Jackie Collins photographed by Tom Zimmerman 1987. From the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library
Jackie Collins photographed by Tom Zimmerman 1987. From the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library

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  1. May 18, 2013

    Is that Jackie or Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) from Miami Vice? 🙂

    • May 18, 2013

      Now, admit it, cast your mind back… shoulder pads…
      My favorite garment was a Steven Sprouse cropped tuxedo jacket with shoulder pads I could have challenged a linebacker in.

  2. George Kaplan
    May 18, 2013

    Good call, S. K., my thoughts exactly! All she needs is Elvis the Alligator and three-day stubble.
    Looking at that scary coxcomb or tsunami of hair makes me think that it was a prototype of Elaine’s do from the earlier seasons of Seinfeld. Except Julia L-D pulled it off better 😉 Sorry Jackie, I be bitchy today!

    • May 18, 2013

      The other dead give away of the eighties is the highly defined, extreme, makeup — it was a “thing”.

  3. May 18, 2013

    Ah, the 80s. The hair and the shoulder pads a dead giveaway.

    • May 18, 2013

      Yes! And, I look back on that era fondly (maybe with a little cringe at the fashions) but we were young!

  4. May 18, 2013

    We were indeed young, save for Jackie. 😉
    And as for Stephen Sprouse…aha..I have given away much but not his pieces. They are just too perfect of the time that was. I was happy to have linebacker shoulders and wear graphic neon prints. All the better to bust through the throngs of NYC…

    • May 18, 2013

      I hung on to much of it and then I discovered that in Southern California woolens have to be dry-cleaned and then SEALED in plastic during the summer or they turn into just so much food for moths.

      I hope shoulder pads make a comeback, maybe a little more subtle, but… 😉

  5. May 18, 2013

    Dearest V
    With a face like that you would have thought that Jackie would have specialised in horror, or thriller at the very least.
    That is the visage of a lady one doesn’t want to fool around or fall out with!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • May 18, 2013

      She’s softened her look – thank god! But you still don’t want to cross her 😉

  6. George Kaplan
    May 19, 2013

    Suggestion for a New Dynasty: Jackie and Joan Collins starring as themselves trampling all before them or swiping with well-manicured claws. John Forsyth would appear from beyond the ether as a hologram (or as a head in a jar) while Linda Kristal will bring with her the mystery of whether she can laugh without cracking her plasticated face (if she’s not available, poor Joan Van Ark would make a decent replacement)! Ouch! Bwahahaha! I’m so wicked today… 😉

  7. May 26, 2013

    I never paid much attention to either of the Collins and they in turn ignored me so we all remained happy.Looking at Jackie I think she would hjave been perfect for or British Hammer Horror films or perhaps a lead inThe Stepford Wives.

  8. May 26, 2013

    Speaking of The Stepford Wives its Director Byan Forbes actor,director and novelist has very recently died.He was a great friend since boyhood of my late Father in Law the painter Albert Herbert.Would you care for me to share a few anecdodes about him{Forbes} from his book as well as a few personal memories?

    • May 26, 2013

      We’d love to hear about either – when you’re not pressed for time 🙂

      • May 26, 2013

        Ok Vickie,I will try and write a little something.

  9. May 30, 2013

    If it weren’t for the title I would’ve mistaken Ms. Collins for someone who auditioned for Duran Duran. =3

    • May 30, 2013

      Oh, the 1980 and the wonders of hair gel aka glue.

      • May 30, 2013

        Not to mention toothpaste, beaten egg whites and Aqua-net.

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