Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. It was created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, and revolved around the Carringtons, a wealthy oil family living in Denver, Colorado. Starring John Forsythe and Linda Evans as oil magnate Blake Carrington and his new wife Krystle, Dynasty was ABC's competitor to CBS's prime time series Dallas.
The show's ratings for the first season were unremarkable, but the second season arrival of Joan Collins as Blake's scheming first wife Alexis heralded Dynasty's rise into the Top 20. By 1984, it was a top ten show and by 1985, it was the #1 series on television. Dynasty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama Series every year from 1981 to 1986, winning in 1984.
Dynasty spawned a successful line of fashion and luxury products, and even a spin-off series called The Colbys. Dynasty dropped from #7 to #24 during the 1986-87 season, and was ultimately canceled in May 1989 after a nine-season run.


  1. Sometimes the stars align and strange coincidences happen, not that I believe in coincidences. A couple of days ago I posted a picture on Flickr, which I titled, Dynasty. It just sort of materialized. I was never a Dynasty watching person, but that is what came to mind when I threw these dolls together in the midst of organizing my doll collection. Then Two-Spirit posted your pictures, which led me to want to know all I could about you. Which leads me here to your blog and this Dynasty post. Hmmm? Not sure what it all means, but I am hoping it is a sign of good things to come. It may not materialize for some time, but the stars have aligned.

  2. I grew up watching Dynasty! lol
    Here's to inspiring each other to continue to create.
    And if you want to get started in the 16'' doll collecting, I have some blank mannequins for you to experiment with. :-)


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