Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)
007′s Big Screen Debut in the USA
The sixth of the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming—begun in 1953 with Casino Royale, later used to relaunch/reintroduce the movie franchise in 2006 with Daniel Craig in the role pioneered by Sean Connery, not counting the 1967 spoof starring one-time Bond candidate David Niven—but the first to be adapted into a motion picture in 1962 which opened on May 8, in the United States.
“Wildly thrilling, packed with convincing detail, streaked with sadism.”
Great Pan Books, 1962 (movie tie-in edition)
Photographs: Eon Productions/United Artists
addendum. dave: quite a story how The Bond franchise was brought to the screen. Harry Saltzman was a neighbor of my grandfather in Sherbrooke, Quebec.Part of a then thriving English community. Saltzman ran away in 1930 at age 15, something which was not that uncommon actually with running away being open to a variety of interpretations. Harry Saltzman’s life itself is probably worthy of a film.The Bond franchise was fairly formulaic, but Saltzman was involved in producing some interesting work outside the series. His daughter Hilary apparently has returned to the Quebec region, at least as indicated in this interview:http://thecat.uw.hu/Saltzman%20Interview.html