Various stages of the "The Spy Who Loved Me" artwork by Bob Peak. Barbara Bach's pose was modeled upon a photo from a fashion magazine. Pictures taken from " Bond, ...James Bond - Filmplakate und Fotografien aus 50 Jahren" (Available here) and "The James Bond Archives" (Available here).
Saturday, 30 March 2013
While catalogueing my photos I've noticed several ones that look like Robert McGinnis used them for his "Thunderball" artwork. Connery's head comes from the publicity photo-shoot for "From Russia With Love", the legs from a photo with Connery reading, Claudine Auger appears to be a composite of several publicity shots. Same goes for Martine Beswicke and Molly Peters.
Friday, 29 March 2013
Recreation of the 24 sheet poster from "From Russia With Love". The poster is advertised in the US pressbook (see below) but I've never seen an original. This is a digital re-creation. Does anyone know if an original exists?
Saturday, 23 March 2013
The German poster for "In Toedlicher Mission" (For Your Eyes Only) uses the original background by Brian Bysouth but the face of Roger Moore was re-painted. Does anybody know why this was done?
Friday, 15 March 2013
Promotional artwork for the 1965 "James Bond Secret Agent 007" Chewing Gum trading cards by the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation. Gum wrapper (above),promotional material (middle) and back of cards (Below). Thanks to Marc from the Belgium Bond Club who has an excellent overview of Bond trading cards here.
Illustrator of the sixties frequently used stills taken during the production as refernce for their artwork. Here is the photo refernce for the poster artwork for "From Russia With Love" as used in the US, Australia and Argentina. Note: I've found the contact sheet on eBay but by the time I realised what it was the auction had ended. Credits and thanks who whoever sold and bought it!
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Action scene artwork for "Dr No" by Mitchell Hooks. It appears that Hooks did a pencil version first (top) that was then reduced to line art (bottom). The US posters used the line art version while the UK quad poster used the pencil version.