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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.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.

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

Swede Per Hallberg sound engineer had receive messages 85th Oscar statue for James Bond film Skyfall. Per Halllberg from Borgholm Kalmar Öland Sweden.

25 Feb

Swede Per Hallberg sound engineer had receive messages 85th Oscar statue for James Bond film Skyfall. Per Halllberg from Borgholm Kalmar Öland Sweden. In Kalmar live even Sweden’s own James Bond Gunnar Schäfer, who is the owner of the world’s only James Bond 007 Museum, located in Kalmar and Nybro Sweden.

Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers

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James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

6 Feb

James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

  • One of four original DB5s made for 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball
  • Classic car is one of only two kitted out with Q Branch’s famous gadgets
  • Has imitation machine guns, revolving number plates & bullet-proof screen
  • The £3million price tag is 10 times the cost of a standard DB5
  • James Bond's 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

    James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

    A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 built for the James  Bond film franchise was today put up for sale for a staggering £3million.

    The British sports car firm only made four  DB5s for the 007 movies Goldfinger and Thunderball which starred Sean Connery as  the super-suave spy.

    And this classic model is one of only two of  the four originals to be fully kitted out with all of Q Branch’s famous gadgets  including imitation machine guns, revolving number plates and even the  tyre-slicing device.

    Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond from Goldfinger to Skyfall is for sale at $4.7 million

  • 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the 3rd film in the iconic James Bond series actually saw the introduction of a new gadget-laden Bond Car, the Aston Martin DB5 that caused a tremendous amount of talk because of its timeless beauty and was dubbed as the most famous car in the world. Notably only 4 examples of this iconic Bond car was produced for the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball starring Sean Connery, which impressively signaled the start of British automakers relationship with iconic secret service agent which spans 11 Bond films and 50 years of cinema history. Now, one of the four original DB5s, the 1965 model which is notably one of only two which comes fully fitted out with all of Q Branch’s Bond-worthy gadgets is being offered for sale in UK for whopping $4.7 million. The car is being offered for private sale by Britain-based Aston Martin specialist RS Williams, on the occasion of British automaker’s 100th anniversary which also saw the launch of Aston Martin’s Centenary Edition Vanquish. However, the other 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball got sold for a cool $4.1 million in London in year 2010
  • http://www.007museum.com/Aston_Martin_DB5.htm

Birds of the West Indies by author James Bond. From James Bond 007 museum Sweden Nybro.

6 Feb

birds_of_the_west_indiesBirds of the West Indies

Birds of the West Indies ) 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.

author_james_bond /author James Bond

From James Bond 007 museum Sweden Nybro.

 

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

Bollinger for James Bond, Skyfall

29 Okt

Bollinger Reveal 002 for 007 James Bond Special Edition Champagne-

To celebrate 50 years of James Bond and to take a piece of the move endorsement action, Bollinger champagne has created new limited edition packaging for its La Grande Année 2002 champagne.

This is the second time Bollinger has released limited edition packaging following the release of a James Bond film and after the success of the bullet-shaped James Bond bottle – developed for the Quantum of Solace – it was deemed Skyfall was also deserving of such an accolade.

Packaged to reflect elements of James Bond’s handgun, the cover of the Bollinger James Bond 002 for 007 is silencer shaped with two easy-grip sections and ‘James Bond’ print running vertically down the box. On the bottle label, the James Bond theme continues – with the 007 logo clearly prominent.

The new packaging is expected to be a big hit in the Asian market and with an RRP of a quite reasonable £125 – 150 the limited edition 30,000 worldwide supply of James Bond Bollinger is sure to be snapped up.

Although Bond is famed for his love of Vodka Martini cocktails, Bond also has a long association with Bollinger Champagne dating back to the 1956 film Diamonds are Forever. Bollinger has also appeared in classics such as Live and Let Die and Moonraker.

UK customers can get hold of a bottle of special edition James Bond Bollinger 002 for 007 at Harrods from 23rd September, with a worldwide release due on the 1st October. The new Skyfall movie is due to be in UK cinemas on the 26th October.

For the latest news on Bollinger, visit www.facebook.com/Bollinger

http://www.007museum.com/bollinger_002-007.htm

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bollinger skyfall poster

 

 

Watch the live red carpet show of the Royal World Premiere Skyfall London from 18,15

23 Okt

On Tuesday, October 23rd the eyes of the world will fall on the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London as the stars of SKYFALL and a glittering array of talent from screen, stage, music and sport light up an incredible red carpet at the Royal World Premiere of the 23rd James Bond film.

Talent arrivals from 17:15

Watch the live red carpet show of the Royal World Premiere Skyfall here….

http://www.007.info/skyfall-premiere/

Sony Mobile’s XperiaTM range, is set to feature in the newest James Bond film, Skyfall.

18 Okt

“XperiaTM is trusted by James Bond,” says Yasushi Asaoka, President and Managing Director of Sony Philippines. The consumer electronics giant reveals that the XperiaTM TX (also coming in a variant known as Xperia T for some specific markets), the latest smartphone in Sony Mobile’s XperiaTM range, is set to feature in the newest James Bond film, Skyfall – the 23rd adventure of the longest-running film franchise of all time.

Sony Ericsson first partnered with Bond for Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan in 2002, using both the T68i and P800 in the film. “Key phone models have since been featured in the most recent Bond films, with the K800i and M600i making their debuts in Casino Royale, and the C902 bringing limited edition glamour to Quantum of Solace,” said Asaoka. “We are absolutely thrilled that the Sony XperiaTM continues to be James Bond’s official handset of choice – XperiaTM is definitely the perfect gadget for the franchise’s golden anniversary,” Asaoka added.

James Bond enjoyed its first world premiere in London in 1962 with Dr. Who. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, Sony Philippines will run a promotion starting October 13, 2012. Buyer of selected Sony XperiaTM handsets will get a free, trendy, ‘made for XperiaTM’ phone case for purchases made from October 13 until November 15.  Participating handsets for this promotion are: XperiaTM ion, XperiaTM S, and XperiaTM P.

Skyfall will premier in the Philippines on October 31st while the Sony XperiaTM TX will be available in the country in early January 2013.

http://www.007museum.com/sony_ericsson_K800.htm