Film with Connery's best hair?

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  • Doctor WhoDoctor Who Posts: 60MI6 Agent
    Bond's hair should've thinned out a bit by YOLT.
    The part where I stopped believing it was his actual hair was in the beach scenes with Domino in TB. It is very obvious that he's wearing a hair piece.

    Well, if we're talking in universe, it is clear that Bond is going slowly bald. Each wig, if you notice, the hairline gets slightly higher. By YOLT, he's no longer wearing it long on top. He's cut it short. They say when you're going bald, cutting your hair short will hide the thinness and make it look thicker than it is.

    Compare:
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  • chrisisallchrisisall Western Mass, USAPosts: 9,043MI6 Agent
    I still say YOLT had the best hair (piece). :))
    Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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  • JoshuaJoshua Posts: 963MI6 Agent
    I did not know that Sean Connery wore the wig as James Bond until i read this!
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    Thunderball is the undisputed king of connerys hair pieces. Just think the abuse it had with all that water and it looks good too in fact I'm sure dc channels this look in qos
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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    What interests me most is how widely known it was back in the 60's that Connery wore a wig, both as Bond and in some of his work pre-Dr.No (he's clearly using one in On the Fiddle/Operation Snafu).

    Watching the Connery Bonds on TV as a kid it honestly never occurred to me until Diamonds Are Forever, at which point everyone knew anyway. IIRC there is mention of the Connery toupee in Kingsley Amis's hilarious spoof guide The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007 - a book I took completely seriously when I read my local library's copy when I was about ten years old!

    For the record, I like Connery's hair for the first three films - from Thunderball onwards the Bond barnet starts to let the side down.
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    I think in Dr No big Seans hair was all his own, I may be wrong??
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    I always thought it was his actual hair in Dr.No, but then I saw some other work of Sean's from around the same time as Dr. No, in which he's clearly wearing a rug (On the Fiddle) or is starting to sport a higher hairline and comb-over (The Frightened City).
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    Have a look at Barbels post# 17 of this thread.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    Here he is during the time of From Russia with Love, and I don't think he's wearing a toupee:

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    With the proper haircut, proper shampoo and some scalp paint, a toupee was not needed for the effect seen in the film.

    And here he is with the wrong shampoo at the time, probably after filming From Russia with Love:

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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    One things for sure, his hair went very quickly, he had a full head during the tarzan film which is 1959, but by the hill in 65 it was much thinner though still mostly there. Pictures of him in 68 show him looking very balded.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    Can't say as I agree with his assessment. Attached are a couple of pics of Connery being fitted for his Bond suits and shirts which give a better idea of his hairline when the first two movies were shot. Somehow his hair was made to look much thicker and fuller for Dr. No. We may never know exactly how - official secrets act and all that!

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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    One things for sure, his hair went very quickly, he had a full head during the tarzan film which is 1959, but by the hill in 65 it was much thinner though still mostly there. Pictures of him in 68 show him looking very balded.

    He was able to pass without a toupee in parts of YOLT.
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  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    At least his Bond toupees were generally quite good. This one he wore in 1969's Shalako was terrible! Can't find a good still of it, but here's a couple of comparison pics of SC with and without. Thankfully he keeps his hat on for most of the film, so we're spared the dreadful wig!

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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Chriscoop wrote:
    One things for sure, his hair went very quickly, he had a full head during the tarzan film which is 1959, but by the hill in 65 it was much thinner though still mostly there. Pictures of him in 68 show him looking very balded.

    He was able to pass without a toupee in parts of YOLT.

    That's remarkable!
    1965
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    1967 on set of yolt
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    1968!!

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    All in all though it's pretty obvious he didn't wear a hair piece in Dr No
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:

    I think you must just watch that to see honey all wet and soapy you dirty dog you ;)
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    I think it's more likely his scalp was dyed, allowing him to wear it in a longer style.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff
    ? More likely than what, Ian?
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    The hill 1965, and Big Sean having a haircut, which pretty much backs up that he was toupee free in Dr No
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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff
    Chriscoop wrote:

    I think you must just watch that to see honey all wet and soapy you dirty dog you ;)

    Not since I realised she was wearing a bathing suit! :#
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    Here's Sean in 1961's The Frightened City, looking (you can tell better in the film itself) slightly more thin of hair than in Dr. No. Connery is great in this one, by the way - it's his equivalent of Daniel Craig's Layer Cake!

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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    IanFryer wrote:
    Here's Sean in 1961's The Frightened City, looking (you can tell better in the film itself) slightly more thin of hair than in Dr. No. Connery is great in this one, by the way - it's his equivalent of Daniel Craig's Layer Cake!

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    I'm seeing shorter hair not thinner hair.
    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,407MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    The hill 1965, and Big Sean having a haircut, which pretty much backs up that he was toupee free in Dr No
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    Looking at this and the below picture of Sean and claudine at a tb promo I'm also thinking he had limited need for hair help in tb also.
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    It was either that.....or the priesthood
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    ? More likely than what, Ian?

    Sorry, some posts came through while I was writing my reply. My theory is that SC had his scalp dyed for Dr.No, rather than wear a toupee.
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    Chriscoop wrote:
    Chriscoop wrote:
    The hill 1965, and Big Sean having a haircut, which pretty much backs up that he was toupee free in Dr No
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    Looking at this and the below picture of Sean and claudine at a tb promo I'm also thinking he had limited need for hair help in tb also.
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    Cubby was old school Hollywood, where a wig was slapped on a leading man at the first sign of hair thinnage - the likes of Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart used one (each!) for large parts of their career.
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff
    IanFryer wrote:
    My theory is that SC had his scalp dyed for Dr.No, rather than wear a toupee.

    No toupee in DN. Possibly some scalp painting, agreed- definitely by FRWL.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,522MI6 Agent
    IanFryer wrote:
    Cubby was old school Hollywood, where a wig was slapped on a leading man at the first sign of hair thinnage - the likes of Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart used one (each!) for large parts of their career.

    By the time of Goldfinger, a wig was probably a lot easier than the amount of work it took to make his hair look full.
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  • ToTheRightToTheRight Posts: 313MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    Here he is during the time of From Russia with Love, and I don't think he's wearing a toupee:

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    With the proper haircut, proper shampoo and some scalp paint, a toupee was not needed for the effect seen in the film.

    And here he is with the wrong shampoo at the time, probably after filming From Russia with Love:

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    That picture of Sean grubbing on pasta is easily the funniest thing I've seen this week!
    I think his Hill hairdo is similar in length to Danny's SF cut- just trimmed slightly different.
    I actually think his Cuba toupee might have looked decent for NSNA. It was very Goldfinger in the hairline.
  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    He certainly had a fine pompadour in 1957, around the time he appeared in Time Lock
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  • IanFryerIanFryer Posts: 327MI6 Agent
    Not looking so good in this picture from a 1957 BBC production of Requiem for a Heavyweight - the false nose doesn't help! :))
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