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THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY

BOND, JAMES BOND

GRAHAM RYE began publishing 007 MAGAZINE as a part-time freelance venture in 1983, before developing it into a full-time commercial enterprise in 1988, since when his publication has become 'the bible' for thousands of Bond fans in over 40 countries around the world.

 

His interest in all things Bond began at the tender age of 11 when his father took him in 1962 to see the first James Bond film Dr. No. With the release of Goldfinger in 1964 he discovered Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and was hooked – for life!

 

Rye describes himself as a 'traditionalist Bond fan', and considers the first six films in the series to be the quintessential Bond: "If my home was on fire and I had time to grab a couple of handfuls of Bond Blu-rays as I dashed out, it would have to be Dr. No to On Her Majesty's Secret Service – perhaps Diamonds Are Forever as well – but only if it was a small fire!" Rye is also the author of the best-selling book The James Bond Girls.

 

The Signature Store is now pleased to offer signed and collectible items from the 007 MAGAZINE ARCHIVE, a collection amassed over a lifetime of collecting. Every item is certificated, keep watching our dedicated James Bond 007 shop for the latest items.

 

Graham, Andrew & Jason.

WHY BOND?

ANDREW EXPLAINS...

EVERYONE loves Bond, don't they? Well the enduring spy is the longest-running and most successful franchise in cinema history, but its roots are the books and the ongoing work of Ian Fleming Publications in engaging new readers with new books, and Bond filmmakers EON Productions with their Amazon Prime reality series, 007: Road To A Million, hosted by Brian Cox.

 

In a former life, I met Graham Rye through my business, I was already a Bond fan, the opportunity to work on 007 MAGAZINE and with The James Bond 007 International Fan Club (as it was then known) was too good an opportunity to miss. That was 30 years ago, and we are still friends.

 

The quality of the production of everything related to 007 MAGAZINE & ARCHIVE Limited, all overseen by Graham, is exceptionally high, so we are hoping to introduce his company to a new audience, and offer some special items from his archive, including models, signed photographs, books, and collectibles. We hope you'll enjoy some of the best content about Bond, James Bond on the planet.

S0 MUCH MORE THAN A MAGAZINE

...DID YOU KNOW...

GRAHAM RYE, AUTHOR / DESIGNER / PUBLISHER

ODDJOB'S BOWLER HAT

Since 1979 007 MAGAZINE has been published and mailed to subscribers in over 40 countries worldwide. It is the longest-running James Bond-related magazine in the world.

With over 40 years of Bondian experience under its belt, coupled with a unique and vast archive of images and information, every issue of 007 MAGAZINE is packed with fascinating insights into the making of the most successful films in cinema history, together with interviews and articles relating to both 007's big screen exploits and his literary heritage, beginning with CASINO ROYALE (1953) by author Ian Fleming (1908-1964).

Interviewees featured in 007 MAGAZINE over the last four decades have been an eclectic selection of key players in the James Bond legacy, and have included James Bond actors George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig; Moneypennys – Lois Maxwell, Pamela Salem, and Samantha Bond; Bond Girls Shirley Eaton, Luciana Paluzzi, Martine Beswick, Caroline Munro, Izabella Scorupco, and Denise Richards; and from behind the camera – Directors Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, and Michael Apted; Production Designers Syd Cain, and Oscar-winners Ken Adam and Peter Lamont; Stunt Arranger Simon Crane; and from 007's literary heritage – Bond authors Kingsley Amis (a.k.a. Robert Markham) and John Gardner. And there's lots more to come!

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GRAHAM RYE once owned, and sold one (the only surviving example) of only three square-crown bowler hats made for the third Bond film, Goldfinger (1964). Oddjob's steel-rimmed SFX bowler hat, made for Harold Sakata as Oddjob in Goldfinger was later sold by Graham in auction at Christie's in September 1998, when it fetched £62,000.

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