Saturday, 5 February 2011

Blond Bond

Long before the whole Craig / blond hair discussion, Pan released Casino Royale as the first paperback edition in 1955 with a blond haired Bond on the cover. Artwork by Roger Hall.

4 comments:

Jason Whiton said...

I think I had this edition when I was a kid. Has a kind of Saint vibe, doesn't it?
-Jason (Spy Vibe)

Dan Gale said...

So Eon Productions were only goIng by the book casting a blond Bond in Casino Royale, here's the proof :)

Bob said...

Is that Ken and Barbie at the table?

Dan Gale said...

One of these editions went for £22 on eBay last December. It certainly does have a Ladybird book ring to it's art, that's Roger Hall, other claim to fame.