By Roger Moore;Gareth Owen
Precis: the most recognizable big-screen stars of the earlier half-century, Sir Roger Moore performed the position of James Bond longer than the other actor. starting with the vintage stay and allow Die, operating via Moonraker and A View to a Kill, Moore introduced his finely honed wit and wry allure to 1 of Hollywood's such a lot loved and long-lasting characters. nonetheless, James Bond used to be just one in a life of roles stretching again to Hollywood's studio period, and encompassing stardom in theater and tv on either side of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick, Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to severe destinations internationally, Roger Moore's tale is likely one of the final of the vintage Hollywood lives as but untold. previously. From the death days of the studio procedure and the delivery of tv, to the quips of Noël Coward and David Niven, to the bed room scenes and outtakes from the Bond videos, Moore has noticeable and heard all of it. not anything is left out—especially the naughty bits. The "special results" in which James Bond unzipped a gown with a magnet; the marvelous hazards within the secret agent Who enjoyed Me's starting scene; and Moore's practise for dealing with down villains (he may think all of them have halitosis): the tales in My observe is My Bond are important. all through his profession, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and robust, counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary furnish between his contemporaries and pals. incorporated are tales of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and a kindhearted Richard Kiel, notorious as Bond enemy Jaws. up to it really is Moore's personal remarkable tale, My note is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood heritage.
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I understood that money was tight and I’d been taught never to accept any money from a neighbour, if I’d done a good deed or run an errand for them. With this in mind, one Saturday I was collecting the milk money from an elderly lady–I think she had something like a pint and a half and the bill would have been a penny and three farthings. She gave me tuppence and told me to keep the farthing change. I declined her generous gesture and before I could say that I was not allowed to accept money from neighbours, she berated me, calling me a ‘snotty little ungrateful bastard’!
Children were being evacuated from all the major cities and my school was taken by train to Worthing on the south coast: ironically, a spot closer to Germany could not be found. I can’t say I remember being scared or having time to be miserable, it was all too new for me to really absorb and process. We were divided up and taken off in ones, twos and threes to houses that would accept these city kids for the duration. I was taken on my own to a rather smart house, with Tudor-style beams and a red-tiled roof.
I stammered. ’, who scurried out of the tent. Together we ran off to the pond, where we proceeded–as small boys will do under such circumstances–to paddle, splash around and skim a few flat stones across the water. Some time later, bored with the pond, we took ourselves back to our tent. It was still there but our friend was not. Neither were our sandwiches! The dirty old pervert had obviously decided that if he couldn’t have our bodies then he would have our grub. We trudged back to our respective homes, hungry and wiser–and hoping that the sandwiches would choke him!
My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir (Thorndike Press Large Print Biography Series) by Roger Moore;Gareth Owen