All About Bond Photographs by Terry O'Neill Evans Mitchell Books, 192 pages, $43.95.
"BOND. James Bond". Those simple words evoke 50 years of movie making. The greatest spy to ever command the big screen is celebrating his silver anniversary in pop culture so the timing of this book is as well planned as one of 007's rescues.
Terry O'Neill was a young photographer hired to shoot stills on the set of Goldfinger. That job turned into another and years later O'Neill has shot five Bonds and more than 20 Bond girls. From his collection of photographs we get to see both the on camera and behind the scenes views of the legendary spy and his many loves.
O'Neill's photos are complimented by a series of articles written by the people who were there. Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, the Bond Cars, the Bond style are all subject matter. There are personal accounts such as Honor Blackman writing about her iconic character, Pussy Galore, in Goldfinger, as well as other Bond girls, Britt Ekland, Joanna Lumley and Shirley Eaton telling their tales.
Fans of Her Majesty's most notorious agent will find plenty to be entertained by in this retrospective.