Passed away this day in 1964
Creator/Writer of James Bond
It was 51 years ago today that James Bond creator Ian Fleming passed way. The Cold War era spy was shaped in no small part by Fleming’s books about the agent with a license to kill. Few franchises have had the enduring longevity that James Bond has had, especially in the world of cinema. Thinking to all of the men that could have stepped into the role, I believe that it was fortuitous that Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman brought together Sean Connery, Terence Young and many other bright talents to film Dr. No (1962). Seeing Bond smolder on the silver screen must have been quite satisfying for Fleming, who had been trying for several years to realize that dream of a filmic James Bond.
Rather than write about Fleming (there are many splendid tributes out there!), I thought I would share some early photos that I think are cool and honor Fleming’s vision.
|Fleming at his writing desk at his Jamaican home, GoldenEye|
|Fleming with his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale|
|Getting inspiration for his role as James Bond, Sean Connery|
|Ursula Andress (Honey Ryder) with Fleming listening intently on set of Dr. No|
|The name's Bond. James Bond.|
|Fleming at GoldenEye|
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