October 5, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of when the first Bond film, Dr. No, based on Ian Fleming’s novel, premiered in London. With that half-century marker, the world celebrates Global James Bond Day. And 007 is one popular 50-year-old agent. Events around the world include a special Christie’s auction of Bond memorabilia from more than 20 films in the franchise; an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and in Belgium and South Africa, offices are encouraging their employees to embrace the Bond-themed day and wear tuxedos and gowns to work.
But, if you’d rather just stay home and celebrate quietly, we understand. Luckily, the Library has lots of ways to bring a little 007 to your day:
Can't get enough of that classic Bond theme? Take a listen to the Best of Bond!
Before the 23rd edition of the Bond franchise,Skyfall, hits theatres in November make sure you've caught up on the rest of the films.
Seen all the movies? Then try reading some of the novels!
So whether or not you show up to work in a tuxedo, we wish you a Happy Global James Bond Day.