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THE BOND GIRLS – PT 4.

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘THE BOND GIRLS’ PT 4 The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore as Bond. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore as Bond. Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore as Bond. For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore as Bond.   As Mary Goodnight Britt Ekland (1942 – ) played Mary Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). The Swedish-born actress [...]

THE BOND GIRLS – PT 3.

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

My look at ‘THE BOND GIRLS PT 3’ encompasses the beauties who enhanced the following four 007 features: You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery as James Bond. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby as Bond. Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Connery again. Live And Let Die (1973) introducing Sir Roger Moore as Bond for the first time.     As Helga [...]

Actors marrying other actors – PT 15

September 25, 2016 // 6 Comments

  COLMAN, Ronald                            HUME, Benita                                  1938 – 58 (his death)   Ronald Colman was very nearly one of the millions of fatalities of World War One. He had only been in France for two months when he was seriously gassed at the battle of Messines and invalided out of the battle zone [...]

Actors marrying other actors – Pt 10.

September 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

  BROLIN, James                                SMITHERS, Jan                               1986 – 95 (div.)                                                                 STREISAND, Barbra                       1998 –   James Brolin Jan Smithers Barbra Streisand James Brolin [...]

The making of the first Bond film – ‘Dr No’ (1962)

August 12, 2016 // 8 Comments

  In 1961 author Ian Fleming sold a six-month option to all his James Bond novels and short stories (those already penned and future ones), with the exception of Casino Royale, which he had previously sold, to entrepreneur Harry Saltzman. Harry formed Eon Productions with Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, and they started looking around for a director and an actor to play Bond. Ian Fleming, [...]

Did you know? Points of interest. Pt. 9

September 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

    It is generally believed that Stephen Sondheim only agreed to the musically limited Madonna singing his songs in Dick Tracy (1990) because he owed a favour to Warren Beatty who directed and starred in it whilst becoming intimately involved with Madonna during the shoot. Sean Young was to have played Tess Trueheart but was dropped by Beatty after a few days of filming, some say [...]

Goldfinger ( 1964 ) – a stupid movie?

March 9, 2015 // 10 Comments

Goldfinger (1964) was the third of the James Bond franchise offerings, and it was released at the height of Bond fever that seemed to grip movie-goers world-wide. It all began back in 1962 with Dr No, the picture that not only launched Sean Connery on the unsuspecting women of the world, but Ursula Andress on the unsuspecting men as well. It is interesting to note that the two greatest [...]