RADIO ALERT : JOAN COLLINS - MY LIFE IN LIPSTICK PART 1 .. WED JULY 20TH 2016 .. BBC RADIO 2 10:00PM.
Joan Collins - A Life In Lipstick
Wednesday 20 July
BBC RADIO 2
Joan Collins gives a candid and witty account of her seven-decade career in show business, illustrated by a treasure trove of archive clips and music. She reflects on Hollywood, television, men, getting older and modern standards of beauty and glamour.
In this first of two episodes, Joan recalls growing up in a showbiz family. Her two aunts worked on the stage whilst her father Joe was an agent to the stars. Consequently the family home was always full of singers and dancers, and it was here she first met Roger Moore after returning from school one day.
While studying at Rada as a teenager, Joan was offered a contract by film and entertainment company - the Rank Organisation. Dubbed the 'coffee bar jezebel' by the British press owing to her sultry looks and bad girl roles, Joan reflects on playing a jail bird in the 1953 film Turn The Key Softly.
Joan talks about being hired by 20th Century Fox at the age of 21 and moving to Hollywood. Bette Davis was the first major star she worked with, and roles followed opposite a cluster of Hollywood’s leading men including Paul Newman, James Mason, Richard Burton, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
Joan also speaks candidly about her marriage to Anthony Newley. She describes glamorous married life in Beverly Hills and how the demise of their relationship was immortalised in one of Newley’s songs.
With contributions from Sir Roger Moore, Stephanie Beacham, David Hasselhoff, Julian Clary and David Emanuel.
Presenter/Joan Collins, Producer/Victoria Ferran for Just Radio Ltd