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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ON THE COVER : MOJA TAJNA ... APRIL 2001

This cover from 2001 is from the Croatian magazine MOJA TAJNA and features Joan in a shot not normally used on a magazine cover, although they did go overboard on airbrushing her hair out!

PROMO FLASHBACK : CINZANO COMPETITION 1980..


One of Joan's most memorable endorsements was her promotion of Cinzano, where she co-starred in the highly successful television ads for the aperitif...In September 1980 the makers of Cinzano launched a big campaign with lots of prizes including holidays.. with the catch phrase 'Flying Down To Rio'... Here is some pages from the campaign brochure for the promotion featuring Joan and Leonard....

Monday, August 30, 2010

UNFILMED FLASHBACK!! : THE LADY AND THE CHAMP .. 1979

This rare pre-production photo shows Joan all dolled up and in the ring! This was a photo to promote an upcoming film production that was to be produced by her then husband Ron Kass and based on a novel by best-selling authoress, the late Pat Booth. The film was to be in the same vein as "The Bitch" and would co-star Sylvia Kristel, who was hot at that time for her role in "Emmanuel".. But for whatever reason the film was never made.. Will feature more in future posts...

ON THE COVER : PREVUE ... JANUARY 1983

This cover from 1983 features Joan on the cover to herald their 50th Anniversary Issue..

Sunday, August 29, 2010

ON THE COVER : MCCALLS .. FEBRUARY 1986 ..

This classic cover features Joan in her favourite colour Red..to herald an article ..."Remarkable ...Joan Collins.. at 52 ..her new "Sins" .. her new husband... Joan had just married Peter Holm and her top rated mini-series "Sins" was due to be screened...

Saturday, August 28, 2010

ON THE COVER : TELE .. DAS FERNSEH -MAGAZIN .. MAY 92

This cover is from European TV magazine ..TELE .. it features Joan looking Chic as ever....

PROMO FLASHBACK : MY SECRETS ..DEC 95

This advance cover card..if for the December 1995 paperback release of Joan's best-seller . "MY SECRETS".. featuring a stunning shot by Gary Bernstein....

Friday, August 27, 2010

ON THE COVER : COSMOPOLITAN AUGUST 1984 ...

This 1984 cover is from the popular "Cosmopolitan" magazine and it featured an article called "Why Joan Collins Needs 12 Inches.."  which originally appeared in "Rolling Stone" .. The article mentioned how in their opinion.. From 12 inches away Joan looked wonderful..but any closer you could see the heavy make-up (80's make-up!)

PROMO FLASHBACK ; SPECTACULAR ..

This photo was used to promote Joan's fragrance "Spectacular" and features the Deluxe Atomiser Gift Box and the regular version....

EVENT : A BITTAR CAKE!

JOAN IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE FOR ALEXIS!
ALEXIS WITH HIS RECENT CFDA AWARD..
                                                                  Top Jewelry designer Alexis Bittar celebrated his birthday this week and to help the celebrations he was presented with a cake featuring Joan, who of course fronts his current poster campaign...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

EVENT ALERT : FETISH ... IRISH SCREENING!

After it's very successful screening at the New York City International Film Festival, the film will reel it's way across the Atlantic to Ireland! On Saturday 4th September at 5.40 PM , the film will screen at O'Keefe's Bar in Clonmel .. Co Kerry.. as part of the International Film Festival Ireland. O'Keefe's is billed as " 5 Bars...4 Rooms... 3 DJ's... 2 Dance Floors... 1 Beer Garden!. " The festival will culminate in a Gala night dinner at the the Knocklofty House Hotel on September 11th...

***  CLICK THE FESTIVAL LOGO UNDER THE MAIN FETISH POSTER FOR SCREENING AND TICKET DETAILS ****

PROMO FLASHBACK : LAND OF THE PHARAOH'S TRADE CARD...


This rare trade invite card from 1955 was issued to promote a screening of Joan's classic Warner release "Land Of The Pharaoh's" at the Warner Theatre .. Leicester Square on October 4th 1955... Both Sides are shown...

ON THE COVER : THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TV WEEK ... OCTOBER 1991 ..

This cover from The Philadelphia Inquirer TV Supplement features Joan with John and Linda in a promotional shot for "Dynasty The Reunion".. which was screened that week.. On the subject of  "Dynasty"...in my daily TV Flashback feature I had reached "Fantasy Island", which was Joan's last major episodic guest appearance, before "Dynasty".. I have decided to take a short break from the TV articles, but will return to them soon! Hopefully the next few Sundays will feature a 50's Film Focus article ..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PROMO FLASHBACK : THE JOAN COLLINS JEWELLRY COLLECTION

This rare photo was used to promote "The Joan Collins Jewelry Collection" in the late 80's ..early 90's...

EVENT FLASHBACK : HEALTH..YOUTH..HAPPINESS.. SIGNING

This rare flyer was used to promote Joan's appearance at B.Dalton Booksellers on 52nd Street NY..on January 25th 1995 to sign copies of "Health..Youth and Happiness...My Secrets".....

ON THE COVER : THEATREGOER .... 2001

There is no date on this cover.. but it features Joan, who was back in the West End in "Over The Moon" at The Old Vic...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ON THE COVER : LONDON LIST ... OCTOBER 2001

This cover is from a supplement magazine issued by The Times newspaper in London and features Joan with Frank Langella in the stage production "Over The Moon", which was staged at The Old Vic...

TV FLASHBACK : FANTASY ISLAND ... MY FAIR PHARAOH ....1980

COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION
Presents


FANTASY ISLAND  
 Starring
RICARDO MONTALBAN as Mr Rourke                                                                                       HERVE VILLECHAIZE as Tattoo

" MY FAIR PHARAOH / THE POWER "
Guests

JOAN COLLINS as Lucy Atwell
RON ELY as Eric Williams/Marc Anthony
CAROL LYNLEY as Stephanie
MICHAEL ANSARA as Ptolemy
RUTH ROMAN as Mistress of the Harem
PATTI DAVIS as Charmaine
JULIE SOMMARS as Laura Crane
LARRY LINVILLE as Fred Webster

Directed by George McCowan      Executive Producers - Aaron Spelling & Leonard Goldberg
RON ELY

Lucy Atwell has a fantasy to be Cleopatra, but she soon realises that fantasies can soon become deadly reality as she becomes a pawn in a plot to overthrow the Queen, can Marc Anthony save her! She needs the help of My Fair Pharaoh...  Fred Webster wants to have special powers that will allow him to move things at will, but there is a price to The Power!

RUTH ROMAN
CAROL LYNLEY
When Joan accepted the role on "Fantasy Island", she was intrigued by the fact that the character Lucy's fantasy was to be Cleopatra. Joan of course was all set to play the legendary queen in the movie version, which of course was eventually played by Elizabeth Taylor.. But little did Joan know that the role would be an unofficial audition for the role of Alexis, as Aaron Spelling mentioned noticing Joan in the episode, thus putting her in his mind when they were trying to cast the now iconic role... "Fantasy Island" like "The Love Boat" and later "Hotel" are now TV classics and were old fashioned entertainment produced by Aaron Spelling and gave legendary stars another chance at a featured role on prime time..  The series like "The Love Boat" started life a two TV movies, before they were picked up for the now classic series.. Each week the mysterious Mr Roarke and his side-kick Tattoo welcomed visitors to the island, to live out their wildest fantasy.. Each cast list read like a roll call of familiar names from films and television.. Joan's co-star in this episode is Ron Ely who will be forever remembered as "Tarzan" from the popular 60's series.. Ron also guested on Joan's episode of "The Love Boat", although not in her segment.. Ron is now retired from acting and writes novels.. Other appearing were the great 50's character actress Ruth Roman and always reliable Carol Lynley.. Joan looks stunning in her Cleopatra garb, which she mentioned part of was worn by Claudette Colbert in the 1934 classic.. "Cleopatra" .. While other costumes came from the 60's version that Joan should have starred in..and of all things some of Cher's old outfits from Caesar's! .. Never-the-less it is an entertaining hour and it set the wheels in motion for Joan's career to hit new heights.. Who says Fantasies can't always come true!!

EVENT WRAP : FETISH PREMIERE NEW YORK.. AUGUST 2010




CHARLES chats with the elegant ANGELA TASSONI (JOAN'S daughter-in-law)
CHARLES admires his handiwork with ROBERTO RIZZO


JOAN finds CHARLES soft spot!
CHARLES is captivated by ANGELA!
CHARLES & MATT accept JOAN'S award...
JOAN ACCEPTS HER AWARD ON SCREEN..
Here are a few shots of Charles Casillo at the New York City International Film Festival where "Fetish" had it's NY premiere and of course Joan won the Best Actress Award..... Angela Tassoni attended the screening to support Joan, who could not be there as she is in Europe......

Monday, August 23, 2010

EVENT ALERT UPDATE: Joan Collins' Acceptance Speech - NYC INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2010

Joan Collins' Acceptance Speech - NYC Int'l Film Festival [HQ]

Click the link above to hear Joan's acceptance speech taped for the Gala Awards Night as Joan could not attend...

ON THE COVER : FILM REVIEW ... OCTOBER 1979

This cover from October 1979 features Joan in "The Bitch" also shown are Frank Langella who was starring in "Dracula" and teamed with Joan for the 2001 theatre production "Over The Moon" at The Old Vic...Also featured was Farrah Fawcett  in "Sunburn" also starring Joan!  

Sunday, August 22, 2010

TV FLASHBACK : TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED : A GIRL CAN'T ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING .. 1980

ANGLIA TELEVISION

Presents

 TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED 









" A GIRL CAN'T ALWAYS HAVE EVERYTHING! "
Starring
JOAN COLLINS as Suzy Starr
PAULINE COLLINS as Pat Lewis 
BREWSTER MASON as Herbert Millette 
JAMES FAULKNER as Patrick 
NANCY NEVINSON as Grande Dame 
Story by Tonita S. Gardner .... Screenplay by Julian Bond .. Directed by Graham Evans ...




JOAN HAS A WEIGHT ON HER MIND!
When actress Suzy Starr attracts a rich admirer, she looks forward to all she can get... While friend and co-star Pat is always a shoulder to cry on..until the day Suzy chooses a bed to die on! When a friend is in need..you will find A Girl Can't Always Have Everything!!..

This was Joan's third episode of "Tales", while not as classic as "Neck", it is one of my favourites and it is great to see the Collin's girls together!    This was the first time Joan and Pauline had worked together.. Joan recalls..



SUZY IS READY FOR HER FINAL PERFORMANCE
" It was vital for the story that the girl's had a rapport.. I did not know Pauline, though of course I had worked with her husband John Alderton in an earlier episode .."GeorgyPorgy"..I also enjoyed her in "Upstairs Downstairs".. It worked perfectly..The chemistry was right and we got on like a house on fire.."
Part of the episode was filmed in the Wimbledon Theatre..now the New Wimbledon...
Pauline commented on her role in the episode..
" Appearing with Joan was great fun.. She and I became great friends.. She is very funny, very witty and very immediate.. She plays a sophisticated girl who is out to get her man! I'm also after him but Joan wins because she has more oomph!"


PAT & SUZY GET READY FOR A SHOW!
At the time the episode was screened in November 1980, Joan was appearing with Simon Williams, (another "Upstairs Downstairs" star), in "The Last Of Mrs Cheyney" in the west end.... A fun episode, with Joan up to her wicked ways with a sting in the tail...


FUR BETTER OR WORSE!

ON THE COVER : MOJA ISTINA ... JUNE 2001 ...

This Croatian magazine from June 2001, features the original cast of Dynasty featuring Joan... This monthly magazine has a mixture of readers personal stories interlaced with some TV and celebrity news....

Saturday, August 21, 2010

ON THE COVER : NZ WOMANS WEEKLY ... JANUARY 1997 ..

This cover from 1997 features one of my many favourite photos of Joan! It was from a shoot that was used to promote "THE MY SECRET" line of beauty products program and for the cover of the USA edition of "My Secrets" retitled "Health ..Youth.. & Happiness"..

TV FLASHBACK : TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED .... GEORGY PORGY .. 1980

ANGLIA TELEVISION
 Presents

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED
 Introduced by Roald Dahl
 
GEORGY PORGY 

Starring

JOAN COLLINS as Clare Duckworth / Julia Roach 
JOHN ALDERTON as Rev George Duckworth 
LALLY BOWERS as Miss Elphinstone 
MARGARETTA SCOTT as Lady Birdwell 
ANN BEACH as Miss Unwin 


Story by Roald Dahl  ..  Teleplay by Robin Chapman ...  Directed by Graham Evans ...


TWO FACES OF JOAN!
CLAIRE PONDERS HER NEXT MOVE!
Julia Roach has designs on the new Reverend, she soon finds out he does not practice what he preaches, when the sins of the father or mother, in his case, come back to haunt him...with Julia's life in danger when she encounters Georgy Porgy....


JULIA HAS BALL GAMES ON HER MIND!
JULIA HAS EYES FOR REV DUCKWORTH
FATHER LIKES MOTHER LIKES SON!
                                                      Joan was asked to do a second episode of  "Tales" and she plays a dual role of a sexy parishioner and a batty mother who is very unconventional.. The episode ran into trouble with the Bishop of Norwich, due to a scene where the Reverend stars hallucinating and imagines his prim and proper congregation of ladies are all naked.. The scene was set to film in a church in Norwich, but the Bishop objected to a bevy of naked women littering the church... Eventually the scene was shot in a crypt and ultimately the scene was cut down as to avoid the tv censors.. It proved to be a storm in a D Cup!! This episode was of the strange variety, with Joan playing two parts and John Alderton a deeply disturbed vicar.. But it's an interesting story and Joan is as reliable as ever in the dual role of sexy Julia and the over maternal Claire..John Alderton turns up later in Joan's career when he appeared in her BBC series "Tonight At 8:30", while Lally Bowers previously appeared in "Fallen Angels".. Joan was back for another episode of the series and will feature "A Girl Cant Always Have Everything" tomorrow....