December 21, 2015


Greetings Spy Vibers! The lair has been a bit quieter than usual this month, as I continue to recover from a back injury. A second wave of physical therapy and acupuncture seems to be doing the trick and I can't wait to get back to my routine of daily exercise and Spy Vibe posts. I guess December has been a bit like Shrublands health clinic (Thunderball, Never Say Never Again), but without the Bollinger, Caviar, Foie gras, and private massages. Still, chin up! The largest blip on my radar has been the new Star Wars movie. I was a kid when the original trilogy came out, so I'm really enjoying the return (mostly) to the universe I fell in love with as a boy. No spoilers here, but I will say I was pleasantly surprised how well the young actors carried the film with passion (I would have liked to have seen more energy from the old timers). That said, the movie was completely enjoyable and got us SW fans back on track. My attention has been on 1970s/1980s space opera, so space fashion and costume design have naturally drifted back into my imagination- hence the reference to warps and wefts in the title. I can't promise Bothan Spies, but we can have a fun week looking at adventure and intrigue out among the stars. Today we spotlight some vintage costume tests, fashion & promo images. Enjoy!

Selected Spy Vibe Posts: Avengers Pop Art InterviewFritz Lang SpiesFergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview, 007 SPECTRE ComicsCasino Royale FolioNew James Bond ComicDiana Rigg BFI InterviewCallan Documentary and SetCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonEarly Saint Box SetLost Diana Rigg InterviewDiana Rigg EventIan Fleming LettersNew Gillette 007 CoversPirate RadioSpectre Advanced PosterHonor Blackman at 90UNCLE SchoolIan Fleming MemorialRadiophonic ExhibitPortmeirion PhotosDoctor Who ExhibitFarewell SteedPussy Galore ReturnsDiana Rigg birthdaySherlock at 221BInvisible AgentSaint Interview: Ian DickersonSaint DoppelgängerFleming's TypewriterRare FlemingFleming's MusicIan Fleming's JapanJim Wilson Corgi InterviewFantomas DesignJeremy Duns on BondJohn Buss interviewAvengers Season 5 TitlesSaint VolvoMod Tales InterviewAgente Secreto ComicsDanger Man Comics 2Danger Man ComicsJohn Drake ComicsDer Mann Von UNCLEGolden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesThai Bond DesignBond vs ModernismArt of ModestyTokyo Beat 1964Feraud Mod FashionGreen Hornet MangaNo 6 FestivalAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Shakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Trina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

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