Geoffrey Holder Signed Baron Samedi Display

This superb display features an 8x10 portrait of the witch doctor Baron Samedi from the classic James Bond film Live And Let Die and the signature of Geoffrey Holder. Baron Samedi is first introduced as a so-called entertainer who does a voodoo dance act for tourists, when Bond arrives at the island on which most of the action takes place. The announcer introduces Samedi as "the man who cannot die", though Bond doesn't seem to think much of it at the time. In the film he is described by Felix Leiter as being "nine feet tall" when in real life he is only 6 feet 6.


In the film, Baron Samedi is perhaps the most enigmatic villain/henchman the cinematic Bond has ever faced. His character is an ambiguous one, and the audience cannot tell if he is the Voodoo god Baron Samedi himself or simply a human who has assumed Samedi's identity. Contributing to the mystery is the fact that Samedi seems to operate as an aide to Doctor Kananga, aka Mr. Big, but is not entirely under his control. In one scene, for instance, as Kananga interrogates Solitaire (the film's main Bond girl), Samedi engages in an odd ritual of burning Tarot cards. The ritual seems to convey a sinister message to Kananga and Solitaire, and although it irritates Kananga, he refuses to put a stop to Samedi's card-burning. Furthermore, the scene demonstrates that he has, perhaps, the same Tarot powers as Solitaire.


In Live and Let Die several British agents investigating drugs smuggling are killed in mysterious circumstances. Each murder is linked to a Harlem crime boss, Mr. Big, and an international diplomat Katanga. The British send agent James Bond to investigate. When 007 arrives in New York he is nearly killed by one of Mr. Big's hoods, but the attempt gives Bond a lead and he soon discovers a plot to flood the US main land with a billion dollars worth of heroin.


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The Bond films are a British institution which have been entertaining audiences since Dr No first hit screens in 1962. Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig have all provided different takes on Ian Fleming's literary character and 007 has remained as fresh and appealing as ever. This is your chance to let the world of espionage into your home. This piece is a most definitely licensed to thrill - don't miss out!

The name's Bond. James Bond

Features at a glance.....


Geoffrey Holder




Live and Let Die


14x11 inches

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