Saturday, October 30, 2010
Say what you want about the flaws of season 6 (including that dreadful season opener), but I still can't wait to put my hands on the upcoming season 6 region 2 DVD release and see, for instance, the "Masquerade" episode in all its newly re-mastered glory. Oh, and - Maxwell Caulfield on the polo field... Meaow!
So, will Larry Hagman appear in the new "Dallas" on TNT or not? Two weeks after visiting Joan Collins at her home in London's Belgravia, Hello Magazine travels to Ojai above Los Angeles to visit Larry Hagman, a great television icon of the 80s and a true gentleman.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Now a little eye candy for John James fans courtesy of a fun little article from Orange Coast magazine that goes behind the scenes at Dynasty and asks "Jeff Colby" what he thinks of his co-stars.
British actor Simon MacCorkindale passed away earlier this month and there is a tribute to the actor, who made a cameo appearance in Dynasty's 3rd season, in the latest edition of Hello Magazine.
You may remember the 150th Dynasty episode party video (1986) from my YouTube channel (you can check it out again after the jump). Two years later, in the fall of 1988, the cast got together again to celebrate reaching their ultimate milestone.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
In tonight's episode of "The Colbys" - a new Mrs. Colby arrives in Bel Air; Monica's former lover returns; and Bliss' Russian ballet dancer has a secret. Plus - an article about the show's season 2 focus on younger characters and "double-load" production schedule.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
This article was published in early March 1983, following the premiere of the episode titled "The Mirror" (season 3, episode 14) in which Jack Coleman was finally uncovered as the new Steven Carrington.
The 2010 season at the Filoli mansion may be over, but the holiday events are only coming (November 26-December 4). Here is now a small collection of images of one of TV's most glorious properties.
It's Wednesday and that means the poll results are in - here's who you preferred to see play Steven and Fallon Carrington if Dynasty were filmed today.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
This 9-page article that goes behind the scenes at Dynasty was published in the summer of 1985 when the show's popularity peaked and the producers were about to unleash "Dynasty II: The Colbys."
27 years ago, Jon-Erik Hexum and Joan Collins starred in Aaron Spelling's "Making of a Male Model" - one of the most successful TV movies at the time. Sadly, just a year later, the young actor with a very promising career (who may have ended up playing Dynasty's Dex Dexter) lost his life on the set of CBS' "Cover Up."
Last night in Beverly Hills, Joan Collins and Linda Gray - two divas of 80s iconic soaps "Dynasty" and "Dallas" - shared the spotlight as presenters at California On Locations Awards.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Now here's a real treat - actress Stephanie Beacham discusses going back to "Dynasty" to battle Joan Collins in the show's ninth season - a rare clip from ABC's "Good Morning America" which aired in the fall of 1988.
This August 1986 article from a Malaysian paper discusses mid season 6 changes in Dynasty and the producers' confidence they managed to fix their show that began its descent in the ratings.
Here are two articles from African American press - one from October 1984 and the other one from January 1985 discussing the addition of Diahann Carroll and Billy Dee Williams to the luxe sudser "Dynasty."
Today's pic of the day may very well serve as wallpaper to those of you who've always admired the curvy qualities of Ms. Emma Samms who entered the Dynasty universe in May 1985, a year after her predecessor Pamela Sue Martin's departure.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I've got plenty more Dynasty articles to share, but here's one I haven't been able to find, only the cover - so if anyone has it and would like to share the scans, please let me know.
This is actually a 1984 article from People Magazine focusing on real life owners of "prime-time properties" - mansions that had become known to masses on hit serials like "Dallas," "Knots Landing," "Dynasty," and "Falcon Crest."
In 1983 'Dynasty' star Pamela Bellwood made an appearance on the syndicated daytime talker Hour Magazine during her character Claudia's season 3 absence, sporting an unusual hairstyle and talking about the show and why Claudia had been sent away.
Friday, October 22, 2010
A couple of articles from 1984 - when 'Dynasty' generated immense hype, prior to hitting the #1 spot in the ratings - which tap into the show's growing merchandising business.
According to a response to a fan question on the CBS Paramount Facebook page season 5 of "Dynasty" may finally be released for the US market (region 1) in March 2011, while the company is also looking into releasing "The Colbys."
Thursday, October 21, 2010
When Alexis became Cecil Colby's widow in season 3 she did not move to his "Nine Oaks" mansion. But she did get a slick new penthouse to huff, puff, connive and eat men alive in.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Gavin Maurier (played by Neil Dickson in late season 7) was the most pointless supporting character on Dynasty (at least from the four listed in our weekly poll).
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday night was a big night for Heather Locklear's 13-year old daughter Ava who walked down the runway at a fashion event in Hollywood under the watchful eye of her proud parents.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I have never been impressed with CBS procedurals, in fact I loathe them with a passion. But, it's good to see former "Dynasty" stars still making appearances in what are TV's hottest shows today.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Fresh images of Heather Locklear; Ali MacGraw reunites with her on-screen flame Ryan O'Neal; silliness ensues regarding comments Joan Collins made to Hello Magazine. Plus Joan to share spotlight with another 80s soap icon.