Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's Joan Collins Day!


Yes, that's right it's Joan Collins day here at Trash Aesthetics. Why? Hey, why the fuck not?

Is Joan Collins even one of Chick Young's favorite TOP gals of all-time you ask yourself? Absolutely! See, I've got very fond memories of Joan and was indeed ga ga over her. But, it frequently depended on the venue. Dynasty? Not so much (although I watched it - and let me tell you when Joan posed nude for Playboy in 81' or 82' that Playboy made the rounds at my Junior High School and I am sure it caused a fair amount of DNA to be spilled).



I recently bought a copy of Midnite Movies' double feature of Tales from the Crypt and Vault of Horror. Two very fine Amicus British horror anthologies from the early 70s (a decade careful readers will note that I am fond of). And I was hit with a powerful wave of Nostalgia for Joan as I put in Tales from the Crypt - which I had not watched in many years. While watching it, I was reminded of her beauty and charm and it got me motivated to have Joan Collins Day. That's the fascinating and gripping true account regarding the STORY BEHIND the story. True Story.

At any rate, it also got me thinking about the stories that were relayed in the first Natalie Wood biography I read when I was about 19. Collins was heavily involved with Warren Beatty while Natalie was making Splendour in the Grass with Beatty - and of course, Natalie and Beatty hooked up - Natalie dropped husband Robert Wagner for Beatty and the tabloids were convinced that Joan Collins would latch on to Robert so they could commiserate and presumably - fornicate. R.J. was devastated - left for Italy and didn't return for quite some time. Sad that. Warren dumped Natalie awhile later - according to the biography for a fucking hat check girl. Warren - what a snake. Time for another pic...


So, sometimes here at Trash Aesthetics, we have empty, bullshit posts about nothing in particular. Today, I honor Joan Collins. I always thought she was drop-dead gorgeous and still do. Here's to you Joan...

Now, that's a killer 70s publicity still if there ever was...

7 comments:

gilligan said...

Ahhh, "bullshit posts" are sometimes my favorite kind.

I saw the Amicus Tales from the Crypt around last Halloween and loved it. There's something about horror anthologies that I really love, especially when done by Amicus. I LOVE The House that Dripped Blood with Ingrid Pitt and I'm still anxiously awaiting the Amicus horror anthology, Asylum, to get on DVD.

One last thing... I noticed you recently purchased The Captain & Tennille Show on DVD. I'll bring the beer and pizza. You like sausage or pepperoni?

Chick Young said...

Gil, thanks for the comments matey! I think I'll start a new column here - the "It's insert hot female celeb here Day" I've got a enough of those for a thousand posts or more...

I especially love Roy Ward Baker's Vault of Horror. Freddie Francis' Tales From The Crypt is good fun, but Cinematographers (no matter how good they are) typically are quite average directors. Francis was a great DP, but a so so director. Asylum is also great fun if you haven't seen it. But then again I am biased - any film with Herbert Lom is an automatic "A" in my book.

As for Captain and Tennille - I'm watching it right now!!! The Pizza? How bout both pepperoni and sausage and some beer (70s beer in steel cans that rust!) to wash it all down! Long live the 70s.

later pal
Chick

Uranium Willy said...

I suddenly remember some low budget film with Joan that always popped up late at night with her and some tourist being stalked by giant ants. I may have to research that and find out some info on it, I totally forgot about that movie.

Tales from the Crypt was a great fun and freaky film and I like Herbert Lom too, but I have not seen the movie in way too long to remember much except the part where some guy has to get out of a maze of razor blades or something. Maybe I forget.

Did you know (this is off the top of my head but I am 99.99% certain) Tony Tennille did some stuff on Pink Floyd's The Wall. I am sure she is the "... wanna take a bath" groupie voice during One of My Turns.

Ira Gabelsburger said...

Ok, I think I finally got this to work. Awesome post, "why the fuck not" - love it! seriously, some stunning stills here, especially the bathtub, wonderful.

Anonymous said...

i like a lot actress of 50's and 60's,they have the best tinny feet!
because they was not so tall and thin like the girls of today.

Mister Bater said...

Those legs and feet... YUM!

Ernie said...

She was really hot. Thanks for reminding.