“Bond in Motion” 007 James Bond Movie Prop Car Exhibition at the London Film Museum at Covent Garden

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I am in London currently, and had an opportunity to drop by the fantastic new "Bond in Motion" exhibit at London Film Museum in Covent Garden.  The brilliant exhibition features cars used in James Bond films over the past 50 years, as well as some key movie props and costumes from the 007 franchise.  I've always been a huge fan of London Film Museum and their mission, and as … [Read more...]

Julien’s Auctions ‘Icons and Idols’ Movie Prop Guns Supplemental: James Bond 007’s Walther PPK from “Licence to Kill”, Al Pacino’s Colt from Michael Mann’s “Heat”, Pam Grier’s .38 Detective Special from Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” and More

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Since I have been publishing the Original Prop Blog for about six and a half years as a free resource to the public, I thought I would add one article (about of about 1,645 to date) to make note of and promote a few of my own auction consignments in the upcoming Julien's Auctions "Icons and Idols" sale taking place in Beverly Hills on November 8th, 9th, and 10th.  Items from my … [Read more...]

James Bond Lotus Esprit Movie Prop Car Submarine from “The Spy Who Loved Me” Sells for Nearly $1M in RM Auctions Sale

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One of the more interesting lots in the RM Auctions sale in London this week - the highly customized Lotus Esprit that was converted into a submarine in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - hammered for £550,000, which translates to about $968,000 with fees.  While it did not meet pre-sale estimate expectations that were set at £650,000-£950,000, it is a … [Read more...]

James Bond Original Movie Prop & Costume Exhibition in Shanghai China’s Minsheng Art Museum from March 28th to May 31st

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An impressive exhibition of original movie props, costumes, vehicles, and other James Bond artifacts is being held at the Minsheng Art Museum in Shanghai, China from March 28th through May 31st.  CCTV News has produced a video showing some of the highlights, which can be viewed at their official site or via the embedded player below.  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of 007, … [Read more...]

40-Year Old James Bond Crocodile Movie Prop Terrorizes London… (“Live and Let Die”)

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Well, not really, but according to multiple mainstream media reports, a crocodile spotted in River Thames is suspected to be a prop crocodile used in Live and Let Die (1973), the James Bond film starring Roger Moore.  Per a story from The Telegraph, sources believe the crocodile was used in the scene where Moore runs across the backs of alligators. … [Read more...]

Air Gun Movie Prop Used for Publicity Photography By Sean Connery as James Bond Disappoints in Sotheby’s Resale

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A little over two years ago, an air gun /pistol used by Sean Connery for some iconic James Bond publicity photos stunned the hobby when it sold at the traditional late November Christie's South Kensington Pop Culture auction far in excess of its estimate, realizing a staggering £277,250 (US$438,609) including buyer’s premium.  In a resale by Sotheby's this past weekend, it sold … [Read more...]

Honda Motorcycle Movie Prop Used in “James Bond: Skyfall” in Charity Auction

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Honda UK has donated to charity auction the modified Honda CRF250R motorcycle used by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the newest film in the 007 franchise.  The motorcycle was used in the opening chase sequence in the movie, and proceeds well benefit BBC Children as part of a larger fundraising auction event on eBay. … [Read more...]

Christie’s “50 Years of James Bond” Auction Results; Upcoming Segment About Archives on 60 Minutes 10/14/12

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Christie's historic "50 Years of James Bond" auction pulled in a reported $2.6 million dollars for charity with their recent online/live hybrid auction announced last month.  Now, James Bond fans are in for a special treat with a 60 Minutes segment scheduled to air on CBS this weekend, which features a rare inside look at the Archives that holds much of the rare James Bond … [Read more...]