9/14/11

Retrospace Trading Cards #5: Bond Girls



Pussy Galore is perhaps the finest example of a so-called "punny name" in pop culture.  Not since Dickens has the punny name game been played so well.... and just when you think it can't be repeated, they release a Bond movie called Octopussy.

Little did the public know, there was going to be a whole slew of double entrendre Bond Girls in a never-made Bond film called Never Dream of Dying. It was to be released in 1978, but it was scrapped and Moonraker was released the following year in its place.  It's a widely held belief that it never made it to theaters because of some hardcore sexual situations in the film. The director, Tinto Brass, sought to capitalize on the disco-sex culture of the late seventies, but perhaps went a bit too far.

EON Productions chalked it up as a loss. Lesson learned.  All evidence that it was ever made never made it out of MGM studios; merchandising never had a chance to hit the shelves.... except these cards.  I present to you the ultra rare Never Dream of Dying Bond Girls Cards.  Stare in awe at the only remaining physical evidence of the Bond film that never was.









11 comments:

  1. I almost believed you for a while there. :)

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  2. This has got to be the funniest series you've done. Kudos!

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  3. Oh, you can't be serious about these names...it sounds to me like it was the EXTREME CORNYNESS of these name that maybe did this in...


    (And anyway, you forgot about Plenty O'Toole...)

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  4. You forgot the leading actress........Kitty Sorenhertz.

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  5. Rachel Slur....NYUK NYUK NYUK NYUK!

    Rockie Bee

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  6. You do know that Jaqueline Hyde was a villainess on the old Roger Ramjet cartoon show???

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  7. What about her sister Selma Hyde? Great actress, but her charater was such a whore.

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  8. I recognize some true crime magazine covers in those trading cards.

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  9. Useless trivia. Censors tried to get Cubby Broccoli to change her name to Kitty Galore, thank god he declined

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