1. 'For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond' Exhibition Opens

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-17

    Today officially marks the opening of the ‘For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond’ exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum.

    In addition to several online previews (here and here) as well as an online website highlighting several of the 007-related events that will be taking place, two new videos giving fans an inside look at the various exhibitions have appeared online at YouTube.

    The videos additionally feature interviews with Ben Macintyre, author of the accompanying book of the same name (available to purchase now) and Lucy Fleming, niece of Ian Fleming:

    Watch online at YouTube (Video 1)

    Watch online at YouTube (Video 2)

    Imperial War Museum – For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond

    Thursday 17th April 2008–Sunday 1st March 2009

    To celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth, Imperial War Museum London is producing the first major exhibition devoted to the life and work of the man who created the world’s most famous secret agent, James Bond.

    Featuring fascinating material, much on public display for the first time, For Your Eyes Only will look at the author and his fictional character in their historical context and examine how much of the Bond novels were imaginary and how far they were based on real people and events. This exhibition will explore the early life of Ian Fleming, his wartime career and work as a journalist and travel writer and how, as an author, he drew upon his own experiences to create the iconic character of James Bond that continues to have global appeal.

    The official book to accompany the Imperial War Museum exhibition For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond will be published by Bloomsbury in April 2008. Written by the bestselling author of Costa shortlisted Agent ZigzagΒΈ Ben Macintyre and full of lavish photography, this book is the perfect celebration of Ian Fleming and his remarkable creation, James Bond.

    Adults £8.00, Concessions and Groups £7.00, Children £4.00, Family £19.00 (Groups pre-booking essential on 020 7416 5439 or [email protected]

    For further information contact: Victoria Main Press Officer, Imperial War Museum London, 020 7416 5497, [email protected]

    Tickets are available to purchase online at

    Stay tuned to CBn for all the latest details and coverage on all the Ian Fleming centenary events and James Bond-related releases.