Monday, April 6, 2020

Honor Blackman Belongs To The Ages



...Saying Goodbye to...


Honor Blackman

1925-2020

Belongs To The Ages


Honor Blackman passed away today at age 94. Honor was an English actress who was famous for her roles as Cathy Gale in The Avengers, as well as Pussy Galore in the James Bond movie, Goldfinger. 




Honor Blackman's role as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger is famous in the world of Rolex as she wore a mans Rolex GMT-Master, which became a harbinger as many women today wear larger men's Rolex Professional Sports models.













The Pussy & The James Bond


Honor Blackman costarred with Sean Connery in Goldfinger, with some bizarre plot twists. Groovy Baby, Yeah, Shagadelic!!!! Basically, Honor Blackman played a character named 'Pussy Galore" who was a lesbian pilot for Goldfinger. Speaking of Groovy, Baby Yeah, in the Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) movie which was a James Bond parody, the Bond girl was named 'Alotta Fagina" which was a play on "Pussy Galore".



Below are pictures of vintage Rolex watch models that were worn by Pussy Galore and James Bond in Goldfinger and vintage Rolex collectors commonly refer to their nickname of "The Pussy" (GMT-Master Reference 6541) and "The James Bond (Submariner Reference 6538)."









One of the interesting plot twists in Goldfinger is that James Bond forces himself on Pussy Galore and somehow flips Pussy Galore from being a lesbian to heterosexual, or technically bi-sexual as he forces her to kiss him which she seems to ends up loving.







Of course Pussy Galore is wearing a mans Rolex GMT-Master in the final kissing scene, which I discovered and published 12 yeas ago, back in 2008






The history of female aviators wearing men's Rolex tool watches is fascinating. This story of a radical real-life female pilot also reminds me of Honor Blackman wearing a man's Rolex GMT-Master in Goldfinger, which can be seen in my story titled, "How Women Began Wearing Men's Rolex Watches".







1960


Sheila Scott

It is interesting to note that Pussy Galore's character was actually based on Sheila Scott, who broke over 100 aviation records in her lifetime of flying airplanes. She was the first person to fly over the North Pole in a small aircraft. Sheila began was a British Actress who learned became an airplane pilot. This 1960 Rolex GMT-MASTER magazine ad is probably how Rolex adroitly first got women to wear men's Rolex watches.



In 1966 Sheila Scott set an world aviation record when she set a new record for her solo flight around the world in a light aircraft. She took off from Heathrow Airport in London, England and flew eastward to become the very first person to circumvent the globe in a solo flight. Sheila had some unusual habits when she flew. For instance she primarily flew barefoot, which she said helped her feel the airplane vibrations. 




Sheila Scott is pictured in the Rolex ad two images above, and in the photo above, we see her sporting her Rolex GMT-Master. I think it is very likely that Sheila Scott was the archetype for the Pussy Galore character in the 1964 James Bond movie, Goldfinger. The image below is a screen grab taken from the end of Goldfinger and is shows Honor Blackman, who plays Pussy Galore, sporting a Coke GMT-Master.



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