Bond Girls Forever: Shirley Eaton, Jan Williams and Martine Beswicke reunited at Pinewood.(Photo: Marc Pearce. All rights reserved)
Over the weekend, Cinema Retro columnist Gareth Owen and his BondStars.com partner Andy Boyle organized yet another of their magnificent James Bond events at Pinewood Studios. This time the emphasis was on From Russia With Love and included a screening of the new digital print of the film. Cast and crew members from many Bond films mingled with fans from around the world, and Cinema Retro publisher Dave Worrall gave everyone a guided tour of the legendary film studio. Among those in attendance: Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Honor Blackman, Tania Mallet, Shirley Eaton, John Glen, Lewis Gilbert, Eunice Gayson and many others. For a full report and exclusive photos click here
The literary father of James Bond died on this date in 1964. He was only 56 years old. Fleming possessed the sarcastic wit of his good friend Noel Coward, as evidenced by our favorite quote: "Older women are best because they think they may be doing it for the last time." R.I.P., Mr. Fleming.
In a recent interview, Paul McCartney discusses some long-debated ambiguity in a line from his James Bond title song Live and Let Die. McCartney says he actually doesn't remember what the real line is - but our own columnist Craig Henderson has solved the mystery. Click here to read
There will be a rare appearance by Ursula Andress at the Autographica show in Birmingham, England on the weekend of September 12-13. The iconic first James Bond girl will be joined by other alumni of the 007 series including Edward Fox, who played M in Never Say Never Again. For more click here