22. October 2014 21:07
At least once a month we like to bring you some Bond Girl un-coverage, and typically we find it in vintage Playboy Magazines.
Don't worry, we still have a stack of those left to upload. For a change however, we ran across this vintage Penthouse Magazine from August 1977 that promised "James Bond: All the nudes that's fit to sprint (after)" on the cover. While it contains a pretty good article on the new movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, and some very beautiful (and very naked) women who appeared in the film, it does not feature Barbara Bach or Caroline Munro pictorials - the major 'Bond Girls' of the film - and instead introduces us to a few of the girls who appear only briefly in the film, such as those in the Harem scene, and to Anna Noble, who is one of the bikini clad nymphs on the beach in Sardinia when James Bond's Lotus Esprit emerges from the sea.
As a side note, am I the only one who misses women with pubic hair? I have now looked through nearly 50 years worth of Playboy magazines searching for James Bond related content (I know, it's a difficult task, but someone has to do it) and it's been interesting to see how the fashion has changed - not really showing that area at all in the early 1960s, then a full bush right the way through to the mid-1980s and then less and less pubic hair on models until sometime around the late 1990s/early 2000s when it just disappeared completely, and was joined by too much fake blond hair, fake boobs, and puffy lips to the point where most of the Playboy bunnies now all look the same to me. Personally, I'd rather see a natural beauty like Anna Noble:
BEAUTIES IN BONDAGE
"The target of my books lies somewhere between the solar plexus and the upper thigh. I write for warm-blooded heterosexuals in railway trains, aeroplanes, and beds."—Ian Fleming.
Ever since 1962 movies like Doctor No. From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger have kept millions of filmgoers in Bondage. Oddly enough, despite a decade and a half of dramatic social change (including two changes of the actor who portrays 007), James Bond emerges as a timeless screen hero. Now, in his tenth epic incarnation, The Spy Who Loved Me, a watery thriller featuring hijacked submarines, amphibious cars, damp deaths, and a seven-foot-two-inch, steel-toothed, fish-cool villain named Jaws, Bond once again rescues the world from tyranny, destruction, and certain ennui.
But no 007 flick is complete without a flashy set of wheels. This time it’s a superslick Lotus-Esprit, equipped with enough optional extras to become an instant submarine with harpoon guns, a detachable exploding back bumper and a liquid smoke screen.
One of the film's more fetching moments occurs when 007's Lotus drives out of the ocean onto the glistening beach of Sardinia, scaring a number of scantily clad beach nymphs out of their knits. One of them is delectable Anna Nobel, a twenty-one-year-old bosomy British model turned actress. Anna has a small role going in, but we predict bigger and better things coming out.
The Spy Who Loved Me stars Roger Moore as Bond and Barbara Bach as Anya, the deliciously dangerous Russian Agent Triple X. Curt Jurgens plays Karl Stromberg, the inevitable megalomaniac. Pictured, opposite page, above left: Bond's Lotus plunging into the deep. Bottom left: Anna Noble revealed. Above right: Bond clowning with typical panache in Cairo. Center right: Bond shows an intense interest as he interrogates Sue Vanner. Below right: Stromberg with Anya and Bond. This page: the 007 stage, the largest in history.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID JAMES, ROBERT PENN, MIKE WILSON, AND EMILIO LARI
This page, above left: the Lotus returns to car form and emerges from the deep. Below left: Anna Noble. Above right: "Arab beauty" Jill Goodall. Opposite page: Anna Noble.
The plot of the film (which, incidentally, bears absolutely no resemblance to the Fleming novel of the same name) starts on the British submarine Ranger, which is proceeding, submerged, on normal exercise. Suddenly, a shudder runs through the ship, the engines falter, and the Ranger vanishes without a trace. This, it turns out, is a job for 007. Meanwhile Bond is engaged in amorous activities with a tawny temptress when "M" signals him to return to England. He immediately sets off, on skis, while rifle bullets ricochet around him. Somehow he escapes.
Below: Anika Pavel, who is another incomparable Arab beauty. Above, right: the delectable Anna Noble getting ready for action. Below, right: Bond and Anya attempt escape from the underground laboratory Atlantis.
Left: Bond's Lotus magically converts into a well-equipped submarine. Below, left: Paula Tinn contemplating the vicissitudes of love. Below: the Lotus attacked by Stromberg's evil forces.
Naturally, the Russians are suspected of foul play in the Case of the Disappearing Submarine. But as the scene switches to KGB headquarters in Moscow, we find that one of their submarines has also disappeared. The Russians, naturally, suspect the Americans. Agent Triple X (Barbara Bach), a top Russian spy who just happens to be young and beautiful, is ordered to find these murky miscreants of the deep. Anya is also informed that her lover has just been killed by a certain British secret service agent. Grief stricken, she vows certain vengeance.
This page, clockwise: the amazing unpredictable Lotus; sultry Dawn Rodriguez: Bond fighting off the steel-toothed assassin Jaws; Anna Noble strutting her stuff. Opposite page: Tina Braun reveals the bounty of her hidden assets.
When Bond and Anya meet in Cairo, each is immediately suspicious of the other. However, realizing that they are indeed tracking the same enemy, they become reluctant partners. After a series of false leads and the unpleasant deaths of several contacts (the victims all sport heavy teeth marks in their necks), the trail leads to Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens), a shipping magnate and the owner of a unique underwater laboratory named Atlantis. Bond and Anya set off to Sardinia, to find Stromberg. During their journey Anya is set upon by the incredibly menacing Jaws. Bond saves her life, but Anya, in icy Russian fashion, persists in rejecting his advances. Meanwhile in Atlantis a board meeting is in progress. Karl Stromberg, cold and fishlike, announces the success of his latest venture—the submarine tracking system. But there is a traitor in the ranks. Stromberg's plans are for sale.
Below: Bond and Anya imperiled once again. Top right: a damp death in an aquarium filled with sharks. Bottom right: villainess Caroline Munro. Opposite page: La Noble as she contemplates destiny.
Through a series of incredible machinations, Bond and Anya finally confront the evil Stromberg in his underwater den. There they find out the plight of their submarines and the dastardly plans Stromberg has (you guessed it) for taking over the world! But Stromberg realizes who they are and they are immediately taken prisoner. At the same time Anya realizes that it was Bond who murdered her lover.
[Source: Penthouse Magazine, August 1977, P.112-121. Copyright © 1977 Penthouse International, Inc. All rights reserved.]
The James Bond Playboy Dossiers
The Playboy interview: Ian Fleming - Playboy, December 1964
Ursula Andress Pictorial - Playboy, June 1965
James Bond's Girls - Playboy, November 1965
Interview with Sean Connery, Playboy November 1965
Ursula - Playboy, July 1966
The Girls of "Casino Royale" By Woody Allen - Playboy, February 1967
Bond Girl Kissy Suzuki (Mie Hama) in Playboy Magazine, June 1967
Bond Girl Lana Wood in Playboy Magazine, April 1971
Bond Gets Sainted, Playboy, July 1973
Bond Girl Barbara Bach Pictorial - Playboy, June 1977
Bond Girl Barbara Carrera Acting Beastly Pictorial - Playboy, July 1977
Bond Girls from The Spy Who Loved Me - Penthouse Magazine, August 1977
Be a James Bond Girl - Playboy, June 1979
The Girls of James Bond - Playboy, July 1979
Cover Girl Barbara Bach - Playboy, January 1981
For your Eyes Only - Playboy, June 1981
Bond Girl Maud Adams - Playboy, October 1981
Barbara Carrera, Playboy Magazine, March 1982
Tanya Roberts - Playboy Magazine, October 1982
Cover girl Kim Basinger, Playboy, February 1983
Playboy - Saving Bond's Women - Playboy, July 1983
Grace Jones in Playboy Magazine, July 1985
The Women of 007 - Playboy, September 1987
Licence to Kill's Loti in Playboy, May 1988
Daphne Deckers Proves Tomorrow Never Dies - Playboy, February 1998
Denise Richards - Playboy Magazine, December 2004
Daniel Craig Interview - Playboy USA, November 2008
James Bond Spezial - Playboy Germany, November 2008
007 Special - Playboy Romania, November 2008
James Bond Quantum of Solace - Playboy Argentina, November 2008
Daniel Craig Interview - Playboy Estonia, November 2008
50th anniversary James Bond Special - Playboy Poland, October 2012
Playboy Greece Celebrates 50 years of James Bond - Playboy Greece, November 2012
Playboy's Guide to Living the Life of 007 - Playboy Croatia, November 2012
Playboy Argentina Celebrates 50 years of James Bond 007 - Playboy Argentina, November 2012
Playboy Germany Celebrates 50 years of James Bond 007 - Playboy Germany, November 2012
The Bond Girl and the Playmate - Playboy Italy, August 2014
Playboy Poland James Bond Spectre Special - November 2015
Playboy Mexico James Bond Spectre Special - November 2015
James Bond - Playboy Nederland - December 2015