Art Streiber on re-creating two iconic “Goldfinger” scenes featuring Jill Masterson and Pussy Galore with model Elle Evans

Elle Evans as Jill Masterson in “Goldfinger.” Photo by Art Streiber.

Elle Evans as Pussy Galore in “Goldfinger.” Photo by Art Streiber.

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Celebrity and entertainment photographer Art Streiber is a pro at re-creating iconic Hollywood movie scenes. He’s photographed Seth Rogen as Cary Grant in North by Northwest, Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy in Strangers on a Train, and Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons as Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. So it’s no surprise that Maxim turned to him when it decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger by re-creating two unforgettable images from the James Bond classic: Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore alone in the hay after tussling with Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson on a hotel bed, covered head to toe in gold paint.

Art, who collaborated with model Elle Evans, had just a day to make both images happen, noting that the shoot was “truly a team effort.”

“Set designer Walter Barnett meticulously researched, designed, and matched the bedroom and barn sets,” he says, “and lighting designer Zach Hahn used Profoto ProFresnel spots to light the scenes to look like they did half a century ago.

“Makeup artist Francesca Tolot hand painted Evans a vivid shade of gold, and hair stylist Enzo Angileri brought her blond trusses to life,” he continues. “And stylist Zoe Glassner found the perfect blouse and riding pants that elegantly took the styling back to 1964.”

The entire crew watched both scenes from the movie over and over again, Art explains, pinpointing details that had to be included in both images in order for the re-creations to ring true—“right down to the placement of the not-so-subtle bowl of fruit on the room-service cart.”

“Many, many thanks to Maxim creative director Paul Martinez, director of photography Andrea Volbrecht, and photo producer Emily Shenfeld for giving me the opportunity to go back in time and work with Jill Masterson and Pussy Galore.”

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