Thursday, 27 October 2011

Dynasty Daily - The Court of Queen Joan

In Season 8 of the series, there was an episode called "The Fair" in which Alexis decides to hold an Olde English Fair.
This first picture shows Joan in costume as Elizabeth I, before the tug-of-war contest she has with Krystle, which sees Alexis falling face first into the vat of mud.

The second rarily seen picture is from the same episode, Alexis announces the highlight of the evening will be a film of Blake and Krystle touring a rehabilitation centre, however it just so happens that the film has been edited with excerpts of Blake's visits to a brothel ran by Cora Van Heusen.

I'm certain I have pictures of the tug-of-war contest and will feature them in a future post.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Dynasty Daily

Today's photo is of Joan wearing a multicolored jacket and matching scarf from the opening of the episode "Ben" (Dynasty Season 6).

A smaller version appears on the UK DVD cover.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Spanish Poster - Girl In The Red Velvet Swing.

The majority of the foreign posters of films Joan made in the 1950's differ from the English and American designs, often with more vibrant colours, and designs similar to the foreign lobby cards I have featured in previous posts.

This is the Spanish poster for 'The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing' which starred Ray Milland and Farley Granger.

Dynasty Daily - Blake's Women.

Today's Dynasty picture is from 1982 as Joan was just joining the cast of Dynasty. With John Forsythe as Blake Carrington, pictured from left to right are Heather Locklear (Sammy Jo), Pamela Bellwood (Claudia), Linda Evans (Kystle), John Forsythe, Joan Collins (Alexis) and Pamela Sue Martin (Fallon #1).

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Dynasty Daily

Most of the e-mails I receive from fans and people round the world at some stage usually ask the same question, "What do you collect of Joan?". The answer is "most things" and they cannot believe when I tell them how the collection which started with a serialisation from a National newspaper on the eve of Joan's 50th birthday back in 1983 has grown to what you see and more on the website.

I received an e-mail some weeks ago from someone who had come across the site asking if I could do a blog feature of Dynasty photos featuring Joan.
The answer would be "Yes"

Today's is a rather unusual picture of Joan with Linda during their first catfight in Alexis' studio. As you can see Alexis would grab anything to throw at Krystle - no vase remained safe when these two came to blows .....

Friday, 14 October 2011

"NEW" Daily Picture - Pacific Palisades

Today I am featuring a picture of Joan as Christina Hobson with co-star Lucky Vanous (Matt Dunning) from the short-lived 1997 series Pacific Palisades.

The series which was axed after 13 episodes also starred Finola Hughes, who fans will remember starred alongside Joan in the film Nutcracker. Other cast members included Greg Evigan and Kimberley Davies.
I will be adding more photos from the series to the website and blog soon.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

New Arrivals

Apologies to everyone about the lack of posts for the last 3 weeks - as previously mentioned with a full time job its not easy to keep this and the website running. However, I have started to sort through the collection again and will be adding a NEW ARRIVALS page to the site allowing me to highlight new items in the collection. After a period of time they will be moved to their respective pages of the website.

Today I am featuring this item which I obtained this week - it is a window advert from America for the film 'The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing' and I have to say I've not seen this style of advert before. It measures approx. 11"x4". Others I have in the collection are full size and colour so this was a nice addition.