Circa 1967, Sean Connery's then-wife, actress Diane Cilento, published her first novel, THE MANIPULATOR. I remember seeing her on a talk show at that time, and that the interviewer mentioned that the cover painting was the work of a certain notable artist, prompting her to reveal that it was the work of her husband, Sean Connery - who was still James Bond at that time. This memory just came back to me after 50+ years and I have no idea how generally well-known this information may be. That said, should this be news to you, here are two views of Sean's original artwork. The book is supposed to be a kind of exposé of the movie business and is actually dedicated to Connery. I think it would make a nifty conversation piece in any Bond collection.
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