Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1967. Collection of 20 reference photographs from the 1967 film, 17 borderless, one being doubleweight. Two with two mimeo snipes on verso, with the additional snipe announcing the film's exclusive engagement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, opening June 14. Seven photographs with rubber stamps on verso for, variously, "You Only Live Twice," "United Artists," Spanish "Ministerio de Informacion y Tourismo" dated "28 JUL 1967," "Movie Still Archives," "Carlos Clarens" Collection, and "Cherokee Book Shop."
Loosely based on the 1964 novel by Ian Fleming, the first in the franchise to bear little likeness to its source novel. The fifth in the Bond franchise, preceded by "Thunderball" (1965), and followed by "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).
Bond (Sean Connery), with the help of the Japanese Secret Service, must uncover what happened to Soviet and American spacecrafts before the tensions bring the superpowers to war. Featuring the archvillian Blofeld (Donald Pleasence) as the head of the terrorist organization SPECTRE.
During filming, it was announced Connery would retire from the role. In the next in the series, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), Bond is played by then unknown, George Lazenby. Connery did subsequently return for the following Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) before Roger Moore took over the role. Connery would appear one final time, twelve years later, in the non- Eon Production Bond film, "Never Say Never Again" (1983).
Shot on location in Japan, China, Bahamas, Bermuda, United States, Norway, Spain, England, and Scotland.
18 - 8 x 10 inches, 1 - 8 x 9 inches, 1 - 7.25 x 9.5 inches. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.
Complete collation details available on request.