Sunday 29 September 2013

James Bond Audio Book Covers

Audiobook covers for the Ian Fleming James Bond 007 books by Chivers. Artist unknown.

Saturday 28 September 2013

Benton Window Cards

Window Cards for various James Bond 007 movies including "Dr No" and "Goldfinger", Benton Card Co., reprinted in the 80ies. Does anyone know more about these? Are there cards for FRWL, Thunderball and LALD?

Saturday 21 September 2013

International From Russia With Love Posters

And a few more "From Russia With Love" posters from around the world: Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Argentina and Brazil. I'm sure there must be more international posters out there. For example: I've never seen a Mexican poster, only lobby cards. Does anyone have an example or link for a Mexican Bond poster?

European From Russia With Love Posters

This is my (mostly virtual) collection of European "From Russia With Love" posters that I've collected over the years. I've put them into their size context because usually you see them printed in the same format. No guarantees for accuracy or completeness. Let me know if you spot any mistakes. 

Thanks to Anders from "From Sweden With Love" and Thomas from the "Nixdorf Collection" for sharing some of the images!

Sunday 15 September 2013

Promoting Thunderball in Germany

After the great success of Goldfinger in Europe, United Artists launched a larger than life advertising campaign for Thunderball. Here are some examples  from Germany where the film is called "Feuerball" (Fireball):
The equivalent of the pressbook is called "Werberatschlag" (Advertising Advice). It comes with newspaper advertisement suggestions, available 
advertising material like posters and a small teaser poster within the pressbook. 

One difference to the US pressbooks: The press information itself is provided in a separate brochure called "Presseinformation". Which makes sense as the first one is aimed at cinema owner while the second goes to the press.

Cinema owner were heavily incentivised to promote the film: The German equivalent of Variety magazine called "Film Echo / Film Woche" featured Thunderball in 3 differnt editions including a sweepstake to travel to the Bahamas. Especially appealing as Thunderball was released in Germany
in December.

Some nice  examples from a cinema in Hamburg and outdoor advertising below. A special offer were Thunderball standees as shown below. Has anyone ever seen one of these in reality?

Thanks to Thomas from The Nixdorf Collection for the cinema and standee photos.

Poster Tribute

Art tributes for the whole set of James Bond 007 posters including "Skyfall" by Mike Mahle. Check out his site!

Sunday 1 September 2013

Who is the Artist?

Can anyone help me with identifying the artist for this "From Russia With Love" artwork

I've heard Mitchell Hooks but I'm not sure.