Category: Collectables

“Live and Let Die”: Danish souvenir programme (1973)

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In December 1973, the Danish branch of United Artists released this 16-page souvenir programme in A6 format to mark the Danish cinema release of "Live and Let Die" (EON Productions 1973). The programme was distributed for free in selected cinemas during the film's theatrical run in Denmark (albeit without perforations).

The programme text touches upon Roger Moore's preparations for his first turn as James Bond 007 as well as the careers of the director, Guy Hamilton, and the other main actors, Jane Seymour (Solitaire) and Yaphet Kotto (Kananga/Mr Big). Among other subjects covered are the cult of voodoo, Ross Kananga's crocodile farm and kitesurfing.

Oddly, United Artists' Danish press department fails to mention that the main Bond girl in "Live and Let Die", Jane Seymour, had her first speaking part in a Danish film just three years earlier. At 19 years old, Seymour played the daughter of Danish actors Ebbe Rode and Helle Virkner in the English-language war drama "The Only Way" (Oktoberdage), shot in and around Copenhagen in 1970.

"The Only Way": Oscar winner Norman Wanstall ("Goldfinger") talks about his work on Jane Seymour's Danish film debut

Lev og lad dø - dansk filmprogram A

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“Casino Royale” (1967): Danish re-release poster

Columbia Pictures' comedic version of "Casino Royale" was released in Danish theatres on December 21, 1967. The poster below was made not for the initial Columbia-Fox release but a subsequent re-release by Nordisk Film.

The Danish poster design incorporates Robert McGinnis' tattooed female figure from the international campaign but places greater emphasis on the many famous actors who appear in "James Bond 007 - Casino Royale", no matter how briefly: George Raft and William Holden's combined screen time amounts to less than a minute!

Four still photographs have also been added, one of which features Peter Sellers doing a Nazi salute dressed as Adolf Hitler.

To add insult to injury Ian Fleming, whose novel was rendered wholly unrecognizable by this adaptation, is misspelled "Ian Flemming". A similar fate befalls two of the film's numerous directors, Val Guest ("Val Buest") and Joe McGrath ("Joe McBrath").

James Bond 007 - Casino Royale (Danish re-release poster)

“Diamonds are Forever”: Danish souvenir programme (1971)

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In December 1971, the Danish branch of United Artists released this 16-page souvenir programme in A6 format to mark the Danish cinema release of "Diamonds are Forever" (EON Productions 1971). The programme was distributed for free in selected cinemas during the film's theatrical run in Denmark.

Oddly enough, United Artists' publicity department neglects to mention Bond girl Jill St. John's former marriage to Danish-American nobleman Lance Reventlow.

If anyone owns a copy of this programme without perforations, James Bond•O•Rama.dk would love to receive a hi-res scan.

Diamonds are Forever - film programme A

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