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28 maj 2013, Ian Fleming 105 year, from James Bond 007 Museum Nybro Sweden

27 Maj
Ian Fleming's gardener, Mr Dacosta Ramsey,Jamaica. Here with Gunnar James Bond Schäfer

Ian Fleming’s gardener, Mr Dacosta Ramsey,Jamaica. Here with Gunnar James Bond Schäfer


Ian Fleming 105 year 28 maj 2013. Visit  Goldeneye from James Gunnar Schäfer  Bond and The 007 Museum Nybro Sweden.

The Life of Ian Fleming (1908-1964) Ian Lancaster Fleming, born 28 maj 1908          i Mayfair, London, died 12 augusti 1964  Canterbury.= 56 year old.


Goldeneye was the name given by Ian      Fleming to his estate in Oracabessa,       Jamaica. He      purchased the land next door to Golden Clouds estate and built his house      on the edge of a cliff, overlooking a private beach.]      The original house was a modest structure consisting of three bedrooms and      a swimming pool. Fleming’s coterie of friends who visited him at Goldeneye      included actors, musicians and filmmakers

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Ian  Fleming. How to write a best-seller?  ”Luckily i had an Island hideway”.

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Ian Fleming. How to write a best-seller?

Luckily i had an Island hideway.

At the Goldeneye resort in Jamaica own by Chris Blackwell you can se      this picture, taken by James Bond Gunnar Schäfer who runs the James Bond      007Museum in Sweden Nybro.
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The Ian Fleming Villa Jamaica Goldeneye – Three Bedrooms, Two Guest Cottages

6 Feb

The Ian Fleming Villa – Three Bedrooms, Two Guest Cottages

The original Ian Fleming Villa at GoldenEye overlooks the Caribbean Sea in the quiet village of Oracabessa Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. The beauty of the Fleming villa is matched only by its history: It is where author Ian Fleming created the James Bond character and wrote all 14 of the superspy novels. The musician, Sting, wrote his hit song, “Every Breath You Take” while staying at the Fleming Villa and the gold album hanging in the media room today speaks to its special, creative ambiance. Having recently undergone a thoughtful renovation, the villa today features the original three bedrooms, all planned around a courtyard. Additionally, there are now two stand-alone guest cottages that make up this very private estate that sleeps up to ten people.

Other unique villa features include the very private Fleming Beach, a private pool, state-of-the art media room, and fully renovated kitchen. The villa has its own dedicated staff that includes butler and housekeeper and cook. One of the distinctive qualities of this villa is its privacy and proximity to the GoldenEye resort. Guests have the option of dining at GoldenEye’s two new restaurants (The Gazebo and Bizot Bar), visiting its FieldSpa for treatments and taking part in all experiential activities. Likewise, guests can also choose to remain in the secluded privacy of the Fleming Villa grounds.

Villa Features • Sleeps up to ten people in five different bedrooms • Spacious living and dining area with jalousies opening the entire room to garden and sea • Fully equipped in situ kitchen with polished concrete counter tops, and a full time dedicated staff • Large media room with television, large futon (suitable as bed for children), and fully stocked wet bar with Jamaican snacks and Blackwell Rum • State-of-the-art sound system stocked with music produced by Chris Blackwell’s Island Records and Palm Pictures • Adjoining shower room next to media room • Al fresco dining under the famous almond trees planted by Ian Fleming • Private swimming pool with a unique undulating design • Two staircases lead down to the secluded and private Fleming Beach with grill and shower set into coastline • Spacious tropical gardens featuring several areas in which to dine overlooking the ocean • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the property.

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fleming villa ramsey bond



Ian Fleming. How to write a best-seller? ”Luckily i had an Island hideway”.

28 Jan
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fleming writer


Ian Fleming. How to write a best-seller?

Luckily i had an Island hideway.

At the Goldeneye resort in Jamaica own by Chris Blackwell you can se this picture, taken by James Bond Gunnar Schäfer
who runs the James Bond 007Museum in Sweden Nybro.


Monty Norman – The first man of James Bond music James Bond Theme.

16 Aug

Monty Norman – The first man of James Bond music James Bond Theme

Monty Norman Composer for Dr No.

Born April 4, 1928, London.

Monty Norman – The first man of James Bond music,best known for being credited with composing the ”James       Bond Theme”.
Norman is famous for writing the music to the first James Bond movie Dr No, and has been credited with writing the ”James Bond       Theme”, the signature theme of the James Bond franchise. Norman has       received royalties since 1962 for the theme, but it was arranged by       John Barry  after the producers were dissatisfied with       Norman’s music. Barry claims that he actually did write the theme, but       nevertheless, Mr. Norman won two libel       actions against publishers for claiming that Barry was the composer, most       recently against The       Sunday Times in 2001. During the trial, Barry testified on the       stand that he had, in fact, composed the The James Bond Theme, but       that Norman was contractually obligated to receive credit for the score.
Monty Norman composed some of the most memorable music ever for films       and stage. His contribution to the James Bond canon, though , has always       been filled with its own intrigue.
Norman sang with a British dance bands in the late 1940s, and moving       later into song writing. Norman worked on a number of musicals. His       modern, sometimes experimental sound impressed DR NO producers Broccoli       and Salzman who hired him to put together a score for the film.      
Location manager, Chris Blackwell (later of Island Records       fame) found Monty a shady room away from the hot sun where he could       happily set to music all he had absorbed of the local atmosphere.
The director, Terence Young, asked Monty to come up with       something for the three blind beggars who would be the first killers in a       Bond film. He wrote a calypso based on the children’s nursery rhyme, ‘Three       Blind Mice‘, called ‘The Kingston Calypso‘ which got the film       off to a good start by playing against the drama of the assassination.
Cubby Broccoli then wanted a song for Ursula Andress to       sing as she came out of the ocean like a beautiful bikinied mermaid. He       wanted her to be observed by Sean Connery, who would sing it back at her.       Monty asked around his new found Jamaican friends (among them Carmen       Manley, the Prime Minister’s daughter) for the correct indigenous flora,       fauna, greengrocery and patois love words to put in the lyric. The result       was a very authentic sounding number called ‘Underneath The Mango Tree‘.
Underneath The Mango Tree       Me honey and me, come watch for de moon.       Underneath The Mango Tree       Me honey and me make boo-loo-loops soon.      
Monty had great fun teaching Sean Connery and Ursula       Andress the song which played no small part in one of cinema history’s       classic moments.
The latest dance craze in Jamaica was called the Jump Up.       So for a scene set in the dance hall Monty wrote a number in that rhythm       called ‘Jump Up Jamaica‘, which became a local hit.
At a Count Basie concert in Jamaica, Monty met the great       man himself. Basie asked him to send any numbers from DR NO that might be       possible for his orchestra.
The outcome: Basie subsequently recorded four numbers: Dr       No’s Fantasy, The Kingston Calypso, Underneath The Mango       Tree and The James Bond Theme.
And finally, on Saltzman’s request, a meeting with the ‘Executive Suits’       at United Artists to give them an update on how things were progressing in       Jamaica. It was obvious that for them the jury was out on DR NO until they       could see a final cut of this, in Hollywood terms, low budget British spy       film. Then to the party, given by Arthur Laurents the book writer of many       Broadway hits including West Side Story. Half the writing talent of      
Broadway and Hollywood were on the guest list.