Arkiv | augusti, 2016

James Bond in the Eye of Tosca 007museum Sweden

31 Aug
James Bond in the Eye of Tosca

Not only audiences at Bregenz were enthusiastic about the spectacular staging of Puccini’s opera Tosca last summer. In July 2007 a team from EON Productions, the production company responsible for the James Bond movies, visited one of the last rehearsals for Tosca. Producer Barbara Broccoli and director Marc Forster were impressed – by the unique location on the shore of Lake Constance, the imposing stage set with its hi-tech capabilities, and by the modern architecture of the Festspielhaus. In the first week of May a film crew came to shoot scenes for the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace and stayed for ten days. In the film Bond discovers his adversary for the first time during a performance of Tosca during a seven-and-a-half-minute, high-action sequence shot in the Festspielhaus and on the Seebühne. Director Marc Forster has incorporated the opera intriguingly into the action of the film: the chase through the Festspielhaus is at the end like an apocalyptic silent film – interspersed with dramatic scenes from the Bregenz Tosca


Kananga Crocodile Farm, Jamaica Bondmovie LALD

30 Aug

Ross Kananga, circa 1972

The charismatic American came to Jamaica from Florida in 1969 in search of a new adventure.  Born Ross W. Heilman, he created the Ross Kananga persona for himself, even claiming part Seminole heritage.  With the help of Jim Gore and Stafford Lue, his new Jamaican friends, he set out to establish a Crocodile Farm in virgin mangrove territory in Falmouth, Trelawny.  By late 1970 the Jamaica Swamp Safari was born and was home to hundreds of the American Crocodile, 3 American Alligators, a pair of Black Leopards, a Python, a pair of Lion and a Chimpanzee.

Ross Kananga with his leopards Angel & Satan, circa 1974

The croc farm quickly became an attraction for locals and visitors alike who came to take in the daily shows that featured Ross wrestling the crocodiles and alligators, and playing with the leopards and lions.  In 1972, while searching for a suitable location, scouts for the James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’ stumbled across the crocodile farm.  Intrigued by a sign that read “Trespassers Will Be Eaten”, they stopped to check out the place and after meeting Kananga quickly decided to have the farm double as the fictional San Monique.


Shooting began in November 1973 and it was in fact Ross Kananga who suggested the now famous croc-jumping escape to the producers.  The directors engaged Ross to perform the dangerous stunt, which took five takes to complete and saw him suffering a number of injuries.  Although it is said that movie execs considered Ross a bit eccentric, they so loved him that they even named the movie villain’s alter-ego after him.  Kananga later worked as a stuntman in the 1973 movie ‘Papillon’, also shot on location at the Safari starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.


Ross returned to South Florida in 1976 where he lived and trained wild animals at the Seminole Village on Stirling Road in Broward County.  There are various news reports of him being attacked by his male leopard Satan, and how he was saved by 19-year old Brenda Surles, who was forced to shoot the animal on Kananga’s orders.  Tragedy struck in 1978, when at the age of 32, Ross Kananga died of cardiac arrest while spear fishing in the Everglades.

Svensexa i James Bond Museet.

26 Aug

Svensexa i James Bond Museet.

Testa 5-kampen. 5-kamp  (Softairgun, Flipperspel, Black Jack, Roulette,  frågesport PC).

Övrigt: Mat och dricka på offert. Alla dagar 18.00-21.00 även dagtid 13.00-18.00.

Listen to the SMS alert sound to Vesper Lynd 007museum

25 Aug

Llisten to the SMS alert sound to Vesper Lynd
Listen to the SMS alert sound to Vesper Lynd

Ericssonmobiler på museer 2: James Bond museum i Nybro

25 Aug

Ericssonmobiler på museer 2: James Bond museum i Nybro

I småländska Nybro finns en man vars fullständiga namn sedan 2007 (dvs 2 007) är Gunnar Bond James Schäfer.

Gunnar har sedan barndomen varit James Bond-fantast och har skapat ett museum med sin samling James Bond-prylar. Gunnar har av naturliga skäl ingen Ericsson JB888 men väl T68 som Jinx använde i Die Another Day. Det finns också en imponerande samling med Sony Ericsson telefoner som t.ex. C902 från Quantum of solace och Gunnars stolthet, den vita M600 som Vesper har i filmen Casino Royal.

Bond, Gunnar James Bond Schäfer

23 Aug

Bond, Gunnar James Bond Schäfer tore that textbook in half, threw one part out the window and kept the other, because you need money to make your dreams a reality.

Bond, Gunnar Bond was born in a small beautiful seaside town of Västervik in Sweden in 1957 to Inga Charlotta and Johannes Schäfer. His father was a German soldier that moved to Sweden shortly after the end of World War 2, Gunnar is youngest of three, Bertil (1951) and Heinz (1955).

When Bond, Gunnar Bond (BGB) was two years old and just moved with his family to Nybro, his father suddenly disappeared without a trace. The only explanation offered to the childrens was that he went back to Germany to look for his mother, never to return. In the following years the family of four falls into hardship, he remembers getting a visit from the Lions club donating food over holiday festivals while they plummet down the social classes to the lowes

Single mother with three kids of a German soldier in the sixties was not called a ”independent powered heroine of a mother” but the total opposite, In Iceland we had the hate word for women that dated American soldiers during WW2, Kanamella is playing on the word for Caramel in Icelandic, Kana being a slang for American and mella (said; metla) the most derogatory word you can find for

Next week we are taking the wings away from Bond plane Cessna 172 007 museum

22 Aug

Next week we are taking the wings away from Bond plane Cessna 172.

Cessna F 172 H James Bond Gunnar Schäfer James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

There is only one Bond…James Bond

20 Aug

There is only one Bond…James Bond

Best Regards /

Mr Bond…James Bond

James Bond Gunnar Schäfer
James Bond 007 Museum Emmabodav. 20 S-382 45 Nybro Sweden

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Radio Sweden – visit to James Bond – in Nybro. Swedish news in English

18 Aug

– Radio Sweden

 We nip into the capital’s Alcohol Museum to find out more about the Swedes relation to beer. And a visit to James Bond – in Nybro.  Presenter: Ulla Engberg

Svedese compra una gondola per il museo di James Bond

16 Aug

Svedese compra una gondola per il museo di James Bond

La gondola e il collezionista

Tanto appassionato di James Bond da volere tutto ciò che lo 007 di Sua Maestà ha toccato o guidato. Compresa una gondola. Imbarcazione che in laguna fa la sua bella figura, in Svezia, dove Gunnar Schäfer risiede, un po’ meno. Il collezionista ha deciso di ”sfogare” la sua passione allestendo un museo nella città di Nymbro.

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