It's been a another busy week here in the Spy Vibe lair. After posting that great review of The Prisoner audio drama written by Alan Hayes, I was swept away by my school duties of prepping and grading classes. I was also invited once again to have table at a comic convention in northern California, where I sold my Mort Walker Conversation book and talked to kids all day about comics and art. It was so awesome! I also got a chance to catch up with some of my cartoonist pals from the area. Just before the convention, I was looking at vintage photographs of 1960s auto shows to share with Spy Vibers. I didn't have a chance to pick up the thread again until today. Widening my search I came across these cool pics of Diana Rigg from the London Motor Show in October, 1965. Rigg first appeared as Mrs. Peel in "The Town of No Return" (London airdate September 28, 1965/UK airdate October 2, 1965). Hot on the heels of her Avengers debut, Dame Diana posed on the Lotus stage in Earl's Court with the Elan S2. Apparently she drove an S2 (registration HNK99C) during the black and white series and a Blue S3 (registration SJH499D) during the color episodes. I don't need any numbers to tell me that this adds up to VROOM! I believe her lace outfit made a return for other publicity shoots, including a series of well-known images with co-star Patrick Macnee taken on a beach. Source: Getty. Enjoy!
Selected Spy Vibe Posts: The Prisoner Audio Drama Review, David McCallum novel, Andre Courreges R.I.P., Who's Talking on Spy Vibe, UFO Blu-ray, Avengers Pop Art Interview, Fritz Lang Spies, Fergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes Interview, Jaz Wiseman Interview, 007 SPECTRE Comics, Casino Royale Folio, New James Bond Comic, Diana Rigg BFI Interview, Casino Royale Interview: Mike Richardson, Early Saint Box Set, Lost Diana Rigg Interview, Honor Blackman at 90, UNCLE School, Ian Fleming Memorial, Radiophonic Exhibit, Portmeirion Photos, Doctor Who Exhibit, Farewell Steed, Pussy Galore Returns, Diana Rigg birthday, Sherlock at 221B, Invisible Agent, Saint Interview: Ian Dickerson, Saint Doppelgänger, Fleming's Typewriter, Rare Fleming, Fleming's Music, Ian Fleming's Japan, Jim Wilson Corgi Interview, Fantomas Design, Jeremy Duns on Bond, John Buss interview, Avengers Season 5 Titles, Saint Volvo, Mod Tales Interview, Agente Secreto Comics, Danger Man Comics 2, Danger Man Comics, John Drake Comics, Der Mann Von UNCLE, Golden Margaret Nolan, Man From UNCLE Rocksteady, Pussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P., Edward Mann Fashion, Leonard Nimoy Tribute, Shatner at 84, Bob Morane series, Thai Bond Design, Bond vs Modernism, Art of Modesty, Tokyo Beat 1964, Feraud Mod Fashion, Green Hornet Manga, No 6 Festival, Avengers Interview: Michael Richardson, Ian Fleming: Wicked Grin, Jane Bond Hong Kong Records, Ryan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMAN, Comics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Shakespeare Spies: Diana Rigg, Shakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny Interview, The 10th Victim Japanese and Kindle, U.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Trina Robbins Interview, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.