MI6 Confidential #42: Bond and Beyond

The forty-second issue of MI6 Confidential focuses on George Lazenby’s time in the 007 spotlight.

George Lazenby is nothing if not an independent spirit. He charmed the producers into testing him for Bond, and he shocked everyone when he declined to reappear as the world’s most famous spy. Since making the decision to step down after just one Bond film, 007 has cast a shadow over his whole career. In this issue, we find out how Lazenby has dealt with the fame and infamy of being the “one-time” Bond.

We also investigate the relationship between Lazenby and his leading lady, Diana Rigg, ask how Fleming responded to the filmmakers decisions in print, and throw a spotlight on the work of Paul Gulacy, the artist behind the Serpent’s Tooth comic books.

In this issue

  • Bond and Beyond – George Lazenby reflects on 007’s lifelong shadow
  • Why Do You Persist On Rescuing Me? – Diana Rigg’s time as Mrs Bond
  • Angels Of Death – Meet the harem of Blofeld’s girls in this rare pictorial special
  • Meeting Of The Minds – What influence did EON have on Fleming’s later work?
  • Drawing The Line – Paul Gulacy and his time illustrating Bond
  • Beyond Bond – Josh Greenbaum talks his unorthodox Lazenby documentary

Issue #42 is now shipping around the world. And you can still get five issues for the price of four when you order from the MI6 Confidential website.

Note that I contributed the article Meeting of the Minds, which looks at the influence of the early Bond films on Ian Fleming’s latter books.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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