OHMSS US Lobby Cards

US lobby card set of 8 for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

US mini lobby card set of 8

US 1984 MGM reissue lobby card set of 4 including the FRWL title misprint

12 comments:

Lurky McSpypants said...

Interesting that most of these seem to be casual, between takes shots (isn't that Broccoli in one?).

Peter Lorenz said...

I agree, the selection of scenes is not very inspired...

Anonymous said...

With the hillside shot of the film makers as one of the eight lobby cards, and bearing in mind the skiing, the girls, the car chase are all suitable elements from which to insert images into the lobby set, it does make one wonder how on earth the marketeers ever got this series going to the heights that it was already by this year of 1969.

Still, with the MGM set, at least Lazenby was represented in 50% of the set of cards as opposed to the 25% of the main release set. Albeit, he was just in two cards of each set.

Simon.

Lurky McSpypants said...

@Simon:

All good points.
I'm staggered by the often odd choices of pics used for many '60's ad campaigns.
For OHMSS, I think they were SO set on making a break from the "old" style Bond that it clouded their vision in all areas.

Anonymous said...

FYI, there is one other error card in the set. The FRWL card with Connery on the phone at the end of the film was misprinted as being from OHMSS. Wishful thinking, perhaps??

Anonymous said...

Indeed there was.

Simon,

Bob said...

Recently reread the OHMSS novel, and I am always amazed, of all the Bond films, how faithful it is to the novel. Also over the years how the film has earned a lot more deserved respect. One of Barry's best scores.

Lurcky McSpypants said...

@Bob
Not sure about the OHMSS deserved respect.
I've tried really hard to come around to it, but it still feels (to me) half-baked and kinda dull.

Anonymous said...

Referencing the 'Russia' cards as titled OHMSS, it should be mentioned that the ‘Connery on the phone’, ‘Connery in bed with Bianchi’ and the ‘boat chase’ cards from the '84 Festival set also turned up titled as OHMSS.
Perhaps these were not included in this OHMSS expose due to the fact the images were 'Russia' based, and not OHMSS.
Simon.

Peter Lorenz said...

The misprinted cards are tricky: Do they belong to OHMSS or to FRWL? I decided to go by the image...

Anonymous said...

Since the 4 FRWL error cards are in the FRWL set proper, I would say it was just a mistake. Probably should be treated like a error, or a fluke.

Anonymous said...

Peter - I agree, go by the image. The 'Russia' images to be talked about in the Russia expose and, if you go into Moore's era, the two Golden Gun images entitled Moonraker in the Gg expose.
Simon.