mercredi 30 décembre 2009


You recognise the suit, of course.
The “in” suit of 1965. What you might well call a veritable Thunderball of a swimsuit. The suit first turned up in the Pinewood screen tests of the various pin-uppables jetting into town to be trying and vying for the role of Domino Derval. Like... comely French starlet Yvonne Monlaur... ex-Bluebell girl Gloria Paul, a British “star” in Italian movies had to make do with a 007 send up, The Intelligence Men... and South African Marisa Menzies.†
Yvonne was already popular in Britain because of her comedy, Inn For Trouble, and Circus of Horrors (quite a comedy, too!). She went home to thud ’n’ blunder actioners, one of which, Nick Carter va tout casser, opened in America as... License To Kill.
Claudine Auger wore the suit more for publicity pix in the Bahamas than in the movie - where she (or censors?) kept hiding the transparent section with a jacket thingie for her poolside lunch with Bond.
Remember the menu?
Domino: “What sharp little eyes you’ve got.”
Bond: “Wait ’til you get to my teeth.”
Tony Crawley

[Every 007 film has a page on Tony’s website, crawleyscasting]
Photos © Eon Productions, 1965
Those pics have all been embedded with a micro dot ( courtesy of Photoshop ) , enabling me to trace them ,should anyone decide to reproduce the pics without permission . You've been warned .

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