Classic Hollywood #36 – Joan Collins

 Joan Collins In A Bikini 1950’s

Joan Collins in bikini 1950sI’m not sure which production this is from, but when I first came across this photograph of Joan Collins from the 1950’s my first reaction was just “wow.” I don’t think I’ve seen her looking any better than this.

The two early films from this period I remember Joan starring in were The Girl in The Red Velvet Swing, which told the story of Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White and Harry Thaw and Land of the Pharaohs, both from 1955. They are mediocre films and Joan does an admirable job in both.

Arguably Joan’s best acting performance came not as a star of the TV show Dynasty but as a guest star in one of the best written episodes of the original Star Trek, playing Sister Edith Keeler in The City on the Edge of Forever.

Joan has remained a Hollywood presence for over 60 years and shows no signs of slowing down having appeared in four productions in 2014. Joan Collins will turn 82 on May 23, 2015.

2 thoughts on “Classic Hollywood #36 – Joan Collins

  1. Bill Baldwin

    Joan Collins in Rome 1954 during “Land of the Pharaohs” shooting at Titanus Studios.
    This image was also added to posters for the film, with embellishments.


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