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The Whyte House  Las Vegas (Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Whilst on the trail of the diamonds, Bond decides to pay a visit to The Whyte House, which was actually the Las Vegas Hilton (now The Las Vegas Hotel and Casino). Only the exterior shots of the hotel are the Hilton, with the additional taller tower seen in the film edited in afterwards.  

The Ninja training school  Japan You Only Live Twice  (1967) Bond goes on a mission to Japan 16 minutes into the film starting at the sumo arena (more commonly known as Kokugikan) in Ryogoku. He enters the changing rooms where yokozuna (‘grand champion’) Sadanoyama Shinmatsu gives him his ticket and the match is between Kotozakura Masakatsu and Fujinishiki Takemitsu which he seemingly only watches for a few moments before leaving with Aki.

Chateau d’Anet France Thunderball (1965) Bond goes to the stables where a sale preview is going on. This scene is filmed in the actual stables at Chantilly. Bond walks through the Living Museum of the Horse (statues of horses, which are until this day in that same location, see photo). Then he arrives at the round room where the horses are shown, which also exists and is at the end of the hall with the statues of the horses.

Paradise Island Thunderball (1965) The swish nightspot, where Bond gambles with Largo and dances with Domino, is the Cafe Martinique – now revamped as Atlantis – on Paradise Island, a two-mile strip of sand and rock at the outer edge of Nassau harbour. Bond (Sean Connery) investigates the hijacking of nuclear warheads – and comes down to the Bahamas, where Spectre top shot Largo (Adolfo Celi) operates. After a little tête-à-tête on Love Beach, Bond infiltrates Largo’s private harbor from sea side and disguises himself as an adjoining frogman from the villains team, as they are about to start a scuba dive to the hidden warheads.

  The Basilica Cistern  Istanbul From Russia With Love (1963) Kerim Bey shows Bond the access to this underground cistern from the back of his rug shop. They proceed through the various columns until Bond is shown the periscope which allows him to spy on the Soviet embassy, and see the lower-half of Tatiana Romanova.

 

The Fontainebleau Hotel  Florida  Goldfinger (1963) The Fontainebleau Hotel is the location where Bond receives his massage from Dink, gets the heads-up about Auric Goldfinger from Felix Leiter, and the ill-fated Jill Masterson gets her gold paint job from Oddjob.

Dunn’s River Falls Jamaica Dr No (1962)

The opening scenes are in Kingston, Jamaica, where the ‘three blind mice’ amble through Harbour Street, downtown. John Strangway is gunned down by the ‘mice’ and spirited away after a bridge game at the ‘Queens Club’, now theLiguanea Club, 80 Knutsford Boulevard – a private sports club and hotel, and also the home of the Jamaican Squash Association. Also After having crept onto Dr No’s mysterious island of Crab Key, Bond comes across a bikini-clad Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress) emerging from the sea, conch shell in hand, in perhaps one of the most famous Bond scenes of all time.

Pinewood Studios – United Kingdom Dr No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View To A Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012) The world famous Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage at Pinewood was built in 1976 for the Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me.

 

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