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Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains

22 November, 2012

The International Spy Museum in Washington has mounted a major new exhibit featuring the most memorable villains who have appeared since 007 first hit the screen 50 years ago in Dr. No. The interactive exhibit, “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains,” will feature James Bond’s chief adversaries, their henchmen, lairs, and weapons. Over 100 artifacts from the films will be on display including Zao’s Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day, the satellite from GoldenEye and Jaws’ teeth from The Spy Who Loved Me.

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“We are thrilled to see James Bond’s villains come to life in an exhibit that will mark 50 years of 007 defeating his cunning and brutal adversaries,” said Peter Earnest, the Museum’s executive director and a former CIA covert operations officer. “Throughout the exhibit, visitors will hear real stories from real spies who will share their ‘Bond moments’ and describe connections between the James Bond films and actual world events and espionage tradecraft.”

For the first time ever, the villains will be placed in historical context, enabling fans to explore how the evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect the times and inviting guests to discover the connections between fact and fiction. For more details check the International Spy Museum’s website or Facebook page.

Also visit the lecture "Bond Villains: The Reality Behind the Evil", on November 28h at the museum. Join intelligence historians, Dr. Alexis Albion,Dr. Christopher Moran, and Dr. Mark Stout, as they revisit the Cold War and its aftermath to explore the connections between Bond villains and the era in which they first wowed audiences. Click for more info.

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