Saturday, October 06, 2007
Worth Every Penny
This past week saw the sad passing of one of my favorite ladies of all time: James Bond's (Ian Fleming's?) Miss Moneypenny. Lois Maxwell died this week at the age of 80. She had such a small role--and yet such a large one--in most of the Bond movies. I loved the fact that she completely wanted James but always kept a certain insouciance about her in his presence, ie, "Flattery will get you nowhere, James, but please don't stop trying..."
Even though her last Bond movie was in 1985, Lois Maxwell will always be the Original Moneypenny.