Thursday, July 2, 2020


Exciting news that Joan will join the cast of the international series 'Glow and Darkness' which also stars Jane Seymour, Denise Richards and Bruce Davidson...

Press Release July 1st 2020...

Glow & Darkness will narrate the time and life of some of the characters gravitating around the figure of Francisco de Asís, a time when ambition, cruelty, the clash of religion and the clash of Christian and Saracen cultures, make it a spectacular period in history, we find characters such as the Lionheart ( Bruce Davidson ) and Eleanor of Aquitaine ( Jane Seymour ).

The filming has an exceptional casting and a top-level technical team, in the cast we have a highly prestigious international cast such as Jane Seymour, Dennise Richards & Bruce Davison, in addition to great Spanish figures such as Fernando Gil, who presented a new film this Last Friday the 26th, with which he has already won his first international award as best actor for the film La strip de Álex .

The recording of the series passed through Morocco but due to the Pandemic it stopped last March and it is now in July when filming resumes in Spain.

This time Jose Luis Moreno announced his latest signing for the cast, the legendary Joan Collins. The actress is internationally known for her character as Alexis Carrington Colby in Dynasty , which has been one of the highest rated Prime Time shows in the history of television dramas. She played this character for nine years, earning her a Golden Globe and a People "s Choice Award in addition to numerous nominations in different categories.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Fan's of legendary costume designer Nolan Miller will be thrilled to hear that many of his classic design sketches for some of Hollywood's Legendary ladies including Joan along with Bette Davis, Ann Miller, Barbara Stanwyck, Susan Hayward, Ginger Rodgers, Cyd Charisse, Ann Margret, Diahann Carroll, Sophia Loren, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, Eva Gabor & Joan Crawford and many others, will go up for auction on July 18th online and at Julien's Auctions exclusive Beverly Hills location.
You can view the catalogue here! Click Link Below!!


Nolan Miller catalogue with foreward by Joan..

People Magazine Article July 2020 --

Sketches of dresses worn by Dame Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor, and Farrah Fawcett are to go under the hammer at an upcoming Julien’s Auctions sale.

The Property from the Estate of Nolan Miller auction takes place on 18 July in Beverly Hills, with collectors also able to participate online.

The event features a collection of 127 lots, including more than 100 costume sketches. Highlights include a series of watercolor on board costume sketches for the series Dynasty, including a Collins costume sketch inscribed from the actress to Miller; several sketches of Taylor, including a sketch of the gown she wore as a presenter at the 1987 Academy Awards and a sketch of the gown she wore to the 1985 Golden Globe Awards inscribed from Taylor to Miller; and a Charlie’s Angels costume sketch and photograph inscribed from Fawcett to Miller.

Bette Davis and Ginger Rogers sketches also feature, as well as photographs, letters, notes, correspondence, and awards.

Commenting on the respected designer, who passed away in 2012, Collins stated: “All of these stars loved him, as I did.”

The brochure notes explain the late Miller, whose designs epitomised Hollywood glamour, not only designed garments for the original leading ladies of cinema but he also developed close friendships with Rogers, Davis, Collins, Taylor, Lana Turner, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, and Joan Crawford, among many others.

He brought the “fashion fantasy previously reserved for film to television and established a working relationship and friendship with Aaron Spelling”.

“He would create his most iconic and memorable looks for the television series Dynasty, which ran from 1981 to 1989. Joan Collins’ wardrobe from the series still inspires admirers to elevate their style goals,” the notes add....

Wednesday, June 24, 2020


Clive James: Australian broadcaster and author dies aged 80 - BBC NewsAs it was announced earlier today. that the joyous entertainer Margarita Pracatan has died, I decided to feature this shot of Margarita with her old friend Clive James, who introduced her to UK audiences by way of his ITV show, 'The Clive James Show'.. Joan was a guest on the show and this rare shot was taken on the night...

Monday, June 22, 2020


Bid On Dame Joan's Mural Square Here!!

SIR PETER BLAKE "Our fans" (2017) 100 separate faces cut out as fragments from an original collage that was printed on a vinyl fabric mural sized 61.66m x 27.77m in colour. Each face/fragment is approximately 1.2m x 2m (4' x 6.5'). Please be advised that the final shape and size may vary. Each figure was cut-out from the poster based on the cutting guide designed by the artist. "Our fans" is Peter Blake’s largest-ever artwork and was commissioned by LONDON Advertising to cover the façade of Mandarin Oriental, Hyde Park, in Knightsbridge, London during its recent renovations. The mural coincided with the 50th anniversary of the launch of The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band album, whose iconic front cover was designed by the artist in 1967. To create "Our fans", 100 renowned ‘Fans’ of the hotel provided a photograph of themselves to be included in the vinyl fabric collage – no-one invited refused, including the two surviving Beatles, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. Videos of design, installation and Sir Peter talking about his design can be viewed here. The completed poster was the size of 38 London buses and was on site from January to May 2017. The proceeds from the auction will be donated equally between WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and The Felix Project which is feeding London’s most vulnerable during the crisis...


Sunday, June 14, 2020


Delighted to report that the 1954 thriller 'The Good Die Young' in which Joan starred alongside Richard Basehart, Stanley Baker and Laurence Harvey will get a blu-ray / dvd release on July 20th from the BFI. What is exciting about this release, is the fact there will be two versions of the film on the disc.. The original theatrical version and a never seen export version, not sure what is extra in this version or whether new scenes will feature Joan, but it will be very interesting to see!
You can pre-order your copy here!!


Adapted from the novel by Richard Macaulay and directed by Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this crime thriller starring Stanley Baker, Joan Collins, Gloria Grahame and Laurence Harvey, about an armed robbery

The Good Die Young opens with four men sitting in a car as they prepare to commit a serious crime. Each man’s reason for being involved is then explored…
Mike (Stanley Baker), an injured and ageing boxer unable to find work, Joe (Richard Basehart) is an out-of-work clerk who needs to get to the United States with his young wife (Joan Collins) to escape her unstable mother (Freda Jackson), Eddie (John Ireland) is an AWOL American airman with an unfaithful wife (Gloria Grahame), and Miles 'Rave' Ravenscourt (Laurence Harvey), a 'gentleman' scoundrel with gambling debts and the man who lures the other three.

From director Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this 1954 crime thriller that promises “Deadly weapons, burning lips, and hot lead!”
Joan with Richard Basehart..
  • Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Includes the original theatrical version and the never-before-released export cut
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits
  • Other extras TBC

Friday, June 5, 2020


‘Beauty is recession-proof — people always want to look their best’

From Dame Joan Collins to the Spice Girls, they've all worked with Alex Silver, who built her PR business around ethical beauty brands....

June 5, 2020 

There will be many people who are jealous of Alex Silver after reading this. Not because she runs her own successful company, not even because she acts as Dame Joan Collins’s personal PR manager in the UK and has done so for ten years. No, the envy will arise because when it came to organising her daughter Scarlett’s batmitzvah two years ago, she did it in just three hours.
“I’ve been putting on events for so long in my career,” says Silver, 54, “that when it came to organising Scarlett’s batmitzvah at Brondesbury Park synagogue, I knew exactly where to go for everything, decorations, food, music, flowers and, yes, I literally did it in three hours!”
Warm and engaging, with a gentle but firm air of persuasion, Silver is a natural for the world of PR. With Dame Joan she is constantly receiving requests. “Everybody wants Joan and I’ve learned the art of politely saying ‘no’,” she laughs. Since lockdown, there have been even more requests: “I’ve definitely been busy during the pandemic with Joan. She’s done lots of things for charity, which I’ve helped with, a video for the NHS, and OK Magazine asked for people to donate for a charity auction. She gave a pair of Roberto Cavalli shoes.
“Most recently, the Royal British Legion asked if she would start the toast for the celebrations on VE Day, which she did from the balcony of her flat in London. Let’s just say that it was very interesting trying to get the paparazzi to maintain social distancing!”
The photograph of Dame Joan looking glorious was in every newspaper the next day.
Silver met Dame Joan through friendship with her daughter Tara Newley: “Tara asked me to look after Joan and about ten years ago, I said ‘yes’. She is wonderful to work with, totally professional and always open to new ideas.”
Representing one of the country’s icons is without doubt a plum role but surprisingly PR wasn’t her first choice of career.
She is from Newcastle where her parents, now both deceased, were family lawyer Therese and GP Emanuel (Manny). She and her brother Rupert grew up in a traditional Jewish environment. She went to the Jewish Day School and the family were members of the United Hebrew Congregation.
“It was such a lovely, warm community,” she recalls. “There were three shuls and two kosher butchers. Now I believe the last remaining shul is struggling. It’s so sad.”
It was a year-long stay in Israel when she was nine that set her on her initial career of nursing: “We had a fabulous year in Israel; my dad was considering us making aliyah, but we came back to the UK.
“During that time, though, he sometimes used to take me on his ward rounds in the hospital and there was just something about that I really liked.”
She trained at Westminster Hospital in London and on qualifying specialised in A&E. It was during this time that she had her first taste of PR. Ethicon, a medical subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, asked if she would join a campaign to increase awareness of endoscopic surgery. She took the job and her new career in PR had begun.
“The problem was it was all very corporate, meeting after meeting, and I wanted something more hands on, a more boutique style of working. So I decided to set up on my own. I asked my dad for a loan of £3,000 to start up. He said: ‘You’ve been in PR for five minutes and already you want to run your own business, no!’ Actually, though, it was the best thing he could have done because it really made me focused.”
“I picked up accounts quickly,” she says. “I worked with the British HIV association, another medical company called IVY Medical, promoting diagnostic kits and various gynaecological projects. I then began to get approached by health companies, like menopause supplements, period pain magnets, stress gadgets and so on. It wasn’t long before beauty and cosmetic business came my way, too.”
She was one of the first to recognise the power of the celebrity endorsement: “I saw that, for example, when one of the Spice Girls said they used a product suddenly sales went up.”
Although she then started working with celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger, Leona Lewis and Lisa Snowdon in various campaigns, she wanted mainly to work on products that had some sort of medical origin.
“I was able to use my strong medical contacts to lend credibility to the projects I was working on. I launched Botox in the UK, 18 years ago, with the backing of a French professor.
“Working with Fake Bake, sunless tanning, I engaged the help of skin cancer consultant and plastic surgeon Paul Banwell to communicate the dangers of sunbathing.”
All was going swimmingly. She had West End offices and a staff of 20 when she became pregnant with her daughter. “Either the business or the baby had to go,” she jokes. “So I kept the baby!”
When Scarlett was 20 months old, Alex took time off to travel the world with her: “We went all over and it was priceless in bonding with Scarlett.” While in Barbados, her parents came out to visit: “It was Passover and my mum said, ‘Haven’t you got any matzah?’ So I phoned the Sandy Lane hotel. I thought, ‘Well, you know, Michael Winner goes there.’ Not only did they have matzah but the rabbi invited us to the Seder!”
When she came back to the UK after nine months, she set up her business again, this time working from her kitchen table and doing night and weekend shifts as a nurse to pay the bills. Today Silver has an office in Soho and a team of eight. Her clients, along with Dame Joan, include beauty brand Claudalie, which she helped launch, and nail guru Leighton Denny, who cites Silver as a reason for his success.
Since her daughter’s batmitzvah she’s been asked to organise other parties. “I was just about to start doing that when the coronavirus struck. But it’s definitely something I want to branch into as soon as this is over.”
Does she worry that the beauty business will suffer because of the pandemic? “I’ve gone through two recessions in 25 years. People always want to look their best. Beauty is recession proof!”

Thursday, June 4, 2020




The Attitude Yearbook 2019 is a bumper digital-only special edition available to download now.

Featuring all 27 cover stories of the magazine’s 25th anniversary year, the Attitude Yearbook 2019 is a beautifully-illustrated, 328-page, digital-only special edition available to download now.
From our high priestess Donatella Versace and Rocketman’s Taron Egerton, to award winners Sam Smith and Christine and the Queens, plus Brian J Smith and his beautiful coming out story, this remarkable one-shot shares all of the cover stars and all of the cover stories together in one place, for the very first time.
Laugh with Bianca del Rio, meet the BBC’s first-ever LGBTQ correspondent Ben Hunte, delight in time spent with the icon that is Dame Joan Collins and dance like nobody’s watching with the supreme Sam Salter.
But save yourself for the most intimate of chats between besties Gus Kenworthy and Laith Ashley, as well as the sheer force of nature that is Yungblud.

Also features Cheyenne Jackson, DSquared2’s Dean and Dan Caten, Matthew Camp, Colton Haynes, Jake Bass, Yvie Oddly, Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland, Ross Mathews, Mika, Dr Ranj, Ava Max, Bang Bang Romeo’s Stars and more.

Saturday, May 23, 2020


To celebrate Joan's birthday, BBC 2 are screening

two programmes. One of which is a new edition of their popular series 'Talking Pictures' narrated by Celia Imrie, who appeared with Joan in the film 'In The Bleak Midwinter'. This series looks back at Joan's life and career through clips and interviews..

Joan Collins

Celia Imrie looks back on the life and loves of Dame Joan Collins, star of the big and small screen, sex symbol and all-round national treasure. Through archive interviews and her appearances on the BBC over the years, we hear Joan’s story in her own words. We discover how Joan survived the highs and lows of a career spanning five marriages and seven incredible decades, and see that the secret to her success is not just down to looks, style or even determination – but also a keen sense of fun and humour, that she’s kept shining since she first hit the big-time.

Before Talking Pictures tune in at 19:20 to catch a showing of a series from 2003, 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' hosted by Anne Robinson and it features Joan who discusses who she would invite to the ultimate dinner party!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAME JOAN .. May 23rd 2020 ..

               Wishing Joan a most wonderful birthday today! 

Saturday, May 16, 2020



My iconic sex swing in The Stud was tame compared to what’s on TV now, says Joan Collins

Thursday, May 14, 2020


Joan Collins

The revenge of the oldies!

May 16th 2020

Entering my 54th day of quarantine, I recall how much I was looking forward to this spring in England. There were so many exciting events and celebrations planned. Several friends were throwing big birthday bashes; I was picking up a couple of awards, performing my one-woman show, going to Cannes, and most exciting of all, participating in a plethora of events surrounding the VE Day celebrations. All of the above have gone with the proverbial wind, except for, in a small way, the latter. The Queen’s Pageant Master, Bruno Peek, asked me if I could lead the nation’s toast to our heroes and heroines of the second world war.
VE Day dawned sunny and hot. Percy and I festooned the balcony with Union Flags and bunting, and at 3 p.m. I went out to face a battery of photographers down in the street. I made a short speech and Percy popped a bottle of Pol Roger. Since several neighbours and a few friends had come to commemorate with us, we went outside to join them, maintaining the two-metre rule (even though we’re the only country that demands such large distancing). We enjoyed a mini ‘street party’, laughing and joking, and for a happy hour forgot about the devastating times we’re living in.

As an actress I’m quite accustomed to enforced periods of idleness; for most actors it’s normal to be out of work most of the year. So I’ve managed to fill this boring ‘Covidacation’ quite well: four newspapers, three cups of coffee and two morning chat-shows kill quite a lot of time. But I have to admit it is now becoming paralysingly tedious. I miss my children and grandchildren, the camaraderie of friends, and going to theatres, shops, cinemas and restaurants. Zoom, FaceTime and Houseparty just don’t do it for me. They are frustrating because everyone talks at once and the broadband usually crashes, freezing faces in bizarre expressions or distorting voices into banshee groans.
I’ve always thought western society was terribly ageist, and I don’t just mean ‘showbiz’ folk but across the board. Then our government insisted the ‘over-seventies’ (horrible expression) were part of the ‘vulnerables’ (an even more horrible expression) and should remain in lockdown (the most horrible expression of all) until a vaccine is found. That was utter discrimination against the hardy individuals who have no health issues. But more harmful was bolstering the existing belief among the general public (and prospective employers) that the old should keep out of everyone’s way. Just before lockdown we were planning to have dinner with Piers Morgan and when I texted him to check if it was still on, I received a manifesto explaining that he ‘didn’t want to be responsible’ for my untimely death! The 88-year-old actor who plays Ken Barlow in Coronation Street is allegedly barred from work for this same reason. On a recent exercise walk in the park, my dear friend Christopher Biggins was accosted twice by ‘coronags’ yelling that someone of his age should be at home. I am in this ‘over-seventies’ group but, having never defined myself by age, I’m not about to start now. I married a man three decades younger, and at my last check-up my GP said I was ‘stunningly healthy’. I am lucky to possess enormous energy and enthusiasm for life. In fact, my husband is often quoted saying that I had to marry a younger man as my pace would probably have killed someone my own age by now. There are hundreds of thousands of others who feel the same way. Sadly, ageism is the last tolerated prejudice. We are not allowed to refer to people as fat and yet it has now been proven that to be obese (almost one third of the UK population) is one of the major contributing factors in Covid deaths. However, if the government had dared to propose that they too should remain confined it would cause outrage.
Furthermore, the old continue to be the butt of socially acceptable derogatory jokes. A TV doctor recently patronisingly chided us to ‘go back to your bingos and bowls’. If we are not allowed to mock anybody else, why should the old have to put up with it? And this patronising insult of isolation, well-intentioned as it may be, is the final straw on top of all the ageist abuse I’ve received since I was 40! I will not be chucked on to the scrap heap of life — like a little lamb to the slaughter — because of my age; and neither will many of my friends. An American girlfriend texted me: ‘Is this our reward for taking care of ourselves and living into our eighties?’ It’s time, with mask and gloves at the ready, for the Silver Tsunami!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020


To launch her new online video beauty / chat show Charlotte Tilbury invited Joan to be her first special guest.. If you missed the first show you can watch it now! 


As part of VE Day 75th celebrations, Joan was invited to Toast the Nation, relive the moment in this exclusive video clip!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

PHOTO TRIBUTE : ROY HORN ... 1944 - 2020 ..

Sad news with the death of Legendary Illusionist Roy Horn, of Las Vegas icons Siegfried & Roy.. I was lucky to catch their show a few times in Vegas and Joan was also a fan of their spectacular show.. Roy who after an attack by one of his tigers during a performance, almost died and when he finally recovered he was never his full self again.. These two wonderful shots feature Joan visiting the guys after their Vegas show at The Mirage on two of her many visits to the show..

Friday, May 8, 2020


Joan led the nation in a toast for VE 75th celebrations, from the balcony of her Belgravia home, when she joined Percy in raising a glass of champagne to all who made sacrifices for their country..
You can see a clip of Joan earlier at the following link!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Join us at 9pm on Friday 8 May for a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

As we face some of the most challenging times since the end of the Second World War, now more than ever it is important to come together and unite.
We need you and as many people as possible to take part in this national moment of thanksgiving and celebration, in honour of our Second World War generation.
You can watch and join in on BBC One, who will be featuring the singalong as part of their VE Day broadcast.
To encourage people to get involved on Friday, a host of celebrities have shared their renditions of the WW2 anthem - including Lesley Joseph, Antony Cotton, Dame Joan Collins, Bill Bailey, Simon Williams, Alison Steadman OBE, The Overtones, Ross Kemp, Elaine Paige OBE, Robert Glenister and Clarke Peters.

Join in at 9pm on Friday 8 May by singing:

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again 
Some sunny day

Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
'Till the blue skies chase
Those dark clouds far away

And I will just say hello
To the folks that you know
Tell them you won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That, as I saw you go
You were singing this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

And I will just say hello
To the folks that you know
Tell them you won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That, as I saw you go
You were singing this song

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day

Monday, May 4, 2020


Check out the latest issue of Hello! magazine for an exclusive interview with Joan as she recalls her childhood during the war years as Britain celebrates it's 75th VE Day.. You can read part of the interview below!

"VE Day was the most amazing, fantastic day," Dame Joan recalls. "Daddy put us all into his car and we drove around London, which was full of people dancing and singing, kissing and hugging each other, climbing up lamp posts, waving Union Jacks and screaming with joy. We drove to Piccadilly and the soldiers and sailors were crawling all over Eros. I'd never seen anything like it.

"I was very young when the war broke out, so it’s hard for me to remember how it started. My father had to stay in London because he was putting on shows to entertain people who were staying behind. But I was evacuated constantly. My sister Jackie and I were taken by my father to a variety of places – Chichester, Bognor, Brighton and Norfolk. We were all over the place. My favourite was Ilfracombe. To get to the beach you had to go under a dark tunnel, which was very exciting for my sister and me, and then you’d get onto these beautiful golden sands and rocks.

"My schooling was a disaster because every time we went to a new place, I had to go to a new school. That was very tough. But we were lucky because we were always with our mother, and that made a big difference." The award-winning actress also recalled sleeping in the Underground, saying: "We went to the one at Marble Arch the most. It was very convivial – people would have accordions and they’d sing. There was a little bit of dancing – so long as they didn’t fall into the train tracks."
And Joan has a special message for war veterans this VE Day, saying: "On this VE day I want to thank all the fabulous soldiers and sailors, marines and WAAFs, Wrens and RAF pilots and everybody who helped us win that war. And much love to you who are still with us – thank you." Dame Joan Collins is supporting the Royal British Legion's virtual VE Day celebrations.
See this week's issue of HELLO! out now for the full interview.


You can own these fabulous shoes which have been donated by Joan to raise funds for Refuge and organised by OK! magazine for their Closet Clear Out campaign just launched...
These stunning creations by Robert Cavailli were worn by Joan for a recent Tatler shoot... 
You can place your bid at the following link!