An Evening With Dame Joan Collins

An Evening With Dame Joan Collins
Dubai Opera December 12th 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

ON THE COVER : FABULOUS / THE SUN ON SUNDAY .. JULY 2ND 2017!

Check out the sensational cover of this week's 'Fabulous' magazine which is included with The Sun on Sunday newspaper, which also includes an exclusive interview with Joan! Get it Sunday!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE : IN ST TROPEZ IT'S ALWAYS FASHIONABLE TO DINE IN STYLE!

Joan had a good catch up with close friends Nikki Haskell & Ivana Trump at an private dinner at a stylish villa  in St Tropez...
Guests assemble for dinner at Villa St Tropez!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : ISLAND IN THE SUN .. 1957 FOX ..

A star studded cast can be found in this 1957 drama that was controversial in its time... Read more on this release in my archive..
50's Focus : ISLAND IN THE SUN .. 1957

Monday, June 19, 2017

EVENT ALERT : THE 57TH FESTIVAL DE TELEVISION MONTE CARLO .. JUNE 18TH 2017 ..

Joan paid a visit to Monte Carlo as special guest of The Monte Carlo TV Festival, which she has attended on many an occasion and was the recipient of a Golden Nymph Award in 2001...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE WAYWARD BUS .. 1957 FOX ..

Joan starred in this 1957 drama based on John Steinbeck''s novel with Jayne Mansfield.. You can read more about this film here!
50's Focus : THE WAYWARD BUS .. 1957 Fox ..

Thursday, June 15, 2017

PHOTO UPDATE : AT LE CLUB.. THE LUNCH IS LE GRAND!


Joan had a wonderful lunch at Club 55 with good friend Julian Clary, who was visiting the South of France before getting into gear for his upcoming role in the play 'Le Grand Mort' which opens at Trafalgar Studios in London on September 20th.. The play written by the late Stephen Clark, was written especially for Julian.. You can book tickets here!
LE GRAND MORT TRAFALGAR STUDIOS

FILM FLASHBACK : SEA WIFE .. 1957 .. FOX ..

No looks at the face of a nun, or so they say! Well in this 1957 Fox release, Joan plays the role of a nun who get shipwrecked with three men who are not aware of her saintly persuasion! You can read more about this film in my 50's Focus archive here!
50's Focus : SEA WIFE .. 1957 FOX ..

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE OPPOSITE SEX .. 1956 MGM ..


Joan plays the vixen Crystal Allen in this glamorous MGM release from 1956, read more on this film here in my film archive!

Monday, June 12, 2017

TRIBUTE : SIR ROGER MOORE .. 1927 -- 2017 ..

Roger's wife Kristina arrives for ceremony
Joan paid her last respects to her longtime friend Sir Roger Moore yesterday during a private memorial service at St Paul's church in Monte Carlo.. 
''One last drink. Goodbye, dear - a beautiful and loving service for one of the great Saints, Knights and Gents of our time''

Sunday, June 11, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING .. 1955 FOX ..

This 1955 release features Joan as notorious showgirl Evelyn Nesbit and was based on a true life case.. Read more in my film archive here!
50's Focus ; THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING .. 1955 FOX ..

Saturday, June 10, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE VIRGIN QUEEN .. 1955 .. FOX ..

This popular release from 1955 was Joan's first major Hollywood film and her first for 20th Century Fox and she starred as Beth Throgmorton a lady in waiting to the fierce Queen Elizabeth 1 played by the legendary Bette Davis.. Read more on the film here!
50's Focus : THE VIRGIN QUEEN .. 1955 FOX ..

Friday, June 9, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : LAND OF THE PHARAOHS .. 1955 WARNER BROS ..

One of Joan's iconic films is this cult epic from 1955 'Land of the Pharaohs' in which Joan stars as the scheming Princess Nellifer.. Read more about this legendary tale at my film archive here!
50's FOCUS : LAND OF THE PHARAOHS .. 1955 WARNER BROS ..

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE GOOD DIE YOUNG .. 1954 ROMULUS ..

This exciting crime drama from 1954 features a super cast, with Joan as Mary Halsey who is torn between her American husband, who wants her to come to the United States with him and her selfish mother who feigns illness as every turn, preventing her from leaving.. Read more on this release in my film archive here!
50's Focus : THE GOOD DIE YOUNG .. 1954

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE ADVENTURES OF SADIE .. 1953 RENOWN PICTURES ..

Joan enjoyed her first taste of comedy in this 1953 release in which she played a spoilt Sadie Patch who finds herself stranded on a desert island with three men! Read more about this film here!
50's Focus :: THE ADVENTURES OF SADIE!

Monday, June 5, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : THE SQUARE RING .. 1953 ..RANK ORGANISATION ..

Joan features in a small role in this boxing drama from 1953, where she plays the role of Frankie, girlfriend of boxing champ Rick Martell, played by her then husband Maxwell Reed.. Read more on this release in my archive post here!
50's Focus : THE SQUARE RING 1953

Sunday, June 4, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : TURN THE KEY SOFTLY .. 1953 .. GFD / RANK

Joan played a West End prostitute who is just released from prison with two other ladies in this 1953 drama, although the character of Stella Jarvis is more naive than bad girl! You can read more on this title here in my archive post!
50'S Focus : Turn The Key Softly

Saturday, June 3, 2017

PHOTO FLASHBACK : IT'S MOORE THE MERRIER FOR A RACY AFTERNOON!

As it's Derby Day at Epsom, thought I would share this super shot of Joan with the legendary Roger Moore, who sadly died last week. This was taken in 1989, Joan had just finished 'Dynasty' and was promoting the paperback edition of her bestselling novel 'Prime Time'.. Joan actually wore this stunning pink jacket for a book event in Dublin around this time, which I was thrilled to attend!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

FILM FLASHBACK : COSH BOY .. 1953 ROMULUS ..

Shocking in it's day, 'Cosh Boy' was one of the first X rated films and featured Joan as Rene Collins another girl who gets in with the wrong crowd. This film was called 'The Slasher' in the USA...
See the following link for more on this film!
50's Focus - COSH BOY