Friday, July 24, 2015
Constance Ford's unhappy husband, and The Big Cube, 1969) and worked alongside some of our favorite people such as Joan Crawford in The Damned Don't Cry (1950), Dana Wynter in The View from Pompey's Head (1955), Dorothy Malone in Tension at Table Rock (1956), Jeffrey Hunter in Seven Cities of Gold (1957), Joan Collins in Esther and the King (1960) and Barry Coe in The 300 Spartans (1962.) He was also a costar of Jane Russell in Underwater! (1955) and The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) as well as Elvis Presely in Love Me Tender (1956) among many other things. Egan lived a steady, quiet life with his only wife of nearly thirty years and their five children. He was taken prematurely by prostate cancer at age sixty-five in 1987 (at which time he was essaying a key role on the daytime soap Capitol.) Take a look at some of these shots and see if he makes an impression on you!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Errol Flynn. (They were separated at the time of his death in 1959, with him cavorting around with teenager Beverly Aadland, but were not divorced.) In her interview, she reflects on the caliber of his acting.
Madame X, a treasured favorite! He also costarred in the cult horror flick Black Christmas (1974), which quite a few people hold in high regard. Mr. D still acts today, albeit in lesser known movies (nevertheless starring folks like Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo, Patrick Wilson and Matt Bomer.) he is seventy-nine at present.
Dame Joan Collins talks about her 1956 musicalized remake of The Women (1939) called The Opposite Sex, in which her bad girl character Crystal Allen makes one too many catty remarks to the wife of the man she's currently having an affair with. The woman (played by June Allyson) hauls off and wallops her across the face!
But what really sent us into the stratosphere recently was an e-mail from one of our faithful readers. A man from London, England, who happens to visit Poseidon's Underworld with some regularity and who happens also to be a long-time associate and personal friend of the divine Dame Collins took a moment to share with her one of my various posts about her! ("Joan of Art") She enjoyed the selection of pictures that I had collected and got a kick out of the captions I'd composed for each one. (She even relayed that one of the photos was taken by no less than Yul Brynner! Then there was the amusing factoid that I'd mis-labeled one photo with a child in it as having been of her sister Jackie when it was in fact her brother Bill! I'll be correcting that...) She perused some other posts, mostly ones filled with those terrific old head shots of the stars and remarked that she was flattered by my interest in her and her career. Needless to say this made me VERY happy.
To say that the whole interlude put me over the moon is an understatement. I'm forty-seven years old and have no memory of my life without the joys of Joan Collins in it, be it from appearances on Star Trek, Batman and other countless TV shows, her many movies and, of course, Dynasty, of which I was a devoted fan. To think that I managed to capture her attention for even a moment, make her smile and actually have her know my name (apart from all the other millions of fans of hers) is a gift beyond measure. And if you were to know the incredible generosity of spirit and kindness that Collins showed the friend from their first meeting on, you would marvel that anyone at any time could ever have mistaken Collins for one of the villainous people she has often portrayed. What a pleasure to know that she is such a beauty inside and out. Till next time, Jon!