Goldfinger

Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2019 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Live And Let Die composer George Martin died on this day in 2016

March 8th, 2019 by

George Martin, who was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” due to his influential work as producer with the Fab Four, died on 8th March 2016. As well as working with The Beatles and a whole host of other pop stars of the 1960s, Martin produced Shirley Bassey on Goldfinger. On Live And Let Die he composed […]

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Birthday of Auric Goldfinger actor Gert Fröbe [1913]

February 25th, 2019 by

Gert Fröbe, who played the eponymous villain in the third James Bond film, was born in Oberplanitz in Germany on 25th February 1913. His best known role is as Auric Goldfinger but because of his ties with the Nazis the film was initially banned in Israel until a Jewish family he had protected came forward. Photo: adapted from Terry […]

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Birthday of Goldfinger actress Shirley Eaton [1937]

January 12th, 2019 by

Shirley Eaton, who played Jill Masterson in Goldfinger was born on 12th January 1937 in London. Appearing in a number of films throughout the 1950s and 60s, Eaton is best remembered for her role in the third James Bond film, in which she dies after being covered from head to toe in gold paint.

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Birthday of Shirley Bassey [1937]

January 8th, 2019 by

Shirley Bassey, who sang the theme song for Goldfinger (1964) as well as Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979), was born on 8th January 1937 in Cardiff.

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Goldfinger arrives in United States [1964]

December 21st, 2018 by

Following the successful opening in Europe, Goldfinger finally arrives in North America on 21st December 1964, premiering at New York’s DeMille Theater. Opening in 41 cities across the US on 64 screens, at one time it was showing on 485 screens and the DeMille Theater was screening Goldfinger around the clock to keep up with demand. […]

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Goldfinger goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2018 by

September 18th 1964 saw Goldfinger go on general release in the UK following the Leicester Square premiere the night before.

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Goldfinger premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square [1964]

September 17th, 2018 by

On 17th September 1964, the third James Bond film, Goldfinger,  premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square. Bond fever had just taken hold and Leicester Square was packed with fans. In the ensuing chaos a set of the cinema’s glass doors was broken and the film started 10 minutes late. Follow The James Bond Dossier on […]

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2018 by

Sean Connery, who played James Bond in six films by Eon Productions as well as Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again, was born in Edinburgh on 25th August 1930. For many fans Connery has never been bettered in the role of 007, bringing to the role the right balance between toughness and wit. Photo: Sean Connery by Georges […]

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Birthday of Honor Blackman from Goldfinger [1925]

August 22nd, 2018 by

Honor Blackman, who played iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, was born in London on 22nd August 1925. Photo: Honor Blackman. Licensed under Public Domain.

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