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Imperial War Museum

For Your Eyes Only
Ian Fleming and James Bond
17 April 2008 – 1 March 2009

To celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth, Imperial War Museum London will launch the first major exhibition devoted to the life and work of the man who created the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond. The exhibition will examine the extent to which the books and films reflect the reality of the Cold War and life in post-war Britain and how far they were a product of Fleming’s prodigious imagination.

The exhibition features fascinating material, much on display for the first time, including a selection of annotated Bond manuscripts and the Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver presented to Fleming by the Colt company in 1964. Material from the films will include the ‘blood-splattered’ shirt worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, along with prototypes of Rosa Klebb’s flick knife shoes in From Russia with Love and Halle Berry’s bikini from Die Another Day.

This is on the list for a weekend visit. Who's coming?

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