Monday, 20 January 2014

Poster Collection

Over the years I have collected posters from many of Joan's films, including this Spanish one for 'The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing'.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Advert: Joan's Scoundrel

This advert is posted in response to a couple of e-mails I recently received from visitors to the site asking if I had anything relating to the Scoundrel perfume that Joan advertised for Revlon back in 1983.

I first blogged about the perfume in May 2010  Click Here.  Always worth a re-post -  I will feature other adverts and photos from the campaign in future posts.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

On The Newstand - 19 January

Its back to 1985 for this post and a Canadian Magazine, Mariepier which featured Joan on the cover, and inside an article about secrets of 10 Hollywood stars.

Daily Picture: 1995 Bafta's

This picture of Joan with daughter Tara was taken at the Bafta Awards in 1995


Monday, 6 January 2014

Daily Picture: Frog Kissing

This 1978 picture of Joan could have been the basis of a quote when she said, "And I kissed a lot of frogs as well, but no, I kissed a lot of frogs and now I've found my prince"

And we know that all fairy stories should have a happy ending ..................... well this one did for Joan

On the Newstand - 7th January 1989

In the archives today we go back 25 years to 1989 and this popular UK magazine (no longer in print) called Weekend.  Joan was featured on their cover at least 8 times between 1978 and 1989.
This cover which featured her Dynasty co-stars, John Forsythe and Linda Evans was a feature on the shake up of all US soap operas.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Daily Picture: " - Dynasty: All Those Stairs"

I have a number of new pictures which need adding to the Dynasty section of the website, including this black and white one of Joan with co-star Linda Evans seated on the stairs during filming of the 1991 Dynasty Reunion.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Daily Picture: Its a wrap Joan

A great shot of Joan from 1999

On The Newstand - 3rd January 1987

27 Years ago you would have found Joan gracing the cover of this UK magazine, which featured Joan a number of times as the cover star (years 1979 - 1987).  The article inside "Happy New Year Joan ... and why she's glad to see the back of '86)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

NEW !!! - Joan Collins Poster Postcards

The above Spanish poster for The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing is featured on a set of postcards that I acquired in December.  In total there are 88 cards which I will be adding to the website.
The art work on these is excellent, thanks to Simon for making these available to me.

Note: There is no magazine to feature 'On the Newstand' today - check back tomorrow for one from 26 years ago!!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

On The Newstand - January 1st 1983

Today's magazine is one I don't recall featuring on the website and was one of those I mentioned finding in storage tubs in my parents loft.

It is from 1983 which makes it 31 years old the same age as the collection and is a Dutch magazine called Prive.  I think Joan featured on the cover of the magazine more than once, and I will probably come across others as I update the website.


The Blog Is Back!!

Yes .... its back and firstly a Happy New Year to everyone and hope you had a good Christmas.

Its been a 6 month absence from the blog and web site, a big thank you to everyone who has been contacting me - I've tried to answer all the e-mails, apologies if I have missed anyone.  During the time I have moved house again and a lot of the collection has been in storage - but today being the first day of 2014 I thought would be good to get back on track. 

There's lots to add to the site and a major update/revamp is on the cards for this year.  So keep checking back regularly - if there is anything in particular you like to see or ask about my collection, please get in touch. 

Quite a few of your e-mails have highlighted that the magazine covers featuring Joan on a daily basis were popular and so that will return - and other requests have included a daily photo of Joan from my collection.  I have over 100 new photographs/stills to add to the site so will try and introduce that and another request was to highlight different items from my collection with links on the website - which sounds a great idea, plus there was a great deal of interest from my plans to feature Dynasty fashion pages.

Its great that Joan continues to be busy and I know her fans are thrilled about the release of her latest memoirs, 'Passion for Life', yes my partner bought me my copy for Christmas and I also have it downloaded on my Kindle.  Plus Joan going back into London's West End this year was more good news.  I saw the show 2 years ago and featured it on the blog - looking forward to seeing it again in February.

Thanks for following and your interest in my site/blog