The Society of Cool!
Got to be done folks. The quintessential britisher, Bond, James Bond! Ursula Andress aka Honey Ryder is forever burned into my memory banks, with Halle Berry aka Jinx Johnson a close second. But hey! If Sean 'Scotland Forever' Connery or the suave Sir Roger Moore (better as Simon Templar, style wise imho) rocks your boat, you take your pick. Perhaps not Mod in the strict sense but definitely M.O.D. and still worth a discussion.
Connery´s the only true Bond to me, though Craig´s the first one to rival him.
Anyway my all time favourite quote is from Moonraker with Moore, after he and Dr Goodhead dropped off the Rio cable railway she asks him "anything broken?" and brushing off some dust from his sleeves he answers:"just my tailor´s heart".
I hope that´s true to the original and not just what the german script translators made of it ;-)
Haha, great quote not so sure about the terry suit though
look at his hairy legs, great
I never knew that about Gert Frobe.
James Bond is a bit older than 50 as the first novel, Casino Royale was published in 1953, but that's hair splitting! In my opinion Connery was the best Bond, and the early Bond films are the best ones.
Never really got into The Saint but Roger Daltrey bought the same model of car as Simon Templar.
You're right Max, great book, I think it's the anniversary of the first film. Connery for me too especially the 60's theme, Templar rocked some great cloth & cufflinks during the Roger Moore time as Templar. Do you remember Randal and Hopkirk! Now that's how you dropped a white suit on the public, haha
Ever seen Casino Royale (1967) with David Niven as Bond? It's a spoof apparently but I've never seen it.
I had all the Bond books - 1960s Pan editions. Lost them years ago sadly. Good reads and the ways his clothes, cigarette lighters, drinks etc are described in detail is very 'mod-like'.
The only randall & Hopkirk I remember is the Vic Reeves one but I didn't watch any of it.
Anyone ever have a white suit? The closest I got was a cream linen one.
Yeah hated the Casino Royal spoof, but wouldn't mind seeing it again to find out if now I'm older I may enjoy it more!
White Levis are the closest to white suit I ever got lol
The David Niven Casino Royale was a bit tongue in cheek but watchable. I didn't watch the Vic Reeves version of Randell & Hopkirk but enjoyed the original 1969 Randell and Hopkirk (Deceased) as a very young man. Jeannie Hopkirk (Annette Andre) in boots and miniskirt was worth it alone. Me too with the white Levi's, not knocking the look, it's a great look to pull off. Check out Richard Barnes Mods! pages 34, 54-55, 68, The Who's Pete Townshend page 100-101 and the ModGens very own Peter Decourcey Hinds. Very cool.
Lol! An English Rose Craig