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18. October 2018 08:38
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George Lazenby at a Bond Convention

18. October 2018 08:38 by m | 0 Comments

George Lazenby at a James Bond convention in 1994 I had guessed this convention took place between 1994 and 1995, based on the fact that Licence To KillLicence To Kill seems to be the newest Bond film poster on the wall behind him and Lazenby jokes about replacing Pierce Brosnan as 007 if he wasn't so old. James Bond expert Graham Rye has since confirmed this to be true. On Saturday October 29, 1994, Creation Entertainment presented the First Official JAMES BOND 007 CONVENTION at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles, California. It featured 007 cars, props, and a select number of James Bond cast and crew. The night before the convention, Creation hosted a 30th Anniversary screening of GoldfingerGoldfinger at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. According to Mr Rye, who was an invited guest at the event (for 007 Magazine), this was the first of two Creation Entertainment official James Bond Conventions (the second being at the Macklowe Hotel in New York City, on November 12th, 1995).

I can't help noticing that it explicitly states "Absolutely no audio or video taping during the performances" on the ticket, so presumably this was an official recording of some kind. I did what I could to clean up both the audio and the video from this capture of a vintage VHS tape, but it's never going to look like it was shot in HD. Despite the poor quality, I think George Lazenby still comes across as a very funny and charismatic guy.

The original tape capture was sent to us by our friends at 007 Home Video.

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