London, South Kensington
12 December 2001
Live And Let Die, 1973
A double-breasted overcoat of navy blue wool trimmed with navy velvet at the collar and lined in navy satin, labelled Cyril A. Castle, 42 Conduit Street, London W1R 9FB, with similar label inside the pocket inscribed in an unknown hand in blue ballpoint pen R. MOORE. ESQ, SEPT. 72. -- made for Roger Moore as James Bond in the 1973 United Artists/Eon film Live And Let Die; accompanied by a colour reproduction of a corresponding still (2)
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SULLIVAN, Nick Dressing The Part in Dressed To Kill, edited by Colin Woodhead, Paris/New York: Flammarion, 1996, p. 164 (illus.)
Roger Moore can be seen wearing this overcoat from his first appearance in Live And Let Die, in fact his first ever appearance as James Bond. He wears the overcoat from the minute he lands in New York at the beginning of the film and throughout these opening scenes. The coat is reminiscent of Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No who also sported a traditional English gentleman's velvet-collared woollen overcoat when he visits a casino in Park Lane. According to Nick Sullivan, Moore propels ...his fitted Chesterfield overcoat, again with a velvet collar, into the fashion front line to counterpoint the current Harlem street style...
The vendor purchased this overcoat from Roger Moore when he moved from his home in Denham circa 1974.
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