October 20, 2014

FLINT SCORES!

If the classic Flint movies starring James Coburn are your spy vibe, have I got news for you! Screen Archives Entertainment has announced a new release from Intrada that compiles the original Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack albums for Our Man Flint and In Like Flint. From SAE: "Finally! Two great sixties albums by Jerry Goldsmith make their debut on CD, mastered from the recently discovered original 20th Century-Fox stereo album session masters! Preserved in pristine condition in the vast UMG vaults, Our Man Flint and In Like Flint were short but exciting LPs that came out in 1966 & 1967 respectively. Both movies featured James Coburn as secret agent Derek Flint. Daniel Mann directs the former, Gordon Douglas directs the latter. Not to be confused with the Varese Sarabande release of soundtrack highlights, this Intrada CD offers both classic original albums exactly as Goldsmith recorded them, in crisp stereo with vivid orchestral color. Cool action, tuneful adventure and one of the composer's most famous themes all have their say. Included are authentic reproductions of both Bob Peak album jackets, classics in their own right, presented in our flipper-style CD cover. Choose your own favorite! These two albums have been amongst the most requested for CD release in our label's history. Wait no more, they're yours to spin! Jerry Goldsmith conducts both scores. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remain! -INTRADA" Limited collector's edition $19.99. Amazon page here. Complete track info below. Looking for the limited-edition Blu-ray editions of Flint? I hear quantities are running low: Our Man Flint, In Like Flint. Find out why the Flint films came in at #3 in Spy Vibe's countdown of best set designs: full article, Flint chapter


OUR MAN FLINT
: Our Man Flint (1:46) 02. Never Mind, You'd Love It (2:09) 03. It's Gotta Be A World's Record (2:20) 04. Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone (2:16) 05. Take Some Risks, Mr. Flint? (1:40) 06. Tell Me More About That Volcano (2:44) 07. You're A Foolish Man, Mr. Flint (1:46) 08. In Like Flint (1:57) 09. Doing As The Romans Did (2:11) 10. Galaxy A Go-Go! -Or- Live It To Flint (2:15) 11. All I Have To Do Is Take A Bite Of Your Apple? (2:13) 12. Stall! Stall! Flint's Alive (2:01)
Total Time: 25:57

IN LIKE FLINT
: Where The Bad Guys Are Gals ("In Like Flint" Theme) (2:38) 14. Ladies Will Kindly Remove Their Hats (2:45) 15. Lost In Space (2:36) 16. Odin, Dva, Tri, Kick! (3:07) 17. No Rest For The Weary (2:27) 18. Your Zowie Face (Vocal)* (2:34) 19. Mince And Cook Until Tender (2:33) 20. Ahh, Yer Father's Bob-Lip (2:20) 21. Who Was That Lady… ? (2:11) 22. Westward Ho-o-o! (5:37)
* Lyrics By Leslie Bricusse
Total Time: 29:14


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October 17, 2014

BOND DANISH

From Sweden With Love reports new Danish editions of Ian Fleming's James Bond stories are out this fall from publisher Forlaget Rosenkilde & Bahnhof. Each of the novels includes an introduction by Bond expert Rasmus Paaske Larsen, who has also provided the first Danish translation of the Fleming short, 007 in New York. I always get excited to see how designers approach Bond around the world. This new series sports a minimalist motif that balances simple type with flat-black graphics over a uniform color. The set has a cohesive grid quality that reminds me of Romek Marber's classic book covers for Penguin in the 1960s (especially the green cover of Live and Let Die). Here are a few samples from the new series by Forlaget Rosenkilde & Bahnhof. Learn more about Romek Marber at Creative Review, Eye Magazine, and Pinterest. The new Danish books are available at Arnold Busck here. Enjoy!




Selected Spy Vibe posts: Louis FeraudRoger Moore DayHome MoviesNew Richard Sala BookNew 007 ComicsUnseen Fleming in new 007 by HorowitzDesigning Bond BooksFoster SpiesGreen Hornet MangaMargaret Nolan ArtNo 6 FestivalBarbarella Returns007 Audio Books ReturnHarry Palmer BluOne Million PrizesDesigner: Gene WinfieldAvengers Blu-RayAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenDiana Rigg at 76Gerry Anderson DocMr. Hulot's Box SetRare Avengers ScriptsMan From Uncle UK ComicsMattel X-15Thunderbirds ComicsShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IBatman NewsMonty Python Fathom SpiesRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewAvengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky BootsGeorge Lois Design & Mad MenRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixBig Fun ToysDanger Diabolik SoundtrackMod Fashion DollsCold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese BooksThe 10th Victim German EditionThe Saint books returnTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

October 15, 2014

LOUIS FERAUD

Designer Louis Feraud (1921-1999) established his own fashion house based in Cannes in 1950. By the middle of the decade, he was dressing stars like Brigitte Bardot! In this Shimbo Fabrics ad from the late 1960s, viewers got to feast on a marvelous, almost Op Art interplay between the Mod outfit and black and white background illustrations. Can't get enough of those white thigh boots? There were many Feraud/Shimbo ads between 1968 and 1970, which you can see herehere, and here. According to the Fashion Model Directory, his work often expressed a sunny, embroidered vibe inspired by South American culture. Enjoy!


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October 14, 2014

ROGER MOORE DAY

Spy Vibe wishes Sir Roger Moore a Happy Birthday! The James Bond actor was born on this day in 1927. As a little boy watching reruns of The Saint, I really looked up to Roger. He seemed to embody qualities that I admired as a kid. His humor was palpable and he struck such a figure of charm and confidence. He always wore great suits and had his hair slicked back into a perfect curve. Plus, he got to drive that cool Volvo 1800! My exposure to The Saint was one of my earliest experiences with fashion and style. I didn't quite understand what his character's 'job' was, but he inspired me to want to become something called a 'jet-setter.' When I was finally introduced to the James Bond movies, it was Roger's interpretation that I first saw in the theaters. Although I enjoy the many different eras of Bond, I have a special fondness and nostalgia for Roger's movies. Celebrate Roger Moore today by picking up one of his books or with a classic Bond, Saint, or Persuaders. His newest memoir, Last Man Standing, came out on September 4th. Image below from the Roger Moore website.


Selected Spy Vibe posts: Home MoviesNew Richard Sala BookNew 007 ComicsUnseen Fleming in new 007 by HorowitzDesigning Bond BooksFoster SpiesGreen Hornet MangaMargaret Nolan ArtNo 6 FestivalBarbarella Returns007 Audio Books ReturnHarry Palmer BluOne Million PrizesDesigner: Gene WinfieldAvengers Blu-RayAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenDiana Rigg at 76Gerry Anderson DocMr. Hulot's Box SetRare Avengers ScriptsMan From Uncle UK ComicsMattel X-15Thunderbirds ComicsShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IBatman NewsMonty Python Fathom SpiesRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewAvengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky BootsGeorge Lois Design & Mad MenRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixBig Fun ToysDanger Diabolik SoundtrackMod Fashion DollsCold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese BooksThe 10th Victim German EditionThe Saint books returnTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

October 11, 2014

HOME MOVIES

Happy Weekend to all of our agents out there in the field. Thanks to Kat Boyd of Mod Tales for putting this brilliant image on my radar. We may be enthralled with our iPhones these days, but gadget-envy is nothing new. This vintage cover design of 8MM Magazine from the UK managed to promise Cold War adventure, Space-Age Mod fashion, creative filmmaking, and a fireside tryst all in one dynamic image. It could be the new poster for Spy Vibe! I like to imagine cool lounge LPs spinning off-camera on one of Dieter Rams's stereo systems for Braun. See below for a bit of family history and some cool interior designs from the 1960s.


Many of you know that filmmaking has loomed large in my own career. I've made a few experimental films that have done well on the international festival circuit, including a short piece for a winning music re-mix I made for Yoko Ono and the Plastic Ono Band. Last week I had a chance to create a short project for my students about how my family has shaped me. I struggled with it for many days and really felt stumped. I had a pretty non-traditional upbringing (I could have invented the "it takes a village" slogan- no Prisoner pun intended). What stories could I tell them that would be appropriate and meaningful? The kids know that I'm all about art, teaching (and sushi!). I began to wonder if there were patterns in the family that could shed light on my own path as a teacher and artist. So I decided to do some detective work. And boy, did I make some discoveries! I knew about a few of these people, but I had no idea how far back the trends actually went- five generations of artists and teachers! I should post the film later on Youtube, but here are some highlights of careers and major vocations I discovered: parents (photographer, teacher, acting, music, recording), grandparents (concert musicians and teachers, advertising company founder, NY School Interior Design head, radio singer, drama school founder), great-grandparents (concert musicians and music professors, NY School Interior Design founder, Who's Who American Women, art teacher, muralist/Radio City Music hall), great-great grandparents (concert musician/Oberlin treasurer, architectural decorator/Vanderbilts/Whitneys), uncles/aunts (voice teacher, educator/poet/photographer, literacy project founder, admin private school, advertising director), great-great uncle (PT Barnum), and the list went on and on! So, did I find my path by nature or by nurture? I learned a lot by making the project, but the real take-away was finding a deeper appreciation and connection with the whole tribe. Maybe we've been non-traditional for generations in that our focus is primarily on art and education. That can be a bit isolating. But I'm glad I inherited that mission and wouldn't have it any other way. How about you Spy Vibers? Do you see patterns in your families? 

I'll leave you today with some interesting images from a 2013 exhibit at the NY School of Interior Design (founded by great-grandfather Whiton), featuring hotel designs by Neal Prince. Can't you just hear Mancini music? Enjoy!




Selected Spy Vibe posts: New Richard Sala BookNew 007 ComicsUnseen Fleming in new 007 by HorowitzDesigning Bond BooksFoster SpiesGreen Hornet MangaMargaret Nolan ArtNo 6 FestivalBarbarella Returns007 Audio Books ReturnHarry Palmer BluOne Million PrizesDesigner: Gene WinfieldAvengers Blu-RayAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenDiana Rigg at 76Gerry Anderson DocMr. Hulot's Box SetRare Avengers ScriptsMan From Uncle UK ComicsMattel X-15Thunderbirds ComicsShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IBatman NewsMonty Python Fathom SpiesRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewAvengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky BootsGeorge Lois Design & Mad MenRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixBig Fun ToysDanger Diabolik SoundtrackMod Fashion DollsCold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese BooksThe 10th Victim German EditionThe Saint books returnTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.
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