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Books
· McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

· The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

· My Casino Caper on CDs

· Wicked Players

· 3 Wild Thrillers

· Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

· Attract Your Ideal Bond Girl - FREE Audio Download

· The King, McQueen and the Love Machine

· My Casino Caper

· Rock Star Rising


Short Stories
· The Mexican Swimmer - Book-Noir

· My Movie Career


Articles
· Lucy Can Empower Freelancers

· The Man who Killed 'The Thing'

· Always Win in the Casino Like 007

· John Carradine and Me

· The Ultimate Book for Freelancers

· Why Jimmy Fallon Lost Nicole Kidman

· Michael Caine Stops Bigot by Using Humor

· SPECTRE James Bond Info Revealed

· George Pal and Me

· Bill Medley Regrets Breaking James Bond Lifestyle Rule #5


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· Rock Star Rising Trailer with 7 Movie Stars

· Rock Star Rising released on Kindle / Audio Today

· Directing Rod Taylor who passed today.

· James Bond Lifestyle Now Taught in India

· Trailer for Frank Sinatra Jr McKnight's Memory Arrives

· 007 Lifestyle on TV News

· Comic Book Trailer for The Mexican Swimmer

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Psycho actor became James Bond.

After On Her Majesty's Secret Service finished production, Sean Connery's replacement for the role of 007, George Lazenby, decided not to do another Bond movie. Once again, this left the role open.
 
 In 1971, the 6' 4" ex-Universal contract actor John Gavin was signed to be the next James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever.
 
Gavin is best known as Janet Leigh's boyfriend in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and as Julius Caesar in the Kirk Douglas production of Spartacus.
 
The 007 producers gave Gavin $50,000 in advance and he signed the contract to be the 3rd James Bond. Gavin didn't just come close to the part, for a while, he was James Bond.
 
However, when Sean Connery was lured back to play Bond by offering him 1.25 million dollars (astronomical for the times), the producers told Gavin to keep his advance and he stepped aside. He went on to be the President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1971 to 1973 and continued to act in films and TV.
 
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan appointed Gavin Ambassador to Mexico, where he served for five years. Gavin's mother was of Mexican descent and his father was descended from a high ranking family in Spain, so John Gavin grew up bilingual in English and Spanish.
 
When asked if he regretted losing out on the role of 007, Gavin said, "No, because it might have prevented me from fulfilling my real childhood dream, to be the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico."
 
This all proves that if we persevere though disappointments and life changes, we can ultimately achieve the larger dream that is inside us.
 
 
And speaking of our 'ultimate dream', that's what the James Bond Lifestyle is all about.
 
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Books by
Paul Kyriazi



McKnight's Memory

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The Mexican Swimmer - Book Noir

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Rock Star Rising

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The Complete James Bond Lifestyle Seminar

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Live the James Bond Lifestyle - KINDLE

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McKnight's Memory - Kindle / Audio

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McKnight's Memory - Frank Sinatra Jr. narrates audio-book with top stars.

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