View 1 of Lot 69. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) SET OF 4 DOOR PANELS, US  .
View 1 of Lot 69. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) SET OF 4 DOOR PANELS, US  .
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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) SET OF 4 DOOR PANELS, US

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) SET OF 4 DOOR PANELS, US

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) SET OF 4 DOOR PANELS, US

Estimate:

15,000 - 25,000 GBP

Lot sold:

47,880

GBP

You Only Live Twice (1967) set of 4 door panels, US


Unframed: 60 x 20 in. (152.3 x 50.7 cm) each

Framed: 61 1/2 x 21 5/8 in (156.2 x 55 cm) each


To boost the American advertising campaign, these special door panels were created for use in flagship cinemas.


This is only the fourth complete set of these exceptionally rare US door panels to have surfaced to-date.


This was the fifth James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert, in the first of three Bond films that he would direct for Eon Productions. The screenplay for the film was written by Roald Dahl, and is vaguely based on Ian Fleming's 1964 novel. During filming it was announced that Sean Connery would retire from playing Bond, although he did make a come back in Diamonds are Forever in 1971 and Never Say Never Again in 1983.


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The Official 007 Collection James Bond Movie Posters, Boxtree, 2001, p. 64/65 (this publication features posters from Eon Productions' archive)