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When Harry [Saltzman] met Cubby [Broccoli] by Robert Sellers

By: FSWL team
Published:
2019-03-08
When Harry Saltzman Met Cubby Broccoli book
When Harry Met Cubby: The Story of the James Bond Producers is a new exciting book written by FSWL reader Robert Sellers who previously wrote The Battle for Bond to rave reviews. Robert's new book, the first joint biography on James Bond producers Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli, will be published on 1 September 2019 by The History Press who also publish two other books of interest for Bond fans this year, Making Movie Magic: A Lifetime Creating Special Effects for James Bond, Harry Potter, Superman by John Richardson and Bond: Behind the Scenes by Mirrorpix. >Order the book on Harry & Cubby from Amazon UK

When Harry Met Cubby by Robert Sellers is a must-read for all Bond scholars


Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and Harry Saltzman remain the most successful producing partnership in movie history. Together they were responsible for the phenomenally successful James Bond series, separately they brought kitchen sink drama to the screen, made a star out of Michael Caine in the Harry Palmer films and were responsible for the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Cubby Broccoli, Sean Connery, Ian Fleming and Harry Saltzman
Cubby Broccoli, Sean Connery, Ian Fleming and Harry Saltzman together in the early 1960s.

But their relationship was fraught almost from the very beginning. Both men were of such contrasting personalities that relations between them often span out of control, to such an extent that they not only fell out with their star, Sean Connery, but ultimately with each other.

Cubby Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and Roger Moore
Cubby Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and Roger Moore on the set of Live and Let Die. Copyright © 1973 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loved and hated in equal measure, respected and feared by their contemporaries, few movie people have loomed as large over the industry as Broccoli and Saltzman, yet tragically they would meet very different ends. Broccoli was feted as Hollywood royalty, and his death in 1996 made newspaper headlines around the world. Saltzman, who had to sell his partnership in the Bond movies to United Artists in 1974 due to financial troubles, died a virtual recluse and forgotten by the movie-going public.

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