Saturday, 30 September 2017

007 Food: Patlican Kebabi

Food: Patlican Kebabi
Bond book appearance: The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made


"After they woke up, they ate luxurious dinner - patlican kebabi, which was made of lamb meat and eggplant - in a nearby restaurant."


Raymond Benson: "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)


Ingredients:


- 5 eggplants
- 1/2 pound ground lamb or beef
- 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Olive oil for brushing


How to do it:

Peel the eggplants striped. Soak in salty water for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine ground lamb with tomato paste, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (and optional spices). Mix thoroughly.
Use a paper towel to dry the eggplants. Cut them into 1 inch thick pieces.
Take a piece of meat mixture and roll within your palms, press lightly. Pay attention to divide the meat mixture evenly to obtain as many meatballs as the number of eggplant intervals. Set them aside.
Take a skewer. First soak in water for a few minutes, then oil them slightly so that they're not burned and the meat does not stick. Place one eggplant on the skewer, followed by one meatball, and continue this sequence until close to the tip of the skewer. Finally brush the eggplants and meats with olive oil.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and bake for 45 minutes or until eggplants are tender.
Recipe: delishturkishfood.com









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Thursday, 28 September 2017

In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner

007 Travelers is sad to hear about the death of Hugh Marston Hefner 

Born: 9 April 1926
Died: 27 September 2017




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Hefner was an American magazine publisher, editor, businessman, and playboy. He was best known as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine, which he founded in 1953. He was also the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises, the publishing group that operates the magazine. A multi-millionaire, his net worth at the time of his death was over $43 million due to his success as the founder of Playboy. Hefner was also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues.

He appeared also in the world of James Bond. 007 met him in Raymond Benson's Bond short story "Midsummer Night's Doom" (1999).


" "Excuse me, Mr. Hefner," Lisa said, stepping up to the group.
He turner to her and beamed. "Lisa! he said, interrupting his conversation to give her a hug. "You look lovely."
"Thank you. May I introduce Mr. Bond?"
He held out his hand to Bond and said. "Hugh Hefner."
"Bond, James Bond." The handshake was firm and dry.
The founder and publisher of Playboy magazine looked fit and energetic, and seemed to be taller than Bond remembered. He carried himself with authority and dignity, yet he also exhibited characteristics of playfulness and good humour."

Raymond Benson: "Midsummer Night's Doom" (1999) 


Many Bond girls from the movies have been in the pages of Playboy magazine and Bond himself is a member of the London Playboy Club, which is revealed in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), where Bond (Sean Connery) has a member card.


In "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) 007 (George Lazenby) reads February 1969 issue of Playboy magazine when he is in Bern, Switzerland.


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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

007 Hotel: Hotel Principe Di Savoia

HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA


Location: Milan, Italy
Address: Piazza della Repubblica 17
Bond book appearance: James Bond - The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973)

Visited by 007 Travelers: August 2015



007 Travelers had great cocktails in this wonderful hotel's lobby bar.

Enjoy the true Milanese experience at Hotel Principe di Savoia, where effortless elegance meets timeless tradition.

Dominating Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica, this spectacular landmark building has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. The hotel showcases a winning combination of Old World luxury and the latest technology, overlooking directly onto the new business district of Porta Nuova.

Guests are welcome to use complimentary services, such as the limo transfer to and from the city centre and access to the swimming pool and gym facilities.



The elegantly furnished rooms and signature hotel suites offer an unforgettable stay; the Presidential Suite on the top floor has its own private swimming pool.

Right next is Club 10 Fitness and Beauty Center. Relax with a swim, sauna, steam, luxurious spa treatment, or simply take a seat on the roof terrace for views over the city.
Indulge in the finest classic Italian cuisine and a diverse wine list at our elegant Acanto restaurant overlooking a quiet and romantic Italian garden. For a memorable afternoon tea, while away a leisurely afternoon at Il Salotto.

Celebrated architect and interior designer Thierry Despont has designed an incredibly opulent bar mixing original features with contemporary touches, making The Principe Bar one of Milan’s most popular bars, especially during Milan Fashion Week.






"During fairs that lasted four days he had a double room at Hotel Principe e Savoia. He liked that too. Hotel was stable and precious, bartender poured large doses and knew all rumours of the city. In the bar Bond met a girl, who saved his life. Girl's name was Melissa. She was English, recently divorced and was meeting his Italian lover in Milan. Man had to stay in Rome and girl was obviously lonely. Bond offered her dinner in one of the finest restaurants in Italy - Giannino, by Via Sciesa. They ate artichoke and osso buco alla milanese - and Bond spent a night with her. After grappa and gorgonzola it felt like a perfect ending for a perfect evening.
Lucky for them, they decided to go to Melissa's room. Around four o'clock in the morning there was an explosion in the hotel. Bond's double room was destroyed completely. Carabiniere told afterwards to Bond that the bomb was placed under his bed.
"Luckily I occasionally don't sleep in my own bed", Bond said.
Carabiniere laughed, but before Bond left Milan, he send a golden bracelet with warm thanks to girl. And in this case he thought, there would be a reason to send a bill to the section."

John Pearson: "James Bond, The Authorized Biography of 007" (1973)


















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Monday, 25 September 2017

007 Event: German Comic Con Berlin (30 September - 1 October 2017)

What: German Comic Con Berlin
Where: Messe Berlin, Messedamm 22 / South Entrance via Jafféstraße, Berlin, Germany
When: 30 September - 1 October 2017









Special Bond star appearances:



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Michael Madsen
Damian Falco in "Die Another Day" (2002)




Jeremy Bulloch as Smithers in
"Octopussy" (1983)
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Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)










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Alan Harris
Man Firing Getto Blaster (uncredited) in "The Living Daylights" (1987)















Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC





Anthony Forrest
USS Wayne Crewman in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)










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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Elements 007: A cinematic James Bond installation in Sölden, Austria




What: A cinematic James Bond installation
Where: Inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden, Austria
When: Winter 2017 - 2018

Source and photos: 007.com









007 ELEMENTS is the new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. The name 007 ELEMENTS reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft of the signature elements that define a James Bond film. The installation will focus on "SPECTRE" (2015), which was shot in Sölden, but will also feature other titles in the James Bond franchise.

The collaboration between the project’s Creative Director Neal Callow (Art Director on "CASINO ROYALE" (2006), "QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (2008), "SKYFALL" (2012) and "SPECTRE" (2015) and Optimist Inc. Head of Design Tino Schaedler and his team has resulted in an immersive, interactive, and educational experience that places visitors inside the world of 007 while revealing how that world is made.

“Our aim with 007 ELEMENTS is to tell the narrative of the Bond story in an emotional and engaging way”, said Callow. “We want to use this incredible location to place our guests into Bond’s environment, and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way.”





Located 3,050 meters above sea level, the 1,300 square meter building has been constructed within the mountain and is arranged over two levels. Blending seamlessly with its surroundings, the impressive structure reveals itself through a tunnel and unfolds into two main areas offering spectacular views of the Tyrolean valleys.

Combining state-of-the-art technology with stark contemporary architecture, 007 ELEMENTS creates a captivating experience with a dramatic cinematic soundscape set in nature’s awe-inspiring surroundings.



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Thursday, 21 September 2017

In Memoriam: Bernie Casey (8 June 1939 - 20 September 2017)

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007 Travelers is sorry to hear about the death of Bernie Casey 

Born: 8 June 1939, Wyco, West Virginia, USA
Died: 20 September 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA



Bond fans remember him as James Bond's (Sean Connery) CIA ally Felix Leiter in "Never Say Never Again" (1983).








Bernie Casey (Felix Leiter) and Sean Connery (James Bond) in
"Never Say Never Again" (1983)

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Sunday, 17 September 2017

In Memoriam: SPECTRE Assistant Location Manager Mexico Carlos Muñoz Portal

007 Travelers is devastated to hear the death of Carlos Muñoz Portal and send condolences to his family.

"SPECTRE"'s (2015) "Assistant Location Manager Mexico" Carlos Muñoz Portal was shot dead in central Mexico on Monday 12 September 2017.

Read more here

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Daily Mail / Facebook











Friday, 15 September 2017

007 Event: The London Film Convention (16 September 2017)

WhatThe London Film Convention
Where: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, England
When: Saturday 16 September 2017, 10 am - 5 pm
Admission
Adults: £6
Pensioners and students: £5
Early admission from 8 AM: £20

Saturday 16th September: Best of British: James Bond & Classic Comedy

Special Bond star appearances:

Luciana Paluzzi
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Luciana Paluzzi
Viona Volpe in "Thunderball" (1965)

Autograph: £25 (price includes free selfie)
Ms Paluzzi will be signing from 10:30am - 4:00pm

Rare UK convention appearance
















Shirley Eaton
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Shirley Eaton
Jill Masterson in "Goldfinger" (1964)

Autograph: £20
Ms Eaton will be signing from 10:30am - 4:00pm

















Vic Armstrong
Vic Armstrong
Photo @ 007 Travelers
Ninja #1 (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Second unit director:
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
"Die Another Day" (2002)
Stunts (uncredited):

"You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Ski Double - Bond (uncredited) in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
Stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited) / Stunts (uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)
High fall on horseback stunt double: Sean Connery  (uncredited) / Stunt coordinator / (Stunt double: Gavan O'Herlihy (uncredited) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Stunt coordinator:

"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) (uncredited)
"Die Another Day" (2002)


Autograph: £15



Wendy Leech
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Wendy Leech
Girl Hostage in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Extra at Blades (uncredited) in "Die Another Day" (2002)

Stunts:
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) - stunt team

"Never Say Never Again" (1983) - stunts
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) - stunt double: Ms. Yeoh - uncredited) / stunts
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) - stunts - uncredited

Autograph: £15











Rocky Taylor
Photo @ James Cameron's Titanic wiki
Rocky Taylor
Hostage Guard (uncredited) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Carver's Thug (uncredited) in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
Man in Restaurant (uncredited) in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Man at Sword Club (uncredited) in "Die Another Day" (2002)

Stunts - uncredited:
"Dr. No" (1962), "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Never Say Never Again" (1983), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)

Stunt double Roger Moore - uncredited / The stunt team:
"Octopussy" (1983)

Stunts:
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "Skyfall" (2012)

Autograph: £15



Robert Watts
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Robert Watts
Second assistant director - uncredited:
"Thunderball" (1965)
Location manager:
"You Only Live Twice" (1967)

Autograph: £15




Eunice Gayson as Sylvia in "Dr. No"
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Eunice Gayson
Sylvia in "Dr. No" (1962) and "From Russia with Love" (1963)

Autograph: £15
John Wyman
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John Wyman
Erich Kriegler in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)

Autograph: £15






















Deborah Moore
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Deborah Moore
Air Hostess in "Die Another Day" (2002)

Autograph: £15
























Jan Williams
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Jan Williams
Red Grant's masseuse in "From Russia with Love" (1963)

Autograph: £15


Valerie Leon as Lady in Bahamas in
"Never Say Never Again"
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Valerie Leon
Hotel Receptionist in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and Lady in Bahamas in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)

Autograph: £15















Madeline Smith
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Madeline Smith
Miss Caruso in "Live and Let Die" (1973)

Autograph: £15















Martine Beswick as Paula Caplan in
"Thunderball"
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Martine Beswick
Zora in "From Russia with Love" (1963) and Paula Caplan in "Thunderball" (1965)

Autograph: £15













Margaret Nolan
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Margaret Nolan
Dink in "Goldfinger" (1964)

Autograph: £15















Shane Rimmer as Commander Carter in
"The Spy Who Loved Me"
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Shane Rimmer
Commander Carter in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Hawaii Radar operator (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Tom (uncredited) in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
Hamilton (voice, uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)

Autograph: £15












Virginia Hey
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Virginia Hey
Rubavitch in "The Living Daylights" (1987)

Autograph: £15






Jack Klaff
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Jack Klaff
Apostis in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)

Autograph: £15











Cancelled:



Lana Wood
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Lana Wood
Plenty O'Toole in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)














John Glen
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John Glen 
Director in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Licence to Kill" (1989) and Editor in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Moonraker" (1979)











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