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Who was the Hollywood actress referred to by Krystle and Alexis..?

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    ...the one Alexis ripped the wig off of and then threw her Oscar through a window?

    Who do you picture it being?



    This is the kind of Season 2 scene which established the show's early image, yet the producers quickly seemed to lose any sense of later -- along with Linda's calm, serene, focused demeanor gradually shifting into something less effective.
     
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  2. stevew

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    Agree. I didn't watch it much during its original run each for the season ending in Blake coking Alexis when my grandmother was ill. But I've gone back recently and picked up year 1 and 2 but After Cecil died I stopped watching not long after. It seemed the writers got scared to push it. But damn we're Black and Alexis two evil sons of bitches to start with.

    Oh and I think Alexis was referring to Joan Colins.
     
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  3. Snarky's Ghost

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    Ha! So we could have expected a Joan on Joan catfight like Linda had with Rita!
     
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    Sorry for the typos. Small key pad. Should read:

    I didn't watch it much during its original run except for the season ending in Blake choking Alexis when my grandmother was ill. But I've gone back recently and picked up year 1 and 2, but I stopped watching not long after Cecil died. It seemed the writers got scared to push it. But damn were Blake and Alexis two evil sons of bitches to start with. I liked them that way so much better.
     
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  5. Zable

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    My money’s on Faye Dunaway. She had on a wig made by Goldie Hawn’s hairdresser from Private Benjamin. It offended Alexis, who commented on it, provoking an exchange of words. When Faye wagged her Oscar under Alexis’s nose. Alexis cattily repeated what James Wood had said about Faye needing a step-ladder to sniff a certain other actress’s ass. Naturally, fur flew, along with the wig and Oscar.
     
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    I always picture it being someone more "golden age" -- someone who'd peaked in the '30s, '40s and '50s.

    Someone once suggested Susan Hayward, and that clicked for me (and I'd never even seen VALLEY OF THE DOLLS!). Hayward was the right era. Famous but not too famous. Glamorous but not too glamorous. Statured but too gritty to be as statured as, say, an Elizabeth Taylor.

    Perfect!

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  7. Zable

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    I see. Alexis is into elder-bashing then.
     
  8. Alexis

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    Well she'd bashed the unborn why not the elderly?
     
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    Just saying. Nobody is ever going to be as amazing as Alexis as Joan was. I would hate to have to cast that role now.
     
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    Not that I thought Alexis incapable of it ...simply didn't think that that was the image of her producers wanted to perpetuate.
     
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    It's said the actress slapped Alexis first. And that then Alexis de-wigged her and tossed her Oscar through the French windows. Not that Alexis actually hit her.
     
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    I didn't think she'd actually hit the baby either.
     
  13. Snarky's Ghost

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    Well, Hayward was only about 15 years older than Collins, and had the fight occurred in the late-'60s, Susan would have been around fifty-ish.

    By 1975, Susan Hayward was dead of brain cancer, as was everyone else she'd worked with on THE CONQUEROR. The cast and crew totaled 220 people. By the end of 1980, ninety one of them had developed some form of cancer and 46 had died of the disease, probably from nuclear testing fallout or the radioactive mud used in the movie.

    I visited Hayward's grave only hours before Princess Diana died. Which I've always seen as very significant.

    And of all the actresses who read for Scarlett O'Hara, had Vivien Leigh not been given the role, I think Hayward (then Edythe Marrenner) was the only one who could have come close for casting... But then Vivien Leigh had that popular-girl-you-knew-in-highschool quality which was probably necessary for Scarlett.


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    No one's suggesting we recast Joan, are they? I mean, aside from nuDYNASTY.
     
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    Well no, I just cant wait to see what they come up with. I have been wondering a lot about nuAlexis' first scene. She cant even really enter the courtroom and testify against Blake as they aren't doing that are they? It's more of a murder mystery affair like almost all recent-ish soap pilots. So we wont get any lengthy, scene stealing, fantastically melodramatic dialogue from the witness box.
    She will probably just sashay into a scene and toss red wine on nuCrystal's white jumpsuit and then bitch them all to hell very, very quickly.
     
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    I dunno
    If Alexis had returned in early 1982 instead then we'd have an obvious reason why she went back to Denver and it wasn't necessarily because of Blake...

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    Alexis killed Natalie Wood??
     
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    Oh Blake, it was a horrible horrible "accident"...
     
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    Potential season 10 storyline, Alexis (who is off-screen recuperating in a Caribbean clinic due to her injuries sustained in the fall) is accused of murdering Mrs Elias starlet half-sister, screen legend of the 50s and 60s; Delphine du Fonte, who had slept with Blake and JFK, sorry to digress.

    I like to think it was Bette Davis who Alexis quarrelled with, or maybe Joan Crawford?
     

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