r i Keeping the British end up . . . I It doesn't matter whether they're on the side of good or evil, I e S pretty soon those Bond girls will be in 007's pants. Some of their names were about as subtle as Bond's seduction techniques. Britain's favourite secret 1. Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman in Goldfinger) service man and his gadgets

2. Plenty O'Toole (Lana Wood in Diamonds Are Forever) 3. Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles in Moonraker)

4. Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress in Dr No)

5. Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen in Goldeneye)

and gizmos have been brought together for a unique exhibition.

What’s best about 007 movies? The action? Nope. The girls? Nope. All the cool stuff? Could be. Forget gorgeous gals and venomous villains, the best of Bond is in the minutiae. From Russia With Love would be a Soviet shambles without Rosa Klebb’s poison-tipped dagger-shoe, Moonraker would be lost in space without Jaws' metal falsies, and The Man With The Golden Gun would be a pretty stupid title without the eponymous pistol.

So shout 'Huzzah!’ and raise

a Roger Moore eyebrow in celebration, because these three groovy gizmos and a helluva lot more are on show at The World Of Bond exhibition at Glasgow's McLellan Galleries. Ian

Buxton. veteran of the massive Star Trek exhibition which beamed down to Edinburgh a couple of years back, tracked down the 400 exhibits.

'It took about two years to put together,’ says Buxton. 'Most the pieces in the exhibition comes from films, and we were very lucky U'SUIa Nuke“: life's a Death because almost all of them were made by Eon Productions, a British

- imcom an w o e anawful lfoIt of thepmayteriIalii: sibrage.’

Famke Janssen: Russian bout

Gadgets and gimmicks are all part of the super-spy appeal, but Bond's Th? majmity °f the 'ema‘m"?

- - - - exhibits came from the Ian Fleming enemies have had their fair share of devnous weapons too. . . .

Foundation and private collections.

1. Oddjob's hat (Goldfinger) there’s nothing too formal about the steel-brimmed. There is a massive collectors market razor-rimmed derby that Oddjob (Harold Sakata) throws like a frisbee. for Bond memorabilia, with certain 2. POISOI‘I knife-shoe (From Russia With Love) SPECTRE agent and old boot Rosa items of merchandise fetching up to Klebb (Lotte Lenya) gets right to the point as she flicks out the blade hidden in the sole {5000, of her shoe.

‘There's something in Bond for everyone,’ says

Buxton. explaining the public fascination with the gentleman spy. ’Glamorous locations, sexy men and women,

gadgets, guns and

very, very well-made


(Peter Ross)

3. Jaws's teeth (The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) - at 7ft 2in. Jaws (Richard Kiel) is no gentle giant. as his customised, razor-sharp steel teeth bring a new definition to ‘man-eating shark’ in one underwater battle. Kiel had a hell g of ajob finding a NHS dentist. .. 4. Voodoo scarecrows (Live And Let Die) it’s not just superstition that keep locals away from Kananga’s (Yaphet Kotto) opium poppy fields. because his life-sized voodoo figures have closed-circuit TV eyes and remote-control guns in their mouths. A bit like the DSS. really.

5. Golden gun (The Man With The Golden Gun) Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) can quickly assemble his stylish pistol from a gold lighter. cigarette case. cufflink. fountain pen and single gold bullet. with victims name engraved.

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