Thursday, February 28, 2013

AN EVENING WITH JOAN COLLINS .. SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL PROMO..

Even though this event was on Wed 27th, just wanted to feature this promo ad...


JOAN COLLINS: Lifetime Achievement Honoree



Spend an evening with Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee Joan Collins on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center! Joan will share the stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing personalities in her internationally acclaimed one-woman show.

Multi-award winning Joan Collins became a superstar playing Alexis Carrington Colby in television’s “Dynasty.” She is an icon with a career spanning five decades of appearances on the stage and screen. As an author, her books have sold more than 50 million copies. Join Joan for an evening of wit and the juicy anecdotes of the stars she’s worked with over the years. On stage! In person! Audiences get a rare chance to spend “An Evening with Joan Collins.”

“In a word: FAAABULOUS!”- New York Times

“Riveting…endearing…a terrific storyteller”- London Sunday Times

“Funny and poignant”- Australian Telegraph


As an accomplished actor, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Joan Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and icon. In recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the arts, culture and charitable causes, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honored Joan with an O.B.E. title in 1997, making her an Officer of the British Empire.

Joan has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series. On stage, she has performed on Broadway, the West End, and in national tours in the UK, North America, and Australia. On the humanitarian front, Joan is devoted to the well-being of women, children and families and regularly lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer and empowering children with learning disabilities.

Joan has worked with some of the most recognizable figures in cinematic history, including: Richard Burton (Sea Wife); Paul Newman (Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!); Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (Road to Hong Kong); Bette Davis (The Virgin Queen); Gregory Peck (The Bravados), James Mason and Dorothy Dandridge (Island in the Sun); Robert Mitchum (Big Sleep), Edward G. Robinson (Seven Thieves), Sir Nigel Hawthorne (The Clandestine Marriage); and Kenneth Branagh (In the Bleak Midwinter).

An Evening with Joan Collins
Wed 27 Feb | 5pm | Prog 076
Sedona Performing Arts Center

DVD ALERT: SINS / LA GRIFFE DU DESTIN .. MARCH 3RD 2013.. SHOWSHANK FILMS DVD..

Just to mention Joan's lavish hit mini-series 'Sins' gets a dvd release in France on March 3rd.. Here is a look at the fab cover featuring a glorious image of Joan...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S THE BEST AT THE FEST!

Here is an exclusive shot of Joan with her Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Sedona International Film Festival earlier..

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

VIDEO UPDATE : SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 ..


 Joan currently in Sedona for the annual film festival gave this lovely interview in advance of her show 'An Evening With Joan Collins'.... Here also is an exclusive photo.. thanks to Joan!


EVENT UPDATE; SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ..FEBRUARY 27TH 2013..


Joan is currently in Sedona to attend the annual Film Festival where she will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award and later today perform her smash hit show 'An Evening With Joan Collins. Joan just gave an interview at the festival, here is a selection of highlights tweeted by organisers......
 

  1. "I think my children are very special and the relationship with my husband are the two most meaningful things in my life."
  2. Sedona Film Fest 13@SFF2013
    "I'm at the stage in my life where I don't do anything that I don't want to do."
  3. Sedona Film Fest 13@SFF2013
    "I enjoy old movies but I watched this film, New Year's Eve, and it had every star imaginable."
  4. Sedona Film Fest 13@SFF2013
    "Peter Sellers was a very good friend of mine, he was a crazy genius."
  5. Yes I have a bucket list, I want to go to Peru and St. Bart's. I've done everything else."
  6. Sedona Film Fest 13@SFF2013
    "I've been asked to do these dancing shows, in the UK and here, and I will never do reality television." 
  7. Sedona Film Fest 13@SFF2013
    "I find Sedona to be a very relaxing and spiritual place."
     

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S NEVER BORED.. ONBOARD!

This rare shot features Joan relaxing in the South of France in the 90's.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

EVENT UPDATE: VANITY FAIR VIEWING PARTY.. THE SUNSET TOWERS ..HOLLYWOOD.. FEBRUARY 25TH 2013..


Joan with George Hamilton
Joan attended the annual Vanity Fair party at The Sunset Tower Hotel .. Here are some shots of Joan arriving with Jackie and inside.....

 
Joan with Carole Bayer Sayer

 

PROMO UPDATE : THE SUN ..MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2013..

Joan Collins: You can bed’em but yo don't have to wed’em

Joan Collins at the Out Of This World summer party
Siren ... Joan Collins

SHOWBIZ icon Joan Collins became an international star thanks to American soap Dynasty in the 1980s.

Her new show, One Night With Joan, opens a nine-city tour in Northampton on April 6 and runs from April 12 to 28 at London’s Leicester Square Theatre. All dates are listed on joancollins.net.
She told GARTH PEARCE what she wishes she had known at 18.


I WISH I had known at 18 that if you slept with a man you did not have to marry him.
I married Maxwell Reed (an actor then aged 33) because he had taken my virginity.
Good girls didn’t in those days — if you did, you married. We married the day after my 19th birthday.
I was unbelievably naive as a teenager. I was still playing with dolls at the age of 15. When a boy asked me out on a date, I was utterly shocked.
The first time I saw the word f***, it was written on a railway carriage and I had no idea what it meant. When I got home I asked my mother. She went berserk. She said: “How dare you use that word! I have told Daddy, ‘If you ever use that word, I’ll divorce you.’ ”
The innocence of childhood is so hard to hold on to, part of me is glad that I had such a naive upbringing. But part of me thinks I was too innocent. If I had been more knowing, I would not have married my first husband. Yet I have always been a fan of marriage.
My mistake? I always say I was asked so many times, I had to marry some of them. I got it right for a few years with Anthony Newley, but his penchant for other ladies was something I could not live with. Yet I had two fabulous children with him.
I also had a child with my third husband, Ron Kass. He went down the dreaded path of addiction and I never believed anyone should ruin their lives with drugs.
My fourth marriage, to Peter Holm, was an absolute disaster. My life was so screwed up at the time. I did not look screwed up because I was riding so high.
Joan Collins in 1969
Screen beauty ... Joan Collins in 1969
Everett Collection / Rex Features

I was on Dynasty, the biggest TV show across the world, and my character Alexis Carrington was the most powerful woman. But I was having a very tough time with my daughter Katy, who had been in a car accident aged nine and was recovering from brain damage.
I was screwed by business managers and lawyers. One of my accountants failed to file my tax returns for one of the years I made the most money. It came to light a couple of years later, which meant paying over all the money.
So I wish I had known at 18 just how incompetent some of these people could be.
You can make money but there’s always someone, somewhere, who wants to part you from it. But I don’t like talking about the bad things. Life is tough for everyone. I never thought I was good-looking at 18. Looking back, I realise that I was.
I do wish I had known, because beauty is power. Youth and beauty are incredibly powerful. I did not realise how lucky I was to be young, beautiful and in Hollywood.
When I was 17 or 18, I was voted by a British photographers’ association as The Most Beautiful Girl In England, or something like that. I was thrilled.
My father was asked: “What do you think?” He said: “I am amazed. She’s a nice-looking girl but nothing special.” That is the way myself and younger sister Jackie (best selling novelist Jackie Collins) were brought up — we were “nothing special”.
What do I wish I had known about men?
I find it difficult to generalise about men, even today. I have a wonderful husband and my life is happy. They come in all shapes and sizes, but what I wish I had known is that most men are less sensitive than us women and do not talk about everyday things. They are not girlie like us girls, which is probably why I have so many gay friends.
I did learn two tips for staying young when I was very young. One is to keep your face out of the sun. The other is to maintain the same weight, and keep off buns, cakes and fried food.
But some things I have never learned. Like how to travel light!
Considering how much I travel (Joan has homes in London, LA, New York and France), you’d have thought I may have worked that out. But one of the many joys of life is to carry on learning

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SISTERS ARE WALKING IT FOR THEMSELVES!

This exclusive 1st shot features Joan & Jackie arriving for the annual Vanity Fair viewing party at The Sunset Tower hosted by Graydon Carter.. Will post more later today!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

PHOTO EXTRA: FUR FLIES IN WITH PARTY GIRL JOAN!

Joan is now back in LA for Oscar night and looking sensational as ever as she arrived at LAX yesterday!..

PHOTO OF THE DAY : A SECOND SHOT ATG PROMOTION!

This shot was one of a series taken for the UK paperback and the USA hardback of Joan's 2nd autobiography 'Second Act' .. This shot was not used...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

70'S FOCUS : DARK PLACES ... 1973 ...

FILMS INTERNATIONAL
Presents
A SEDGELEY CORPORATION FILM
A CINERAMA RELEASE
DARK PLACES
Starring
CHRISTOPHER LEE as DR Mandeville
JOAN COLLINS as Sarah Mandeville
ROBERT HARDY as Edward Foster / Andrew Marr
HERBERT LOM as Prescott
JANE BIRKIN as Alta
JEAN MARSH as Victoria Marr
Charleton Hobbs as Old Marr
Jennifer Thanisch as Jessica Marr
Michael Le Vey as Francis Marr
Martin Boddey as Police Sgt Riley
Roy Evans as Baxter
John Glynn Jones as Bank Manager
John Levene as Doctor
Barry Linehan as Gatekeeper

Assistant Director/ Barry Langley  Director of Photography/ Ernest Steward  Art Director/ Geoffrey Tozer
    Music by Wilfred Josephs  Written by Ed Brennan & Joseph Van Winkle  Edited by Teddy Darvas
                                       Produced by James Hannah Jr      Directed by Don Sharp

When Andrew Marr lies dying in a mental home, he confides in a friend, Edward Foster about the whereabouts of his fortune, which is hidden in his country estate. But others have their eye on Marr's money and a cat and mouse game of deception begins! Where no one can be trusted. Where nothing is what it seems! But the darkest secrets of all.. Are waiting to be unleashed! As there is more than death waiting in Dark Places!!
  (c) 1973 .. Cinerama .. 87 Mins .. Color ..
 
 

Although filmed in 1972, "Dark Places" was not released until 1973, where it failed to set any box office records! It was filmed near Uxbridge in England, including in an old nursing home and the surrounding areas. As it was in the middle of a freezing winter, conditions were far from favourable as Christopher Lee recalled.
" Dark Places had a clever story. However it was shot in a house, far from Pinewood Studios.A house empty and abandoned, water dripping down the walls. No plumbing or heating! It was an uncomfortable film to make!"
However the film did have an excellent cast of British stars. Although marketed as a horror film, it is more a psychological thriller, the appearance of Christopher Lee, probably added to it's horror moniker. Joan played another of her icy villianess roles as Christopher's scheming sister, who seduces Hardy's character, in order to find out where the hidden money is! Joan looks lovely as ever, apart from a misfortunate wig, that also made an appearance in "The Persuaders", ( on Joan's head, I hasten to add!).. Herbert Lom gave his usual distinguished performance, with Jean Marsh in flashbacks as the neurotic wife, with a couple of evil children, who murder the nanny, played by Jane Berkin. Critics slated the film.
VARIETY...
" Dark Places... A film of no distinction! Bound for TV!"



The film is seldom seen these days, available on video in the 80's with one lurid cover, which caused he film to be added to the infamous video nasty list. The film was eventually removed, as apart from the murder of Jane Birkin which the cover depicted, there was little to offend anyone in the film. Apart from a bargain bin DVD release, with a poor print, the film has yet to find a proper release. Hopefully it will turn up at some stage.. Watch this space!!




 (c) 2010 ... Mark McMorrow...

Friday, February 22, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FAIRY GODMOTHER JOAN.. KNOWS BEST!

Here is a lovely shot of Joan with her goddaughter Cara Delevingne who has been in the spotlight recently...

PHOTO OF THE DAY : FOUR HARTS ARE BETTER IN TIME!

This great shot features Joan with good friends Robert Wagner & Stefanie Powers with co-star Jeff Kakke in the feature length 'Hart to Hart - Two Harts in Three Quarter Time'....

Thursday, February 21, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE FAMILY THAT STANDS TOGETHER....

Every now and then I am asked why I don't feature many 'Dynasty' photo's and much as I loved 'Dynasty' I try to feature the rest of Joan's extensive career, other than 'Dynasty'.. However from time to time I will feature some photo's from the show.. This great promo shot form 1983 introduced Gordon Thompson as Adam Carrington. Also featured of course is Joan with John Forsythe and Linda Evans...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

EVENT ALERT : SEDONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013.. FEBRUARY 27TH ...AN EVENING WITH JOAN!

An Evening with Joan Collins
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Details:Spend an evening with Golden Globe winner and Emmy-nominee Joan Collins on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center! Joan will share the stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career as one of the world’s most glamorous and intriguing personalities in her internationally acclaimed one-woman show.

Multi-award winning Joan Collins became a superstar playing Alexis Carrington Colby in television’s “Dynasty.” She is an icon with a career spanning five decades of appearances on the stage and screen. As an author, her books have sold more than 50 million copies. Join Joan for an evening of wit and the juicy anecdotes of the stars she’s worked with over the years. On stage! In person! Audiences get a rare chance to spend “An Evening with Joan Collins.”

“In a word: FAAABULOUS!”- New York Times

“Riveting…endearing…a terrific storyteller”- London Sunday Times

“Funny and poignant”- Australian Telegraph


As an accomplished actor, author, producer, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Joan Collins has built a career that places her in the unrivaled ranks of international superstar and icon. In recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the arts, culture and charitable causes, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honored Joan with an O.B.E. title in 1997, making her an Officer of the British Empire.

Joan has appeared in more than 60 feature films and dozens of television series. On stage, she has performed on Broadway, the West End, and in national tours in the UK, North America, and Australia. On the humanitarian front, Joan is devoted to the well-being of women, children and families and regularly lends her support and celebrity to causes that include finding a cure for breast cancer and empowering children with learning disabilities.

Joan has worked with some of the most recognizable figures in cinematic history, including: Richard Burton (Sea Wife); Paul Newman (Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys!); Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (Road to Hong Kong); Bette Davis (The Virgin Queen); Gregory Peck (The Bravados), James Mason and Dorothy Dandridge (Island in the Sun); Robert Mitchum (Big Sleep), Edward G. Robinson (Seven Thieves), Sir Nigel Hawthorne (The Clandestine Marriage); and Kenneth Branagh (In the Bleak Midwinter).

An Evening with Joan Collins
Wed 27 Feb | 5pm | Prog 076
Sedona Performing Arts Center


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PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S A STAR WHO GIVES HER TIME FOR A DIME!

This rare shot from 1960 features Joan doing a promotion for March Of Dimes, a non-profit organisation which helps to improve the health of mothers & babies and was founded in 1938 by Franklin D Roosevelt to combat polio..

Monday, February 18, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : SISTERS ARE JUDGING IT FOR THEMSELVES!

Here is a great shot I didn't get around to posting from a few weeks ago, featuring Joan with Jackie and Judge Judy at a Hollywood party...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY : JOAN'S IN THE FRAME FOR SUCCESS!

This promo shot features Joan wearing a pair of spectacles from her highly successful 'Joan Collins Eyewear Collection'...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A NOVEL PORTRAIT OF JOAN!

This portrait from 1991 is from a shoot to promote Joan's novel 'Love & Desire & Hate' ...