Posts Tagged ‘“Dynasty”’

What would Alexis Carrington think? Designer Nolan Miller Retires from QVC after 19 Years

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Home shopping’s QVC announced last weekend that legendary designer Nolan Miller has retired after 19 years of designing fashion and jewelry collections for the network.

We thought that this would be an excellent time to showcase one of our favorite clips from his Archive of American Television interview, where the master of glamour (who began his TV career at NBC in the 1950s) discusses how high-fashion was built into Dynasty from day-one and how Joan Collins almost didn’t get the role she was born to play….

See his last QVC collection here.

And while we’re on the subject of Dynasty, here’s a clip of Joan Collins, in her Archive interview, discussing how she landed the role of Alexis Carrington:

“Dynasty” Star John Forsythe Has Died– Archive Interview Online

Friday, April 2nd, 2010


John Forsythe, best known as oil tycoon Blake Carrington on the ’80s prime time soap Dynasty, has died at the age of 92. Forsythe’s TV career dates back to the 1940s, and baby boomers will remember his first regular series role as the single dad on the series Bachelor Father (1957-62). Forsythe’s other major TV claim-to-fame is providing the voice to the unseen “Charlie” in the ’70s hit Charlie’s Angels.

John Forsythe was interviewed by the Archive of American Television on July 24, 2000; his interview is currently available online.

Interview Description:
John Forsythe was interviewed for two-and-a-half hours in Los Olivos, CA. During his interview, Mr. Forsythe spoke of his extensive live television work and his series role as Bentley Gregg on Bachelor Father. He then chronicled his work on two other series, The John Forsythe Show and To Rome with Love, as well as numerous made-for-television movie roles. He also spoke about his voice-only role as “Charlie” on Charlie’s Angels and his role as Blake Carrington, the patriarch of the popular long-running series, Dynasty, opposite actresses Linda Evans and Joan Collins. The interview was conducted by Don Carleton.

Aaron Spelling’s Interview Now Available on Google Video

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Aaron Spelling, who died at the age of 83 on June 23rd, was interviewed for three hours by the Archive of American Television in a two-part interview on November 18 and 24, 1999.

Interview Description:

During his interview, Mr. Spelling spoke of his early career as an actor before turning to writing. He described the role of a producer and discussed the creation of such programs as Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Beverly Hills 90210, and Melrose Place. He also discussed his role as producer of the films And the Band Played On and Mr. Mom. The interview was conducted by Henry Colman.

Click here to see Aaron Spelling’s full interview.