Biggins a longtime friend of Joan's has some wonderful stories to tell, as he has met almost everyone! This excerpt relates his first meeting with Joan in 1992.....
'Joan and I met in New York. I was in the lobby of The Carlyle Hotel when an extrardinarily handsome man came up to me. He was mesmerising. Just drop-dead gorgeous and better still, he seemed to know who I was. 'We've met before,' he said, after shaking my hand. Perhaps for the only time in my life I was speechless. I couldn't imagine how I of all people could have forgotten someone as good looking as this. 'Come and join us,' he said, with a relaxed, open friendliness. And by us me meant he and his girlfriend, Joan Collins! She was looking fabulous and I was so excited, it wasn't true. Joan Collins! With me! I talked non-stop I was so thrilled to meet her. Joan had been working in the US for a while and was desperate for gossip about the industry back in London. Who better than me for gossip? It turned out that we were all at the Carlyle for the same reason, to see the new cabaret act there. Joan and I ended up sitting next to each other and very naughtily we carried on gossiping right through the performance. I remember thinking that Joan was an absolute riot. As gloriously dry and as wonderfully sharp as I had hoped. What an absolutely marvellous evening, I thought all the way back to my friend's apartment. But would it be repeated?
|BIGGINS WITH JOAN..|
|JOAN AT BIGGINS 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY|
|BIGGINS RECENTLY WITH JOAN AND LORRAINE KELLY|
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