Tuesday, 31 January 2012

DVD News - Dynasty Season 7

The wait is over!! Season 7 got it's UK release on 30th January 2012, which is good news for all Dynasty fans. Having pre-ordered from Amazon.co.uk back in December, I received mine this morning, so hot off the press are the details.
Season 7 picks up the end of the previous season, with Alexis (Joan Collins) in the clutches of Blake (John Forsythe) as in his rage at the thought of losing the Carrington mansion, he goes for the jugular and viewers were left wondering whether this time, he would kill his ex-wife? But Krystle (Linda Evans)intervenes and allows Alexis to live through the season, no doubt with a plan or two up her designer sleeve.
The Season contains all 28 episodes on 7 discs. The picture on the left is from the 2 part episode "A Love Remembered", on Disc No 4.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Daily Picture: Too Damn Famous Flyer

This flyer was produced for the Austrian Book signing engagement at Lugner City Shopping Mall in February 1993.

Another Night With Joan !! - REVISED

"One Night With Joan" returns by popular demand to the Leicester Square Theatre from Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th March 2012.
The artwork for both sides of the flyer is the same as the original October 2012 tour with the addition of BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND under Joan's name. Eagle-eyed bloggers please don't e-mail me when you notice that the synopsis on the reverse of this flyer has missed the proof reader and states "For two nights only", when infact Joan will be playing 6 shows including a matinee on the Sunday afternoon, which I will be attending myself. Tickets are on sale at the moment, I'm told this is a wonderful show and a chance to hear Joan share her life story. So book now to avoid disappointment. One question fans would like answering is "Joan, are there any plans to release the tour on DVD"?

Note: A paragraph has been removed from this post as I felt it was unacceptable, words written by the person who submitted the post to me.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Daily Picture - James Farentino and Joan

Thanks to the people who e-mailed me with news that James Farentino passed away Tuesday 24th January 2012. To my knowledge there had been nothing on the news or in the tabloids. Dynasty fans will remember him as Dr Nicholas Toscanni in Dynasty (1982) as pictured below.
The second picture today from my collection is James as David Westfield when he appeared in the mini-series 'Sins' with Joan.
He also appeared in ER, Melrose Place, a TV Movie I own but have never seen, called The Naked Lie with Victoria Principal. In the 60's he appeared in Naked City, 77 Sunset Strip and Route 66. From 1966 - 1982 he was married to the actress Michele Lee from Knot's Landing. Age 73 at the time of his death, he leaves 2 sons David and Saverio and his widow Stella. Our thoughts are with his family, RIP David.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Daily Picture - All Star Party for Joan Collins

One Hundred celebrities joined hosts Monty Hall and Clint Eastwood (pictured here with Joan) at the twelfth annual salute of Variety Clubs International tribute, All Star Party for Joan Collins from 1987. Celebrities included Lynn Redgrave, Michele Lee, Michael York, Rich Little, James Stewart, Bea Arthur, and Tony Bennett. With musical numbers, anecdotes and speeches at the end Joan was clearly moved by the tributes paid to her.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Daily Picture - Dynasty Catfights and Caviar

In this picture Joan and Linda Evans raise a toast to each other and the series,as they celebrate the shows 25th Anniversary in this TV special.
This is one of 6 photos added to a new page on the website. Check out the others in the TV Stills section.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Advert: - Cosh Boy (Japanese)

Today's post is a Japanese Advert for the film Cosh Boy (US Title: The Slasher), and is one of several new adverts added to the website today.
The film which was made in 1953 also starred James Kenney, Hermione Gingold and Hermione Baddeley

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Daily Picture: Making Of A Male Model

This picture of Joan with the late Jon Erik Hexum from the TV Movie, "Making Of A Male Model" is one of 3 added to the website.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Daily Picture - "Do you have a question for me?"

This rare photograph of Joan is from 1984 taken on the set of then breakfast TV show, TV-AM. Joan was being interviewed by journalist Eve Pollard. The guy Joan is looking at must be production crew.

Friday, 20 January 2012


In March 2011 I featured a post about newspaper cartoons. Like most countries, the majority of English newspapers feature these daily, usually based on news articles or celebrities, and over the years whenever Joan had been in the press, it was guaranteed that she would not escape the cartoonist!!

This one, penned by Franklyn appeared in 'The Sun' newspaper. At the time Joan had met her new fiance, Peter Holm who was reportedly wanted by the Swedish authorities.

I have a number of these cartoons and will feature them under the newspaper section of my website.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Daily Picture - Turn The Key Softly

This picture shows Joan on the set, during the filming of Turn The Key Softly, one of my favourites of Joan's early films, it starred Yvonne Mitchell, and Kathleen Harrison.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Daily Picture - Season 4 Dynasty Photos

Today I am featuring some photos of Joan from Season 4 of Dynasty, with co-star Geoffrey Scott who played Mark Jennings.

They are from Episode 25: The Engagement which aired on 18/04/1984

Magazine Promo: Hello (#1209)

Although not on the cover, Joan features in the new Hello Magazine out today in a 3 page article "Irrepressible Queen of Glamour Joan Collins Tells Why She Has No Intention Of Slowing Down As She Reprises Her 'Dynasty' Diva Image" in which she talks about the new Snickers Advert with Stephanie Beacham due to air this Sunday 22nd January Channel 4 at 11.20am, the Olympics, the Queen's Jubilee and good news for all her fans details of a new book in the summer.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Daily Picture - Empire of The Ants

Today's picture is a publicity still from the 1977 film Empire Of The Ants, in which Joan played real Estate owner Marilyn Fryser.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Daily Picture - Tales Of The Unexpected (1980)

This picture was from Joan's third guest appearance of this series in 1980. Seen here with co-star Pauline Collins.

I have included the synopsis from my website below:

Suzy Starr (Joan Collins) and Pat Lewis (Pauline Collins) are appearing in a local rep. production of The Importance of Being Ernest. The production is struggling until toy maker, Herbert Millette (Brewster Mason, not pictured) injects cash into it. Suzy who has fallen in love with Herbert's money and the gifts he showers her with believes she can string him along with other men .... until he finds out and demands a divorce. She decides to involve Pat in a scheme to win back Herbert's affections, but things prove differently as the title states, "A Girl Can't Always Have Everything"

You can find more pictures from this episode and the other two that Joan appeared in on the website - in the TV Galleries section.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Dynasty Advert: Season 7

This advert is for the episode called "A Love Remembered" which features in the soon to be released Season 7 of the series.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Daily Picture - 1980's Portrait

Today we are revisiting the 80's decade with this lovely picture of Joan.

Fans who visit my collection website and this blog, e-mail me and ask if I have pictures/cuttings from certain years. The answer is "yes".

I officially started collecting the day before Joan's 50th birthday, 22nd May 1983, when a UK newspaper called The Sunday People published an article written by her then husband the late Ron Kass.

With Joan's recent arrival in Dynasty, UK newspapers and magazines featured her nearly everyday in their publications, and my collection soon started to grow.

Another question I'm often asked if "What are your oldest cuttings", the answer to that is the 1950's right up to the current day and the news of Joan's latest appearance in the Snickers Adverts with Dynasty co-star, Stephanie Beacham.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Film: Revenge (1971)

This b&w still is one of 12 featuring Joan from the 1971 thriller 'Revenge', which also starred James Booth (pictured) and Kenneth Griffith.
Check out the others on the website under Movie Stills section.

Daily Picture - 1989 Portrait

This picture of Joan is from 1989, although location is unknown.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Daily Picture - Dynasty Wedding #4

Against the background of a lush tropical isle, Alexis (Joan Collins) marries for the fourth time - Sean Rowan (played by James Healey) is hubby no 4 - in "The Primary" on the ABC Television Network's "Dynasty" (Season 8)

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Daily Picture - The Opposite Sex

This black and white picture shows Joan with American actress Carolyn Jones on the set of the 1956 film, "The Opposite Sex".

In the film Carolyn played Pat, but was better known as Morticia Addams in the Addams Family.
Like Joan she also guest-starred in Batman as Marsha Queen of Diamonds (Season 2,episodes 57 & 58).
She was also married to Aaron Spelling for 11 years (1953-1964).

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Daily Picture - I Believe In You - Harry Fowler

The obituary column of the Guardian has reported that the actor Harry Fowler died yesterday (4th January) at the age of 85.
The picture above shows him alongside Joan in "I Believe in You". In the film which also starred Celia Johnson, Laurence Harvey and Cecil Parker, he played a love interest to young Joan's character, Norma.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Daily Picture - Wild Women of Chastity Gulch

Joan is featured with Priscilla Barnes in this picture from the ABC TV movie, 'The Wild Woman of Chastity Gulch'

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Daily Picture - On The Road .....

Today's I have chosen a picture of Joan with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope from the last of the popular road series films, The Road To Hong Kong (1962)

Monday, 2 January 2012

Daily Picture - Cosh Boy (1953)

Today's picture is Joan with co-star James Kenney from the 1953 film Cosh Boy Known as 'The Slasher' in the US and 'Le Voyou' it's French title. The film also starred Hermione Baddeley as Mrs Collins & Hermione Gingold as Queenie.

The site's next update will include items from this film, and there will be another daily picture tomorrow.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

First Daily Picture for 2012

Happy New Year to everyone - this picture is from 1986 taken in Madame Tussards at the unveiling of the first waxwork of Joan.