“You see the gear lever here ? Now, if you take the top off, you will find a little red button. Whatever you do, don’t touch it. You’ll release this section of the roof, and engage and then fire the passenger ejector seat.”
On Friday August 3rd 2007 the Alamo Drafthouse cinema issued a very special poster to celebrate their Rolling Roadshow screening of the third James Bond film, “Goldfinger”. The historical showing was held in Fort Knox Gold Depository, Kentucky the setting for the film’s action packed finale with Bond (Connery) not only having to fight off the titular ‘Goldfinger’ and his henchman ‘Oddjob’ but also defuse a nuclear bomb; all in a days work for a 00 Agent. This limited edition hand pulled three colour lithograph had a total print run of three hundred. 150 were signed and numbered and offered for sale through the Mondo website with the balance of 150 being sold on the day at the screening (unsigned/un-numbered) with the unsold prints offered as Artist Proofs by Todd Slater himself. The example offered here is hand-numbered #119/300 and hand-signed by the artist and features a distinctive portrait of Connery made from gold bars (in metallic GOLD inks), offset against a subtle disguised backdrop of scenes and characters from the film. Flat-unfolded (as issued) this fine piece displays to exceptional effect and represents a truly outstanding and extremely rare significant item of highly sought after James Bond movie memorabilia.
Trivia: First appearance of a laser beam in a movie. In the original script, the scene had a spinning buzzsaw (as in the novel) until it was decided that such an image had become commonplace and unoriginal.
1964, 2007 ‘Mondo’ Release
Mondo Limited Edition / Hand-Signed & Numbered #119/300 by Artist Todd Slater / 33.75″ x 17.75″ (86 x 45 cm)
United States (USA)
Near Mint; originally flat / unfolded
Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Gert Frobe, Harold Sakata, Honor Blackman, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, Shirley Eaton