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Monday, December 31, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : RING IN THE NEW WITH JOAN & CO!

Joan gets into the holiday spirit in this 1996 photo featuring her friends Nikki Haskell, Connie Stevens and the late Suzanne Pleshette...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

TV ALERT : CELEBRITY DEAL OR NO DEAL .. JANUARY 1ST 2013.. C4



Just a reminder that Joan's special charity edition of 'Deal or no Deal' will screen on C4 on New Years Day.. Joan playing for the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hopices is joined by daughter Tara, brother Bill and wife Hazel, friends including Glynis Barber, Michael Brandon, Helen Lederer, Ivan Massow and Emma Samms.. Here is a great promo for the show...
Joan with Ivan, Tara, Michael & Bill

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THE GLOVES ARE OFF FOR JOAN!

Joan seen here with Michael Golden in a scene from the 1953 Ealing Production 'The Square Ring'....

Saturday, December 29, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FORGET THE CATFIGHTS & CAVIAR ..GIVE ME MORE CHAMPAGNE!


Joan and Linda Evans pause for a break filming the 2006 reunion special 'Dynasty - Catfights & Caviar' ...

Friday, December 28, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S CERTAINLY EARNED HER STRIPES!

Joan looking very smart in a promo shot from her 1991 BBC series 'Tonight at 8.30', here with John Nettles in 'Hands Across The Sea'..

Thursday, December 27, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S ALL SET.. ON SET!

Joan disusses the script with director Henry Koster on set of the 1955 Fox release 'The Virgin Queen'..

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY FLASHBACK!

 
This festive photo features Joan with co-stars Nigel Havers and Julian Clary at the press launch of their 2010 panto 'Dick Whittington' at The Birmingham Hippodrome'...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Joan & Percy would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Glorious 2013.. Keep up to date with all Joan's exciting projects and events in 2013 here on The Joan Collins Archive..

Monday, December 24, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S ALL WRAPPED UP FOR CHRISTMAS!

Joan looks sensationally seasonly in this photo taken from a shoot for a Palm Springs magazine layout...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

PHOTO EXTRA: THE COLLINS GIRLS TOGETHER AGAIN!

Joan currently enjoying Christmas in New York, met up with good friend Alana Stewart to film an exciting new project! I recently read Alana's new autobiography 'Rearview Mirror' and how wonderful it was... Well worth picking up! Here is a lovely shot of both good friends.. Thanks to Alana for sharing!

PHOTO EXTRA: FESTIVE JOAN CLOSES THE SEASON!


Joan attended Michael Feinstein's 'A Gershwin Holiday Show' at Feinstein's last night.. The legendary night club will close it's doors next week after a run of shows featuring Michael and club regular Christine Ebersole... Here is an exclusive photo of Joan with Michael Feinstein and Jack Rich, both good friends of Joan, who looks suitably festive for the season that's in it!

PHOTO EXTRA : AT HOME WITH JOAN!

Came across these Christmas 2005 photo's of my apartment with my old colour scheme, Joan is in residence as you can see!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: JOAN'S TICKLED PINK IT'S CHRISTMAS!

This festive photo features Joan in a Christmas Promotion for Cinzano Rose in the late 1978...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S NOT A BIG SLEEPER!

Joan looks sensational on set of the 1978 thriller 'The Big Sleep', directed by Michael Winner and starring Robert Mitchum...

70'S FOCUS : TALES FROM THE CRYPT .. 1972

20TH CENTURY FOX
Presents
A Metromedia Presentation
An Amicus Production
A Cinerama Release

TALES FROM THE CRYPT
Starring
FRENCH FILM POSTER

JOAN COLLINS as Joanne Clayton
PETER CUSHING as Grimsdyke
ROY DOTRICE as Charles Gregory
RICHARD GREENE as Ralph Jason
IAN HENDRY as Carl Maitland
PATRICK MAGEE as George Carter
BARBARA MURRAY as Enid Jason
NIGEL PATRICK as William Rogers
ROBIN PHILLIPS as James Elliot
SIR RALPH RICHARDSON as The Crypt Keeper
MARTIN BODDEY as Richard Clayton
CHLOE FRANKS as Carol Clayton

TIME TO PLAY POKER!
         Assistant Director - Peter Saunders  Director of Photography - Norman Warwick                           Art Director - Tony Curtis   Music by Douglas Gamely     Screenplay by Milton Subotsky
From the Comic Strips by William Gaines   Edited by Teddy Darvas                                             Executive Producer - Charles W Fries  Produced by Milton Subotsky
                       Directed by Freddie Francis

Whilst taking a tour of the Catacombs, five people are seperated from the group and find themselves trapped in a large chamber. Soon after they are joined by the mysterious Crypt Keeper and thus begins their journey into the unknown! Each in turn is shown the future..Or is it?
"All Through The House"                                                                                                                     Joanne Clayton is seen to murder her husband on Christmas Eve.. Only to become a victim herself!
"Reflection of Death"
Carl Maitland is having an affair and leaves his wife, only to become involved in a car crash with horrific results!
"Poetic Justice"
USA VIDEO SLEEVE
James Elliot, out of his own greed, torments an old neighbour who commits suicide, but returns to exact revenge!
"Wish You Were Here"
Ralph Jason and his wife Enid are given three wishes, but with each wish comes a never ending nightmare!
" Blind Alley's"
William Rogers, the new superintendent at a home for the blind, has no mercy for his residents and deprives them of proper food or heating. But the blind men plan their revenge, with Rogers to suffer a terrible fate!
The Crypt Keeper finishes his tales and tells all five to leave. As they depart, they begin to realise that the tales they have been told was their own pasts and now they are destined for the fires of hell!!
 (c) 1972  FOX  92 MINS  COLOR  REG 1 DVD FOX MIDNITE MOVIES / REG 2 DVD FINAL CUT


WHAT'S FOR DINNER!

BLOODY WINDOW CLEANER!
"Tales From The Crypt" is now regarded as a horror classic and is one of the most popular films produced by classic horror studio, Amicus. The company also gave us many similar films such as, "Dr Terror's House Of Horror's", "Asylum", "House That Dripped Blood", "From Beyond The Grave", "Torture Garden" and a follow up to "Tales From The Crypt" called "Vault of Horror". Joan's segment is one of the best and she carries the whole episode herself, as the icy murderess, who kills her husband on Christmas Eve. Joan was paid £10,000 for her one week stint on the film, which was shot at Shepperton Studios, with locations around London, using some of it's eerie mansions, including the old Guiness house. Director Freddie Francis filled the house with a quarter of a million dollars worth of antiques. When producer Subotsky found out, he hired security guards to watch the set. Highgate cemetery was used for he opening sequences, but only after the producers had to cut through endless red tape. The reason was that Karl Marx is buried there and officials did not want the grounds crawling with people. The production was Freddie Francis's seventh film for Amicus and his fifth with star Peter Cushing, who ended up a ghoul in his segment and had to spend several hours in makeup every day to get the look. Peter commented at the time...

JOAN CAN'T FIND THE RENT MONEY!

" When I saw myself in it.. I was horrified!"
Peter played the role of a widower in the film, which was timely, as his own wife Helen had died of cancer the year before, which had caused him to withdraw from Hammer's "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb". He had originally been slated to play the Richard Greene role in "Tales From The Crypt", but felt he could play the Grimsdyke part much better.
Sir Ralph Richardson, who was seventy at the time, came to the set on his motor-bike, much to the protests of his wife! The film received an X rating in the UK at the time and was cut by a few minutes to gain this cert. The most notable cuts are in the episode, "Wish You Were Here", as Richard Greene's intestines are on view! Joan was popular with the cast and crew and earned these comments.
Milton Subotsky..
"Joan was very co-operative. She stayed overtime and was no problem at all."
JOAN GIVE'S HER HUBBY A HEADACHE!

Freddie Francis..
" Joan was very professional and very good. She is that type, who when she comes on the set and gets in front of the camera, that's her camera! It is not a selfishness.If you offer yourself as a star to a film, you should project yourself into that camera!"

UK DVD COVER
Joan would work with Freddie on another portmanteau film called "Tales That Witness Madness", a few years later. During the shoot it took her six takes to murder her husband (Martin Boddey), she quipped to the crew.
"It's getting more and more difficult to murder your husband these days!"
Reviews of the film included.
NEW YORK TIMES..
"If "Tales From The Crypt", had any style what so ever, the philandering husband's dream would not come through.. The blind men would probably fail and we might find ourselves rooting for Joan, in her extremity, despite her momentary lapse in manners! Unfortunately the only style exhibited by Freddie Francis and Milton Subotsky, is in their dumb appreciation for ancient plot devices and silly supernatural effects."
Despite the mixed reviews, the film is a cult classic and is still an entertaining journey into the unknown!

( c) 2011 ..  Mark McMorrow.
 


Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

EVENT UPDATE: CHAPLIN THE MUSICAL ..THE BARRYMORE THEATRE.. 18TH DECEMBER 2012..

Joan enjoyed a very entertaining evening at a performance of the Broadway show 'Chaplin The Musical' at The Barrymore Theatre.. Here is a lovely shot of Joan with the star of the show Rob McClure..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S JUST THE RIGHT TYPE FOR FILMS!

This rare shot features Joan on set of her first major film release 'I Believe In You' in 1952..

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BETWEEN THE COVERS : THE SPECTATOR .. DECEMBER 2012..

American Notebook » The Spectator

Joan's latest diary entry appears in the new special Christmas issue of 'The Spectator'.. But you can click the link on top to read it now!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: SINNING IN THE SUN FOR GENE & JOAN!

Joan snuggles up to Gene Kelly in this scene form thr 1985 miniseries 'Sins'...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

TV ALERT : HAPPILY DIVORCED... DECEMBER 19TH 2012.. TV LAND.. 10.30PM/9.30c



Just to mention that Joan's second episode of 'Happily Divorced' will air tomorrow night, December 19th on TVLand at 10.30PM / 9.30c....

PHOTO UPDATE: J&P AT JFK IN NY! DECEMBER 16TH 2012..


Joan with Tom & MAickey on 'Selling NY\'

Joan looking suitably attired as she arrives at JFK in NY before attending the closing night of 'Feinstein's at The Regency' which closed it's doors for a revamp with a VIP party thrown by 'Selling New York' stars Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon for their VIP clients..
 
 
 

EVENT UPDATE: ZERO DARK THIRTY SCREENING.. SONY MANHATTAN NY .. DECEMBER 17TH 2012..




Joan with Jessica Chastain
Joan attended a screening of the new Kathryn Bigelow film 'Zero Dark Thirty' at Sony in NY last night.. Here are some photo's from the Manhattan event...
Joan with Broadway dancer Isaac Calpito
 
 
 

PHOTO OF THE DAY : ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD!

Joan is featured here with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby among others at a reception whilst filming 'The Road To Hong Kong' in 1962.. Please note from today all vintage and non press photos will features a water mark for copyright reasons, due to photo's featured here appearing elsewhere!

Monday, December 17, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S A SHINEY STAR OF THE SILVER SCREEN!

This classic photo from 1975 features Joan looking suitably festive at her London home during a shoot by legendary photographer Lord Lichfield...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S AT HOME IN THE 60'S!

Joan looking super chic in the 60's in this shot by Ben Jones, taken at her London home...

Saturday, December 15, 2012

PHOTO OF THE DAY : GOSH IT'S JOAN ALL COSHED UP!

Here are two great vintage shots featuring Joan in the classic crime drama 'Cosh Boy' from 1953.. One of the shots features the marquee for the films London release...

Friday, December 14, 2012

EVENT UPDATE: VALENTINO - MASTER OF COUTURE .. SOMERSET HOUSE .. DECEMBER 13TH 2012..


Joan took time out of her busy schedule to check out the new exhibition at Somerset House which celebrates the life and career of her friend and favourite designer Valentino.. The exhibition which runs till March 3rd 2013 features over 130 couture designs by The Master Of Couture... Here is an exclusive shot of Joan at the exhibition...
 
Valentino is there to support his creations!