He was traveling first class, sopping in an expensive suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel. After his potion of whisky over ice, he sat down to a lunch of shrimp, followed by raw hamburger. Two glasses and a bottle of champagne - vintage, of course - were chilling nearby.
His mission in the States? This time he was not up against his longtime adversary, the Soviet murder agency SMERSH. He was seeking bigger game: the American box office. Actor Connery was on a nerve-grinding fortnight tour of the United States to drum up attention for the first film from the Ian Fleming mystery books about James Bond, "Dr. No."
"Just in from Kansas City," reported Connery. "Attended a theater convention. My arm is black and blue from being struck as I was told, 'This is the breadbasket of the USA.'"
Otherwise he seemed unscathed from his arduous mission for the unsecret organization, United Artists.
Above: Sean Connery in Hollywood in 1963