Saturday 30 November 2013

James Bond 007 Video Game

Variations of the cover artwork for the 1983 Atari video game "James Bond 007" by Parker Bros.


Signed, first edition of William Boyd's James Bond 007 novel "Solo", published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. I found two versions: With normal white pages and a red trim as shown in the photo.

Friday 29 November 2013

Goldfinger: Lobby Cards from Spain

 Lobby cards from Spain for "Goldfinger". Judging from the United Artists logo these must be reissue ones. Any ideas how the original ones look like?

Golfinger: Italian Lobby Cards

Lobby Cards called "Photobusta" from Italy for "Goldfinger". Original set of 8 cards which were also reissued with the new United Artists logo and a MGM sticker. UIP re-released a new design as a set of 6 cards, shown below.

Sunday 24 November 2013

International Bond Books

International Ian Fleming books:
Russian hardcover of "From Russia With Love"
Brazilian paperback edition of "Goldfinger"
Brazilian paperback edition of "Satanico Dr. No" (Dr No) published by Edibolso in 1978

Saturday 23 November 2013

Goldfinger Lobby Cards from France

French lobby card sets (Jeu de Photos) for "Goldfinger", original set from 1964 with 24 photos and the reissue set with 8 photos.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Never noticed that...

International 1 sheet and French poster for "Licence To Kill". I've never noticed that Dalton wears a tuxedo in some European posters compared to the black shirt in the UK and US.

Thanks to the Book Bond for making this point!

Sunday 17 November 2013

You Only Live Twice UK Hanging Card

Hanging Card for "You Only Live Twice", UK, 13 x 8 inches. This is featured in the UK Exhibitors Campaign Book but I've never seen it in real life. Does this really exist?

Saturday 16 November 2013

OHMSS and Thunderball Art Tributes

Paintings for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and "Thunderball" by John J. Lomasney, gouache on art board 44" x 28". Lomasney painted over 800 movie themed posters which were displayed in the The Royal Hawaiian Theater in Honolulu. Thanks to the Nixdorf Collection and Heritage Auctions.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

From Russia With Love Artwork

As dedicated artwork poster aficionado I was was never too keen on the US "From Russia With Love" posters. What would have happened if the producers hired Frank McCarthy in 1963? Not sure but here is an attempt of mine to create a McCarthy style artwork.
Photo and colour references I've used to create the artwork. The original is gouache on artboard, 80 x 60 cm.

Saturday 9 November 2013

24 Sheet from You Only Live Twice

Recreation of the planned 24 sheet for "You Only Live Twice" as shown in the pressbook. The concept still uses the unchanged versions of McGinnis' bath scene (check his hand) and McCarthy's original Little Nellie painting with an alternate face of Connery.

Friday 8 November 2013

Too risky?

It appears that both the US and Australia deemed some of the images on the "Goldfinger" posters to risky and changed it. I don't own the originals but I assume that the original posters were painted over. Does anyone have a copy of the changed posters?

Licence To Cook

"Licence To Cook", cook book based on the food eaten by Bond in the novels, Edward Biddulph, 2010. Check out Edward's blog "James Bond memes" 
The book is available here.

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Italian James Bond Paperbacks

Collection of James Bond 007 novels published by "Segretissimo" in Italy:
  • "Ruolo d'onore",(Role of Honour), 1984 by John Gardner
  • "Il domani non muore mai",(Tomorrow Never Dies) 1997, the movie novelization.
  • "Conto alla rovescia", (007 Zero Minus Ten), 1997, original novel by Benson
  • "Il mondo non basta", (The World Is Not Enough) 1999, another movie novelization by Benson
  • "I sogni non uccidono", (Never Dream of Dying), 2001, original novel by Benson
  • "L'uomo dal tatuaggio rosso", "The Man With the Red Tattoo" (2002), original novel by Benson
  • "Doppio gioco", (Doubleshot) 2000, original novel by Benson
  • "La morte può attendere", special edition with "Die Another Day", the movie novelization by Benson
  • "La spia che mi amava" + "Moonraker", special edition with two movie novelizations by Christopher Wood, "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979)
  • "Niente fiori per James Bond" (Never Send Flowers), John Gardner, 1993), artwork by of Massimo Rosestolato
  • "Operazione Barbarossa" (The Man from Barbarossa),John Gardner,1991) artwork by of Massimo Rosestolato

Big thanks to Lucio for sharing the scans and information!

Saturday 2 November 2013

Goldfinger Poster Belgium

1964 "Goldfinger" Poster from Belgium, 54x82 cm. I've seen the smaller version without the two images on the left but never this one.

The Spy Who Loved Me Poster Concept

Poster Concept for "The Spy Who Loved Me", artist unknown. This image was published in the Dorling Kindersley book "James Bond - 50 Years of Movie Poster".

Friday 1 November 2013

German Goldfinger Lobby Cards

Overview of original and reissue German lobby cards for "Goldfinger". The original set is numbered up to 35 but two cards were not released. All original cards were hand-tinted black / white photos which gives the cards an unusual character.

International Goldfinger Posters

Overview to scale of international "Goldfinger" posters mainly from LatAm and AsiaPac. As I don't own all the originals of the posters, I'm unsure about the correct sizes fro some, especially the posters from Japan and Brazil. 
Comments and corrections welcome!