Wednesday, August 26, 2020
EVENT ALERT : NOLAN MILLER ONLINE AUCTION .. JULIENS AUCTIONS.. LIVE UNTIL CLOSES MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 2020 ..
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Monday, August 24, 2020
The true love that made me realise I'd suffered abuse: Joan Collins's novelist daughter Tara Newley makes a brave and shocking revelation about a previous relationship
|Tara & Nick's wedding day with Joan & Percy|
|Tara with Joan and brother Sacha|
|Tara with Joan in St Tropez|
|Tara with Joan & Tony Newley|
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Joan Collins: my face mask fight with the Gendarmerie...
|Joan undercover in St Tropez!|
|Joan with Celia Walden yachting in St Tropez 2020|
France in mid-June seemed normal after London. The sun shone, the restaurants and beaches were open, people visited the markets and shops and strolled along the port. At the start of the pandemic, the French suffered a draconian lockdown. Policemen patrolled the streets and people were heavily fined if they didn’t fill out their safe-conduct form. This obviously worked to control the virus and the French started to live again, not just exist. But now, with the tourist influx, mask-wearing has become obligatory, and cases seem to be on the rise because of the more irresponsible ‘party beaches’ that this hedonistic haven is famous for. Women, in particular, wear these masks in various jaunty ways. It’s a popular look to hang them from the wrist like a bracelet, or off one ear; or pull them down to cover the chin (clever if you have several); or push them on to the hair like an Alice band. On a shopping trip to Ikea I wore a new plastic face visor, which I had seen being worn by London hairdressers. As it’s less stifling than a ‘muzzle’ mask, I could breathe more easily. However, an officious gendarme became deeply offended by it, and while I was mulling over the benefits of Ikea’s gravadlax vs its smoked salmon, he pounced. Gesticulating in Gallic fashion, he yelled at me to put on a proper mask, because visors aren’t legal. Chastised, I slunk away, muttering an Anglo-Saxon expletive under my breath, which, as he glared at me, I feared he might have understood. I then tried wearing a clear plastic facemask, of the sort which all the staff at the Byblos were wearing, but although it was easier to speak and to be understood, it forced my face into a hideous rictus.
|Something is bugging Joan!|
Although it’s idyllic here, we are suffering an invasion of hornets. They descend on the breakfast table — causing our few venturous guests to scramble for safety — and fly around the swimming pool while we’re in it. One particularly vicious bug landed on me while Percy was doing laps. Screaming in terror, I jumped into the pool to get away from it, colliding with Percy and causing both of us nearly to drown.
|Joan with Roger Moore 2001|
Friday, August 14, 2020
Martin Dyer is a very ordinary man with a very ordinary life. An insurance Loss Adjuster for many years, he spends his time assessing other people's problems and ignoring his own. His wife Angie aspires to greater things and when finances hit rock bottom, she leaves him for a suave loan shark one week before Christmas. Martin is crest fallen but forced into continuing his day by the overly exuberant company secretary, who has scheduled several claims for Martin to validate. With a heavy heart, Martin sets off but his day drastically goes from bad to worse with a catalogue of extraordinary and humorous encounters with a flirtatious and rather amarous widow, a corrupt Doctor, a lascivious female escort and a dead rat. It is only at the funeral of a client that Martin has an epiphany; and with the help of his unlikely friendship with a teenage thief and perhaps a sprinkling of Christmas magic, life suddenly changes in a truly remarkable way.
Here is a first look at a poster design for Joan's latest film 'The Loss Adjuster' which will be released before Christmas..
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
IE: LOVE = LIKE + TIME?
OR: LIKE = KIND + NICE BUM?
Cass, like most red-blooded females, would like to think she understands the formula, but finds that love is simply not adding up. Whilst her dad, a frustrated scientist, would have her believe that love is simply chemical attraction. At the all-female radio station where she works, Cass connects with other lost and lonely women, and makes it her mission to ride out the oestrogen-fuelled problems dragging down the station and find a solution to love and life by her own ground- breaking formula.
Tara Arkle is the daughter of Dame Joan Collins and Anthony Newley. She lived in Paris for two years to study at The American College in Paris, where her poetry and journalism first found local publication. She transferred to Boston University to study English, French and Russian literature and poetry with Helen Vendler at Harvard. First published in the Poetry Journal, she contributed to The Atlantic Revue while living and studying in Paris. She went on to study Literature at Boston University, and worked in London as a columnist and journalist, Radio DJ, and TV Presenter before starting her own contents company, NewleyDale LTd. with pilots made for Baby Cow, ITV and Channel 4.
Radio Honey is slated to release on August 1, 2020. It will be available as a paperback on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other booksellers worldwide. An electronic version will release in September.