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LIFE 50 Years of James Bond HC (2012 LIFE Books) comic books

  • Issue #1-1ST
    LIFE 50 Years of James Bond HC (2012 LIFE Books) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Fifty years (and five billion dollars in ticket sales) ago, the dashing Scottish actor Sean Connery declared suavely that he was "Bond, James Bond." Thus began a cinematic series unlike any other. LIFE was on the scene in the swinging '60s when James Bond became a cultural icon, and now LIFE tells the whole story in this commemorative book.

    Ian Fleming, a high-ranking officer in British Naval Intelligence during World War II, dreamt up his MI6 spy, code number 007, in 1953, and a decade later, with Dr. No, saw his creation take on a life entirely his own.

    All the fun of Bond is here: the movies; the reminiscences by the stars; the LIFE photo shoots; the knock-offs and spoofs; the artifacts; the trivia; and more!

    Hardcover, 10-in. x 10-in., 176 pages, full color.

    Cover price $27.95.