MI6 reports from the 'Goldfinger Day' held by the
Film Memorabilia Convention this weekend...
23rd September 2012
What a year it is for Bond. Not only does it see the release
of the 23rd film "Skyfall", but it also marks the 50th anniversary
of the first cinematic outing of the World’s
most famous super-spy.
To mark the occasion, the London
Film Memorabilia Convention organised “Goldfinger
Day” to celebrate
the film that first brought James Bond global success. The event
saw a gathering of some of the cast members and technicians who
helped make “Goldfinger” such a resounding success.
Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Margaret Nolan and
Kwouk were present, along with legendary production designer
Sir Ken Adam, and the Academy Award winning sound designer, Norman
cast members Honor Blackman and Burt Kwouk
As if this weren’t enough, a virtual Aladdin’s cave
of highly-collectible Bond merchandise and memorabilia filled
the Central Hall Westminster’s main hall, including rare
film posters and vintage toys from the sixties.
Throughout the day, crew and cast members participated in talks,
detailing their experiences working on the film and what it was
like working with Sean Connery and director Guy Hamilton.
Above: Some of the collectibles on sale at the event.
The talks included Sir Ken Adam in conversation with Sir Christopher
Frayling; Honor Blackman talking with LFMC’s Thomas Bowington;
Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet and Margaret Nolan – the “Golden
Girls” of “Goldfinger” - talking with writer
and film historian Philip Masheter, as well as Norman Wanstall
discussing how he created of some of the iconic sounds from the
The event provided not only great deal of insight into the
production of “Goldfinger”, but also afforded a rare
opportunity for fans of the James Bond series to have photographs
signed by the cast and crew. And that alone is worth its weight
Many thanks to Ben Williams.