December 12th, 2013 – MEARS Completes a Private Signing w/ James Bond Villain Richard Kiel
Richard Dawson Kiel (born 1939) is an American actor best known for his role as the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) as well as the video game Everything or Nothing, and Mr. Larson in Happy Gilmore.
On December 12th, 2013, MEARS conducted a private signing at Mr. Kiel’s California home. The Iconic Bond Villain was meticulous in the signing of our product, and added his trade mark “JAWS” inscription to each signature.
While signing the photos, Mr. Kiel employed the help of his son. For this signing, we had custom 16×20 photos which were hand developed from the original negatives created. The quality is superb. Upon seeing the photos, Mr. Kiel’s son asked for his father’s autograph, the first time he had even done so, upon the condition that he could have a MEARS image! Our photographer printed one more image and we sent it to the family with our compliments. For our inventory, Mr. Kiel signed:
(50) Jaws Hands Apart
(50) Jaws Holding Boulder above Head
(100) Index Cards
The items are archived as part of the growing MEARS pop culture autograph archives.
Article by Troy R. Kinunen – MEARS Auctions