Saturday, April 13, 2013

This Day in History April 13, 1953

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Any James Bond fans out there?  Okay, I have never seen a James Bond film nor read a novel (didn't know there was one). But I know the name--who doesn't?  It is such a part of our culture. And on this date in 1953, Casino Royale by Ian Fleming was published.  Do you want to know how I know Ian Fleming?  I read the book Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (the 1960's movie of the same name was loosely based on this book).  I had to look it up to make sure it was the same guy.

Anyway, we celebrate 60 years of James Bond today.  I would love to hear any thoughts people have.  Have you read James Bond novels or seen the films?  Any recommendations?  

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  1. How neat to be celebrating James Bond's anniversary in print! I wonder if my boys would watch the corresponding movie with me tonight to celebrate.

  2. I keep meaning to pick up one of those James Bond marathons on the TV, or better yet, Netflix, but there are a LOT of movies, and that is a LOT of time!

  3. I love me some Sean Connery. What a hottie! I grew up in more of the Roger Moore era, but once I saw the Connery films. I definitely thought he was the best one.

  4. Hey, that's pretty cool. I didn't know they were even books!!

  5. Ah? Now I feel like 007 marathon


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