Friday, 16 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays and a great start for 2017 to all my readers. Thank you for all the kind emails and help!
(Artwork by  Gregory Manches from Jan 1997 Playboy magazine illustrating Raymond Benson's "Blast from the past")

Daily Express Artwork for You Only Live Twice

In February and March 1964 the UK newspaper ran a serialisation of Ian Fleming's "You Only Live Twice" with illustrations by artist Robb.

Roger Moore Magazine Cover Artwork

1972 cover artwork for UK "Look In" magazine featuring Roger Moore as the new Bond. Artist unknown (to me).

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Book Covers from Russia

Various book cover illustrations from Russia (I assume). Sadly I don't speak Russian so I have no idea which is which.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Moonraker Tribute Artwork

Tribute based on the book "Moonraker
Artwork by Gerald WadsworthWatercolour, 17" x 12".

Sunday, 4 December 2016

You Only Live Twice Tribute Art

Tribute artwork for "You Only Live Twice" by Paul Mann. 60 x 90 cm, oil on illustration board. 
This artwork was comissioned by Thomas from the  "The Nixdorf Collection"
Artist Paul Mann in his studio.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Thunderball Art by Ciriello

Recently discovered the record by Ray Martin on the left. Which made me wonder: Did Ciriello paint the Thunderball artwork without the white box in the middle or not? Does anyone know?

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Goldfinger Advertising from Brazil

Goldfinger flyer called "Cartazete" used for advertising in cinemas in Brazil, The back has photos and information about the film. 30 x 23 cm.

Thanks to Yuri for sharing these!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Interview with Bond Poster Model Cindy Wirth

Model Cindy R Wirth modeled for the poster artwork for “Never Say Never Again”, painted by Rudy Obrero. In this interview she shares her memories of her time as a Bond girl.

How did you get involved in posing for the Never Say Never Again, James Bond poster? Were you recommended by a casting or modeling agency ?
At the time I was with the Wilhelmina agency in Los Angeles working as a top fashion model. I was losing my designer clients due to my passion for my daily gym workouts. It was the time of the anorexic size “00” models. I no longer needed shoulder pads, I had muscles. 

Alternatively, I started working as a fitness model. The photographer, Bernard Boudreau who shot the stills for the  Never Say Never Again poster was a credited Weider Muscle and Fitness Magazine photographer. Bernard asked me to come in for the castings for Never Say Never Again.  The Advertising Agency was New York West in Hollywood.  Their offices were near the famous Capital Records Building. Bernard cast me as the body double for Domino played by Kim Basinger and Fitima Blush  played by Barbara Carrera.

Did the photographer or advertising agency provide wardrobe for the shoot?
No, I arrived at the shoot in a hot pink  leotard, a scissored cut t-shirt  ( no bra ) leg warmers and high heels.  But everyone in LA ran around in leotards and high heels, it  was the 80’s.  At the time, I was designing a bodywear line called Bodyrapp which I later sold to REEBOK in 1987.  The hot pink leotard was a new tanga style with suspenders similar to a man’s wrestling suit. I designed Bodyrapp in 1983.    

Therefore, there is no doubt that my photos were used by Rudy Obero in the final poster.  The movie, Never Say Never Again was still filming at the time of my photo shoot and often the ad agency for the film company does not have access to the  actual film as the advertising campaigns are done sometimes even before filming.   

New York West advertising artist Rudy Obero could have only worked from the photo stills from the poster shoot.  Never Say Never Again  was the return of Sean Connery as 007 after a 12 year absence.   A few years later I met Sean Connery at the home of a journalist from Paris Match and challenged him to a game of billards and won!!!  With his wife Micheline in the wings and friends in common, I felt it was best to stop at one victory!! However bragging about beating James Bond in billiards isn’t nearly as exciting as bedding James Bond.

Are there any other photos from the  photo shoots with Bernard Boudreau?
The only reason I have the photo used for the Never Say Never Again poster is that I asked Bernard to take a few shots of me in my tanga leotard for my fitness line.  Otherwise the agency is given the rolls of film and they process them and select apart from the photographer. The agency selects what photos to give the artist.  The artist creates his designs from the different poses in the photo stills and creates a composition layout for approval.  It’s rare that any of the original photo stills would be available.

Did posing as a James Bond girl change your life?

Well it certainly improved my billard game!!  The irony is that Bernard Boudreau was hired that same year to shoot the photo stills for the poster for  another James Bond film, Octopussy starring Roger Moore. Both films were being released in 1983.   Bernard cast me again for the body double this time as Octopussy played by  Maude Adams.  In this shoot Bernard provided Frederick’s of Hollywood gold stillettos and a long red satin negligee with thigh high slits on both sides.  I had to stand behind a mannequin wielding various toy weapons, a ball and a martini glass keeping the now famous “Angelina Jolie extended leg pose” in view.  There are no existing stills from this shoot.  Usually we shot Poloroids as a light test but we never thought to keep them.  Dan Goozee’ did the final art on Octopussy.  I don’t remember what advertising agency handled the Octopussy campaign.

Did you ever dream of being a Bond  girl?
Well since the last James Bond movie, SPECTRE cast 50 year old Monica Bellucci and Kim Basinger just signed a modeling contract at age 60 we can always still hope.

Model Cindy R Wirth lives in Italy.  In 2014, a  photo series of Cindy; Dames des Dunes taken by Italian photographer Azzurra Piccardi won the PX Prix de La Photographie Paris People’s Choice Award.   Her past work includes photo sessions with Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and Harry Langdon. Cindy continues to work as a body model in 2016.

Thank you to Cindy and Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for sharing this interview!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Airfix Artwork

Cover artwork for the 1967 Toyota GT model kit by Airfix for "You Only Live Twice"

Thanks to Stephan for the scan! 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Goldfinger Daybill Artwork

Artwork from the original Australian Daybill poster for "Goldfinger"The art still used in the US posters was re-created as an easy-to-print illustration. Thanks to Jackson for finding this.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Italian Moonraker artwork

Artwork for "Moonraker" by the Italian artists Enzo Sciotti. Thanks to Thomas from The Nixdorf Collection for sharing this.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Newspaper Ad from Denmark

Newspaper ad for "Agent 007 Jages" (From Russia With Love) from Denmark. This is taken from the Danish press sheet.

Check out the full press sheets on Bond-O-Rama.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Spectre Artwork

Artwork for "Spectre" by Chris Malbon. Check out his work here.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Live and Let Bikini

Spanish 1 sheet poster for "007 Vive Y Deja Morir" (LIve and Let Die). Additonal clothing was added to the original artwork by McGinnis. Original as comparison on the right.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Concept Artwork by Bob Peak

Concept artwork by Bob Peak for "The Spy Who Loved Me"

Thanks to Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for sharing these!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Wanted: Original movie poster artwork, book and magazine cover illustrations, record sleeves and any other 007 art. Please contact Thomas Nixdorf