007 “Oh, James”
We recently were asked to cover an Insurance Professionals Council Meeting in San Diego. The organizers planned a James Bond themed evening party and had arranged for several handsome young gentlemen to dress in tuxes and escort the Council Members into the Ballroom where we took a number of candid shots. Here we have one of the members, dressed in a Classic Bond bedsheet with one of the Bond Escorts, complete with black eye – must have been tangling with some bad guys! She looks captivated!
James Bond 007 is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. The fictional British Secret Service agent has also been used in the longest running and most financially successful English-language film franchise to date, starting in 1962 with Dr. No.
Commander James Bond, is an intelligence officer of the British (SIS; commonly known as MI6). He was created in January 1952 by British journalist Ian Fleming while on holiday at his Jamaican estate, Goldeneye. The hero was named after the American ornithologist, James Bond, a Caibean bird expert and author of the definitive field guide-book Birds of the West Indes. Fleming, a keen birdwatcher, had a copy of Bond’s field guide at Goldeneye. Of the name, Fleming once said in a Reader’s Digest interview, “I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, ‘James Bond’ was much better than something more interesting, like ‘Peregrine Carruthers.’ Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department.” Fascinating!