Sean Connery as James Bond utters the immortal lines in the scene at Les Ambassadeurs in Dr No (1962)
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James Bond Motion Picture Locations


Motion Picture: Locations covered:

EON Productions James Bond Films:

   
Dr No (1962) Wikipedia - Dr No
Jamaica
Istanbul
Goldfinger (1964)Wikipedia - Goldfinger (1964)
Switzerland, Wallis/Valais; London
Thunderball (1965) Wikipedia -
 
You Only Live Twice (1967) Wikipedia -
 
Switzerland, Jungfrau; London
Diamonds are Forever (1971)Wikipedia -
 
Live and Let Die (1973) Wikipedia -
 
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Wikipedia -
 
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Wikipedia -
Italy, Dolomites, Cortina D'Amprezzo; Switzerland, Piz Bernina; Greenland;
Moonraker (1979) Wikipedia -
 
For Your Eyes Only (1981) Wikipedia -
Italy, Dolomites, Cortina D'Amprezzo;
Octopussy (1983) Wikipedia -
 
A View to a Kill (1985) Wikipedia -
 
The Living Daylights (1987) Wikipedia -
Austria, Weisensee;
License to Kill (1989) Wikipedia -
 
Goldeneye (1995) Wikipedia - Goldeneye
Switzerland, Engelberg, Titlis;
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Wikipedia -
 
The World is not Enough (1999) Wikipedia -
France,Chamonix;
Die Another Day (2002) Wikipedia -
 
Casino Royale (2006) Wikipedia -
Black Park - Ugandan Rebel Camp
Quantum of Solace (2008) Wikipedia -
 
Skyfall (2012) Wikipedia - Skyfall (2012)
 
 

Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels


Ian Fleming James Bond Pan Edition Novel Covers
Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels:
   
 
 
Moonraker (1955) Wikipedia - Moonraker
London; Kent
 
Moscow, Istanbul, Paris
Dr No (1958) Wikipedia - Dr No
 
Goldfinger (1959) Wikipedia - Goldfinger
England, France, Switzlerland
Italy,
Risico (1960) Wikipedia - For Your Eyes Only
Italy, Venice
Thunderball (1961) Wikipedia - Thunderball
 
 
Switzerland, Austria, Kitzbühl, Marseilles, Strasbourg, London
 
 
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) Wikipedia - Octopussy and the Living Daylights

Jamaica, Kufstien, Kitzbühl.

London, Sotheby's

Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) Wikipedia - Octopussy and the Living Daylights

Berlin

   
   

 

 


SPECIFIC TOPICS

   
James Bond's Rolex wrist-watch in the novels and motion pictures.
   
James Bond's Martini in the novels and motion pictures.
   
James Bond's cigarettes in the novels and motion pictures.
   
James Bond's briefcase in the motion pictures
   
James Bond's armament in Motion Pictures and Novels
   
in Fleming's Goldfinger (1959)
   
The origin of the title "F.Y.E.O"
   
   

 

 

 

- Ian Fleming was keen on using the names of his friends as characters in his novels:

 

Novel

Friend/Character

 

 

 

1956

Diamonds are Forever (1956)

Fleming's friend Ernest Cuneo is given a cameo as a taxi driver named Ernie Cureo

 

 

 

1958

Dr No (1958)

Gun writer Geoffrey Boothroyd becomes Major Boothroyd, armourer

 

 

 

1959

Goldfinger (1959)

Lieutenant Peter Smithers, Royal Navy, whom with Fleming evacuated British refugees from Bordeax during the German invasion of France in 1940 becomes Colonel Smithers at the Bank of England.

 

 

 

1959

Goldfinger (1959)

Fleming's friend John Blackwell (of manufacturer Crosse & Blackwell) became the villian John Blackwell in Goldfinger (1959)

 

 

 

1959

Goldfinger (1959)

Architect Ernö Goldfinger, unkown to Fleming, has his name used for the antagonist. Goldfinger threatens to sue but backs down after Fleming threatens to change the name to 'Goldprick' and add an explanatory note.

 

 

 

1963

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963)

Fleming's Sir George Dunbar is mentioned as one of the visitors to Fleming's ski resort. Ursula Andress, whom Fleming had met on location in Dr No (1962) is mentioned.

 

Ian Fleming at Goldeneye

Ian Fleming at Goldeneye
Ian Fleming Wikipedia - Ian Fleming at his typewriter at Goldeneye Wikipedia - Goldeneye, his Estate on the island of Jamaica. Though privately owned, it is possible for members of the public to stay at Goldeneye Link - Goldeneye .

 

Tania Mallet by John French 1963
In the above Photograph, the fabulous Tania Mallet Wikipedia - Tania Mallet in a Madame Paulette stiffened net picture hat photographed by John French Wikipedia - John French in 1963. Tania Mallet told that the daily fee from Eon Productions for her appearance as Tania Mallet in Goldfinger (1964) was so small that she decided to remain as a photographic model.

 

EON Productions 138 Piccadilly, London, England
The offices of the unendingly helpful EON Productions EON Productions, producers of the Bond Films, at 138 Piccadilly Wikipedia - Piccadilly, London, England.

 

EON Productions, 138 Piccadilly, London
Panorama of Piccadilly Wikipedia - Piccadilly, with the offices of EON Productions at 138 Piccadilly.

EON Productions at 138 Piccadilly center frame with the brown door facing the camera, immediately to the left of the tall building, which contains the original Hard Rock Café Wikipedia - Hard Rock Cafe. You can see the brown canopies of the restaurant. At the far left of the frame is Hyde Park Corner Wikipedia - Hyde Park Corner and Duke of Wellington Place which marks the southern end of Park Lane Wikipedia - Park Lane. There is a scene in episode three of The Persuaders! (1971) Wikipedia - The Persuaders! which was shot just inside Hyde Park on the other side of the trees visible far left of frame, over the tunnel mouth. The tunnel, constructed in the Seventies, carries traffic between Piccadilly and South Kensington Wikipedia - South Kensington, allowing traffic to flow down Park Lane and overhead toward Victoria Wikipedia - Victoria. Caution: The police frequently mount a speed-trap in the tunnel. If you continue to the left of frame from 138 Piccadilly and take not the first right (Old Park Lane) but the second right, behind the trees in the left foreground, you turn into Hamilton Place in which the Les Ambassadeurs Club Wikipedia - Link - Les Ambassadeurs Club is located. Immediately behind the camera is Green Park Wikipedia - Green Park. To the right of the Hard Rock Café is Down Street. If you follow the white buildings until you come to a slightly darker one. This is now the Athenaeum Hôtel Wikipedia - The Athenaeum Hotel, formerly Athenaeum Court, at which the opening seconds of The Ipcress File (1965) were filmed. Athenaeum Court was a block of apartments where none other than Ian Fleming used to live before the war. From where the apartment block received its name I do not know but there is the famous and prestigious Athenaeum Club on Pall Mall, one of the senior gentleman's clubs in London. In English, "Athenaeum" is pronounced "Athen" as if you were about to say "Athens" then "ay" "um".

Ian Fleming at Wroxall Manor, Home of the Rothermeres
Ian Fleming at Wroxall Manor Wikipedia - South Wroxall Manor, home of the Rothermeres Wikipedia - Rothermere.

 

Ian Fleming in a Bentley
Ian Fleming at thew wheel of Bentley GK 3841

 

Former site of Scotts Restaurant in Coventry Street, London
Former site of Scott's Restaurant Link - Scotts in Mayfair in Coventry Street, London. Camera looks north. Scott's Restaurant was Fleming's favorite but in the early Seventies it removed to a far more Ian Fleming standard location in Mount Street, Mayfair Wikipedia - Mayfair, several blocks to the north west. Fleming mentions Scott's in Moonraker (1955)

In The Life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson, Pearson relates in incident at Scotts early in the war:


   Usually he would reply by pulling one of his own unique ideas out of the hat. Sometimes it worked. One which did not was the lunch party he gave at Scotts Restaurant in Piccadilly early in the war. In those days Albert Baker, Scotts head waiter, knew Fleming by sight as an occasional customer. One lunch-time Fleming arrived in civilian clothes with three other men and took a table in the grill-room. Baker began to get suspicious, for there was something disconcerting about two of Mr Flemings guests. Their clothes did not fit them and they looked ill at ease. Somehow they were noticeably out of their element. Fleming gave the order, chose the wine, and called for large whiskies as an apritif; the two awkward guests remained mum. But soon the whole group were talking animatedly, and when Albert Baker served the second course he heard something of their conversation. As he said afterwards, you can recognize German without necessarily understanding it, and ordinary people dont chat away to each other in German in the heart of London in the middle of a world war. Before he served the cheese Albert Baker did his duty. He telephoned Scotland Yard.     Fleming and the three other men drank a lot and finished up with coffee and large brandies. Then just when the grill-room was preparing to close a number of fresh faces appeared at the tables round about, ordering drinks and studying the menu in a constrained fashion. They were not the faces of late lunchers. They were the faces of detectives, and they were there to try to listen to the conversation of the quartet. When the four men left the detectives left too, walking smartly out of the restaurant into crowded Coventry Street.

 

Scott's Restaurant Mayfair
Scott's Restaurant on Mount Street in Mayfair. You will certainly meet an Ian Fleming crowd there now. Sir Roger Moore is a regular. Also AA Gill. The Connaught Hôtel Wikipedia - Connaught is a few doors to the east. Behind the camera is the small churchyard and park where spy Kim Philby used to leave his drop for his Soviet handler.

From The Richard Burton Diaries by Chris Williams: 1975-JUN-14 Burton dines at Scott's Restaurant, now in Mayfair.

 

Friday 14th Saw F. R. Hauser and Alex Cohen at 10. 102 Stayed about one hour. Said I would read play Kean again down in the country. 103 Frank seems much the same. [...] Am thinking of coming back here to live. Haven't told E this though! Must find out about tax. Decision made to fire Gavin. When? Quite impossible PR man and useless secretary. Gets into panics about everything. No sense of humour either. [...] Slept like top but have cold caught from baby Naomi. 104 E's very bad. Had dinner at Scott's. 105 [...]

 

Dita von Teese leaves Scotts Restaurant, Mount Street, London, in November 2013
The utterly divine Dita von Teese leaves Scotts looking like she has enjoyed a glass of champagne, or two.

 

 

The location of the London 'Cage' where Ian Fleming interrogated captured German officers
The location of the London »Cage« where Ian Fleming interrogated captured German officers. The former Soviet Embassy, now the Russian Embassy at Notting Hill Gate. The entire strip of land running away south to road at High Street Kensington is Crown Estate Link - , and contains Kensington Palace and Kensington Palace Gardens. All of these enourmous houses belong to the Crown Estate. The plot of land to the left of frame was one of three houses struck by Luftwaffe bombs in WWII. Two of the houses were rebuilt in the 1960s (in Stalinist Brutalist style) but this third plot was left empty.

 

London, Ebury Street: The house of Ian Fleming
London, Ebury Street: The house of Ian Fleming

 

 

Sir Sean Connery and Sir Roger Moore share a joke and a glass of wine
Sir Roger Moore and Sir Sean Connery relax with a cigar and a glass of wine at La Colombe d'Or Wikipedia -  Link - La Colombe d'Or  Link - La Colombe d'Or, St Paul de Vence Wikipedia - Saint Pael de Vence Wikipedia - St Paul de Vence, Provence.

Sir Roger Moore, Sir Sean Conney and Sir Michael Caine have all been friends for years but sadly no-one has ever written screenplay which involves these three capital ships of the motion picture industry. Sir Roger used to live in St Paul de Vence. He once dined at La Colombe d'Or with Sir David Niven, Michael Caine, Michael Winner, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

Sir Roger Moore and Sir Sean Connery know each other from way back because they used to meet at the Buxton Club in London in the late 1950s early 1960s which was a hang-out for actors, usually in search of work. Through the Buxton Club Sean Connery was friendly with Bob Simmons at this time, who would go on to double for Connery in all his Bond movies. It is Bob Simmons who appears as the Bond silhouette in the opening 'gunbarrel' credits.

 

 

Ian Lancaster Fleming in uniform in the Naval Intelligence Division of the Old Admiralty Building
Ian Fleming in uniform as 2DNI in the Old Admiralty Building

 

 

 

+ SEE ALSO

- Links for use in London

- Première of Skyfall (2012)

 

+ EXTERNAL LINKS

- http://jamesbond.ajb007.co.uk/

- Link - www.bmt216a.dk - The James Bond Vehicle Library BMT 261 A

- Link - www.jamesbond.de

- Link - www.commanders.com - The Commanders Club were the first Bond club to have a site on the world wide web.

- Link - Ian Fleming Foundation - The Ian Fleming Foundation

- Link - Affordable Bond - James Bond related objects

- Link - Scripts on Screen - Bond Scripts - Scripts of EON's James Bond motion pictures

- Link - The Suits of James Bond - The suits of James Bond

- Link - Waymarking - James Bond locations at www.waymarking.com

- Link - JamesBondLocations Blogspot - www.jamesbondlocations.blogspot.de

- Link - James Bond Lifestyle reports on James Bond Club Switzerland "Goldfinger Reloaded" 50th Anniversary event - James Bond Club Switzerland

- Link - Club James Bond France - www.jamesbond007.net - Club James Bond France

- This is the USENET group for James Bond accessed through groups.google.com : alt.fan.james-bond Link - alt.fan.james-bond

- USENET Wikipedia - USENET newsgroup alt.fan.james-bond . You can access (both read and write) USENET news through the groups.google.com but the best way is to obtain USENET newsreader software (such as the excellent Forte Free Agent Wikipedia - Forte Agent ) and a free USENET feed via Link - www.teranews.com

 

 

+ BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

- Cinema Retro Wikipedia - Cinema Retro Link - Cinema Retro Magazine Link - Cinema Retro Twitter Feed have published a special edition devoted to Dr No (1962) which contains a huge raft of new information drawn from interviews with members of the cast and crew which have been identified and traced by Cinema Retro as well as previously unseen photographs.

Cinema Retro edition "Dr No"


 

- The Most Famous Car in the World: The Complete History of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 by David Worrall ISBN: 0-9517509-1-7 published by Solo - Gives the most detailed information on the making of the section of Goldfinger which depicts the Aston Martin in the »Auric Industries« factory as well as documenting the entire history of the cars.

The Most Famous Car in the WorldThe Most Famous Car in the World: The Complete History of the James Bond Aston Martin DB5 by David Worrall

 

 

- James Bond's London by Gary Giblin ISBN 097131339-X published by Daleon - Offers a comprehensive guide to all locations used in the films, in Fleming's novels and by Fleming himself. Very useful for dining out.

James Bond's London by Gary GiblinJames Bond's London by Gary Giblin

 

All of the above authors write for the excellent Cinema Retro Wikipedia - Cinema Retro Link - Cinema Retro Magazine Link - Cinema Retro Twitter Feed magazine, which is the documentary organ of choice for movies of this era.

 

- The Life of Ian Fleming by John Pearson published by Jonathan Cape 1967 - Pearson worked under Fleming at the Sunday Times

- Ian Fleming by Andrew Lycett published by Phoenix 1995 ISBN 1-85799-783-2 - extensive biography of Ian Fleming

- Ian Fleming Miscellany by Andrew Cook, published by the History Press, 2015. Note that this text contains several errors which seem to have slipped past the editor/proof reader/factchecker: (1) Anne's name for Ian was Thunderbeatle not 'Thunderbird'. 'Thunderbird' was the name of Ford automobile which Fleming imported from the US. (2) Fleming's mother Eve lived at the Hotel Metropole in Monaco, not in Cannes. (3) Bismarck was a battleship not a destroyer.

-- Note the first Bond encyclopedia (below) is published in 1983 likely because videotape players and movie publishing on videotape did not come in until 1980, which meant that study of Bond movies required an extraordinary memory or access to something like college movie projector. Nothing really beats the atmosphere of a darkened room and the whir of the projection machinery.

- The James Bond Films - A Behind the Scenes History by Steven Jay Ruben published by Arlington House 1983

- The James Bond Bedside Companion, by Raymond Benson, published by Boxtree in London, 1988

- The Incredible World Of 007 by Lee Pfeiffer and Philip Lisa, published by Boxtree, in London 1992

- The Complete James Bond Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Ruben published by Contemporary Books 1995

- The Authorized Guide to the World of 007 by Dave Worrall and Lee Pfeiffer published by Boxtree, London, 1998

- James Bond - The Legacy by John Cork and Bruce Scivally published by Boxtree 2002

- Dressed to Kill - James Bond The Suited Hero by Colin Woodhead (editor) published by Flammarion, New York, 1996

- The James Bond Girls, by Graham Rye, published by Boxtree, London, 1989

- Goldfinger by Adrian Turner published by Bloomsbury Paperbacks 1998 ISBN 0-7475-5171-5 - Useful A-Z compendium of all matters relating to EON Productions' Goldfinger (1964).

Goldfinger by Adrian Turner

 

- A Rough Guide to James Bond published by Rough Guides

A Rough Guide to James BondA Rough Guide to James Bond

- Handgunner (1985) Number 28 'Armourer to 007' by Geoffrey Boothroyd

- Wikipedia - Bibliography of James Bond Bibliography of James Bond

 

 

 

 

 

 

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