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Rent a Gondola from Venice, from James Bond Museum Sweden Nybro.

16 Aug

Hyr en gondol från Venedig Sverige Nybro i James Bond Museet.

Nybro  Sweden world’s  only James Bond 007 museum .
For today arrived a gondola which is similar to the gondola that was used in  the James Bond film Moonraker. The first Gondola in Sweden Norden.
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http://www.007museum.com/gondola_007museum.htm

Sweden's first gondola from Venice to James Bond Museum in Nybro world's only James Bond museum has now grown again...

Sweden’s first gondola from Venice to James Bond Museum in Nybro world’s only James Bond museum has now grown again…
For today arrived a gondola which is similar to the gondola that was used in the Bond filmern Moonraker.

Sweden's first gondola from Venice to James Bond Museum in Nybro world's only James Bond museum has now grown again...

Sweden’s first gondola from Venice to James Bond Museum in Nybro world’s only James Bond museum has now grown again…
For today arrived a gondola which is similar to the gondola that was used in the Bond filmern Moonraker.

”James Bond’s” Walther gun, as used by Sean Connery in publicity shots for four ”James Bond” films.

10 Jul

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“James Bond’s” Walther gun, as used by Sean Connery in publicity shots for four “James Bond” films. This 4.5 mm. Walther air pistol, LP Model 53, serial number 054159, was first used by Sean Connery for the promotion of his second “James Bond” film, From Russia with Love.  Publicist Tom Carlile arranged a series of poses with photographer David Hurn to shoot an iconic portrait of Connery as “James Bond 007” with his Walther pistol which was to be used as the primary image for the film’s poster art and advertising/marketing campaign.  When Connery arrived at the photo studio, together with Tom Carlile and representatives from United Artists, it was discovered that no one had brought “007’s” Walther semi-automatic pistol.  By chance, photographer Hurn practiced air pistol target shooting as a hobby and he used a Walther.  It was decided between Carlile and Hurn, without telling Connery or the other representatives from United Artists, that they would use his air pistol for the photographs and if anyone were to bring it up that the Walther name on the gun would reassure them.  In theory, the long barrel of the air pistol should have been removed by airbrushing during the design of the actual poster, but, for reasons unknown, it was never done.  What became of this shoot was one of the most iconic photographic images of the 20υth century.  The picture of Sean Connery holding the long-barreled gun across his chest or alongside his face became the most famous of all “Bond” images.  So effective were the shots from this From Russia with Love photo shoot, that the series of publicity shots were used for the following three Bond films: Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965) and You Only Live Twice (1967).  The gun features a 24 cm. barrel and blackened finish; comes with its original close-fitted Walther presentation case as well as a signed letter of provenance from photographer David Hurn.  This gun sold at Christie’s London in 2010 for a world record $437,000.

 

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”James Bond’s” Walther gun, as used by Sean Connery in publicity shots for four ”James Bond” films.

"James Bond's" Walther gun, as used by Sean Connery in publicity shots for four "James Bond" films.

”James Bond’s” Walther gun, as used by Sean Connery in publicity shots for four ”James Bond” films.

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James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies TV 4 8 jul,i kl.21.30. From 007museum Sweden Nybro

8 Jul

James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies TV 4 8 jul,i kl21.30.

From 007museum Sweden Nybro

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

 

http://www.007museum.com/never_dies.htm

1976 Lotus Esprit (79) in The Spy Who Loved Me, Movie, 1977 4 sale…

1 Jul

The iconic white Lotus Esprit that transformed from a supercar to a super-submarine will go under the hammer in London this September.

A piece of cinematic and motoring history is set for auction: namely the lotus Esprit Series 1 submarine car, one of the stars of the Roger Moore James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me.

The sale, by RM Auctions on September 8-9 in Battersea Park, is expected to draw huge crowds thanks to the provenance of James Bond and the renewed appetite for classic and unique cars. In 2010 RM Auctions oversaw the sale of the film franchise’s other iconic car, none other than the Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldfinger and Thunderball for a scarcely believable £2.9 million ($4,608,500). And bidding is expected to be similarly brisk for the Lotus.

Remarkably, the car, which still features all of its weaponry and which was the only Lotus used in all of the underwater scenes during the making of the 1977 film, was thought to have been lost.

In 1989, the storage unit was put up for ‘blind auction’ due to non-payment of rent (the first 10 years had been paid in advance), and for a ‘modest winning bid’ a local couple became the new owners of a piece of cinematic history. Since then the vehicle has been authenticated and has been shown at a number of events and museums.

Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Auctions, Europe, says: ”This particular Lotus is certainly up there amongst the most famous cars of all time. Over the years, millions of moviegoers have stared in awe as the Lotus transformed itself into a submarine, and now, perhaps one of them will have an opportunity to own it. Her Majesty’s Secret Service aside, it surely is the ultimate beach accessory!”

1976 Lotus Esprit [Type 79] in The Spy Who Loved Me, Movie, 1977

1976 Lotus Esprit [Type 79] in The Spy Who Loved Me, Movie, 1977

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http://www.007museum.com/The_Spy_Who_Loved_Me.htm

 

http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/2013/07/01/james-bond-s-lotus-submarine-up-for-auction

Birds of the West Indies by author James Bond an American ornithologist. From James Bond 007 Museum Sweden

16 Apr

Birds of the West Indies by author James Bond an American ornithologist.  From James Bond 007 Museum Sweden

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Birds of the West Indies by author James Bond an American ornithologist.

Birds of the West Indies (ISBN 0-618-00210-3) is a book containing exhaustive coverage of the 400+ species of birds found in the Caribbean Sea

Written by ornithologist James Bond and first published in 1936 by the Academy of Natural Sciences as part of the International Series. It has been reprinted several times since then, including a September 1, 1999 edition from Houghton Mifflin and a March 4, 2002 edition from Collins. The book contains approximately 256 pages.

James Bond (January 4, 1900 – February 14, 1989) was a leading American ornithologist whose name was appropriated by writer Ian Fleming for his fictional spy James Bond.

The real Bond was born in Philadelphia and worked as an ornithologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in that city, rising to become curator of birds there. He was an expert in Caribbean birds and wrote the definitive book on the subject: Birds of the West Indies, first published in  and, in its fifth edition, still in print.

Birds of the West Indies is known not only for its exhaustive study of Caribbean birds, but also for its author, whose namesake became famous as the fictional Agent 007 of Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The name of the book’s author, the ornithologist James Bond, was used by Ian Fleming for the name of his popular British secret agent, Commander James Bond.

Fleming, a keen bird watcher while living at his estate in Jamaica, owned the book. He later explained that the author’s name was ”brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon, and yet very masculine – just what I needed.” The book has since become a collector’s item amongst Bond fans and was featured as an homage in the twentieth James Bond film, Die Another Day when Bond poses as an ornithologist while in Cuba.

http://www.007museum.com/Birds_of_the_West_Indies.htm

The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs

10 Apr

The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro

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   Gawker  : Ever since he saw his first film he had been collecting James Bond memorabilia, his first one being a CORGI toy car of the Aston Martin DB5, and in later years he would even travel to set location of the Bond films, collecting and documenting anything …

The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro Action Team

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# hjalmarandalex The Nybro Action Team consists of Hjalmar Sveinbjőrnsson and Alex Bejerstrand, two under-employed roommates living in Nybro , a small industrial town in southern Sweden. Hjalmar is a chef; Alex takes woodworking courses. They offered to visit the James Bond Museum in their city and send us a dispatch, which we gladly accepted. We have lightly edited their post for grammar and …

 

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Dolph Lundgren meet Swede James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Sweden Nybro

26 Feb

Dolph Lundgren met Swede James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Sweden Nybro.

Dolph Lundgren met Swedish James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Swden Nybro

Dolph Lundgren met Swedish James Bond Gunnar Schäfer owner of the James Bond 007 Museum, located in Swden Nybro

Hans Dolph Lundgren grew up in Stockholm, Sweden, where he attended the Royal Institute of Technology. He also lived in Nyland, in Kramfors Sweden, as a teenager. Spending time abroad in the U.S. on various academic scholarships, he attended Washington State University and Clemson in South Carolina. He received a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1982 (where he bused tables and worked as a bouncer at Icabod's Cafe) and the next year was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT.

While on his way to Boston to continue his studies, he stopped in New York City and there his life took a radical turn. He met with noted drama coach Warren Robertson, and decided to give acting a try. After beating out 5,000 hopefuls and winning the role of Drago opposite Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky IV", Lundgren went on to star in many feature films.

Previous to getting the coveted role in "Rocky IV", he auditioned for a role in "Rambo: First Blood Part II."

A world-class athlete and winner of several international karate competitions, Lundgren took up martial arts at 14 and is now a 3rd Dan (third degree Black Belt) in Kyokushinkai (full-contact karate) and attends the Swedish Kyokushin camps yearly. His accomplishments in the sport include being the captain of the Swedish Kyokushin karate team and the winner of the European Heavyweight Kyokushin Karate Championship in 1980 and 1981, as well as the Australian heavyweight division title in 1982. titles. Lundgren's lifelong interest in physical fitness led to his 1987 release of an exercise video called "Maximum Potential," based on his own daily workout. Lundgren has been writting a fitness book due for an estimated 2008 release.

Lundgren was selected by the U.S. Olympic committee to serve as the Team Leader of the 1996 U.S. Olympic pentathlon team. He was responsible for administrative coordination and planning between the U.S. team and the USOC, and is also actively involved in promoting the image of this sport. "Over the past few years, my involvement with modern pentathlon has grown from pure interest to an opportunity to raise the visibility of the sport, increase recruitment of young talent and make sure that this event, originated by the founder of the Olympics, Baron de Coubertin, will remain in the Games," Lundgren said.

Lundgren announced in 1993 the formation of Thor Pictures, which produced the dramatic thriller "Pentathlon." He is also a founding member of the theater group, Group of Eight, which performed "Another Octopus" in New York City.

In 2004, Dolph Lundgren made his directorial debuts with the hard-core action dramas "The Defender" and "The Mechanik", in which he was both starring and directing.

Since then, Lundgren has co-starred alongside Daniele Liotti, Max von Sydow, F. Murray Abrahams, Monica Cruz and Ornella Mutti in the Italian/Spanish/US co-production "The Inquiry", based on the 1986 eponymous film by Damiano Damiani; he also starred in "Diamond Dogs", the first in a series of feature films to be filmed on location in China.

With several projects in development to star and direct, Lundgren just finished his third picture as a director, a modern western called "Missionary Man".

Lundgren has also been working on the creation and launch of a new Dolph Lundgren brand, a licensing, media and publishing programme and the development


Dolph Lundgren as Venz in James Bond movie ”A View To A Kill” 1985.

Nu tar SVT till en agent från Bondfilmen Levande Måltavla som programledare för melodifestivalen 2010.

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