February 2, 2016


It's been an 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. Search Getty for great visual archives. 

Selected Spy Vibe Posts: The Prisoner Audio Drama ReviewDavid McCallum novelAndre Courreges R.I.P.Who's Talking on Spy VibeUFO Blu-rayAvengers Pop Art InterviewFritz Lang SpiesFergus Fleming Interview, Avengers: Alan Hayes InterviewJaz Wiseman Interview007 SPECTRE ComicsCasino Royale FolioNew James Bond ComicDiana Rigg BFI InterviewCasino Royale Interview: Mike RichardsonEarly Saint Box SetLost Diana Rigg InterviewHonor 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 CalypsoCynthia 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: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies IRodney Marshall Avengers InterviewRichard Sala: Super-EnigmatixCold War ArchiePlayboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese BooksTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.