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During the promotional run up to the release of The World Is Not Enough photographer Nigel Parry took these incredible candid images of Pierce Brosnan and the late great sadly missed Desmond Llewelyn, some of which were utilised in the publicity campaign however the majority on this contact sheet have not been seen before. These images of Pierce pretty much acting the fool show the incredible respect and affection the two actors had for each other. These are especially poignant as they were the last such images before Desmond's untimely death. I hope you enjoy these images  ajb007/martini

Also shown is Desmond's engraved brass personal "00Q" identification card created for his character in his last outing as the MI6 Gadget Meister which was not utilised on screen. Sorry replicators, specific details have been removed as I do not want this copied.

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Lovely images - they do show a real warmth between them  ajb007/martini

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What a great set.  It's quite moving.

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Very cool Donk x

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Yes, I'm afraid so, more uber rare paper tat!  ajb007/biggrin
An original 1965 United Artists press kit for "The Biggest Bond Of All!".....Thunderball

The kit consists of two Robert McGinnis artwork headed paper press releases, one on Sean Connery himself and one on the usage of the Bell Vestron rocket belt (jet pack) & one blank headed sheet plus 8 black & white stills in the original UA mailer...Donkey loves this!  ajb007/martini

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ppw3o6r wrote:

During the promotional run up to the release of The World Is Not Enough photographer Nigel Parry took these incredible candid images of Pierce Brosnan and the late great sadly missed Desmond Llewelyn, some of which were utilised in the publicity campaign however the majority on this contact sheet have not been seen before. These images of Pierce pretty much acting the fool show the incredible respect and affection the two actors had for each other. These are especially poignant as they were the last such images before Desmond's untimely death. I hope you enjoy these images  ajb007/martini

Also shown is Desmond's engraved brass personal "00Q" identification card created for his character in his last outing as the MI6 Gadget Meister which was not utilised on screen. Sorry replicators, specific details have been removed as I do not want this copied.

https://s30.postimg.org/3wrdswvu5/DSC04056.jpg

https://s27.postimg.org/53onfc6jj/DSC04057.jpg

Wonderful pictures, Pierce always had such respect for Desmond and it looks like they had great fun together.

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Look up, Look down, Look out ... Donk does it again  ajb007/martini
Paper tat at its finest  ajb007/martini

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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ACACIA_AVENUE wrote:

Look up, Look down, Look out ... Donk does it again  ajb007/martini
Paper tat at its finest  ajb007/martini

Could not agree more - my flabber is well and truly gasted !!  ajb007/biggrin

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Yawn!...Yet another incredibly rare piece of paper tat from 12th June 1967. An original Royal World Premiere ticket held at The Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square , London for the 5th James Bond thriller You Only Live Twice...and Twice is the only way to live!.

This is the only example this collector and indeed Graham Rye of 007 Magazine has ever seen. Quite a find in the movie's 50th Anniversary year.

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Also illustrated is the Royal World Premiere programme for the event and a detail which I had not noticed before within, that a certain movie was Now in Preparation  ajb007/martini

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Once again showcasing your magnificent and unparalleled collection Donk!  ajb007/martini

I love that poster of Connery seeming to walk upside down on Bird One's rails, a striking image I remember seeing as a kid (and I was only two or three when the film was released).

Thank you for continuing to share your abundant (aBondant?) paper tat ephemeral goodness with us!  ajb007/bond

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Amazing Donk!! and in fantastic condition ajb007/martini
Its interesting to note that the title artwork on the ticket is different to that of the brochure and the UK quad posters.

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And now for something completely different? Not really more paper tat!  ajb007/biggrin
A Casino Royale Royal World Premiere programme signed by the main cast and auctioned for charity plus the World Premiere ticket for the event held at The Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square, London on 14th November 2006  ajb007/martini

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Casino Royale was a long time coming but boy was it worth the wait!  ajb007/martini

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Cool Donk  ajb007/cool

One of us smells like a tart's handkerchief.

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And yet more rare paper tat from 1967....Groan!  ajb007/biggrin

This time a premiere ticket and programme for the US Premiere of You Only Live Twice held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard on June 13th 1967  ajb007/martini

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Back in 1977, Bond's and therefore Sir Roger's timepiece of choice was a Seiko much like Daniels timepiece of choice today is Omega. For The Spy Who Loved Me campaign Bond was seen "wearing or knocking it Back so it has to be good" RM's direct quote, a timepiece by Seiko. Apart from highlighting said timepiece a publicity still which featured in The Spy Who Loved Me Royal Premiere programme had Bond pointing a highly polished hand cannon. At the time I thought it was a .44 calibre High Standard Auto Mag as carried by the California Highway Patrol officers but it wasn't. It had been intended to give Bond a break from the PPK where today the P99 was selected, back in 1977 a Ruger MK1 was to be Bond's weapon of choice. A strange choice until you realise that Ian Fleming had utilised the very same pistol without cosmetic modifications in publicity for his novel Casino Royale 24 years earlier. A bespoke muzzle & sight rail were added along with bespoke sights and polished wood grips. Finally the magazine was sealed inside the frame of the weapon. The factory blued finish and engravings were polished off apart from the serial number and the grips were sprayed silver. When the weapon was archived at the armoury no one knew what it was or where it had been utilised. A one of a kind weapon for a one of a kind Knight of the Realm...RIP Sir Roger  ajb007/martini

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Stunning stuff, as usual  ajb007/amazed

Not only is it great to hear about these pieces...but to actually SEE them  ajb007/amazed  ajb007/amazed

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ppw3o6r wrote:

Back in 1977, Bond's and therefore Sir Roger's timepiece of choice was a Seiko much like Daniels timepiece of choice today is Omega. For The Spy Who Loved Me campaign Bond was seen "wearing or knocking it Back so it has to be good" RM's direct quote, a timepiece by Seiko. Apart from highlighting said timepiece a publicity still which featured in The Spy Who Loved Me Royal Premiere programme had Bond pointing a highly polished hand cannon. At the time I thought it was a .44 calibre High Standard Auto Mag as carried by the California Highway Patrol officers but it wasn't. It had been intended to give Bond a break from the PPK where today the P99 was selected, back in 1977 a Ruger MK1 was to be Bond's weapon of choice. A strange choice until you realise that Ian Fleming had utilised the very same pistol without cosmetic modifications in publicity for his novel Casino Royale 24 years earlier. A bespoke muzzle & sight rail were added along with bespoke sights and polished wood grips. Finally the magazine was sealed inside the frame of the weapon. The factory blued finish and engravings were polished off apart from the serial number and the grips were sprayed silver. When the weapon was archived at the armoury no one knew what it was or where it had been utilised. A one of a kind weapon for a one of a kind Knight of the Realm...RIP Sir Roger  ajb007/martini

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My word, what a fitting tribute, sir. A classy gun for the classiest, suavest Bond!

WOW.

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