Las Vegas, Nevada

Photograph by Nickos.

The Carnival Midway at Circus Circus Las Vegas is featured in a number of scenes from 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, as Tiffany Case—played by Jill St. John—retrieves a stuffed animal filled with gemstones. The midway still operates at the resort, along with other attractions, including an amusement park.

Miami, Florida

Photo courtesy of Fontaine Bleau.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel appears in an early Goldfinger scene, as an aerial shot zooms in on the action around the hotel’s pool. Opened in 1954, the 22-acre property is synonymous with show business—Elvis Presley, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Judy Garland have entertained guests here.

Jamaica

Photograph by Jan Schneckenhaus, courtesy of Shutterstock.

This island has starred in a number of Bond films, including Dr. No. Kingston, Dunn’s River Falls and Ocho Rios have made appearances, and Jamaica will again be featured in No Time to Die. Bond creator Ian Fleming lived on the island, and his former north shore estate is now a luxury resort aptly named GoldenEye.

London, UK

Photograph by Maria Maarbes, courtesy of Shutterstock.

Viewers of The World Is Not Enough were treated to a boat chase down the River Thames to the Millennium Dome, now The O2 arena, during the first few minutes of the movie. Franchise fans should take one of the James Bond tours of London organized by Brit Movie Tours.


Bond by the Numbers

6

The number of actors who have portrayed Bond on film; Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

$6.9 billion

The estimated amount of money the James Bond film franchise has generated since the first movie, Dr. No, hit theatres in 1962, according to a forbes.com article.

12

The number of James Bond novels Ian Fleming wrote before his death in 1964. The author also wrote two collections of short stories featuring the charismatic spy.

[This story appears in the March 2020 edition of WestJet Magazine.]

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