Aurora Gas Station James Bond Goldfinger

The gas station Aurora in Andermatt, Switzerland, a famous filming location in the movie Goldfinger (1964) in the Swiss Alps, will be closed on April 23rd 2014, in the same year that the Goldfinger movie celebrates its 50th anniversary.

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In the movie Goldfinger (1964), James Bond and Auric Goldfinger use Royal Sovereign Chinagraph pencils.

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Taittinger Champagne is Bond's favorite champagne in the the Ian Fleming novels, and features prominently in the movie From Russia With Love (1963).

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In the last scene of the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Bond's uses his knowledge of Château Mouton Rothschild wine to expose his enemies.

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In the movie Never Say Never Again (1983), James Bond (Sean Connery) drinks a bottle of Château Cheval Blanc Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint-Émilion red wine. 

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In the movie Never Say Never Again (1983), James Bond (Sean Connery) shares a bottle of Absolut Vodka Red Label 100 Proof with Patrica Fearing (Prunella Gee), an osteopath at health clinic Shrublands.

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The Luton Hoo Mansion House doubles as health clinic Shrublands in the movie Never Say Never Again (1983) and a staircase in the building can be seen in The World Is Not Enough (1999).

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Chalfont Park House in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, doubles as the Shrublands health clinic in the movie Thunderball (1965). The exterior of the building can be seen in several shots.

Currently Chalfont Park House is used by a company called Citrix UK, but the building can easily be visited and photographed from the outside.

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In the movie Never Say Never Again (1983), James Bond  (Sean Connery) drives a black Bentley to the Shrublands health clinic. The car is a 1937 Bentley 4¼ Litre Gurney Nutting 3-Position-Drophead Coupé, chassis number B129JY, registration DYM 800.

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Anthony Sinclair has made Great Strides to commemorate the Centenary of Aston Martin.

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In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971) James Bond (Sean Connery) drives a Triumph Stag to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The car is owned by diamond smuggler Peter Franks, but after Franks is apprehended, Bond assumes Franks identity and takes the car.

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Sir Sean Connery will be back on the big screen as Sir Billi, a Scottish animation film, featuring the voice and likeness of Sir Sean Connery as the character Sir Billi.

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In the movie Goldfinger (1964), James Bond (Sean Connery) receives two transmitting devices, or ‘homers’ as they are referred to on screen, from Q-Branch. Factory Entertainment has created extremely accurate replicas of these devices.

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As a Navy Commander, James Bond is well versed in the sub-aquatic and has used numerous underwater gadgets in his five decades onscreen, two of the most famous being the ‘Breathers’ seen originally in 1965’s Thunderball, and then revisited in a revised form in 2002’s Die Another Day.

Original Thunderball Geiger counter watch found by Bond fans

Yes, you read that correctly….THE original, screen-worn Breitling Top Time Geiger counter watch worn by Sean Connery in the 1965 film Thunderball has surfaced! Read the amazing story and see the photos.

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In the movie Thunderball (1965), two Breitling watches are prominently used. The first Breitling in the film is a Breitling Navitimer, reference 806, which changes hands several times in the film. The watch is originally owned by François Derval, a French NATO pilot deployed to fly aboard an Avro Vulcan loaded with two atomic bombs for a training mission.

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James Bond (Sean Connery) wears a modified Breitling Top Time chronograph watch in the movie Thunderball (1965). The Breitling is given to Bond by Q and acts as a geiger counter.

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James Bond (Sean Connery) wears a navy Fred Perry shirt with white embroidered Fred Perry laurel logo in the movie Thunderball (1965). Bond wears the shirt together with white Jantzen shorts.

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In the movie Thunderball (1965), James Bond (Sean Connery) wears three different pairs of Jantzen shorts.

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The Japanese whisky brand Suntory has several James Bond links, from being mentioned several times in the 1964 novel You Only Live Twice, consumed by James Bond (Sean Connery) in the movie You Only Live Twice (1967), a series of 1990s commercials starring Sean Connery, to Bill Murray posing as James Bond in the movie Lost in Translation.

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James Bond is famous for using a Walther PPK gun. But in 1983, 007 seems to prefer another model, the Walther P5, in the two rival James Bond movies Octopussy and Never Say Never Again.

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In the movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971), several scenes were filmed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. James Bond (Sean Connery), disguised as professional smuggler and murderer Peter Franks, travels to Amsterdam to meet contact Tiffany Case. The real Peter Franks shows up, but Bond intercepts and kills him and switches IDs to make it seem like Franks is Bond.

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James Bond (Sean Connery) flies an autogyro aircraft nicknamed Little Nellie in the movie You Only Live Twice. This unusual machine was based on the Wallis WA-116 Agile, a British autogyro developed in the early 1960s by former Royal Air Force Wing Commander Ken Wallis.

Sunspel recreates Sean Connery’s James Bond shorts for Barbican exhibition

Working on the new Barbican exhibition Designing 007 – Fifty years of Bond style, costume designer Lindy Hemming approached Sunspel to recreate the shorts that evoke the early Bond films.

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Red Stripe lager is featured in the novels The Man with the Golden Gun and Dr. No and the movie Dr. No.

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Tailor Anthony Sinclair provided the suits for Sean Connery in the first Bond movies Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger (including the famous three-piece suit), You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.

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After recovering a microchip from 003's body in the pre-title sequence of A View To A Kill, James Bond can relax in the iceberg submarine, enjoying the best Beluga caviar, Stolichnaya Vodka and Kimberly Jones.

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One of the most glamorous Bond locations is the Casino Monte Carlo in the country of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world (after the Vatican). The beautiful casino with it's impressive facade features prominently in Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye.

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James Bond is known for his expensive taste and the caviar is no exception: caviar is usually not cheap, but Bond prefers the best, the most exclusive and expensive kind, Beluga caviar.

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The hat that Sean Connery wears in the first James Bond movies is still available at the original store, Lock & Co. Hatters on St. James's Street in London. Ask for the Sandown model, a trilby type hat. Although the hat in film looks grey, the hat is actually brown.

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