James Bond “Gun Barrel” image with the February 1969 issue of Playboy Magazine in the middle. (Image: Third Wave Design)


A couple of weeks ago, I made an impulse purchase on eBay. I can’t recall exactly how, but the topic of old-school Playboy centerfold photography came up in a thread online regarding a specific 60s photoshoot. And it made me think to look up what issue of Playboy James Bond was perusing in the safe-cracking scene in what I consider the best Bond film in the series, 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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