Joan featured in the programme, interviewed in Hollywood as she was hot property at that time, riding high on 'Dynasty'.. Joan has known Alan for many years and recently to celebrate 50 years in television, he caught up with Joan... This exerpt from the 1985 book is edited......
Joan collins was a good old trouper for many years, though her showbiz rollercoaster never paused long enough at the top, it kept swooping her down again, into obscurity. Then after appearing with some desperation in such indelicate British B-films as 'The Bitch' and 'The Stud', she joined Hollywood's 'Dynasty' as a tentative Alexis Carrington and became the world's most famous sensual woman, not merely a star in a night-time soap of little merit, but an international phenomenon bringing reassurance to every woman over fifty-two who could see how, with a little luck, everything can be held together. With Joan it was not so much luck as application, determination, discipline and ferocious ambition. With looks the lens adores, she cannot take a bad picture, large eyes, large cheekbones, large teeth, large mouth, everything perfectly proportioned for the camera. The extraordinary 'Dynasty' clothes in fierce colours may look tawdry in real life with their glitter and swansdown and beading, but on the small screen show a sort of Sunset Boulevard style. Joan/Alexis adds an enviable glitz to everything she promotes, not only herself, but Cinzano, Revlon's 'Scoundrel', Cannon Mills towels, fur coats.... Far more significant, she has brought hope to watching generations-
"You may be here today and gone tomorrow-but you could be back the day after!"
|IT'S A WRAP FOR JOAN!|
|JOAN ON 'WHICKER'S NEW WORLD' 1985|