Wednesday, June 24, 2020
As 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...
BID ON DAME JOAN'S MURAL SQUARE HERE!!
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!!
PRE -ORDER THE GOOD DIE YOUNG BLU-RAY /DVD 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
Thursday, June 4, 2020
ATTITUDE YEARBOOK 2019 .. BUY YOUR DIGITAL COPY HERE!!
THE FIRST-EVER ATTITUDE YEARBOOK DELIVERS 27 COVER STARS IN A 328-PAGE SPECIAL EDITION
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.