London, South Kensington
16 December 2003
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969
A pair of Swiss wool combs -- the combs used by Diana Rigg as Tracy to defend herself against one of Blofeld's henchmen at Piz Gloria in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service; accompanied by a riding crop of brown leather presented to Peter Hunt by Diana Rigg following filming; and five vintage black and white photographs of Peter Hunt with Diana Rigg on set, largest -- 10x12in. (25.4x30.5cm.) (8)
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These wool combs can be seen mounted on the wall beside the lift doors at Piz Gloria. Tracy [Diana Rigg] is attacked by one of Blofeld's henchmen and manages to extricate herself by pushing him onto the long spikes of the wool comb.
Apparently Diana Rigg had teased Hunt throughout filming that he was a slave driver, and at the end of the shoot, presented him with the riding crop in this lot as a token of her affection. In a recent interview, Hunt freely admitted ...and I was a pretty hard taskmaster...
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