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  • Bond girl Honor Blackman talks about turning 90, Sean Connery and her career highlight

    08/22/2015 7:20:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    She may be celebrating her 90th birthday but Bond girl Honor Blackman is not ready to slow down yet. Speaking to the Press Association from her house in Spain, she revealed she would still like to travel, watch more theatre and see more movies. Blackman found international stardom as Bond Girl Pussy Galore aged 38, alongside Sean Connery, in 1964′s Goldfinger.
  • Why Shirley Bassey is horrified by today's pop stars

    05/24/2015 12:46:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    Dame Shirley Bassey lives a solitary, almost mysterious life of luxurious semi-exile, earned over six decades of stardom, and sweetened by a rare ability to speak out when it matters. Last week, Shirley’s attention was caught by the phenomenon of female singers wearing revealing outfits at galas and premieres. The Dame did not approve
  • German thieves tunnel their way through to diamond shop

    12/01/2014 4:57:52 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:04PM GMT 25 Nov 2014 | Justin Huggler
    Criminals in the German city of Cologne appear to have lifted a plan straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story when they robbed a jewellery shop by tunnelling in from underneath. The proprietor of the store in the city’s Londoner Platz, were astonished when he opened up on Monday morning to find a gaping hole inside his display case, and €100,000 of diamond jewellery missing. Police discovered that the robbers had tunnelled their way into the display case from the basement below, drilling their way through the reinforced concrete floor. The shop’s name, Goldfinger, may be reminiscent of the James...
  • Military Style Raid to check the water…what did you think the Federal Gov was going to use that

    09/07/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 6 September, 2013 | bulletsfirst
    Chicken Alaska…no, it’s not some savory culinary dish a la chicken alexander but rather a small gold mining town with a population of 17.The members of this town were treated to a rather rude awakening when their little slice of the last frontier was descended upon by a cavalcade of Federal and State agencies.  Or more accurately, the Federal Agencies descended while bringing on some token State agencies in order to make it look less like an invasion and subjugation of state sovereignty.This raid, in which the agencies involved (10) nearly outnumbered the residents of the town (17) is somehow...
  • Robert Mugabe has Gold Coins Minted to Celebrate his 89th Birthday in Poverty-Stricken Zimbabwe

    03/02/2013 1:50:45 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2 March 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A 22-carat dictator: Robert Mugabe has gold coins minted to celebrate his 89th birthday in poverty-stricken Zimbabwe • Four-tier cake made in his honour at Zimbabwe's state house party • Opposition accuses his party supporters of killing 12-year-old boy Zimbabwe is one of the poorest country's on Earth, but clearly despot Robert Mugabe doesn't seem to care on his 89th birthday. The president celebrated it by immortalising himself in freshly minted gold coins and held a lavish party with a giant cake. Guests, including his wife, first lady Grace, tucked into the four-tier treat made in his honour at the...
  • George Soros sued by ex-girlfriend for reneging on real estate promise

    08/11/2011 12:53:38 AM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies ^ | 8-11-11 | Emily Smith
    A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million. The drama will be staged in Manhattan Supreme Court, where 28-year-old Adriana Ferreyr yesterday filed a blockbuster $50 million suit charging, among other things, that the frisky octogenarian slapped her around while they were in bed discussing his real-estate betrayal. The sultry actress and the mogul, who's worth some $14.5...
  • James Bond could return to screens as MGM poised to make deal

    08/13/2010 9:39:31 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 60 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 08.12.10
    Wrangling over the fate of the debt-ridden studio had thrown its plans to make new movies, including the next 007 film, into disarray. The 23rd Bond movie had been due for release in 2012, the 50th anniversary of Ian Fleming's spy character's first outing in Dr No.
  • For Conservative Movie Lovers: Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, and ‘Goldfinger’ Part 1

    03/13/2010 2:20:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 126 replies · 1,508+ views
    Big Holywood ^ | 03.10.10 | by Leo Grin
    It’s the kind of movie “best” lists were made for, and over the years it’s been on plenty of them: Best Movie Quote, Best Song, Best Villain, Most Thrills. It boasts both the most famous car in movie history and what novelist Anthony Horowitz once called “perhaps the most bizarre murder in literature.” It spawned both 1964’s best-selling toy among tots and that year’s “sexiest man alive” among adults. It remains the most beloved entry in the single most profitable cinematic series of all time — adjusted for inflation, the movie cost only twenty-four-million dollars to make, yet brought in...
  • For Conservative Movie Lovers: Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, and ‘Goldfinger’ Part 2

    03/20/2010 11:05:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 734+ views
    Big Holloywood ^ | 03.20.10 | Leo Grin
    The name was Fleming, Valentine Fleming. But to his four young boys, Bond creator Ian Fleming among them, he was “Mokie” — a baby-talk bastardization of “Smokie,” so called because he always had a pipe dangling from his lips, the same way Sean Connery would one day sport a cigarette in his debut appearance as James Bond in Dr. No. Curiously, no one in turn-of-the-century England thought to arrest Mr. Fleming for smoking in the presence of his children, nor did social services batter down his door to cart the poor cancer-threatened kids away. He was their Pop, and they...
  • 'Goldfinger' still glitters as a James Bond movie soundtrack

    03/24/2010 8:55:11 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 44 replies · 898+ views
    Zap ^ | 03.24.10
    It's the adventure that made the James Bond series about the music as well as the movie. If there's any doubt of the impact the sound of "Goldfinger" had, and still has, consider that the 1964 classic ranks eighth on Turner Classic Movies' recently issued list of 15 Most Influential Film Soundtracks -- behind "Psycho" and "A Hard Day's Night" but ahead of "The Graduate" and "Saturday Night Fever."
  • For Conservative Movie Lovers: Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, and ‘Goldfinger’ Part 4

    04/03/2010 2:05:31 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 1,069+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04.03.10 | Leo Grin
    In 1964, little-known actor Michael Caine was being evicted — again — and needed a place to stay — again. His friend Sean Connery, starting out in similar circumstances, had reached the pinnacle of the acting world as James Bond. But here Caine was, unable to pay the rent. In desperation, he temporarily moved in with his pal John Barry, the music composer for the Bond series. Barry was a regular patron of London’s tony clubs and discotheques, and so Caine fully expected to have some good times while staying over as a guest. What he got instead was being...
  • For Conservative Movie Lovers: Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, and ‘Goldfinger’ Part 5

    04/11/2010 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies · 809+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 04.10.10 | Leo Grin
    Almost fifty years ago, in the film journal Sight and Sound for Winter 1964/65, critic Roger Hudson wrote that the talent of motion picture production designers “is often overlooked, except where it is the greatest element in a film’s success, as it is in Goldfinger.” The greatest element — that’s a bold claim, considering the hot competition among the movie’s other collaborators. But in hindsight, few would argue that the marvelous sets, vehicles, and spy gadgets of Goldfinger, masterminded by production designer Ken Adam, are any less iconic than Ian Fleming’s novel, Sean Connery’s performance, or John Barry’s musical score.
  • For Conservative Movie Lovers: Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, and ‘Goldfinger’ Part 3

    03/27/2010 5:18:07 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 18 replies · 692+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Mar 27 2010 | Leo Grin
    By Christmas of 1964, nowhere was safe for thirty-four-year-old Sean Connery. It started with the fan letters — fifteen hundred per week. Then came the mobs rushing gates at movie premieres and personal appearances — screaming, fainting, tearing at his clothes, all demanding time, autographs, kisses, and more. Soon, even walking down the street incognito or taking his family out to dinner became perilous endeavors.
  • Rendell as Gov. Goldfinger: jokes about gassing legislators

    08/12/2009 7:48:56 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 18 replies · 595+ views
    Note to Gov. Rendell: When trying to negotiate a final budget with legislative leaders, it’s perhaps not a good thing to utter publicly that you have daydreamed about killing a roomful of them. You might think it, governor. Just don’t say it out loud. But he did just that this morning. Rendell told reporters that he was frustrated with the way the conference committee of legislative leaders charged with finalizing a budget bill was progressing. The initial two committee meetings were held in public with Democrats and Republicans spending most of the time bickering about procedure and making little if...
  • Heroic Hollywood: Thinking Inside the Box

    07/06/2009 6:25:40 PM PDT · by Harpo Speaks · 2 replies · 366+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/6/2009 | Russ Dvonch
    Heroic Hollywood: Thinking Inside the Box by Russ Dvonch In this post, I want to give some advice to beginning screenwriters who are having difficulty finishing — or even starting — their first screenplay. I’ve been mulling over what to say for several weeks now, trying to come up with some inspirational words of advice to motivate you into achieving your goal. After much thought and deep-dish contemplation, I’ve boiled my advice down to this: If you want to write for Hollywood, think like a hack writer and stick to the Hollywood Formula. How’s that for inspiring rhetoric? Now, most...
  • Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world's most secure vault?

    03/29/2009 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Atlas Sneezed · 39 replies · 4,300+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | March 28, 2009 | Chris Ayres
    ... For several prominent investors and at least one senior US congressman it is not the security of the facility in Kentucky that is a cause of concern: it is the matter of how much gold remains stored there - and who owns it. They are worried that no independent auditors appear to have had access to the reported $137 billion (£96 billion) stockpile of brick-shaped gold bars in Fort Knox since the era of President Eisenhower. After the risky trading activities at supposedly safe institutions such as AIG they want to be reassured that the gold reserves are still...
  • Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world's most secure vault?

    03/28/2009 7:44:27 PM PDT · by FromLori · 47 replies · 2,337+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 3/28/2009 | Chris Ayres
    It is said to be the most impregnable vault on Earth: built out of granite, sealed behind a 22-tonne door, located on a US military base and watched over day and night by army units with tanks, heavy artillery and Apache helicopter gunships at their disposal. Since its construction in 1937 the treasures locked inside Fort Knox have included the US Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, three volumes of the Gutenberg Bible and Magna Carta. For several prominent investors and at least one senior US congressman it is not the security of the facility in Kentucky that is a...
  • Cindy Sheehan Will Go To Jordan For Peace Talks

    07/28/2006 10:30:15 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 126 replies · 2,796+ views
    From the (Vermont) Burlington Free Press: Peace activist Cindy Sheehan cancels Vermont visitJuly 28, 20Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has canceled her visit to Vermont because she plans a trip to Jordan for peace talks there, organizers announced today.Sheehan was to have attended a rally Sunday at Montpelier's Unitarian Church.The rally will still be held, with Vermont organizers planning to address renewed efforts to end the war in Iraq and pursue impeachment of the Bush administration.The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and is free and public. It’s sort of like Ike saying he would go to Korea.Only different.
  • Suit Says Soros Rigged GM Bldg. Bids (Bush-hater Soros under fire)

    07/12/2006 5:38:21 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 1,038+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 12, 2006 | RODDY BOYD
    GM BUILDING Soros property. Photo: Dan Brinzac Billionaire investor George Soros rigged the bidding during the August 2003 auction sale of the GM Building - cheating a New York real estate investor out of owning one of the city's premier office towers, an explosive lawsuit charged. The suit, filed by Leslie Dick Worldwide, claims Soros improperly interfered in the bidding by changing the rules on the source of financing for the deal to allow companies he controlled to win the bidding at $1.4 billion, the suit charged. Leslie Dick claims it bid $1.5 billion and should have been deemed...
  • Gold-Oil Ratio Spiralling Downward (630/74)

    07/09/2006 6:30:32 PM PDT · by DebtAndDelusion · 53 replies · 2,154+ views
    R.I. Express ^ | July 7, 2006 | John Nones
    With oil now hitting record highs and gold well off mid-May levels, the gold-oil ratio continues to shrink. Today, one ounce of gold only buys 8.57 barrels of oil - a ratio of 0.11.Oil hit a fresh record high of $75.78 a barrel today, boosted by strong demand in the United States and global tension ranging from Iran's nuclear work to North Korea's missile tests. Prices drew early support from a U.S. government report yesterday showing gasoline demand grew by 1.4% in the last four weeks from a year ago, with summer driving months still head. But rebel attacks in...