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Bond Producer's Daughter Not Surprised By Alfred Hitchcock Telegram

The daughter of legendary movie mogul Harry Saltzman insists 007 fans shouldn't be surprised to learn Alfred Hitchcock was considered to direct the first James Bond film - because her dad, his business partner Cubby...

British Spy Agency Kept Screenwriter In Its Sights

Wolf Mankowitz, a leading British screenwriter and talk-show host in the 1950s and '60s, was under surveillance by MI5, Britain's secret service agency, for more than 20 years after he married a known communist in...

Barry's Goldfinger Close-call

Composer JOHN BARRY's legendary theme song for the 1964 JAMES BOND movie GOLDFINGER almost didn't make the film, because a producer thought it "the worst f**king song I ever heard". Film-maker HARRY SALTZMAN was livid...

Burton Was First Choice Bond

Late JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING originally wanted Welsh star RICHARD BURTON to play the superspy instead of SIR SEAN CONNERY. Newly-discovered correspondences from the writer to his film production boss IVAR BRYCE revealed his...

007 Boss Broccoli Dies

JAMES BOND producer DANA BROCCOLI lost her battle with cancer on Sunday (29FEB04). She was 82. The novelist, theatre and film producer passed away at her Beverly Hills, California home and was buried yesterday...

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