Bond Begins

  • Discover the man behind Bond: Ian Fleming—and his Second World War intelligence work that inspired 007’s creation.
  • Trace the eerie parallels between the first Bond film Dr. No and the real life Cuban Missile Crisis, both of which took place in October 1962.
  • Watch a special film presentation that explores the cultural significance of Bond as the world’s most famous face of espionage. 

 

Artifact Highlights:

  • Goldfinger's golf shoes, GOLDFINGER, 1964
  • Ian Fleming's walking stick
  • Blofeld's Coat of Arms, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, 1969
  • Golden Typewriter (Courtesy of Col. Denny Lane)