Bond Girls Book?
Posted 12 November 2001 - 10:22 PM
I've done a general search on Ebay and come up with two books:
* GIRLS OF JAMES BOND: I believe this is a late 80's publcation.
* The James Bond Girls: It has a red cover with the iris and a girl in it. It's by Graham Rye.
So which is the infamous one? And why is it infamous? And is it worth buying?
Posted 13 November 2001 - 12:25 AM
Posted 13 November 2001 - 11:55 PM
A revised edition was published in 1996 and was basically the same book with a new section on GE. The cover features Famke Janssen and Izabella Scorupco. I have a paperback version, not sure if there was a hardcover (my guess is there wasn't).
A second revised edition was published in 1998, again, it's the same basic book but with a new section on TND. It had a white cover with a photo colleague of various Bond girls with Teri Hatcher and Michelle Yeoh in the center. I have a paperback, not sure if there was a hardcover (again, I doubt it).
The 4th printing (the red cover one) is a complete revamp of the book with all new photos and a new layout put out in 1999. I have a hardcover and I'm pretty sure there was a paperback published at the same time.
I have mixed feelings about the re-vamp edition. While most of the photos are never-before-seen, most of them are never-before-seen because they're not the best photos. It's a real fan book in that way. See what was too sexy (or not good enough) to print in "traditional" books, including the first James Bond Girls book! I don't know. I find the layout and pics in the original book a little more enjoyable.
Posted 12 January 2002 - 09:37 AM
Posted 14 November 2001 - 09:10 PM
Posted 12 November 2001 - 10:59 PM
Posted 13 November 2001 - 03:16 AM
What sort of material does it cover? Is it just a picture collection?
Posted 13 November 2001 - 08:36 AM
I've only got the first version, produced about 1989, and there's a picture in there of Claudine Auger which...[remainder of message deleted due to wife coming into room and looking at me a little oddly. Down boy].
Posted 13 November 2001 - 09:49 AM
Otherwise, yes. There have been three editions, I think the latest being the red hardback version. No idea why it is infamous.