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Thursday, October 31, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE STAR OF THE HOUR!

 
Joan chats to film legend Omar Sharif as they both guest on the popular 80's talk show 'Hour Magazine' which was hosted by Gary Collins..

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TV ALERT : ALAN CARR'S CHATTY MAN. C4 . FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2013

Joan recorded her segment for this Friday's edition of 'Chatty Man' with Alan Carr earlier.. Here is an exclusive shot of Joan on set. Tune in to Channel 4 this Friday at 10.00pm to catch the interview..

RADIO ALERT : FRONT ROW .. BBC RADIO 4 .. OCTOBER 30TH 2013 ..


Listen to BBC Radio 4's Front Row from earlier this evening as Joan talks to Mark Lawson about her new memoir 'Passion For Life' and her upcoming projects..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03fdjsm



TV ALERT :. QVC UK.. FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2013...

Just to mention that Joan will make an appearance on QVC UK from 9.00am to 12! this coming Friday 1st November to talk about her exciting new memoir 'Passion For Life'.. Viewers can also purchase copies throughout the show.. Check out QVC for exact timings!

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN SHARES HER PRIVATE LIVES WITH A PRINCESS!

 
Joan meets Princess Diana after a charity performance of 'Private Lives' at the Aldwych Theatre in London in 1991...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PRESS UPDATE : NEW YORK POST... TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2013..

Joan Collins dishes on London and lucky charms

 
Over the course of her more than 60 years in show business, Joan Collins has practically done it all, seen it all and been everywhere. Now the London-born actress — best known as the devilish Alexis Carrington from “Dynasty” — is coming to New York, where she’ll headline the one-woman show “One Night With Joan” on Nov. 5 at Midtown’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (bbkingblues.com). The show — which Collins debuted in London — mixes dishy details about her celebrated career along with insidery anecdotes, vintage television and film footage and even an unusually personal question-and-answer session. Equally candid and humorous, Collins will reveal stories about her five marriages, her on-set tussles with the likes of Bette Davis and how she lost out on playing Cleopatra to sapphire-eyed Elizabeth Taylor. As she geared up to wow Gothamites, Collins spoke about her favorite hotels, her love of London parks and how Gregory Peck inspired her upcoming show.
I have a home in Los Angeles, but I still love the Beverly Hills Hotel, where I’ve gone since arriving in Hollywood as a young starlet (dorchestercollection.com). My sister (novelist Jackie Collins) and I love the Fountain Coffee Room, which is great for bacon and eggs in the morning. We also love The Polo Lounge.
In London, I just adore Claridge’s — which is one of the most elegant and beautifully run hotels in the world (claridges.co.uk). Fashion illustrator David Downton drew my portrait in the hotel’s Royal Suite back in 2011. It’s now part of Claridge’s permanent archives.

I live between four places — London, New York, Los Angeles and the south of France — so I seem to spend most of my time on a plane.
One of my favorite holiday spots has to be the south of France. I’ve been in love with this area since I first visited as a teenager — there is something very magical about the sky, the air and the food. The area around St. Tropez is wonderful, though I prefer the late spring or autumn once the crowds are gone.

When I fly, I am never without my wonderful charm necklace — which is long and crafted from gold and filled with 40-odd charms given to me by friends and family. I’ve had it for years and it has charms ranging from a horseshoe to the Eiffel Tower.
My secret London spot for rest and relaxation has to be St. James Park — which I think is divine. It’s close to Buckingham Palace and has the most wonderful flower-beds all year long (royalparks.org.uk).

It’s difficult to select one New York restaurant as my favorite, but I was just at Cipriani on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street the other day and really adore it (cipriani.com). Their baked tagliatelle is great and I love how I always see friends there. It feels almost like a club.
It was Gregory Peck who told me to do my stage show. About 15 years ago we were speaking about how roles dry up for women over 40, and he suggested I create my own show. I’m excited about doing it in New York — New York audiences just really seem to get it.
If Alexis Carrington was around today, I think you’d find her living between London and Paris. She probably would commute by Eurostar to avoid that ghastly experience known as commercial air travel (eurostar.com). Sadly, I’m not sure she could still afford a private plane, but one could only hope.

PHOTO OF THE DAY : IT'S ALWAYS A PARTY WITH JOAN AROUND!

Joan is ultra glamorous in this promo shot taken for Night of 100 Star 2 in 1985....

Monday, October 28, 2013

EVENT FLASHBACK : PASSION FOR LIFE BOOK EVENT ..SELFRIDGES LONDON ..OCTOBER 26TH 213..


Joan signs abetted by Gina Rozner & Percy!
Joan was overwhelmed by the warm reception she received from all her fans as she arrived for her book signing on Saturday 26th at Selfridges in London.The event attracted a variety of fans and admirers, many who travelled far and wide to meet their favourite icon! One of Joan's many admirers is Matthias G├╝tzloe who travelled from Germany for the event. Thanks to Matt for these wonderful shots from the afternoon...
Matt shows Joan a photo taken at a previous event!


 

EVENT ALERT : DAILY MAIL LITERARY LUNCH .. THE LANCASTER HOTEL LONDON ... DECEMBER 10TH 2013..

JOIN US FOR A STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS

DAILY MAIL LITERARY LUNCH


We are thrilled to announce our award-winning, stellar line-up for our Christmas Literary Lunch - with two stars of the silver screen and a writer who has interviewed almost all our best-known showbusiness and political personalities.
No one personifies the glamour and style of Hollywood more than Britain’s own Joan Collins, who has worked with all the film industry’s illustrious names, but is probably best-remembered for her electrifying performance as super-bitch Alexis Carrington in Dynasty, a role that boosted the show’s ratings to number one in America and earned her a Golden Globe Best Actress Award.
Her recently published volume of memoirs, serialised in The Daily Mail, reveals the truth about her five marriages, her gritty determination and work ethic and the secrets of how her looks defy her years.


Award-winning actor David Suchet is best known for his long-running, definitive role as Agatha Christie’s charismatic detective Hercule Poirot, but his long and successful career includes stage, television and film roles such as historical figures Sigmund Freud and Cardinal Wolsey and the mysterious and menacing Augustus Melmotte in the TV adaptation of Trollope’s The Way We Live Now.
His new book reflects upon the years he has spent as the iconic Belgian sleuth and how his own life has been affected by the character.
Peter Lewis is the Daily Mail’s leading book reviewer, but has been a prize-winning journalist for the paper for more than 50 years, during which time he has befriended, interviewed and written about our major literary, political and showbusiness personalities.
His fascinating new book, A Rogues' Gallery, reveals the stories behind the famous names and is packed with indiscreet gossip and piercing observations, backed by Peter’s unparalleled knowledge and experience.

And presiding over our guests, with his own inimitable brand of wit and irreverence, is writer, performer, raconteur, former politician and polymath Gyles Brandreth, who will ensure the day goes with a swing.
The lunch is from noon on Tuesday December 10. If you’ve not been to one of our lunches, this is the perfect occasion on which to start; if you’re a veteran, you’ll know what superb entertainment they are. Either way, with guests such as these, you’ll need to book early as we anticipate a rush for tickets.
In addition to the speakers, we provide a three-course lunch with wine at central London’s Lancaster London Hotel, and a cash bar before the meal. Tickets cost £75 per person and you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and have book signed by them - perfect for Christmas presents.
HOW TO BOOK
Please send cheques, made payable to Lancaster London Hotel, for £75 per person with the name(s) of your guest(s) for the table plan to Caroline Hamilton Fleming, 27 Baalbec Road, London N5 1QN. Confirmation will be sent during the week of November 18, and cheques will be returned to unsuccessful applicants. Numbers are limited so book early.

TV UPDATE : THE ALAN TITCHMARSH SHOW .. MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH 2013 .. ITV1 3.00PM

Joan on set with Kevin Poulter social commentator o the show..
Just a reminder that Joan will appear on today's edition of 'The Alan Titchmarsh Show' on ITV1 at 3.00pm...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S VERY VOCAL IN THE ROLES SHE PLAYS!

 
This rare shot finds Joan recording the vocals for her role of Katrina Petrovna in the 1986 miniseries 'Monte Carlo'.. In this opus Joan played a cabaret singer who was also a spy. In the series she warbled among other things 'The Last Time I Saw Paris'...

Sunday, October 27, 2013

PRESS UPDATE : THE EXPRESS .. SATURDAY 26TH OCOTBER 203...

Joan Collins is ravishing in red as she heads to Selfridges for book signing

JOAN COLLINS proved that she's every inch the glamorous Hollywood icon earlier today when she stepped out in a stunning red dress.


Joan Collins looked glamorous at her book signing earlier todayJoan Collins looked glamorous at her book signing earlier today [WENN]
The actress and author - who has been up and down the country promoting her new memoir Passion For Life - looked gorgeous as she arrived at Selfridges in a red peplum number, showing off her still-enviable figure.
The Dynasty star posed up a storm before she sat down to sign copies of her book at the designer outlet, in the stylish ensemble which she teamed with a pair of nude peep toe shoes.
Joan Collins, glamour, passion for life, book, autobiography, style, fashion, ageThe actress showed off her still-enviable figure in the stylish number [WENN]
Joan Collins, glamour, passion for life, book, autobiography, style, fashion, ageThe star was signing copies of her latest memoir Passion For Life [WENN]
The brunette finished off her look with a silver necklace which featured a large silver cross and an array of matching bangles.
Earlier this week, the star was spotted in a similar dress as she arrived at the launch party of her book.
Wearing a black peplum frock, the star showed any youngsters exactly how to dress for the red carpet as she surrounded herself with famous friends.
Joan Collins, glamour, passion for life, book, autobiography, style, fashion, age [WENN]
Joan’s autobiography, A Passion For Life, was released earlier this month and tells the stories of the actress’s adventures around the world.
In the book, she opens up about the men in her life and speaks openly about her encounters with such iconic people as Princess Diana and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

PRESS UPDATE: CELEBRITY STYLE TIPS OF THE WEEK .. OCTOBER 25TH 2013..

Carla ChallisBy 

Celebrity style tips of the week

Joan Collins shows us how to wear white in winter and Sharon Stone proves tweed can be sexy

White in winter? You must be mad. Not so, says Joan Collins as she leaves the ITV Studios.
A crisp white winter coat instantly glams any look as it brightens up a dull, dismal day. And if you’re heading to a snazzy event, it’s a far better look than throwing on your dog-walking parka or boring black coat.
Joan Collins.

EVENT UPDATE : PASSION FOR LIFE BOOK SIGNING.. SELFRIDGES LONDON.. OCTOBER 26TH 2013..


Delighted to attend Joan's highly successful book signing event at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London on Saturday afternoon. Joan overwhelmed by the large crowd that queued for some a few hours to meet her. Here are some photo's I took of the day and a couple of press shots..
Joan surrounded by fans before she started signing..
Joan signs in!
With Joan in the VIP Suite..
Joan meeting Superfan Chris Conlon!
Joan signs aided by PR Guru Gina Rozner..
 
Joan poses during the press call..

Joan shares her Passion For Life..
Sharing an amusing moment with Joan..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN BACKS' IT UP IN STYLE!

Joan looks stylish as ever in this rarely seen promo shot from late 80's...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S GOT A NUT TO CRACK WITH CAROL!

Joan confronts a snooping Carol White while an amused William Franklyn looks on in this still from the 1982 drama 'Nutcracker'..

Friday, October 25, 2013

RADIO UPDATE : IAIN DALE .. LBC 97.3 .. FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH 2013...




You can look as well as listen to Joan's interview earlier on LBC 97.3 with Iain Dale, where she discusses her new memoir 'Passion For Life'..

THE GUARDIAN ..MY FAMILY VALUES .. FRIDAY OCTOBER 25TH 2013..

Joan Collins: My family values

The actress talks about her showbusiness family, her five husbands and why she never ignores her sister Jackie!
Joan Collins: 'My mother was sweet and placid, just what the perfect wife was supposed to be – and I was determined not to be.' Photograph: Ken McKay/Rex Features
I blame my grandmother for encouraging me to become an actress. She taught me to sing, tap dance and even do the splits – which I can still do. "Oh, Grandma, what bendy legs you have!" I squealed when, at Christmas at the Collins abode, she performed her famous splits to a packed room. It was a trick she had learned as a dancer and soubrette while touring the capes of South Africa with her two sisters, entertaining troops on leave from the Boer war. My father, Joe, followed her into the business and became a successful variety agent – our house was always full of performers. But he strongly discouraged me from becoming an actress and warned I would be washed up by 23.

My grandmother spoiled my father rotten and he grew up expecting women to do whatever he wanted. When he married my beautiful mother, Elsa, he expected her to give up her career as a champion ballroom dancer and become a good wife and mother, which she dutifully did. He loved us dearly, but was quite dismissive of my sister Jackie and me. He never cuddled or kissed us, rarely played with us and never helped with homework. But he taught me to be tough and self-reliant.

My mother was a domestic goddess and Mother Earth figure. She was sweet and placid – just what the perfect wife was supposed to be and I was determined not to be. She was also extremely naive. She never told me about menstruation, so it came as a huge surprise. And I had no idea about sex. Her death from cancer in 1962 came as a big shock. My father was so emotionally overwhelmed when she became seriously ill that if anyone inquired about her health, he refused to answer. When she died, he was grief stricken.

I married my first husband, Maxwell Reed, who was 14 years older than me, on my 19th birthday. He was a film star and I had been one of his biggest fans. But technically he raped me on our first date and because I had "done it", which nice girls never did in the 50s, I tried to wipe it from my mind and started dating him! The rot set in swiftly after the marriage, but the crunch came when a Middle Eastern gentleman offered Max ten grand if he would let me sleep with him. To my horror, he wanted to close the deal. "He'll even let me watch," he hissed.

After the divorce, I started to become broody and found an unlikely father figure in the actor and singer Anthony Newley, though he admitted he had never been faithful. It was foolish to ignore the warning because he had quite a few children in and out of marriage. But I got what I wanted: two beautiful babies, Tara and Sacha.

My third husband, Ronald Kass, a recording executive and film producer, was one of the few people who matched my physical energy, and we had a daughter, Katyana. The marriage ended when he became addicted to cocaine and, later, heroin. However, the problems with my previous husbands paled in comparison with my fourth – Peter Holm, a fading Swedish pop singer, who was a mixture of obdurate dullard and calculating sociopath. We married at the height of my Dynasty fame, but I came home early from work one day and found him in bed with another woman. Our marriage was a sham, and I was his meal ticket.

Jackie understands me more than practically any of my friends, and I have ignored her advice at my peril. She thought I was mad when I married Peter Holm and didn't approve of my relationship with the art dealer Robin Hurlstone, so we were not as close then. Thankfully, she adores my husband Percy, so now we're having the best of times.

I had no intention of marrying again. What changed? Percy Gibson. We met in New York in 2000 shortly before I was due to tour in a play. Percy was to be the producer. He was kind, loving and funny, and eventually we began a passionate affair. I was in my 60s and he was in his 30s, but the age difference never posed a problem. We talked it through and he didn't want children. He adores my children and grandchildren. We've been married for 11 years, but when I look at him across a room, my heart still skips. I don't think about the future and we never discuss what might happen in 20 years. If he dies, he dies!

Passion for Life by Joan Collins is published by Constable & Robinson

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS ALWAYS POISED FOR A SIGNING!

Joan attends a signing for her book 'My Secrets' at Hatchards in London in 1994.. Don't forget you can meet Joan this coming
Saturday 26th at Selfridges on Oxford Street in London where she will sign copies of her latest bestseller 'Passion For Life' from 2-3pm on Level 2... Click the following link for details...
http://style.selfridges.com/whats-on/joan-collins-book-signing-selfridges-london