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One of the most recognizable big-screen stars of the
past half-century, Sir Roger Moore played the role of James
Bond longer than any other actor. Beginning with the classic
Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker
and A View to a Kill, Moore brought his finely honed
wit and wry charm to one of Hollywood's most beloved and
long-lasting characters. Still, James Bond was only one in a
lifetime of roles stretching back to Hollywood's studio era,
and encompassing stardom in theater and television on both
sides of the Atlantic. From The Saint to Maverick,
Warner Brothers to MGM, Hollywood to London to extreme
locations the world over, Roger Moore's story is one of the
last of the classic Hollywood lives as yet untold.
Until now. From the dying days of the studio system and
the birth of television, to the quips of NoŽl Coward and
David Niven, to the bedroom scenes and outtakes from the
Bond movies, Moore has seen and heard it all. Nothing is
left outóespecially the naughty bits. The "special effects"
by which James Bond unzipped a dress with a magnet; the
spectacular risks in The Spy Who Loved Me's opening
scene; and Moore's preparation for facing down villains (he
would imagine they all have halitosis): the stories in My
Word is My Bond are priceless.
career, Moore hobnobbed with the glamorous and powerful,
counting Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Seymour, and Cary Grant
among his contemporaries and friends. Included are stories
of a foul-mouthed Milton Berle, a surly Richard Burton, and
a kindhearted Richard Kiel, infamous as Bond enemy Jaws.
As much as it is Moore's own exceptional story, My
Word is My Bond is a treasure trove of Hollywood
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