Goldfinger

Birthday of Tania Mallet from Goldfinger [1941]

May 19th, 2018 by

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

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Anniversary of Guy Hamilton’s death [2016]

April 20th, 2018 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and three more James Bond films, died at his home in Mallorca on 20th April 2016. He was 93. After setting the template for the film series with Goldfinger, Hamilton returned to the series for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). Among his other […]

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Anniversary of Goldfinger publication in UK [1959]

March 23rd, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 7th James Bond book, Goldfinger, was first published in the UK on 23rd March 1959 by Jonathan Cape. 007 is sent on a mission to uncover a gold smuggling racket run by one of the world’s richest men and uncovers Auric Goldfinger’s plot to rob Fort Knox. Read more about Goldfinger

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 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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