Goldfinger

Birthday of Goldfinger actress Shirley Eaton [1937]

January 12th, 2018 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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Goldfinger arrives in United States [1964]

December 21st, 2017 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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New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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Goldfinger goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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Birthday of Burt Kwouk from Goldfinger [1930]

July 18th, 2017 by

Burt Kwouk, who played Mr Ling in Goldfinger, was born in Cheshire on 18th July 1930.

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Birthday of Harold Sakata from Goldfinger [1920]

July 1st, 2017 by

Harold Sakata, who played Oddjob in Goldfinger, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 1st July 1920.

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Birthday of Tania Mallet from Goldfinger [1941]

May 19th, 2017 by

Tania Mallet, who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger, was born in Blackpool on 19th May 1941.

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