo features Joan as Fontaine in the 1979 hit film 'The Bitch'....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S NO SQUARE WHEN IT COMES TO FASHION!

This stylish photo features Joan as Helene Junot during a fashion spread to promote the fashions of 'Sins'...

Monday, December 26, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : RICK HAS WAYWARD JOAN TO LEAN ON!

This portrait features Joan with her co-star Rick Jason in the Fox release 'The Wayward Bus'...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : BILL GIVES JOAN A FEW POINTERS!

This photo features Joan with Bill Clinton at an event in London a few years ago.. Joan looks suitably dressed for a winter soiree!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

PHOTO EXTRA : THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS JOAN'S WAY!

As a contrast to the previous photo taken for a magazine feature, here is an exclusive look at Joan's very own 2011 Christmas Tree, with a dazzling variety of gifts underneath.. Thanks to Joan for sharing this photo.. We wish Joan & Percy and all their family a happy and fun-filled Christmas!

PHOTO EXTRA : JOAN'S A DAB HAND AT CHRISTMAS!

This photo was taken for a magazine and features Joan in  truly festive form...

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : JOAN'S GOT CHRISTMAS ALL WRAPPED UP AT MARKS!

Here is a rare photo of Joan as she appeared in the 2008 Marks & Spencer Christmas TV Ad

Saturday, December 24, 2011

DVD UPDATE : HART TO HART IN THREE QUARTERS TIME ...

Here is the cover for the recent Columbia release of 'Hart to Hart - Two Harts in Three Quarters Time' .. starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers with Joan as special guest star...You can order the dvd from the link on the sidebar...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN WILL BE READY TONIGHT AT 8.30!

These rare shots feature Joan in her dressing room at the BBC, before she went into make-up for the episode 'Family Album', an episode of the series 'Tonight At 8.30', her series of eight Noel Coward playlets.. In 'Family Album', Joan played a grotesque spinster called Lavinia who gathers for the reading of her father's will...

Friday, December 23, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S QUEST FOR FASHION FLAIR ...

This stylish shot by Stefano Archetti features Joan in Costume from the 1971 Sci-fi drama 'Quest For Love', which is due out on Reg 2 dvd in March...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

EVENT FLASHBACK : DICK WHITTINGTON .. BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME 2010..

This time last year, Joan was appearing at The Birmingham Hippodrome in her first panto appearance, Dick Whittington.. Here is a signed programme from the show...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : HOWARD WATCHES JACK AND JOAN LIKE A HAWK!

This rare photo from 1955 features Joan with director Howard Hawks and co-star Jack Hawkins on the set of the epic 'Land Of The Pharaoh's'...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE PHARAOHIST OF THEM ALL!

This lovely Warner Brothers publicity photo was issued to herald the release of the 1955 epic 'Land of the Pharaohs'.. The photo was taken by Warners photographer Bert Six...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ARTICLE UPDATE : THE SPECTATOR CHRISTMAS ISSUE .. DECEMBER 2011


Joan has written a Christmas themed article for the current double issue of The Spectator magazine.. You can read the article by clicking the link on the sidebar...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS AS PRETTY AS A PICTURE!

This rare photo from 1989 features Joan undercover as she trawls the markets looking for that special picture as part of the BBC series The Great Picture Chase.. Joan was in Paris in this scene..

FAN PHOTO'S : MASTERCLASS AFTERNOON TEA.. THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET.. LONDON SEPTEMBER 28TH 2011

Here are a couple of great photo's taken  by Matt, a great admirer of Joan's who lives in Germany. He was thrilled to finally come face to face with his favourite star of stage and screen...
Here is a fab photo he took of myself chatting to Joan at the afternoon tea, you can just see Percy popping his head in to listen in..Thanks to Matt for sharing these great shots....

Monday, December 19, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN CAN STILL TURN A FEW HEADS!

This little seen still is from 'The Bitch'.. also featured in the photo is Sue Lloyd who sadly died recently....

Sunday, December 18, 2011

DVD ALERTS : CLASSIC JOAN COMES TO UK DVD 2012!

Three new dvd releases featuring Joan hits the UK & Ireland markets early 2012.. The eagerly awaited Season 7 release of Dynasty is now available for pre-order from Amazon.co.uk for a January 30th release.. While two of Joan's films get a welcome dvd release this side of the pond.. On March 26th Spirit Entertainment release two titles.. The 1953 classic drama Turn The Key Softly in which Joan co-stars with Yvonne Mitchell and Kathleen Harrison, finally gets a release after been only available on a European label.  Also out that day is the 1971 Sci-fi drama 'Quest For Love' in which Joan starred with Tom Bell.. This recently hit the USA market from Scorpion Releasing, but it is wonderful to see it available on Region 2.. All three titles can be preordered by links on side bar.. Apart from 'Dynasty', final cover art will feature when I get it...

EVENT FLASHBACK : DICK WHITTINGTON.. BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME .. 18TH DECEMBER - JANUARY 30TH 2011

This time last year Joan was just beginning her run in her very first panto 'Dick Whittington' at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre.. Here she is with co-star Julian Clary backstage... Joan is taking a well earned rest this Christmas with her family.. But maybe next year we might see her back in Pantoland.. The Wicked Queen would be the ideal role for her next production...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN STRIKES A POSE FOR HER SINS!

This photo is one of a series taken to promote the fashions of Joan's hit mini-series 'Sins'.. Some outfits like this one was created by Valentino....

Friday, December 16, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING! YOU WILL BE A PROPER LITTLE ARTIST WHEN YOU GROW UP!

This rare photo features Joan on set of the 1971 sci-fi drama 'Quest For Love' with her childen Sacha and Tara... Not sure who the kid in the middle is!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DO HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT MRS CHEYNEY!

This stylish photo features Joan with Simon Williams in the play 'The Last Of Mrs Cheyney'.. Which was a hit in Chichester and played the Westend 1980.. Joan's costumes were designed by Erte..

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : DARLING! DOES MY BOW LOOK BIG ON THIS!

Here is Joan looking glamorous in her trailer on set of the 1956 MGM film 'The Opposite Sex' in a fabulous Helen Rose creation...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : I'M NO STUD YOU KNOW JOAN!


This photo by Brian Aris features Joan and Michael Coby promoting 'The Bitch'.. This was one of a series of photo's, this one may not have been published before...

Monday, December 12, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN TAKES TIME OUT FROM THE CELLAR!

This rare photo features Joan taking a break from filming the 1970 comedy 'Three in the Cellar', with co-star Wes Stern..