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Sir Sean Connery "I admire your dedication to keeping the archive of James Bond 007 alive."
Sir Sean Connery
 

Since 1988, 007 MAGAZINE and its Archive have been providing a unique point of reference for all areas of the media requiring photographs, illustrations, and information about every conceivable aspect relating to the James Bond phenomenon.

The 007 MAGAZINE Archive contains a varied collection of images, which includes film stills, transparencies, production drawings, storyboards, posters & graphics, books, magazines, and newspaper cuttings – many of which are scanned into its digital archive.

The 007 MAGAZINE Archive is the largest archive relating to the James Bond phenomenon in the world which is readily available to the world’s media. Forever at the forefront of James Bond archiving and conscious of the on-going need to discover fast-disappearing items of James Bond history for 007 fans yet to come, 007 MAGAZINE Archive has been active in saving many film props from destruction and has been responsible for archiving:

Dr. No (1962)
Walther PPK. Sean Connery’s Trilby hat, casino chips, card shoe, and croupier’s palette.

From Russia With Love Props

From Russia With Love (1963)
The original, and prototypes of the throwing knife from 007’s trick briefcase.

Goldfinger Props

Goldfinger (1964)
*Oddjob’s steel-rimmed bowler hat, Miami poolside furniture (2 chairs and sun-lounger – including Goldfinger’s card table).

*On September 17th 1998 the 007 MAGAZINE Archive sold Oddjob’s steel-rimmed bowler hat from the film Goldfinger in Christie’s first all-James Bond auction. The hat sold for an incredible £62,000 and was purchased by the James Bond filmmakers
EON Productions.

The 007 MAGAZINE Archive’s sale of Oddjob’s hat set a record for the highest priced individual Bond prop ever to sell in auction – a record which remains unbroken!

007 Newsletter reporting the sale of Oddjob's Bowler Hat

Oddjob's Bowler Hat at Planet Hollywood, London
Oddjob's Bowler Hat at Planet Hollywood, London
Thunderball (1965)
Largo’s SPECTRE ring, dummy explosive spear-gun heads, crew 007 logo sweatshirt.
You Only Live Twice Props You Only Live Twice (1967)
Selection of Ninja throwing stars
and grappling weapons.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s wall-mounted coat of arms, SPECTRE skiers machinegun (fibreglass, battery operated).
Blofeld coat of arms designed by Syd Cain OHMSS prop

(Above) Blofeld Coat of Arms prop. Click the image to see OHMSS Production Designer Syd Cain’s original production illustration of Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s coat of arms.

Diamonds Are Forever Props

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Metal pocket mousetrap-style finger clamp, ‘Bang You’re Dead’ trick handgun (from a scene cut from the film). Professor Dr Metz' (Joseph Furst) Techtronics identity card.

Diamonds Are Forever Moon Buggy

The Willard Whyte Moon Buggy, which was renovated by 007 MAGAZINE Archive.

Read the complete history of the Diamonds Are Forever Moon Buggy.

Find out how 007 MAGAZINE rescued one
of the most famous James Bond props from destruction.

Live And Let Die Props Live And Let Die (1973)
‘Bug’ detector and Co2 Shark Bullet.
The Spy Who Loved Me Stromberg Crew uniforms The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Submarine crew uniforms (2)
Moonraker belt buckle Moonraker (1979)
Belt buckle worn by Drax’s space crew.
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Roger Moore’s blue t-shirt from the keelhauling sequence. Fur hat worn by Jacoba Brink (Jill Bennett).
Roger Moore's T-Shirt

For Your Eyes Only Fur hat

Octopussy (1983)
Roger Moore’s knife-thrower’s shirt and belt, Indian fighting weapon used by Gobinda (Kabir Bedi), dummy programme for Octopussy’s circus.

A View To A Kill (1985)
Pocket banknote holder/ultra-violet-emitting copier (dummy), Zorin Industries and Zorin Racing Stables logo linen patches, Sharper Image credit card (features James Bond’s signature on reverse) Moneypenny’s (Lois Maxwell) Ascot hat.

The Living Daylights prop The Living Daylights (1987)
Prototype fibreglass bust of villain
Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker).
Licence To Kill Props

Licence To Kill (1989)
James Bond’s passport photograph and business card, prop bank notes; chips, drinks coaster, plastic cocktail stick from the ‘Casino de Isthmus City’, prop Polaroid shot of Bond and ‘Q’ ‘taken’ by Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell).

Never Say Never Again (1983)

Never Say Never Again (1983) Cruise Missile Cone

Never Say
Never Again
(1983)
Cruise missile nose cone (used in underwater sequences).
 
Morland's cigarette case display

IAN FLEMING AND HIS SECRET AGENT
007 SHARED THE SAME TOBACCONIST

Ian Fleming creator of  secret agent James Bond 007, smoked handmade cigarettes from Morland & Co of Grosvenor Street, and passed on this habit to his fictional hero played by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962).

Actor Charles Dance portrayed Ian Fleming in the 1989 TV movie Goldeneye.

Displayed below (right) is a reproduction made by the Goldeneye art department of the Morland & Co cigarette box from the original (left).

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Morland & Co original cigarette case (left) & reproduction made for the 1989 TV movie Goldneye (right)

 

James Bond Film FACT FILES