Friday, 20 April 2012

Memorabilia Corner - The Slasher

Another "hot off the press" addition to my collection - this American lobby card is one of six I have acquired for the film "The Slasher" (Cosh Boy being its UK title).

Featured on this one is Joan with her young co-star James Kenney. The film also starred Hermione Baddeley and Hermione Gingold.

I have also acquired a US poster of the film for the collection and I will add this directly to the website, plus other memorabilia as well

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Memorabilia Corner: A Night With Joan

This arrived in the mail 3 hours ago; so thought I would feature it as today's memorabilia corner post.

A flyer/handbill from the Australian tour of Joan's one woman show, under the title 'A Night With Joan'.
The great thing about adding this to the collection is that it has a different design to the UK, London version.

The reverse has the show's synopsis - "Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee Joan Collins returns to Australia, in a tour that promises to be simply fabulous!

With a career spanning more than 50 years as an actress, producer, author, humanitarian and entrepreneur, multi-award winning Joan Collins has cemented herself as an icon of stage and screen.

Her role in the television series Dynasty made her (and Alexis Carrington-Colby) a household name and her theatrical presence on Broadway and London's West End has only further enshrined her as one of showbiz's brightest stars. Joan Collins' novels and memoirs have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Sharing the wit and anecdotes of a life spent in the spotlight A Night with Joan is set to be an unforgettable night. The show has been a sell-out in London and New York and promises to be a show-stopping event that her legions of Australian fans will not want to miss.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Memorabilia Corner: Star Trek

According to statistics, Star Trek episode 28 "City on the Edge of Forever" which Joan guest-starred in was the most popular episode of the entire series.

It was first screened on 6th April 1967 and has been shown worldwide and in 1968 won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

Featured today are two collectors cards from the episode, which I purchased from different sources and know very little about. Presumably they belong to sets of collectable cards based on the series.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Memorabilia Corner: Rally Round The Flag Boys

Featured today is a Window card from the comedy Rally Round The Flag Boys.

This one was purchased in unused condition as the blank space at the top was where the theatre put screening times and any other details.

Window cards will be displayed in the posters gallery on the website.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Memorabila Corner: The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing

This American Lobby Card is one of five added to the website. It features Joan as Evelyn Nesbit with Ray Milland as Playboy architect Stafford White.

Check out the other cards which can be found under the lobby Cards link for the film.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Your E-mails Ask .........

Thanks to all those who continue to e-mail me about the collection, it's great to know that Joan has such an International following.
49 countries have now visited the website since it was relaunched as 'Joan Collins Collection'

Although the daily pictures are popular in the posts, some of you have asked me to feature other items including film memorabilia, press cuttings, and more requests for the return of the ever popular 'On the Newstands'post which highlighted magazines published from years gone by.

Hopefully, there will be another update to the website this weekend, as I still have alot to feature - so keep returning to see what's new. Now waiting for the 50th Country to visit ...... will let you know when this happens

Dynasty Fashions - Joan Goes For Gold

This publicity photo of Joan was a gown that Joan wore in Dynasty Season 2, 'The Party' when Fallon organises a party at the Mansion to welcome Sammy Jo into the Carrington family.

Alexis attends with Cecil Colby, another photo can be found on the website in the Dynasty galleries.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dynasty Fashions - Day 2

Back again with some more pictures of outfits created by Nolan Miller for Joan

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Dynasty Fashion Post - Season 2 & 7

Back after a busy working Easter - hope everyone had a good time.

Here is the first picture from my post relating to Dynasty Fashions and some of the many wonderful creations Joan wore courtesy of Mr Nolan Miller.

Couldn't think of a better way to start the post than a picture of the famous White and black suit Joan wore in the first episode of Season 2 when she joined the series.

Fans will remember that at the end of the first season, an unknown actress walked into the courtroom as Alexis prior to Joan being cast, which meant Joan had to wear the same outfit with possibly a few adjustments for her slender figure.

The outift complemented by a large hat; the world (including me) went "Wow" when Joan lifted the 'beekeeper veil' and removed the dark glasses to speak her first lines which went down in soap history.

The 2nd picture jumps ahead to the last episode of Season 7 (now available on DVD), the episode called "Shadowplay" and Joan wearing a pink gown for the wedding of Adam and Dana.

I'll feature some more fashions in tomorrows post

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Daily Picture - Who Shot Alexis?

This picture comes from Dynasty Season 8, and shows Joan as Alexis recovering in hospital after taking the bullet meant for Blake at the debate for governor - fired from the rafters by a mystery gunman

.... And this time it wasn't the Butler who did it!!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Daily Post - Joan Through The Years

Recently some of the e-mails I have received have been about pictures of Joan before the Dynasty years, and whether I have anything from the 1970's & 1980's. The answer is Yes!

One person who contacted me must have been at Joan's One Woman Show and said how nice it was that Joan featured pictures of herself from the 'early years', so I have decided to start this post today, and feature a photo of Joan from 1971.

The description states "Here is Joan in a $4300 white mink midicoat at St Moritz, during a winter sojourn (short break) with husband Ron Kass.
The description of the coat says it had self covered buttons and a wide collar, teamed with a lace-up belt with metal trims and a jaunty Jackie Coogan cap.

Fashion was an important factor with the millions of Dynasty fans, tuning in every week to see what Alexis & Krystle would be wearing next, courtesy of Designer to the Stars, Mr Nolan Miller.
Later this week, I'll be starting a post called "Dynasty - A Trip Down Memory Lane" featuring pictures of Joan in some of the many gowns and costumes she wore on the series.

Daily Picture - Classic Cartoon

I recently came across this wonderful cartoon which appeared in American Magazine, 'Rolling Stone' back in December 1987.

It is called "Gold Diggers of 1987" by Robert Risko who I discovered is an American caricature artist,and as you can see features Joan with Brigitte Nielson burying Sly (Stallone) and ex Swedish husband Peter Holm.

Other celebrities that he has done caricatures of include Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Midler, Lucille Ball, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jackson, and Goldie Hawn.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Daily Picture - Joan Fashion Shoot

Today it's back to 1984 and a photo of Joan modelling an outfit from the McCalls fashion range.

A pattern book was produced in the same year and Joan featured on the cover of that too. I do have it in the collection and will look it out and post on the blog.