Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Autographed Photo

I know there are a lot of James Bond fans out there who dislike the film "Never Say Never Again", however I personally enjoy it.  My only reservations are (1) the slow underwater ending (obviously "Thunderball" also suffers this same fate) and (2) the lack of the official James Bond theme music (however I do like the Lani Hall theme song).

So I was rapt the other day to purchase and then receive this photograph signed by Barbara Carrera.  Fatima Blush is definitely one of my favourite villians of all the Bond films and I especially like this shot with Kim Basinger and Sean Connery.

Finally, if you're reading this and your occupation is to authenticate autographs please don't tell me this signature is a fake.  I'd be very disappointed !

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Melbourne Movie Market - Astor Theatre

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Astor Theatre in St Kilda for the Melbourne Movie Market.  The indoor market has numerous stalls selling film related items and has existed for around two years.  Last December my wife and I even held a stall there.

But this Saturday I was there purely as a potential customer, on the hunt for Bond.  There were over 20 stalls and I managed to find two Sean Connery signed photos, a "You Only Live Twice" film programme, model cars, two laser discs and a VHS tape.

However the only thing I purchased was this daybill of "Moonraker".  This is the second daybill of this film I own, however the other has a white border.

The Melbourne Movie Market seems to occur at least twice a year so if you get a chance I definitely recommend the $5 entry fee to visit.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Mountain Of Books Fair 2018

After a one year absence the Mountain Of Books Fair returns to Ferny Creek in The Dandenongs this weekend.

I visited this morning, hoping to pick up a bargain or two.

When I arrived there were already plenty of people moving amongst the stalls.

I spoke to Meryll from Rainy Day Books to congratulate her on organising the book fair again.

And I checked out all the stalls too.

The Bookbinders' Guild of Victoria were giving a demonstration of their work.

There were plenty of books for sale on a huge variety of subjects.

And I managed to find these three Jonathan Cape - James Bond hardbacks...

as well as these Bond paperbacks.

Unfortunately I already had copies of all the books above.  However the Mountain Of Books Fair continues tomorrow (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm, so they may still available for some other lucky collector/book lover to purchase.