THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES! COMING SOON!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

EVENT UPDATE : CARTIER SUMMER PARTY .. MAY 24TH 2011..

Joan and Percy attended Cartier's summer party at The Battersea Power Station on May 24t....Here is a photo of  them enjoying a tipple at the event

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : HELLO! JOAN..READY FOR YOUR CLOSEUP!

Joan appears in the latest issue of Hello! magazine, in a spread which bids farewell to her NY apartment.. Will feature a photo from the spread every day this week..This photo features Joan and Percy relaxing in one of the apartments large bedrooms..

EVENT UPDATE : JOAN HIT'S THE WEST END.. 30TH MAY 2011

I MUST GET A HANDLE ON THIS!

DARLING YOUR VERY BIG-IN ENGLAND..ALL ROUND REALLY!


DARLING! CAN I CLUTCH YOU THERE!




PERCY LEADS JOAN AWAY FROM THE FLARE PATH!
   Joan attended a performance of Terence Rattigan's 'Flare Path' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket last night followed by dinner at The Ivy with old friend Christopher Biggins...

FILM FLASHBACK : DARK PLACES ..1972..



Here are some hi-lights from the 1972 thriller 'Dark Places', in which Joan starred with Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom and Robert Hardy..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE RED QUEEN IN THE HOOD!

This lovely photo features Joan looking splendid in fairytale red...

Monday, May 30, 2011

ON THE COVER : HELLO! OUT NOW!


Joan appears in the latest issue of Hello! magazine out today in the UK and tomorrow here in Ireland.. Will be featuring photo's from the shoot all week.. Today here is a look at the cover and a photo from the shoot.. yet again Joan has been resigned to a small photo insert on the cover..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS RED-Y FOR HER CLOSE UP!


This photo features Joan looking stunning in a shot taken for an OK! magazine shoot in the 90's...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN IS BROWNED OFF IN THE SUN!




JOAN IS THINKING 'SUCH A BUSY AUTUMN COMING UP.BETTER TAKE IT EASY NOW!'
  
As it is the summer season and Joan will be paying her annual visit to her house in the South of France.. here is a shot of Joan relaxing by the pool..

FILM FLASHBACK : FEAR IN THE NIGHT ... 1972.. WATCH NOW!



Taking a break from the film focus series this week, as last Sunday got to the end of Joan's 70's films.. Will be back next week with the first of 80's focus featuring 'Nutcracker'.. In the meantime came across this full length video of Joan's 1972 Hammer thriller..'Fear In The Night'.. Well worth a watch....

Saturday, May 28, 2011

FILM FLASHBACK : FEAR IN THE NIGHT TRAILER .. 1972



As I came to the end of Joan's 70's films in my weekly film post..will take a break this Sunday from posting a film article.. However it will be back next week with 80's focus featuring 'Nutcracker'.. On a different note, here is a trailer from Joan's 1972 Hammer film 'Fear In The Night'.. Will post the complete film here tomorrow!

DYNASTY REVISITED : EPISODE 17... 'SIMMERING SECRETS'

                                                 REVISITED .....
The story so far..........
                                     Sable is ready to embark on her book tour with her scandalous book on the Colby's...Krystle meets a mysterious man and is seen out and about with him by Fallon..
The holiday season had surely came and went, as it always did, each and every year. Many weeks of preparations followed by a quick bursting of the festive bubble. Fallon Colby had enjoyed Christmas with her family, but she could not get Krystle's rendezvous with a handsome stranger out of her mind. She decided to keep her secret to herself, she had no proof of any wrong doing on her stepmothers part, so what was the use in ruining the festivities for her father. She was quite surprised at Krystle, she could not fathom how Krystle met such a man, she was sure a dark horse. Fallon had pondered the situation in her mind for two weeks, she was certainly intrigued and was determined, in time, to get to the bottom of the situation. Fallon decided she would keep an eye on Krystle, see if she had planned anymore meetings. Blake had taken Krystle away for a week to California, so at least there was little chance of her meeting her admirer. Fallon would bide her time and find out what Krystle was up to. But she had another problem that bothered her in the form of her former admirer, Miles Colby. Even though they had not spoken since she left the beach house, she did receive a large Christmas card along with an enormous basket of flowers. The card professed his undying love for her, thankfully he still believed she had no knowledge of their former lives together. Fallon stood looking out the window of her bedroom, staring at the well manicured lawns of the Carrington estate. She recalled the happy hours she had spent there in her childhood years. If only life could be that simple again, but she knew things were never that easy. Fallon was a survivor, she knew she could face any problem that life dealt her, she had alway managed to do so before.
Alexis sat reading the newspaper, whilst drinking a cup of coffee, she looked forward to the reopening of her hotel, it was only a few weeks more to her glittering opening night party. The grand gala invitations had already gone out to the glitterati of Denver and beyond as far as Beverly Hills, New York and London. She planned to move into her newly refurbished suite, a week before the opening, to oversee every little detail. The only event she did not look forward too was the Jeremy Van Dorn trial which unfortunately was set for the very same week of her party!  Talk about a clash of events, which they usually did! Alexis pondered over all her plans, when she was disturbed by a visitor in the form of her son Adam.
"Darling! Lovely to see you."
Alexis got up from her seat at her writing bureau, to give her son a hug. 
"Mother! Can I turn on the TV? There is something you might be interested in! Sable Colby is guesting on 'The Rona Allan Show'!
Adam clicked on the set and sat down beside his mother to watch.
" Welcome Back! Today my guest is socialite, now best selling authoress Sable Colby..Whose book 'In Colby Company', is now in book stores everywhere! Sable! You portray the Colby family as ruthless, backbiting individuals. What was it like to be a party of a such a family? It must have been difficult for you, having to raise three children!"
Sable pursed her scarlet lips and sighed.
"I love my children Rona. It was my children who kept me sane during my marriage to Jason Colby."
Rona leaned over and patted Sable's hand, a look of sympathy on her face.
"You in fact have four children. You had a son after your marriage to Jason Colby ended. You must have been devastated when the child was recently kidnapped?"
Sable paused and stared ahead, she took a sip from the glass of water in front of her on the glass coffee table on set.
" I felt like a part of me had been ripped from my body. I could not begin to describe the anguish I felt, not knowing if I would ever see my son again. But I am a survivor Rona..I never gave up hope.."
Rona encouraged the studio audience to applaud Sables bravery..
"Well we are all thrilled that everything turned out well.. In your book you paint a picture of Alexis Colby as a cold, heartless bitch.. if I may quote from your book! If I understand the facts, was it not Alexis Colby who secured the release of your son, by acting as ransom as where. Were you not grateful for Mrs Colby for the safe return of the boy?"
Sable flicked her hair back from her shoulders, pouted as only she could and faced the audience.
" Rona, I am grateful to Alexis Colby for my sons release.. But as far as the book is concerned, I had an obligation to tell the truth and the facts regarding Cecil Colby's death are well documented. I had to include Alexis in the framework, even if it does portray her in the image of a black widow!"
Alexis sat in a fury, she had not planned to read Sables trash faction but she had a feeling she had better peruse the bitches expose.
"That ungrateful sow! But what more could I expect from that unspeakable slut. I will never forgive her for having Dex's baby and she knows it."
Adam took his mother by the hand.
"Mother! You know that woman will never change.. Its the nature of the bitch..She will never change.. She is jealous of you and she always will be."
Alexis had to agree, why should she be surprised at her cousins actions.
"Thank you Sable Colby! The book is called 'In Colby Company'. Thank you for joining me today.. Be sure to tune in tomorrow.. My special guest is the legendary Joan Collins, who will be telling us about her new book 'The World According To Joan'..An unmissable hour!"
Adam turned off the tv set...
"Mother I watched that dvd with Sammy Jo! Very steamy stuff! "
Alexis had to agree, although she only managed to watch a few minutes of the action!
"Yes! darling quite the unfit mother, wouldn't you say?"
Alexis sat back and smiled to herself...
Amanda Carrington sat in Connie Rich's hotel suite..she was sure glad to be back in Denver, to see her family again. She only wished she could tell her mother the truth about herself, but now was not the time. 
"Amanda! We have to keep this a secret for the moment..Not even your family..It is for the best.."
Connie was very fond of Amanda, she felt like a second mother to her, she would ensure no harm would ever come to her.
"I know it is for the best.. Do you think he will find us?"
Amanda pulled up her skirt to examine the bruises on her thighs.
"I hope not Mandy. But I do know Max, he wont give up until he does find us. We have to be vigilant."
Amanda agreed and managed a smile, even it had no mirth..
"Let's pop down to the bar.. Get away from this room for an hour.. I could do with a stiff Martini!"
Krystle sat at a table in the corner of 'The Charleston Room' at 'The Lichfield Tower Hotel', Dylan Worth sat next to her. She had been unsure of meeting him, his text was exciting to her, she could not resist. She had enjoyed her break with Blake in Beverly Hills, she always enjoyed staying at 'The Beverly Wilshire'.. She loved Blake, she always would, but she could not help herself in meeting up with her rugged rider. Dylan sipped his beer, he was in awe of the beautiful Krystle, a true lady, the likes of whom he had never met before.
"Krystle! Your beauty astounds me.. I can only imagine what it would be like to kiss your lips, to hold you in my arms."
Dylan usually found it difficult in showing his feelings, but somehow Krystle made him forget any inhibitions, he could certainly express himself with her.
"Dylan.. I am flattered that you find me attractive.. But I can only be a friend..Nothing more.. I will admit I do think you are a very handsome guy.."
Dylan looked into her eyes, it was now or never, he moved in quickly on her and planted a lingering kiss on her lips. 
At that moment two attractive women entered the room, one of which was Amanda Carrington. While Connie went to the bar to order a couple of Martini's, Amanda went to find a table.. She did a double take when she noticed a very familar face, sitting away in a corner. Amanda was surprised to see Krystle sitting with a man that was not her father.. Amanda stood and stared..


                                     TO BE CONTINUED...
  (C) Mark McMorrow...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : BACKSTAGE WITH JOAN AND PAUL..GLASS ACTS!



Joan enjoyed her appearance on Paul O' Grady Live earlier and here is a photo of Joan with Paul backstage enjoying a tipple...

Friday, May 27, 2011

TV ALERT : PAUL O' GRADY LIVE.. ITV .. FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2011 ..



JOAN MAKES HER BIG ENTRANCE ON PAUL'S C4 SHOW..

Just a reminder that Joan will be Paul's special guest on his ITV show ..'Paul O' Grady Live' on Friday 27th May 2011- tonight at 9.00pm.. She will discuss her forthcoming book among other things.. On the subject of Joan's new book, the purchase link is not currently active as a new cover will be unveiled soon, as soon as this is approved pre-order links will be updated!  

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN GETS HER ACT TOGETHER IN A SECOND!


This photo features Joan at a signing in 1997 for the USA edition of her second autobiography.. 'Second Act'....

PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN DUCKIE..OH! AND YOU ORVILLE!

This great shot features Joan with her panto co-stars Keith Harris and Orville...Joan caught up with the pair as she filmed a segment for Paul O' Grady live on Friday, thanks to Joan for sharing this photo..

Thursday, May 26, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY : STAR JOAN FINDS A BOOK OF QUALITY!

This photo feature Joan at the launch of the UK hardback edition of her 2002 novel 'Star Quality' ....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EVENT UPDATE : PYGMALION PRESSNIGHT .. THE GARRICK THEATRE.. MAY 24TH 2011

Joan and Percy attended the press night of 'Pygmalion', at The Garrick Theatre in London earlier.. The play which is a dramatic version of 'My Fair Lady', stars Joan's good friend Rupert Everett alongside theatre and tv legend Dame Diana Rigg, also apprearing is former 'Eastenders' star Kara Tointon..


JOAN MY FAIR LADY IN GOLD!
  Attending the glittering press event were Barbara Windsor, Marie Helvin, Lorraine Kelly and Paul O 'Grady, who will be welcoming Joan this Friday as his special guest on 'Paul O' Grady Live' at 9.00 pm on ITV...
JOAN IS AHEAD OF THE PRESS PACK..

JOAN IS HANDS ON RED CARPET!

JOAN GREETS FANS..

BARBARA WINDSOR..

PAUL O 'GRADY...



PAUL WITH MARIE HELVIN

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S STAR QUALITY SHINE THROUGH!


As Joan has just finalised the details for the publication of her latest book, which now may be published in September rather than the original October date..more of which will appear here when confirmed! I will be featuring photos of Joan promoting her previous books.. This photo see's Joan promoting the American hardback of her 4th novel 'Star Quality' in 2002....

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

TV ALERT : PAUL O' GRADY LIVE.. ITV .. FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2011 ..


As Joan will be appearing on Paul O' Grady Live on Friday evening at 9.00 pm.. Here is Paul over the weekend with Joan and Julian and Joan's daughter Katy, casting director Paul De Freitas and a friend of Julian's..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOAN....... MAY 23RD ..

Here is a little tribute to Joan whose birthday  is today, Monday 23rd May..
JOAN AT 6 MONTHS OLD..
Joan currently in London, will have a celebratory dinner with friends..
JOAN'S FIRST STAGE APPEARANCE IN 'A DOLLS HOUSE'

A TEENAGE PORTRAIT OF JOAN

JOAN CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY WITH ANTHONY NEWLEY
JOAN TOASTS THIS SPECIAL OCCASION  
Joan likes to spend the season in London, attending various events including Royal Ascot.. Before returning to London, Joan spent a busy few months in New York where she caught up with many friends and spent many hours sorting through her many New York possessions to facilitate the sale of her New York apartment.. Have a great birthday Joan.. You deserve it.... 





PHOTO OF THE DAY EXTRA : THE JOAN COLLINS FAN CLUB GET TOGETHER!


JOAN ENJOYS A COFFEE WHILST VIEWING THE SIGHTS IN JULIAN'S GARDEN!
JOAN AND PERCY WITH JULIAN
As part of her birthday celebrations, Joan accepted an invitation from her recent 'Dick Whittington' co-star Julian Clary, to spend the weekend at his home in Ashford in Kent.. Julian's seven bedroom farmhouse is practically next door to another comedy legend Paul O'Grady, who popped in for a cuppa and to see Joan, who will be appearing on Paul's ITV show this Friday at 9.00pm.. As well as celebrating Joan's birhday, celebrations were also raised for Julian who celebrates his big day on May 25th... Here is Joan during her weekend party with Julian..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : GLAMOUR LACED WITH STYLE IS JOAN'S TRADEMARK..

This promotional shot is one if a series of shots taken in 2006..Joan looking every inch the star in this lace creation by Mark Zunino of Nolan Miller Couture...