Goldeneye (estate)


Goldeneye (estate)

Goldeneye was the name given by Ian Fleming to his house in Jamaica. Fleming claimed a number of origins for the name of the estate including Carson McCullers' "Reflections in a Golden Eye" and Operation Goldeneye, a contingency plan Fleming himself developed during World War II in case of a Nazi invasion through Spain. [cite news |work=BBC News |title=The man behind Bond |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/special_report/1999/11/99/shaken_not_stirred/525010.stm |date=1999-11-19]

Fleming created James Bond here and wrote many of his fourteen James Bond novels here. [cite news |work=The Miami Herald |title=James Bond created at Jamaica retreat |first=Matthew J. |last=Rosenberg |date=19993-11-30 |page=5A] A number of the Bond movies, including "Live and Let Die" and "Dr. No" were filmed near the estate. [cite news |work=Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |title=Jamaican retreat getting a facelift |url=http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07045/761495-37.stm |date=2007-02-14]

In 1976, 12 years after Ian Fleming's death, the property was sold to reggae great Bob Marley. [cite news |work=Hilary Magazine |title=Hip Hotel Goldeneye Resort Review |url=http://www.hilary.com/travel/jamaica-goldeneye.html |first=Hilary |last=Rowland] Marley felt uncomfortable in such posh surroundings and sold the estate in 1977 to Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. [cite news |work=USA Today |title=Jamaica's Goldeneye to target residential tourists |url=http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2007-02-06-jamaica-james-bond-goldeneye_x.htm |date=2007-02-06]

References

External links

* [http://www.commanders.com/flemings_jamaica/pages/goldeneye_01.html Ian Fleming's Jamaica: Goldeneye]



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