Collecting James Bond autographs
This blog is about collecting James Bond autographs. I have a collection of over 6000, that have been collected in person, through the mail, through agents and through reputable auction houses. I also act as an agent for a number of Bond stars at signing shows
Bettine le Beau
Wow - an amazingly rare Bond autograph - Bettine le Beau. Bettine played Professor Dent's secretary in Dr No.
She has quite a story - she was separated from her parents at a young age and was taken to two concentration camps during the Holocaust. She eventually escaped from Camp DeGurs on the border of Spain and headed to France, where she was hidden by a family, saving her life. She went to England in 1945, where she attended Pitman's College in Southampton Row. Le Beau went on to work as a model, actress, broadcaster, cabaret artiste, lecturer, portrait painter, sculptor, graphologist, and a facilitator for a Yiddish language circle. She has worked in radio, on a woman's program for solving problems. She has founded a cosmetic business along with a charity called The Feminine Touch. Le Beau is perhaps best known worldwide for her appearances on "The Benny Hill Show" (1969) from 1971-1972 and her small part on an episode of Patrick McGoohan's "The Prisoner" (1967) ("A, B and C"). Today, Le Beau is a public speaker, who mainly talks about her experiences as a child of the Holocaust. She is also an author, with a book entitled "Help Yourself to Happiness."