Sunday 30 March 2014

Bond Book Covers from Russia

Book cover artwork for the Russian editions of "Thunderball" (left) and "Dr No" (right).

Saturday 29 March 2014

European You Only Live Twice Posters

Overview of European posters for "You Only Live Twice". As usual: Comments and corrections welcome. Above the German Din A00 poster. Means it's 4 times the size of a regular German poster (DinA 1) and comes in two parts. Below the other German posters that I'm aware of.

French "On Ne Vit Que Deux Fois" posters.
Italian posters ranging from the small "Locandina" to the large, 2 part "4 Foglio"
"You Only Live Twice" posters from Greece, Turkey and (now) Croatia.
UK Quad Crowns and Double Crowns
And finally posters from Sweden (Thanks Anders!), Denmark, Finland and Spain

Sunday 23 March 2014

James Bond Books from Czech Republic

James Bond 007 novels "Dr. No", "Casino Royale" and "Goldfinger" by Ian Fleming. Released in the early nineties in the Czech Republic (Then Czechoslovakia). Cover artwork by Miloslav Havlicek. Thanks to Lukas for sharing these scans!

Saturday 22 March 2014

Japanese Thunderball Artwork

Tribute art to "Thunderball" in a Japanese poster style. I do apologise in advance to my Japanese readers for the incorrect use of their language and typography. The text is lifted from the original Japanese poster but rearranged. I'm probably saying " Sean Connery IS Technicolor" or something similar

Thursday 13 March 2014

You Only Live Twice Poster from around the World

Poster for "You Only Live Twice" from Asia-Pac and South America. Comments, corrections and additions welcome.

Sunday 9 March 2014

You Only Live Twice: US Lobby Cards

US lobby card set for "You Only Live Twice" Original set of 8 lobby cards from 1967, numbered 1-8.

"Viva James Bond" reissue set of 8 lobby cards numbered 1-8 from 1970.

Reissue cards from the 1984 MGM re-release, set of 8 unnumbered cards.Thanks to Simon for sharing these with me!

You Only Live Twice: US Posters

Overview of US posters for "You Only Live Twice" ranging fro the half sheet and insert up to the 2 variations of the 24 sheet. Comments and corrections welcome.

Saturday 8 March 2014

Is or As James Bond?

The US campaign for "You Only Live Twice" used the slogan "Sean Connery IS James Bond" in 1967. When the film was re-released in the early '70 during the Roger Moore area this was not strictly true any more. Consequently the existing posters and lobby cards were re-labeled to "Sean Connery as James Bond", usually be covering the "IS" with "AS". Some examples from the US, Argentina, Australia, Sweden and Italy.