22. November 2014 07:51
Playboy article on the new James Bond film, Live And Let Die, starring the new 007, Roger Moore.
Roger Moore takes over as 007 and continues the super-agent tradition of scourging the baddies and servicing the ladies
Photos: The face is different, but the game's the same: Roger Moore disports in typical 007 fashion with lovelies Jane Seymour (left) and Gloria Hendry (right). Bond's latest bed buddies.
Photos: Moore's co-stars are Gloria Hendry (left), Playboy Bunny, as the ill-fated Rosie Carver and Jane Seymour (above) as a seer and enchantress named Solitaire. Initially indentured to Konanga, Bond's arch-nemesis, both finally switch allegiance.
The sun never sets On Her Majesty's Secret Service or, at least, on that redoubtable agent 007. Sean Connery has apparently dispatched his last villain as Ian Fleming’s hero, and Roger Moore— best remembered for his TV role as "The Saint"—has replaced him. The latest Bond epic, Live And Let Die, is set in New Orleans and New York—with interludes in a romantic Jamaican bower and a macabre voodoo cemetery. Perennial Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (of United Artists) send the super-sleuth on the trail of a Caribbean connection that pits him against the diabolical Dr. Kananga, Prime minister of an island republic, site of a huge poppy-to-powder heroin operation. Kananga divines his machinations with the aid of a tarot deck dealt by the beautiful sorceress, Solitaire: needless to say, it's in the cards for Bond and Solitaire (Jane Seymour) to cross paths in the boudoir. Fate has also dealt 007 his first black inamorata, Rosie Carver (Gloria Hendry). Bond's fortunes are again Fraught with an array of far-out gadgets—a Rolex watch with a magnetic field to deflect bullets and a prosthetic arm designed like a lobster claw: and with the usual chase scenes— crack ups impacting cars into accordions and motorboats hurdling bayou sand bars. Whether on board or in bed, Connery or Moore, Bond is obviously still Bond.
Photos: Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder), one of Kananga's voodoo votories, prepares the coup de grace for a writhing acolyte.
Photos: Bond in a life-or-death struggle with Kananga (Yaphet Kotto).
Photos: Jane Seymour (left and below), who temporarily deserted the set of a BBC-TV series to play Solitaire, follows a group of leading ladies—Ursula Andress, Diana Rigg and Jill St. John, among others—who have shared Bond's bed.
Photos: Gloria Hendry (above and right) becomes 007's first black bed partner. After a hotel tryst, she and Moore dally in a tropic dell— a fitting swan song before her untimely end.
[Source: Playboy Magazine, July 1973, P.147-149. Copyright © 1973 Playboy. All rights reserved.]
The James Bond Playboy Dossiers
The Playboy interview: Ian Fleming - Playboy, December 1964
Ursula Andress Pictorial - Playboy, June 1965
James Bond's Girls - Playboy, November 1965
Interview with Sean Connery, Playboy November 1965
Ursula - Playboy, July 1966
The Girls of "Casino Royale" By Woody Allen - Playboy, February 1967
Bond Girl Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) in Playboy Magazine, June 1967
Bond Girl Lana Wood in Playboy Magazine, April 1971
Bond Gets Sainted, Playboy, July 1973
Bond Girl Barbara Bach Pictorial - Playboy, June 1977
Bond Girl Barbara Carrera Acting Beastly Pictorial - Playboy, July 1977
Bond Girls from The Spy Who Loved Me - Penthouse Magazine, August 1977
Be a James Bond Girl - Playboy, June 1979
The Girls of James Bond - Playboy, July 1979
Cover Girl Barbara Bach - Playboy, January 1981
For your Eyes Only - Playboy, June 1981
Bond Girl Maud Adams - Playboy, October 1981
Barbara Carrera, Playboy Magazine, March 1982
Tanya Roberts - Playboy Magazine, October 1982
Cover girl Kim Basinger, Playboy, February 1983
Playboy - Saving Bond's Women - Playboy, July 1983
Grace Jones in Playboy Magazine, July 1985
The Women of 007 - Playboy, September 1987
Licence to Kill's Loti in Playboy, May 1988
Daphne Deckers Proves Tomorrow Never Dies - Playboy, February 1998
Denise Richards - Playboy Magazine, December 2004
Daniel Craig Interview - Playboy USA, November 2008
James Bond Spezial - Playboy Germany, November 2008
007 Special - Playboy Romania, November 2008
James Bond Quantum of Solace - Playboy Argentina, November 2008
Daniel Craig Interview - Playboy Estonia, November 2008
50th anniversary James Bond Special - Playboy Poland, October 2012
Playboy Greece Celebrates 50 years of James Bond - Playboy Greece, November 2012
Playboy's Guide to Living the Life of 007 - Playboy Croatia, November 2012
Playboy Argentina Celebrates 50 years of James Bond 007 - Playboy Argentina, November 2012
Playboy Germany Celebrates 50 years of James Bond 007 - Playboy Germany, November 2012
The Bond Girl and the Playmate - Playboy Italy, August 2014
Playboy Poland James Bond Spectre Special - November 2015
Playboy Mexico James Bond Spectre Special - November 2015
James Bond - Playboy Nederland - December 2015