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Collecting 007: Brendan Edwards

October 9th, 2018 by

Australian collector Brendan Edwards talks about his experiences of collecting 007 memorabilia. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? It was in 1989. I was 17 years old and discovered a copy of Thunderball in my garage. It only took me two days to read and I fell in love […]

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Thunderball’s Molly Peters dies at the age of 75

May 30th, 2017 by

Molly Peters, who played Patricia Fearing in Thunderball, has died at the age of 75. The news was broken by the  official 007 Twitter account. We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/6k3Ifs2gpY — James Bond (@007) May 30, 2017 […]

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Thunderball on BBC Radio 4 this Saturday

December 8th, 2016 by

On Saturday BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a radio production of Thunderball, staring Toby Stephens as James Bond. Directed by Martin Jarvis, who also appears as Ian Fleming, and produced by Rosalind Ayres, the radio play will also feature Tom Conti as Largo, Alfred Molina as Blofeld and Janet Montgomery as Domino. Thunderball was Ian Fleming’s ninth James Bond […]

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Rare 007 posters in late November auction

November 7th, 2016 by

A collection of four posters featuring Sean Connery as 007 are to be auctioned later this month by Bonhams. The lot numbers for these posters are 819 (Dr No), 820 (Goldfinger), 821 (Thunderball) and 822 (From Russia With Love). The latter two are from Italy. Also up for auction are a Tom Ford suit worn […]

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Thunderball at 50: an appreciation

December 9th, 2015 by

1965 was a turning point for James Bond. As well as seeing the publication of Ian Fleming’s last full-length novel, it also saw the self proclaimed “biggest Bond of all” hit the big screen. And in between the publication of The Man With The Golden Gun in April and the release of Thunderball in December, as Bondmania was reaching its […]

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New James Bond paperback editions from Vintage

October 2nd, 2015 by

Holding the world to ransom, planning to destroy Britain from the inside, and battling Bond to the death: discover the origins of SPECTRE in this omnibus edition of Ian Fleming’s Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and You Only Live Twice. Discover where SPECTRE began: these three Bond novels tell of the rise and fall of the criminal network, […]

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Bond girls head to Oslo on a mission to help the world’s children

July 21st, 2015 by

On August 20, seven of the most beautiful and glamorous James Bond ladies will be in Oslo for one unforgettable event entitled Bond Girls Are Forever. The Bond Girls will bring classic charm and glamour to a 007-themed dinner and charity auction for UNICEF in the Kino Victoria, paired with an exclusive screening of the […]

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October to see ‘The SPECTRE Trilogy’ released by Vintage

June 17th, 2015 by

Timed to coincide with the release later this year of SPECTRE, Vintage Books are to release a paperback collection of three Bond adventures as The SPECTRE Trilogy in October. The collection contains Thunderball, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and You Only Live Twice, sometimes referred to as “the Blofeld trilogy” (and previously published together under that […]

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Specialist Barcelona cinema showing 007 retrospective in May

May 1st, 2015 by

A specialist cinema in Barcelona will be showing a six-film 007 retrospective in May shown in 35mm or projected digitally in 4K depending on the film and shown in English. Phenomena describes itself as “The Ultimate Cinematic Experience” and specialises in showing films from the 70s, 80s and 90s, although movies from other eras are also shown. […]

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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