This is an Original UNCUT Pressbook from AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL, measuring 8-Ĺ" x 14" with 14 pages, of ad slicks, newspaper ads, synopsis of film, biographies of cast photo images of the film. Pressbook does have light wear for being over 40 years old. This film was suppose to do a rip-off of Rosemary's Baby, which is why it was called Sharon's Baby at one time. It was also titled, I DON'T WANT TO BE BORN. It was used to promote the 1975 actual horror thriller title,


A woman gives birth to a baby, but this is no ordinary little tyke. The child is seemingly possessed by the spirit of a freak dwarf who the mother once spurned. Cue a spate of strange deaths, the one common factor being the presence of a baby in pram at the scene ... Director: Peter Sasdy

Writers: Stanley Price (screenplay), Nato De Angeles (original story)

Stars: Joan Collins, Eileen Atkins, Ralph Bates


Joan Collins ... Lucy Carlesi
Eileen Atkins ... Sister Albana
Ralph Bates ... Gino Carlesi
Donald Pleasence ... Dr. Finch
Caroline Munro ... Mandy Gregory
Hilary Mason ... Mrs. Hyde
John Steiner ... Tommy Morris
Janet Key ... Jill Fletcher
George Claydon ... Hercules
Derek Benfield ... Police Inspector
Stanley Lebor ... Police Sergeant
Judy Buxton ... Sheila
Andy Secombe ... Delivery Boy (as Andrew Secombe)
Susan Richards ... Old Lady
Phyllis MacMahon ... Nun (as Phyllis McMahon)

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MORE INFO ON JOAN COLLINS: Joan Henrietta Collins, OBE (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author, and columnist.

Collins was born in Paddington, London, the daughter of Elsa (Bessant), a dance teacher and nightclub hostess, and Joseph William Collins, an agent whose clients would later include Shirley Bassey, The Beatles and Tom Jones. Collins' South African-born father was Jewish and her British mother was Anglican. She has one sister, the author Jackie Collins, nd a brother, Bill Collins. Collins was educated at the Francis Holland School and then trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Collins's childhood was spent in and around Maida Vale and was, according to Collins, an idyllic one with plenty of love, comfort and security. Her father, however, was also a strict disciplinarian and exerted a strong hold over her gentle mother, an attitude which came to irritate her daughters who sought to rebel against it. Collins has said of her father that "He was detached, cold, hard, critical, difficult, acerbic and everyone had to please him."He said himself in his 1986 autobiography, A Touch of Collins: "I love my daughters but I am not the kind of parent who deludes himself that his children are superior to everyone else's. I did not think of them as particularly outstanding in any way."

At the age of 17, Collins was signed to the J. Arthur Rank Film Company, a highly profitable British studio.

In 1951, she made her feature debut as a beauty contest entrant in Lady Godiva Rides Again, and in 1952, she made her film debut in I Believe in You, which was based on the book Court Circular by Sewell Stokes. She was next signed by 20th Century Fox in 1954 as their answer to MGM's Elizabeth Taylor. According to a September 11, 1954 article in Picture Post, Collins was frustrated by her time at Rank. Collins told the popular Hulton Press Weekly, "They're always carrying on about there being no women of star material in England. They don't bother to build us up. They concentrate on building the men." She appeared in Island in the Sun (1957).

Collins was popular as a magazine pin-up in the UK throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, with cover appearances on titles such as Span and 66.

Her notable guest appearances on American television during the 1960s and 1970s included Batman, Mission: Impossible, Police Woman, and the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever".

In the 1970s, Collins made several movies and then starred in the film versions of her sister Jackie Collins's racy novels The Stud and The Bitch. The films were smash hits in England, becoming the most profitable films since the James Bond series.[citation needed] Collins has worked with some of the biggest names and movie legends in Hollywood, including Richard Burton, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Gene Kelly, Laurence Harvey, Bob Hope, Dwayne Hickman, James Mason, Robert Mitchum, Eddie Albert, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Sir Laurence Olivier, Edward G. Robinson, Sir Ralph Richardson, Rod Steiger, James Stewart, Joanne Woodward, Jayne Mansfield, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Nigel Hawthorne.

In 1981, Collins was offered a role in the second season of the then-struggling new prime time soap opera Dynasty (1981-1989) playing Alexis, the vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). The role successfully relaunched Collins as a powerful #sex symbol and icon of independence. Her performance is generally credited as one factor in the fledgling show's subsequent rise in the Nielsen Ratings to a hit rivaling Dallas.

In 1985, Dynasty was the #1 show in the U.S., and Collins also went on to become the highest-paid actress on television at the time, remaining with the series until its cancellation in 1989. For her portrayal of Alexis, Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning once in 1983. Delighting the audience in attendance at the ceremony, Collins thanked Sophia Loren for turning down the part of Alexis. She arguably became the most celebrated television star of the 1980s and her character, Alexis, perhaps the most infamous clotheshorse and villainess of the decade. Dynasty was shown in more than 80 countries and is still internationally syndicated. TV Guide selected Collins's portrayal of Alexis as the fourth greatest villain in television history.

In 1983, Collins starred in Making of a Male Model with young model-actor Jon-Erik Hexum, and in 1984 played a soap star in The Cartier Affair with David Hasselhoff. With Dynasty at the height of its success, Collins began producing and starred in two 1986 CBS miniseries, Sins and Monte Carlo. At the age of 49, she also appeared in a twelve-page photo layout for Playboy magazine, shot by George Hurrell.

In the 2001 E! True Hollywood Story episode featuring Dynasty, former ABC executive Ted Harbert stated, "The truth is we didn't really believe that we had this thing done as a hit until Joan Collins walked down that courtroom aisle." Co-star Al Corley noted that Collins "just flew" in the role that was "tailor made ... just spot on." In Dynasty producer Aaron Spelling's final press interview he said of Collins: "We didn't write Joan Collins. She played Joan Collins. Am I right? We wrote a character, but the character could have been played by 50 people and 49 of them would have failed. She made it work."

After the end of Dynasty in 1989, Collins took time off to be with her family.She rejoined her costars for Dynasty: The Reunion, a 1991 miniseries that concluded the series which had been left with a cliffhanger ending after its abrupt cancellation. In the 1990s Collins made several guest star appearances on series such as Roseanne, The Nanny and Will & Grace while dabbling in films like Decadence and A Midwinter's Tale. She also appeared as the main characters of films such as Mama's Back and Annie: A Royal Adventure! during this period. In 1994, at the age of 60, she launched her first and only exercise video, titled Joan Collins Personal Workout.

In 1990, Collins played Amanda in a revival of NoŽl Coward's Private Lives in the West End. She would later make her Broadway debut in the same play in 1992. In 1991, Collins also appeared in NoŽl Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and played eight different women in a series of one-act plays written by Coward, including an elderly Victorian spinster. She also guest starred in six episodes of Aaron Spelling's short-lived prime time soap opera Pacific Palisades in 1997. During the early 90s, Joan Collins twice appeared as a celebrity guest star on the hit South African-made soap opera "Egoli" (City of Gold), playing the role of Catherine Sinclair. The series has been shown all over Africa. Collins was chosen as the cover model for the relaunch of the popular celebrity magazine OK! when it changed from being a monthly to a weekly. In the spring of 2000, she completed an American tour of Love Letters with the likes of George Hamilton and Stacy Keach Jr. Additionally, she appeared in a West End production of Over the Moon with Frank Langella in 2000.

In 1999, Collins was cast in the video version of musical theatre show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She played two roles in this video: a pianist and Mrs. Potiphar, the wife of Egyptian millionaire Potiphar.

In 2000, Collins joined the cast of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, a prequel to the 1994 Universal Studios live-action film The Flintstones. She played the supporting role Pearl Slaghoople (Wilma Flintstone's mother), but the film was not a box office success.

In 2001, she co-starred in the TV movie These Old Broads with Debbie Reynolds, Shirley MacLaine and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie was written by Reynolds' daughter, Carrie Fisher.

In 2002, Collins returned to soap operas in a limited run on the American daytime soap Guiding Light. She also appeared on South African television, depicting the role of South African journalist Jani Allan in a comedic spoof. In 2004, she appeared on a Dutch comedy film Alice in Glamourland (Dutch: Ellis in Glamourland) as a successful writer. Several Months later, she toured the United Kingdom with a revival of the play Full Circle. In 2005, she served as guest host of the popular British quiz show Have I Got News For You.

In 2005, actress Alice Krige portrayed Collins in Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure, a fictionalized television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of Dynasty.

In early 2006, Collins toured the United Kingdom in A Evening With Joan Collins, a one-woman show in which she detailed the highs and lows of her roller coaster career and life, directed by her husband Percy Gibson. In 2006, she reunited with her Dynasty co-stars for the non-fiction special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights and Caviar. Later that year, she began a tour of North America in the play Legends! with former Dynasty co-star Linda Evans, which concluded in May 2007 after a 30-week run.

In 2005, Collins joined the cast of the hit British television series Footballer's Wives for a limited run as a glamorous magazine mogul, named Eva de Wolffe. She also guest-starred in the BBC series Hotel Babylon in 2006 as a lonely aristocrat desperate for romance.

Collins will appear in an hour-long episode ("They Do It with Mirrors") of the murder-mystery drama Marple in 2009. She will play Ruth Van Rydock, an old friend of detective Miss Marple.

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