We have winners at SOS Aloha - Library Pat and Carol L. win a book choice from my convention stash!
I wasn't sure what I would feature today ... until I read the news about Roger Moore's passing at age 89. He was my first Bond. James Bond.
As a teen, I enjoyed my first Bond movie, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. At the time, I was intrigued by everything Egypt - my interest was fed by King Tut's world tour of his glorious artifacts. While the movie poster promises Egypt's antiquities, the opening scene takes us to Switzerland and the spectacular parachute jump with the Union Jack. A few notes on the piano leads to Carly Simon singing ...
Nobody does it better
Makes me feel sad for the rest
Nobody does it half as good as you
Baby, you're the best.
Roger Moore took Bond in a different direction than his predecessor, Sean Connery. Moore's Bond was tongue in cheek with spy gadgets, karate chops, and his signature drink - Martini, shaken not stirred. Moore starred in seven Bond movies - the most of all the Bond actors. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME remains my favorite with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY as a close second. What's not to love about the Greek ruins, a take control heroine, and sky high monastery?
Aghia Triatha, Meteora, Greece
After he gave up the Bond role, Moore became a UN Goodwill Ambassador at nudging of his Swiss neighbor, Audrey Hepburn. Even in his passing, Roger Moore will always be remembered for his twinkling eyes and inviting smile.
I am giving away a book choice from my book stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Roger Moore - did you enjoy him in other roles? Do you have a favorite Bond movie, location, or song?
2.Comments are open through Sunday, May 28, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Monday, May 29.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Barbara Bach as Russian Agent Triple X
with Bond in the Karnak Temple