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Friday, December 21, 2012

Margaret Nolan: A Goldfinger Tribute

Margaret Nolan, James Bond Cover Girl for Goldfinger

Margaret Nolan is famous for having starred in the 1964 James Bond film "Goldfinger." These shots below are just from her Goldfinger work, but Margaret was in a number of British classic films during the 1960s. Margaret specialized in quick comic bits, such as in "A Hard Day's Night" and the "Carry On" films.

Here is Margaret Nolan's classic scene in "Goldfinger":

Cec Linder plays Felix Leiter in "Goldfinger." He is sort of the "forgotten" man of the entire series - virtually nobody ever mentions Cec Linder. However, he plays this key role extremely realistically, as a cynical gumshoe with no illusions and seeing the artifice behind everything.

Margaret Nolan black bikini
Margaret Nolan looking gorgeous in this signed photo.

There are some nice shots of Margaret Nolan, too, including the famous "sneeze the bikini open" shot from "Carry On, Girls" on my Margaret Nolan tribute page.

Golden girl in Goldfinger 1964 titles
It was Margaret Nolan, not Shirley Eaton, in gold on the promotional material.

In 1970, after "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," they were unsure how to proceed with the James Bond series. The first concept was to bring Gert Frobe back as Goldfinger's evil twin. The script later changed, and instead they focused on James Bond's other main nemesis from the previous films, Blofeld. If they had gone with the former idea, it would have been awesome if they also had brought Margaret back for a quick cameo. Unfortunately, it came to naught.

Margaret Nolan bikini
Margaret Nolan: Ready for action!

Incidentally, Margaret Nolan still acts occasionally. She is one of the last actors from "Goldfinger" still in the business (whether Sean Connery still acts seems like an on-again, off-again matter depending upon whether some project catches his fancy).

Signed promo shot for Goldfinger
Signed promo shot, done up in gold.

Taking off her robe
Getting ready to lie on the bed. It's interesting that she wears a one-piece down by the pool, but a bikini in the bed.

Being directed on Goldfinger
She had to lie down just right.

Margaret Nolan Sean Connery
Interrupted while giving James Bond a massage. Having her hands on Connery like that was quite risque for the early '60s.

Margaret Nolan Sean Connery
Nice color shot, James Bond looks happy.

Signed shot of Slap on the Ass shot
Nice little slap! Not from the film, so this must have been a special promo shot.

Sean Connery Margaret Nolan Goldfinger 1964
Sean Connery getting acquainted with Margaret Nolan.

Sean Connery Margaret Nolan Goldfinger 1964
Why it's my old friend Felix Leiter!

Margaret Nolan Sean Connery Goldfinger 1964
A wider angle.


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