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Poster from 1964 release of Goldfinger.
Film star Sean Connery made a series of vain demands to ensure he received top billing in all advertising for hit James Bond film Goldfinger, a rarely seen document has revealed.
Connery was already a worldwide star when he reprieved the role of British spy Bond in the 1964 film, the third film of the Bond series.
To guarantee his fame would continue to snowball, Connery demanded star billing in all promotional material prior to the film's release.
In a contract drawn up on the Scottish actor's behalf he insisted that his name must appear at least 25 per cent bigger than - and on a separate line to - the name of any other cast member on posters and ads for the film.
Connery, 34 at the time, also stipulated any image of him had to appear much bigger than any of the film's other stars, including Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton and Gert Frobe.
The contract is tipped to fetch 1,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer at an International Autograph Auctions sale in London on Saturday.