The James Bond Archives (Taschen, 600 pages, $200) is a treasure trove of rare Bond ephemera.
Sean Connery as James Bond in 'Dr. No' (1962)
James Bond playing Baccarat.
Connery Relaxing Between Takes
Connery, still handcuffed for the scene he is shooting, sipping tea between takes during the filming of Dr. No.
Filming 'Dr. No' in Jamaica
Director Terence Young (sitting under the camera) instructing Connery, Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder), and John Kitzmiller (Quarrel).
Roger Moore Filming 'Live and Let Die' (1973)
Roger Moore joking around on the set. The gun is not Bond's Smith & Wesson Magnum but a Walther PPK.
Shirley Eaton Gets Painted for 'Goldfinger' (1964)
Shirley Eaton gets painted with a fake gold goo by makeup artist Paul Rabinger. An earlier paint with real gold wouldn't stick to the actress' skin, but the goo was so heavy her stomach was left bare (she was filmed facedown) to allow her skin to breath.
Famke Janssen Doing a Stunt for 'Goldeneye' (1995)
Famke Janssen behind the wheel of a Ferrari with a hood-mounted camera filming a chase scene for Goldeneye. The stundriver in the trailing Aston Martin said, "Famke was smiling at me with a smile that would blow the buttons off one's shirt."
Sean Connery Wearing a Jetpack in 'Thunderball' (1965)
A rare photo of a helmet-less Sean Connery taking off in a jetpack for a scene in Thunderball. When the stuntman refused to film the scene without a helmet, Connery's close-up had to be re-shot.
A Stealth Boat Model for 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (1997)
Filming the 30-foot 7,000-pound model version of villain Elliot Carver’s stealth boat in the giant water tank at Baja Studios in Mexico, alongside mock-ups of Phuket’s distinctive islands.
Sean Connery Standing Against Bond's Aston Martin
Connery relaxing against Bond's Aston Martin DB5 while waiting to film a scene for Goldfinger (1964) at the Furka Pass, Switzerland.
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