1. Plenty O'Auction

    By Athena Stamos on 2005-07-18

    The Auction had ended but by request from some CBn members if you want to make a Donation to Lana Wood (which we will include in the check we give to her this weekend) I’d like to open up my paypal account for any of your donations. Please make all donation by midnight PST on Wednesday, July 27 so I have time to transfer the money to my bank account before the weekend. Thank you!

    UPDATE July 24…
    An anonymous CBn member has graciously offered to match the winning bid.

    Bidding starts at $20 US (auction ends Monday July 25, 2005)
    Please VISIT OUR AUCTION and help make a difference.

    Lana Wood with the Auction Items

    Lana Wood with the two Auction Items

    Bond fans know and love Lana Wood who played Plenty O’Toole aside Sean Connery’s James Bond in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever. Lana has attended many conventions and Bond events in the past, signing autographs and sharing many terrific stories with her fans. Now here’s a chance for 007 fans to do something for Lana and get a couple very cool James Bond collectables as well.

    Lana Wood’s daughter, Ev, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She is 29 years old, a married mother of two incredibly wonderful kids and as you can imagine, they now have huge medical expenses. Both Lana and Ev’s husband are getting by the best they can, but they could use a little help.

    Stuart Basinger ( has donated two items from his personal collection that he had signed by Lana Wood in Gaithersburg, Maryland this past May to help raise some money for Ev’s treatments.

    “Lana told me at the autograph show that Ev has a negative attitude and feels her life will be cut short. She needs prayers from all of us as well as support that life is still worth living. After reading Lana’s bio and Fred’s message [from her old web-site], I felt drawn to helping out. Even if it is for just a small amount.”

    –Stuart Basinger

    What You Are Bidding On…

    Lana Wood with the Diamonds Are Forever PAN paperback

    Lana w/ the DAF PAN paperback

    • BOOK: 1958 Diamonds Are Forever PAN edition paperback. It has some wear on the spine but overall not too bad for its age. Lana signed the inside: “I have friends in this town… one of which is you. Lana Wood – Plenty O’Toole – 05/14/05
    • CD: The original Diamonds Are Forevercd soundtrack (not the re-mastered). Lana signed it saying, “You handle those like a monkey handles coconuts. – Lana Wood – Plenty O’Toole – 05/14/05
    • BONUS: Included in this auction, Lana Wood has graciously offered to send a candid photo of her family and herself to the winning bidder.

    Lana Wood will be attending the Hollywood Collector Show in Burbank, CA at the end of this month, July 30-31. During this show CBn will present her with a check. All of the proceeds we receive from this auction will be given to Lana that weekend.

    Lana Wood signing the Diamonds Are Forever cd

    Lana signing the cd

    “I wish to thank each and every one of you, not for simply helping with this dreadful disease that has struck someone so young, but for also remembering me kindly… I sincerely appreciate every bid, thought and prayer!”

    –Lana Wood

    Bidding starts at $20 US (auction ends Monday July 25, 2005)
    Please VISIT OUR AUCTION and help make a difference.

    If you’re reading this: could you spread the news about this auction to everyone you know — Web-sites, forums, family, friends, enemies, co-workers, etc. That would be awesome. Thanks guys!