Remembering Jackie Collins

 

 

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Jackie Collins Photos and text by Jay Kravetz Photography

Back in 2006, Classic Bookshop of Palm Beach had a book signing with Jackie Collins at the West Palm Beach Public Library. At the time the library was overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway.

So many people made reservations for the book signing that the library put up a tent in Flagler Park.

I had the great pleasure of spending the afternoon photographing Jackie. She was a beautiful and dynamic woman and had a wonderful time with her fans. I talked with her before and after the signing.

Back in the late 70’s, I was the still photographer for Empire of the Ants, which starred her sister, Joan Collins. We talked about the movie and I told her funny behind stories about the filming in Belle Glade and Ft. Pierce and she told me some of the stories her sister told her about the experience.

She was a joy to photograph and she will be missed. RIP Jackie. I wish I had more chances to photograph you. These are the photos I took that day for the library, Classic Bookshop and PR Photos.

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Jackie Colliins, Jeff Jacobus
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Jackie Collins with then WPB Mayor Lois Frankel

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