James Bond, Rita Coolidge, Octopussy and the Royal Pavilion

The Brighton Royal Pavilion makes a rather unexpected appearance in the video for Rita Coolidge’s ‘All Time High’ theme song for James Bond film Octopussy released in 1983. Roger Moore was Bond at the time.

Key scenes of the film take place in India at an exotic river palace. It was apparently considered too lavish to have the music video for the song filmed there with Coolidge. The Pavilion stood in. Further atmosphere is added by a turbaned chap walking by enigmatically in a red kaftan

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