"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
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)
Sean Connery’s Trilby hat, casino chips, card shoe, and croupier’s
From Russia With Love
The original, and prototypes of the throwing knife
from 007’s trick briefcase.
*Oddjob’s steel-rimmed bowler hat,
Miami poolside furniture (2 chairs and sun-lounger – including
Goldfinger’s card table).
*On September 17, 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.
September 17, 1998 – CHRISTIE’S first James Bond
auction (unedited rushes):
including the sale by Graham Rye of the Oddjob
square-crown bowler hat.
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
how 007 MAGAZINE rescued one
of the most famous James
Bond props from destruction.
Let Die (1973)
‘Bug’ detector and Co2 Shark Bullet.
Who Loved Me (1977)
Submarine crew uniforms (2)
Belt buckle worn by Drax’s space crew.
Eyes Only (1981)
Roger Moore’s blue t-shirt from the keelhauling sequence.
Fur hat worn by Jacoba Brink (Jill Bennett).
Roger Moore’s knife-thrower’s shirt and belt, Indian fighting weapon
used by Gobinda (Kabir Bedi), dummy programme for Octopussy’s
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.
Prototype fibreglass bust of villain
(Joe Don Baker).
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 Again (1983) Cruise missile nose cone (used in underwater sequences).
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).
Charles Dance portrayed Ian Fleming in the 1989 TV
Displayed below (right) is a reproduction made by the
Goldeneye art department of the Morland & Co
cigarette box from the original (left).