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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THERE'S NO SECRETS BETWEEN JOAN & JOANNA!


Joan has her tape recorder at hand as she interviews Joanna Lumley for the bestselling book 'My Friend's Secret's'....

Sunday, July 28, 2013

PHOTO EXTRA : JOAN RESORTS TO FUN IN THE SUN!






Joan parties with MC Hammer and another friend..


 Joan is currently enjoying her annual summer break at her house in the South of France.. When not enjoying the sun, she is catching up with friends and attending the odd party! Here are some great shots of Joan with various friends.. Thanks to Jack Rich & Paul Robinson for sharing these wonderful photo's...



Joan with Jack Rich
Life's a beach with Paul Robinson, Jack Rich and Percy!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN KEEPS THE COMPETITION AT ARMS LENGTH!

This vintage shot from 1951 by George Konig features Joan with a fellow Rank starlet...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : HEADS WILL TURN FOR JOAN'S ENTRANCE!


This shot features a wonderful image of Joan arriving for a gala dinner in honour of Prince Charles and Princess Diana hosted by The Reagans in Palm Beach in 1985.. In front of Joan is Bob Hope and wife Dolores and Joan's old friend Merv Griffin can also be seen..

Friday, July 26, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN SEE'S STARS TREK ACROSS THE SKIES!

Joan does a spot of stargazing with William Shatner in this scene from the now classic 1967 episode of Star Trek - 'City On The Edge Of Forever'...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN HAS A WARDROBE TO SIN FOR!

Joan is wearing an outfit from the 1985 miniseries 'Sins' in this shot for a magazine shoot...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : MUM'S THE WORD... JOAN'S ARRIVED!

Joan spends much of her time between airports and here she is back in 1983 with Sacha arriving from LA into Heathrow to celebrate Sacha's 17th birthday...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S GOT THE PAST WELL COVERED!

Joan has appeared on many covers over the years, including various book jackets.This rare shot is from a shoot for the UK paperback of her first autobiography 'Past Imperfect'.This shot was not used as you can see from the final book cover.


PROMO FLASHBACK : DECAMERON NIGHTS TRAILER .. RKO 1953



Here is a look at the original trailer for Joan's 1953 RKO film 'Decameron Nights' which also starred Joan Fontaine, Binnie Barnes and Louis Jourdan...

Monday, July 22, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S TICKLED PINK AT THIS SELECTION!

This now classic shot from 1985 was used to promote 'The Joan Collins Video Selection', features Joan wearing a sensational Nolan Miller gown....

Sunday, July 21, 2013

PHOTO OF EXTRA : JOAN BONDS WITH GOOD FRIEND ROGER!


Joan caught with very goods friends Roger Moore and daughter Deborah for lunch at exclusive restaurant La Colombe D'or in St Paul Vence.. Thanks to Joan for sharing this exclusive shot!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FACE TO FACE WITH JOAN!

Joan is engrossed in conversation in this rare photo from 1979.. I don't have details of interviewee or show.. If anyone knows do let me know!

PROMO FLASHBACK : JOAN RANKS AMONG THE BEST!

Here is a lovely little Rank Promo card that was sent out to fans.. This one from around 1953 features a super shot of Joan used to promote 'Turn The Key Softly'....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

EVENT UPDATE: DENISE RICH ANNUAL YACHT PARTY .. ST TROPEZ .. JULY 17TH 2013 …

Joan attended her good friend Denise Rich’s annual yacht party in St Tropez last night, aboard Denise's yacht Lady Joy. Also in attendance were Jerry Hall, Ivana Trump, Steve Wynn and Terry Allen Kramer .. The lavish party had a carnival theme..


Joan with Denise
Joan with Terry & Jerry!

Joan with Denise, Terry & Ivana

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S GOT A FEW POINTERS WHEN IT COMES TO SPECTATOR SPORTS!

Joan means buisness in this scene from the 1984 tv movie 'Her Life As A Man'.. The he on the left is actually a she! Joan plays tough football manager Pam Dugan who is interviewed by Carl Perkins or Carly, who is disguise to prove that a woman can just as easily do the job of sports writer as well as a man! Carly is played by Robyn Douglass

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PHOTO EXTRA : JOAN'S GOT ENTERTAINING WITH TRACEY DOWN TO AN ART!

Joan is currently enjoying her summer break in the South of France and also welcoming her many friends. One of which was artist Tracey Emin, who was celebrating her birthday. Here is a fabulous shot of Joan with Tracey and a friend by the pool. Thanks to Joan for sharing this exclusive shot....

PHOTO OF THE DAY : OPRAH IS ALWAYS IN JOAN'S GOOD BOOKS!



Joan appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1991 to promote her 2nd novel 'Love & Desire & Hate'..

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

TRIBUTE: ALAN WHICKER .. 1921 - 2013

As the death was announced of legendary broadcaster Alan Whicker here is another chance to read an extract from his 1985 book which featured Joan.This book tied in with his then BBC series which featured British folk who left England and found great success in America..
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......
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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!
"I get all the English Sunday papers first thing Monday morning so I know what's going on and I must say I do miss it terribly. Believe it or not I miss the weather.. I miss the change of seasons.. I miss the sort of reality of it.. I miss the buses down the street, the look of London, the look of the English countryside. Los Angeles is a very barren sort of place and when you're locked into a sound stage as I am three or four days a week you don't get to see any sun, wind, moon or rain! Looking at people just walking down Oxford Street or Park Lane, just looking at people in action. Here everbody's in their cars and of course when you're in your car you have to close everything up, lock the doors because this is not a terribly safe place, particularly if you're very well known. I hardly ever walk along the street at all. I did the other day along Rodeo Drive and because I'm rather sort of obvious and well known, it was kind of difficult. I couldn't be private. People kept on coming up and talking to me. In England people have a tendency to leave you alone a lot more than Americans do. If you come into their living rooms every Wednesday night they think you're their friend and they have a sort of right to come and say hello..How much they liked the show, whereas of course we in England are more laid back...
JOAN ON 'WHICKER'S NEW WORLD' 1985

       I am pretty famous now! Well I think I'm probably a sort of controversial, notorious or colourful character, people like to read about my life, what I'm doing. So often I've found that what they write about is a gross exaggeration and often downright absolute fabrication, but there's not much I can do about it other than grit my teeth and not let it bother me too much. It's strange because it used to be that film stars, movie actors were the sort of creme de la creme of show business, but it's changed now. Television has become such a major force, you're finding the biggest stars of stage and screen coming on to television, in fact desperate to get on to the hit shows, so the television stars have become more important. People are avid to read about what we're doing...
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In terms of work, in terms of being an actress, for the very first time in my life, I'm secure, employed in something- that I love doing and secondly, quite lucratively, for at least another two years, because the show is number one, vying with 'Dallas'. That is an enormous security for an actress because this is the most insecure of professions. There is no security as an actress, none at all. I've had quite a bit of that, so this is quite gratifying. I've got a wonderful house, a swimming pool, it's great for entertaining, but of course I never have time to entertain. One goes to Palm Springs if you really want to get a tan!

Joan in Sun City in 1992 with Alan for Miss World

I'm quite popular with American women.. I think because I typify in a way in the character that I play. What Alexis has I think is this tremendous drive, this competitive spirit in which she will not be downtrodden by anybody. You see a lot of bitches on television and they are just black and white, they are just boring. Alexis is much more complex, nobody is going to say no to her, absolutely nobody and this strong sense of survival in a man's world. I think this is what a lot of women like and identify with. If Alexis was a man they wouldn't call him a bitch. They wouldn't dare call him a bastard, because you can't say that word on tv. They'd probably say a strong, tough, aggressive man, isn't that wonderful... But because I'm a woman, she's a bitch...
(c) 1985 ALAN WHICKER.

PHOTO OF THE DAY : THE HEAT IS ON FOR THE LADIES WHO LUNCH!

Joan enjoys lunch in St Tropez with friends Luisa Moore and Evie Bricusse in this rare shot from the 90's....

Monday, July 15, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S GOT THE ART OF POSING COVERED!


Joan is stylish in this shot taken during a shoot for 'Titbits' magazine in 1981. A similar shot appeared on the cover....

Sunday, July 14, 2013

EVENT FLASHBACK: LOS ANGELES PRESS CLUB HEADLINERS OF THE YEAR 1983..

Joan has had many tributes, awards and honours over the years..
Here is a brochure from an 1983 event where she was named Entertainment Headliner of The Year by The Los Angeles Press Club...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FUN IN THE SUN WITH JOAN & CO!

Joan is currently in South of France enjoying her summer break, here is a rare shot from 2002 of Joan with friends including Charles & Pandora Delevinge with Jack Rich and others in St Tropez..

Saturday, July 13, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN LAUNCHES OUT WITH HER SECRETS!

As we look forward to the launch of Joan's new book 'Passion For Life' in October, here is a shot from 1994 when Joan hosted a book signing at Selfridges in London for her then bestseller 'My Secrets'..

Friday, July 12, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN RAISES A GLASS TO BILLY'S NEWLEY PAINTED PORTRAIT!

One of Joan's favourite film directors as well as friends was the legendary Billy Wilder .. This great shot features Joan and Billy with Sacha Newley and the portrait of Billy he painted in the background...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN GETS ALL DOLLED UP!


Joan has been called a doll on many an occasion, but here we can literally use the term, as she gets all dressed up as the classic Pierrot doll for a costume party in the mid eighties.. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FLYING'S THE QUEST THAT JOAN LOVES!

Joan is the ultimate trolly dollie in this scene from the 1971 sci-fi drama 'Quest For Love'..

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN GOES UNDERCOVER FOR BERNIE!

Joan shares a joke with Bernie Winters as they film a scene for his 1979 Thames TV show 'Bernie'.. Joan plays Bernie's unfaithful wife who has a fling with the milkman played by Des O' Connor!

Monday, July 8, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : IT'S ALL CHAT FOR JOAN..DAY BY DAY!

Joan has appeared on literally hundreds of interview shows over the years too many to mention.. Here is a rare photo from 1980 featuring Joan with presenter Dave Robin during an interview for Southern TV's teatime news show 'Day By Day'

Sunday, July 7, 2013

PHOTO EXTRA : JOAN IS THE ICING ON TRACEY'S CAKE!

Joan catches up with friends Tracey Emin and Ivan Massow in St Tropez as Tracey celebrates her 50th birthday!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S ALL MADE UP FOR A TIPPLE!


Joan puts the finishing touches to her makeup before filming one of the classic Cinzano tv commercials which ran from 1979 t o1983 and co-starred Leonard Rossiter.. Do hope the makeup was waterproof!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN LOOKS FANTASTIC ON ANY JOURNEY ....


Joan looks groovy in this promo shot by Eddie Sanderson for the 1977 now cult sci-fi series 'The Fantastic Journey'.. Joan played Queen Halyana who ruled a kingdom of women, with men as slaves!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S SIMPLY SINSATIONAL!

 

Joan looks fabulously glamorous in this rare shot taken during a photo shoot to promote the 1985 miniseries 'Sins'..

PHOTO EXTRA : WHEN IT COMES TO STRIPES ..JOAN IS CERTAINLY THE STAR!


Joan celebrated 4th of July with lunch at Club 55 in St Tropez. Here is an exclusive shot plus one from last year!