Field Report: Retroculturati

This week we welcome ‘Retro’ the eminence gris behind the very erudite website Retroculturati, which includes an appreciation of James Bond. Quite right! What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? A difficult choice but I would say Thunderball as it was my favourite film as a young boy, I have the original stills promo…

Brad Frank

Field Report: Brad Frank, The Ian Fleming Foundation

This week we welcome world class Bond collector Brad Frank in from the cold. Brad has been one of literary Bond’s main curators of rare Bondiana and was instrumental in the completion of Jon Gilbert’s indispensable Ian Fleming Bibliography. How did your lifelong involvement with Bond begin, particularly on the literary side? The school I…

Field Report: “Diamonds Are Forever at 60 (and 45)”

Submitted by: Oliver Buckton, Professor of English, Florida Atlantic University, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 4-6 2016. The 88th South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention—held in Jacksonville, Florida, from November 4-6, 2016– proved to be, among other things a festival of James Bond and Ian Fleming. There were two panels…