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Larry Loftis

James Bond: Where it All Began

May 20th, 2016 by

Seventy-five years ago today – May 20, 1941 – Lt Commander Ian Fleming checked into the swanky Palacio Hotel in Estoril, Portugal’s version of the Côte d’Azur.

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Tale of two Casinos

April 13th, 2016 by

After the iconic beach scene from Dr No, perhaps no other image conjures up visions of James Bond more than a casino. For Ian Fleming, however, the order would probably be reversed.  The first words of the Bond world, we must remember, came on this date, 1953, in Casino Royale: “The scent and smoke and […]

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