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.