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  1. Cinema Retro #1 Arrives

    The first issue of Cinema Retro — a 64-page subscription only magazine devoted to the movies of the 60’s and 70’s — has just been released and features some choice James Bond-related articles and contributions by 007 notables. This terrific new magazine is the brain child of authors Dave Worrall (The Most Famous Car in the World, The James Bond Diecasts of Corgi) and Lee Pfeiffer (The Essential James Bond, The Incredible World of 007).

    Here’s a look at the Bond-related material inside issue #1.

    007 PHOTO GALLERY: THUNDERBALL – we’ll say it up front – our passion for the James Bond films will ensure that Mr. Kiss-Kiss-Bang-Bang has a notable presence in every issue of Cinema Retro. We don’t expect to hear many complaints, especially after 007 fans view six full pages of previously rarely seen photographs taken on location at the French chateau for the pre-credits sequence of the film. Rare shots of pilot Bill Suitor practicing flying the Bell Textron jet pack, Sean Connery holding court with the press and dining with stuntman Bob Simmons (still in drag as the deadly SPECTRE “widow”!) and many other fantastic shots designed to make even the most die-hard Bond clamour for more.

    BARBARA’S A STARR – Before she became Mrs. Ringo Starr, the sultry Bach raised temperatures with her eye-popping appearances in a wide range of low-budget Italian films, leading up to her memorable starring role in The Spy Who Loved Me. Tim Greaves, our resident expert on all female sex-bombs of the 1960’s and 1970’s, takes the first in-depth look at Bach’s remarkable career (and for the record, Greaves’ job is not open to other candidates!)

    THE TIES THAT BOND – Mac McSharry and Terry Hine discover producer Euan Lloyd’s connection to 007.

    This début issue also features the first column by former James Bond continuation author Raymond Benson (Benson Turns Back The Clock), a report on the John Barry tribute at Carnegie Hall, Richard Kiel‘s début column Tall Tales, a review of the Goldfinger soundtrack by Jamie Beerman, an obituary of Julius (“Tee Hee”) Harris, a terrific article about The Great Escape by Steven Jay Rubin (The James Bond Films, The James Bond Encyclopedia), and a report on the sale of MGM to Sony.

    Issue #2, coming in May 2005, promises a “very revealing in-depth feature” on Goldfinger‘s Margaret (“Dink”) Nolan by Tim Greaves, and a full report on Dave Worall’s recent luncheon with Sir Roger Moore at the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund’s 80th Birthday celebration (also attended by Lewis Gilbert and Michael G. Wilson).

    Visit www.cinemaretro.com to sign up for a subscription and see the amazing lineup of writers and contributors that will be working on the magazine.

    johncox @ 2005-01-15
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