United Artists’ For Your Eyes Only came to movie theaters in 1981. Directed by John Glen and starring Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Julian Glover, Cassandra Harris and Jill Bennett, For Your Eyes Only features Moore as British secret agent James Bond a.k.a. 007, whose latest assignment involves the recovery of a top-secret British encryption device. Made for $28 million, For Your Eyes Only premiered in London on June 24, 1981, earning a single Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
Here are ten valuable For Your Eyes Only movie posters, lobby cards and other artifacts that
For Your Eyes Only One Sheet Movie Poster
A one sheet movie poster (27×41-inches) in near mint/mint condition sold at auction for $50. For Your Eyes Only is based on the 1960 short story collection of the same name by Ian Fleming.
For Your Eyes Only Insert Movie Poster
An insert movie poster (14×36-inches) in near mint- condition brought $101.58 at auction. For Your Eyes Only was filmed in the United Kingdom, Greece and Italy.
For Your Eyes Only Lobby Card Set
A complete set of eight lobby cards (11×14-inches) in near mint/mint condition fetched a top bid of $74 at auction. Moviegoers in 1981 might have spied these handsome cards displayed in theater lobbies.
For Your Eyes Only Movie Stills
A collection of twenty-six 8×10-inch black-and-white movie stills in very fine/near mint condition sold at auction for $38. Bernard Lee (1908-1981), who played M in eleven James Bond films, passed away while preparing for his role in For Your Eyes Only.
For Your Eyes Only 40×60 Movie Poster
A 40×60-inch movie poster in fine/very fine condition brought $131.45 at auction.
For Your Eyes Only Japanese B2 Style A Movie Poster
A Japanese B2style A movie poster (20×29-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $59. For Your Eyes Only came to Japan on July 11, 1981.
For Your Eyes Only German AO Movie Poster
A German AO movie poster (33×46-inches) in fine- condition brought $40 at auction. For Your Eyes Only debuted in West Germany on August 6, 1981.
For Your Eyes Only Belgian Movie Poster
A Belgian movie poster (14×21-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $32. Sheena Easton performs the movie’s title song, which became a big hit in both the U.S. and the U.K.
For Your Eyes Only Half Sheet Movie Poster
A half sheet movie poster (22×28-inches) in very fine+ condition brought $56 at auction. Moviemaking can be very dangerous, as stuntman Paolo Rigoni died during the filming of the bobsled scene.
For Your Eyes Only Marvel Comics Special
A Marvel Comics Super Special #19 edition featuring For Your Eyes Only on the cover in graded CGC near mint+ 9.6 condition sold at auction for $25. The cover art is by Howard Chaykin.
For Your Eyes Only Movie Memorabilia Credits
- All auction results courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
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