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EdCollins
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May 20th, 2021 at 6:04:54 AM permalink
Trivia: Which Vegas casino was bond playing at? For full credit, I want the name now, the name at the time, and the fictional name in the movie.

Bond was playing craps at the Whyte House, the casino owned by Willard Whyte. (Played by actor Jimmy Dean.)

For the exterior shots of the Whyte House, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino was used, formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton, of course.

The interior shots for this craps scene were done at what was the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

(http://movie-locations.com/movies/d/Diamonds-Are-Forever.php)
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May 20th, 2021 at 6:39:22 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Trivia Question: In which of these scenes does the real life wife of one of the six Bond actors make an appearance? Answer: For Your Eyes Only. That looks like Cassandra Harris in the blue dress. (Real name: Sandra Colleen Waites.) She was married to Pierce Brosnan.

Harris died of ovarian cancer, at the age of 43. Ovarian cancer also took her mother's life and her daughter's life.


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Unlike most of the casino scenes, this one has little to do with the plot. It merely adds some Bond-ish atmosphere while introducing the minor character of "Countess" Lisl von Schlaf. While visiting his wife on the set, Brosnan was introduced to "Cubby" Broccoli and became a potential Roger Moore replacement.
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May 20th, 2021 at 7:06:29 AM permalink
Fair looking it up this time, evidently

leaving only 'what is the joke'? for trivia

Sounds to me like she says her name is Plenty O'Toole? O'Something else? In any case I don't get the joke ... outside of those boobs. The 'father' part of the joke I don't get
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May 20th, 2021 at 2:46:16 PM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Trivia: Which Vegas casino was bond playing at? For full credit, I want the name now, the name at the time, and the fictional name in the movie.

Bond was playing craps at the Whyte House, the casino owned by Willard Whyte. (Played by actor Jimmy Dean.)

For the exterior shots of the Whyte House, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino was used, formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton, of course.

The interior shots for this craps scene were done at what was the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

(http://movie-locations.com/movies/d/Diamonds-Are-Forever.php)



I did not know that about the Riviera.

The only correction I would make, and I could be wrong, is I thought the hotel for the exterior shots was known as the International at the time. It would later become the Las Vegas Hilton, then the LVH, and now the Westgate.
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May 20th, 2021 at 2:51:58 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Sounds to me like she says her name is Plenty O'Toole? O'Something else? In any case I don't get the joke ... outside of those boobs. The 'father' part of the joke I don't get



Jokes always lose their humor if they have to be explained, however I'll give you my interpretation.

Here is how it goes, and I'm paraphrasing.

Plenty: "I'm Plenty."
Bond: "But of course you are."
Plenty: "My full name is Plenty O'Toole."
Bond: "Named after your father, I assume."

Bond's first comment I take to be a reference to her boobs.
The second one, I took to be an implication that her father was well endowed too, in a masculine way. I vaguely recall that "tool" was sometimes used as a slang term for penis back in the 70's.

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Last edited by: Wizard on May 20, 2021
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May 20th, 2021 at 3:09:37 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Jokes always lose their humor if they have to be explained, however I'll give you my interpretation.

Here is how it goes, and I'm paraphrasing.

Plenty: "I'm Plenty."
Bond: "But of course you are."
Plenty: "My full name is Plenty O'Toole."
Bond: "Named after your father, I assume."

Bond's first comment I take to be a reference to her boobs.
The second one, I took to be an implication that her father was well endowed too, in a masculine way. I vaguely recall that "tool" was sometimes used as a slang term for penis back in the 70's.



Most definitely tool was and is slang for penis.

It might be regional. For example when I lived in California a "knot" was slang for a large roll of cash in your pocket. That's not a NY term and at first I had no idea what they were talking about
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EdCollins
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May 20th, 2021 at 4:32:03 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The only correction I would make, and I could be wrong, is I thought the hotel for the exterior shots was known as the International at the time. It would later become the Las Vegas Hilton, then the LVH, and now the Westgate.

It might very well have been The International at the time.

Diamonds are Forever came out on December 17, 1971. Earlier that same year, in July of '71, that casino was renamed from The International to the Las Vegas Hilton. So it was indeed the Las Vegas Hilton when the movie came out.

Ah, but when during that year were the exterior shots actually filmed? If they were filmed before July, and that is actually quite likely, then yes, it was The International at the time of filming.
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May 20th, 2021 at 4:54:58 PM permalink
Yes, it was still called The International when the movie was being filmed.
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May 20th, 2021 at 6:05:22 PM permalink
A few random observations about the scene...

  • Compared to all the other casino scenes, people in Vegas dress like slobs.
  • The film came out before Star Wars so, evidently, no one has heard of the dark side.
  • Apart from Bond, only one other person seems to understand the odds bet.
  • In fact, you could simplify this table down to PASS and FIELD.
  • Will the Wizard wag his finger at Bond's center bets? Well, Bond (being Bond) turns $4,000 into $55,000 (that's over $350,000 in today's money) so the Wiz will have his work cut out for him trying to spread the gospel at this table.
  • I think I could have made very passable counterfeit versions of those five and ten thousand dollar casino plaques in my junior high school shop class.
  • Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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May 20th, 2021 at 6:25:34 PM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

Yes, it was still called The International when the movie was being filmed.



I am honestly shocked that Bill Cosby had such massive advertisements back then (movie came out in 1971, so these are probably from 1970 or early 1971). I did not think he was big until the 1980s-1990s, but I guess he must have been a big name in the early 70s. (Sorry for the derail, I just thought it was an interesting detail).

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