Thursday, 21 July 2011

Daily Picture - Joan with George

This photo of Joan with George Hamilton was taken at the 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards on 28 January 1989

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Daily Picture - Mama's Back

Today's picture is from the 1993 pilot "Mama's Back", a 30 minute comedy pilot episode written by Ruby Wax. Joan is pictured with co-star Michael Gambon. Unfortunately, the series was never picked up as a full series.

The cast also included Samantha Womack (credited as Samantha Janus) from Eastenders, and also Rupert Everett.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Daily Picture - Breakfast in Bed!!

Its "All New Pictures Time!!" I have a file of around 150 new photographs of Joan that do not appear on the website. These have been purchased over the last 2-3 years and kept on file ready for publishing.

Today is a lovely colour portrait of Joan in a scene from the 1984 comedy "The Cartier Affair", which Joan made with David Hasselhoff. The movie went straight to a video release, I remember paying £19.99 for my first VHS copy. The movie has since been re-released on DVD both here and in the US.

Another photo tomorrow.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

JContheCover(s) - News of the World Magazines 1985 - 1988

As mentioned in yesterday's post, in the 80's the News of the World newspaper regularly featured Joan on the cover of their magazine supplement, "Sunday". Yesterday, I featured the first in my collection, from 1984 - here are the other 5 as a tribute to the newspaper.

This first one from July 1985 was to promote the new mini series, Sins that Joan was producing and starring in. It featured an adaptation of the book by Judith Gould with pictures of Joan and the cast throughout.
The June 8, 1986 issue featured Joan as Madame Du Pompadour her choice of costume for the Masquerade party where Alexis brings Ben Carrington (Christopher Cazenove) back to Denver (Dynasty Season 6).
It was back to the mini series for the August 10, 1986 issue of the magazine, and the picture of Joan from Monte Carlo based on the novel by Stephen Sheppard. Inside was a 2 page article with pictures from the production.
The 1987 issue, dated February 8 featured an article about Joan's daughter Katy and her then divorce from husband number 4 - Peter Holm.
The last issue that I have in my collection was from November 1988 and featured Joan on the cover in Dynasty scenes with co-star Michael Nader (Dex Dexter). Inside a 1 1/2 page article, "I've Spent All My Life Trying to Please Men" about her marriages and then news and pictures from a forthcoming episode of Dynasty.

Thank you News of the World for some great covers of Joan over the years.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Goodbye News Of The World

Tomorrow, July 10th will be the last time this UK newspaper appears on newstands. It has been running for 168 years, during which time it has covered many celebrities .... including Joan.

On the 10 November 1985, Joan was featured on the front pages and inside a 2 page article as she married for the 4th time in Las Vegas, swedish pop star Peter Holm.

They also boosted my JContheCover and many other fan's collections by featuring her on the cover of their magazine Supplement 'Sunday' regularly from 1984-1988.

Right: One of the first of those covers from May 6th 1984.

Tomorrow, I'll feature some of the other magazine covers of Joan.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Mexican Lobby Cards

This is another recent addition to my collection of Mexican Lobby Cards. Who can forget Joan starring alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the comedy Rally Round The Flag Boys or the Mexican title, "El Inconquistable Sexo Debil"?
This card is one of four I acquired, the others can be found on the website.