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“Ursula Andress and Peter Sellers in Casino Royale. Resoundingly announced in advance as The James Bond joke to end them all.”

Sight and Sound. Winter 1966/7.

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“Guard girls protecting the nasty Dr. Noah, one of Woody‘s two roles in Casino Royale, include the appealingly unguarded Samantha Jewell, adjusting Tony Burnett’s bracelet.”

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In a final Playboy spoof, Terence Cooper reveals that—even in heaven—a James Bond always will find fallen angels like Samantha Jewell.

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Among the accoutrements of the Casino-headquarters is a fake gaming table hiding a secret cache of weapons; underside of the lid, is an elaborate collage of Playboy art and photos prepared especially for Casino Royale by LeRoy Neiman.

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Ursula Andress, Casino‘s leading Bond-flick veteran (she was Dr. No’s sea siren, Honeychile Rider), plays wealthy former spy Vesper Lynd, who is talked into teaming up with Sir James and Mata Bond. “If Botticelli were alive today,” Woody claims, “he’d probably want to jump on Ursula like the rest of us.”

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Films and Filming. July 1966.

casino royale

Woody’s galaxy of Guard Girls shown here represents only a fraction of the hundred-plus beauties who made up Casino‘s several good and evil girl gangs. Val Guest, one of the film’s six directors, discovered most of the girls, reportedly under orders from producer Charles Feldman that there would be “no background dogs in Casino Royale.”