On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Birthday of Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc Ange Draco in OHMSS) [1925]

March 17th, 2017 by

Gabriele Ferzetti, who played Marc Ange Draco in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was born in Rome on 17th March 1925. While he has a string of credits to his name on film, television and stage, particularly during the 1950s and ’60s, but the role he is best remembered for is in George Lazenby’s solo 007 adventure with […]

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2017 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Trailer for Hulu’s forthcoming Becoming Bond

March 9th, 2017 by

Becoming Bond

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing […]

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Swiss stamps commemorating Piz Gloria issued in March

February 28th, 2017 by

Piz Gloria 50th anniversary stamps

Swiss Post to issue stamps commemorating Schilthorn-Piz Gloria’s fiftieth anniversary. The stamps are available in sheets of eight and have a face value of 1 Swiss Franc. The stamps have been released to commemorate the opening of the last stretch of the Schilthorn cable car in 1967 as well as the revolving restaurant that opened on […]

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Telly Savalas (Blofeld from OHMSS) died on this day in 1994

January 22nd, 2017 by

Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, died of cancer on 22nd January 1994 in California. Photo: public domain

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Birthday of Telly Savalas [1922]

January 21st, 2017 by

Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service opposite George Lazenby, was born in Garden City, New York, on 21st January 1922. Savalas is probably best remembered in the role of Kojak, but  featured in a number of films during the 1960s and 70s.

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2016 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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Premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1969]

December 18th, 2016 by

The premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 18th December 1969 and went on release in the UK, USA and much of Europe the same day. The film saw George Lazenby in his only appearance as 007 and after Sean Connery was a disappointment to the cinema going public at […]

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Video: On location in Lisbon

November 22nd, 2016 by

I just got back from a short visit to Lisbon in Portugal. I had a fantastic time there and although the trip was short and sweet, managed to get to see one location from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Birthday of Ilse Steppat from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1917]

November 17th, 2016 by

Ilse Steppat, who played Irma Bunt in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was born in Germany on 17th November 1969. She sadly died four days after the release of the film.

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