Thursday, July 14, 2011
My plan to post the last 3 remaining episodes of "The Colbys" last month didn't work out, those of you with blogs on Blogger may know why - it was not possible to publish anything the last couple of days of June.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I think Linda Evans fans are really going to love this post. Following recent Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham collections, here are now as many as 20 HQ photographs of "Dynasty's" original principal lady - Linda Evans.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
This is the 45th episode of "The Colbys" (21st episode of the 2nd season). Now that Phillip has come back from the dead, how is the family going to react to his return? And will there still be a chance for Sable and Jason to get back together?
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Someone asked in the comments section the other day for a pix post with Stephanie Beacham's HQ promo stills from "Dynasty" and "The Colbys" along the lines of the one I did for Joan Collins on her birthday.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This is one of my favorite episodes of "The Colbys." Not only does "Hoyt Parker" finally reveal himself to the family, but it gives Stephanie Beacham a lot of great material to work with. And seeing Miles in his polo outfit back on a horse, doesn't hurt either.
A couple of articles now from the summer of 1988 after "Dallas" producer David Paulsen came on board to try to salvage "Dynasty" in its upcoming 9th season, which proved to be the fading soap last.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Last week CBS announced their fall prime time schedule and "The Assistants," a comedy pilot starring Heather Locklear they were considering for the 2011/12 season, was not on it.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Joan Collins is 78 today. Happy birthday, 'Alexis'! And many more to come... To celebrate, I'm posting an EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION of her Piers Morgan 2010 interview (with additional 20 minutes of footage you couldn't see in the videos I originally posted on YouTube). Check it out, after the jump.
Joan Collins has decided to unload one of the 4 properties she is known to own - check out the HQ pics of her luxury NYC pad which is on the market for $2.89 million. Meanwhile, her "DYNASTY" co-star Linda Evans has sold her house in L.A. for $2.7 million.
Today's edition of DYNASTY Pix is obviously all about Joan Collins. I'll be sharing with you several HQ promo pics for Joan as her DYNASTY character Alexis Colby released by the ABC TV network back in the 80s, during the various stages of the series and depicting several of her iconic looks.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A quick look at the storylines that DYNASTY producers Bob and Eileen Pollock envisioned for season 3 (1982/83) that had been either entirely scrapped or simply went into a different direction.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I felt like putting a little eye candy on this blog of mine tonight, so who gets to be the object of my attention? Why, that dreamy Colbys' polo champ Miles, that is Mr. Maxwell Caulfield, in his Grease 2 days, of course.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Ever since "Dynasty's" Carrington clan got off the Moldavian church floor unscathed and Bobby came out of THE shower over on "Dallas" the press sang soaps' swan song. This Wall Street Journal article concerning the dire state of soaps was however published just 3 days before ABC swung the axe and cancelled the aging soap.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
In this week's edition of the "DYNASTY" episode guide I'll be looking at season 4 which began in September 1983 when enormous hype surrounded the show and its stars, which moved into the top-3, finally snapping at DALLAS' heels.
I recently asked you what the most bizarre storyline in Dynasty's 9-season run was (and there have sure been quite a few of those). Well, not surprisingly, Fallon's extraterrestrial adventures took the top honors.
The FILOLI Mansion in Woodside and Arden Villa and its lily pond in Pasadena often spring to mind when one thinks of "The Carrington Mansion." Back in seasons 1 and 2 a different property in Beverly Hills was used prominently for filming exteriors.
Earlier this week, it was reported Ashton Kutcher would replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" and his per-episode (that's 20-minute episode) salary will be 'only' $800.000-900.000,- (down from Sheen's 1,2 mil + profits). 80s stars could only dream of such exuberant salaries.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
It would seem like a no-brainer decision. But, John James said he actually had to think whether he wanted to return to "Dynasty" after his failed spin-off got the boot.
I haven't posted one of these in a while, so here's another HQ pic from my Filoli collection (which I tend to use on my desktop) - a mansion terrace on a sunny late winter afternoon (or is it early spring morning?).
The producers considered bringing Wayne Northrop's season 1 character Michael - Blake's nosy chauffeur and Fallon's part-time lover - back in season 3. Once they finally got around to it in season 7, I'm not sure I really cared for seeing him on the show again.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Following her initial 13-episode stint in season 2, and prior to becoming series regular in season 6, Heather Locklear made several notable guest appearances on "Dynasty," the first of which was in early 1983 when "People Magazine" published this article about the actress.
This scene takes place in early season 4, when Blake finally tells Alexis she is banned from coming to the mansion.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Saturday, April 30, 2011
During its third season "Dynasty" finally turned into a massive hit and entered the top-5. Though it would take 2 more years for the show to reach the overall top ranking, many of the episodes (including the April 1983 season finale) were among its highest-rated ever.
In this cutesy little video flashback from September 1985, Aaron Spelling stars are forced to promote their respective series' season premieres. Watch as "Captain Stubing" tries to get Joan Collins to reveal who died in Moldavia.
Friday, April 29, 2011
I believe most "DYNASTY" episode guides available on the web (at least on the prominent sites like imdb.com, TV.com, epguides.com, etc.) come from the same source (the defunct tvtome.com) as they all contain the same airdate errors - in fact, the official DYNASTY DVDs appear to have used the same information. Here is therefore not only a more comprehensive, but also a more accurate DYNASTY episode guide.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
You didn't think "Hoyt Parker" was the only guy going after Jason Colby? By the end of this episode of "The Colbys", shots will be fired again and this time - someone will head for the hospital and someone else will actually die.
This episode guide (which I will post in a series of nine articles) will give you a more comprehensive look at the original scheduling of DYNASTY on the ABC TV network, including all reruns, pre-emptions, day and time changes, TV Guide episode synopses, etc.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Several days ago, E! Online talked to Catherine Oxenberg, DYNASTY's "Princess of Moldavia" and the real-life daughter of Elizabeth, the Princess of Yugoslavia, about the upcoming royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Would you prefer to see a prequel "DYNASTY" movie set in the 1960s focusing on the romance between Blake and Alexis or a new series set in present time focusing on now-adult Carrington kids and our aging favorites? Here are the final poll results that I owe you from a couple of months ago along with my thoughts on the announced "DYNASTY" movie.
Today's vintage "Dynasty" article comes from 1984 when Diahann Carroll (49 at the time) joined the "riches-and-bitches soap" and People Magazine called her "the only black actress with a continuing role on a prime-time serial."
Now a couple of stills from the season 7 episode "The Ball" in which Alexis, having been inspired by Viennese parties she saw on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," throws a glitzy black and white bash at the Carrington mansion, that she famously took over from Blake (and almost dearly paid for) in the season 6 ender.
Hello again! I hope you all had a fine Easter! Starting off this week's series of post is a little video flashback to 1984 when former "Dynasty" star Al Corley (Steven #1 who was fired from "Dynasty" in 1982) released his album "Square Rooms."
Friday, April 22, 2011
Shortly before Christmas 1982, Joan Collins had already spent an entire season on ABC's "Dynasty" helping the alleged "Dallas" clone find its own distinctive tone. This People magazine article was published at that time.
Last fall, "The Colbys" star Maxwell Caulfield and his wife Juliet Mills toured Britain with their play "Bedroom Farce." On September 1, 2010 they both appeared on ITV's "Michael Ball Show" to talk about their 30-year romance and working together.
Happy Easter, everyone! Posting will be light over the next few days, but I will try to add a few items. First, here's a large picture of the cast of the 1991 Reunion mini-series.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Picture of the day is a behind-the-scenes shot of John James, whom his friends and colleagues affectionately called J.J. and the two grand dames of "Dynasty" - Linda Evans and Joan Collins.
Now here's a rare find - post-"Dynasty" Linda Evans chatting (in early 1989) to Regis and Kathie Lee Gifford on their ABC daytime talker about leaving the show that made her an international TV superstar.
Again, the results of a previously closed poll that I never got around to publishing - back in December I asked you what Alexis Morrel Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan And God Knows What Other Last Name was up to these days and gave you 7 options.
Actress Katharine Ross (Francesca on "The Colbys") recently asked courts to issue a restraining order against her daughter Cleo, who - as the court papers indicate - tried to kill her by stabbing her in arm with scissors.
In addition to finally seeing season 5 of "Dynasty" on region 1 DVD this summer, the fans of Joan Collins in North America will also be able to purchase the official DVDs of the mini-series she developed and starred in for CBS in 1986.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Here are a couple UPI articles released in 1983 featuring interviews with Jack Coleman who inherited the role of "Dynasty's" gay heir Steven Carrington, following Al Corley's dismissal.
Since the very first battle between Krystle and Alexis, it was clear the producers had struck gold with the chemistry between the two ladies. It is not a surprise then such confrontations became a staple on the show.