Although it’s been nearly 30 years since Sir Roger Moore played the role of secret agent 007, he will forever be known as the suave and debonair James Bond from the legendary movie series. To coincide with the release of the latest Bond movie, Skyfall, Moore recently visited the Barnes & Noble at 18th Street in New York City to promote his new book, Bond On Bond: Reflections on 50 years of James Bond Movies.
“It was a real thrill to have such an iconic figure visit our store,” said Bookstore General Manager Jason Chan. “We’ve all grown up watching James Bond movies, so it was especially exciting to have one of the most famous secret agents here.”
Nearly 500 fans lined up to meet the charismatic Moore, who played the role of James Bond for 12 years – longer than any other actor in the series. His latest book is a clever insider’s account of the longest-running film series in movie history, which also marks its 50th anniversary this year. Moore’s book features all of the Bond films, including the seven he starred in, with many previously unseen photos from behind the scenes.
Beginning with the classic Live and Let Die, running through Moonraker and ending with A View to a Kill, Moore brought his British wit and charm to one of Hollywood’s most beloved and long-lasting characters – and his popularity hasn’t diminished. Fans of all ages waited patiently for a chance to meet Moore and receive an autographed copy of his latest book.
“We pre-sold over 200 copies,” Chan said. “Once we announced that Roger Moore was going to be here, the phones started ringing. We had many die-hard James Bond fans come – and many wanted autographed copies to give as presents over the holidays. He was so gracious – and he’s as charming in person as he is on film.”
Two days prior to the Bond on Bond book signing, Barnes & Noble College held a twitterview, an interview conducted live via Twitter, with Moore answering questions about his career, the movies and his book. Fans responded enthusiastically as Moore answered each tweet with great candor and humor. The twitterview brought awareness to the book signing and also gave fans an opportunity to personally “chat” with the star.
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