Without whom, etc. (55th anniversary)

Headline for a 1964 obituary for Ian Fleming

Today, Aug. 12, is the 55th anniversary of the death of Ian Fleming.

Without Fleming (1908-1964), much of the 1960s spy craze wouldn’t happen.

Without Fleming, there’d be no James Bond series of novels.

Without Fleming, there’d be no James Bond series of movies.

Without Fleming, there’s be no Man From U.N.C.L.E. television series. The show came about because an inquiry was made whether Fleming’s Thrilling Cities book could be turned into a television series.

Without Fleming, there’d be no attempts to cash in on 007 films.

4 Responses

  1. Back In the day this must’ve been a shocking obituary, he was so young! As you’ve done, it’s so important to acknowledge these creators. Mr. Fleming changed the course of entertainment. And along with collaboration, certainly changed my life for the better. Thank you for posting this anniversary.

  2. Very nice that he is acknowledged.
    So few even know he wrote the books.

  3. May Mr. Fleming be always remembered a the creator of hope. Hope the good guys always win despite insurmountable odds.

  4. I remember where I was when I heard. I’d been out walking the dog. When I got back, my mother was sitting at the kitchen table. She gave me the bad news, which she’d just read in the New York Herald Tribune.

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