Tuesday, 30 September 2014

007 Vehicle: Renault 11 / A View to a Kill (1985)

Bond vehicle: Renault 11
Bond movieA View to a Kill (1985)

When May Day parachutes off Eiffel Tower, 007 steals Renault 11 taxi and goes after her. Bond chases May Day along Paris with his Renault 11.

Engine: 1,7 l, 4-cylinders
Top speed: 170 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12,0 seconds
Length: 3981 mm 
Width: 1660 mm
Weight: 900 kg
Price 1985 / 2008: € 16 550 / approx € 400








Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC






















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Monday, 29 September 2014

007 Related hotel: **** Hotel Eiger Mürren

**** HOTEL EIGER MÜRREN

Location: Mürren, Switzerland
Address: Aegerten – 3825 Mürren

007 Connection:
George Lazenby has stayed here in 2013 during opening of BOND WORLD 007.

Also while filming "On Her Majesty´s Secret Service" (1969) part of the filming crew stayed here and they together with George Lazenby celebrated in Hotel Eiger´s Tächi Bar.

He also played poker in Hotel Eiger for so long against Telly Savalas (Ernst Stavro Blofeld) and lost, so producer Harry Saltzman later asked Savalas to return the money to George Lazenby.

Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2014

007 TRAVELERS HIGHLY RECOMMENDS HOTEL EIGER MÜRREN!








Susanna & Adrian Stähli
(Photo: Hotel Eiger, Mürren)
ABOUT
Hotel Eiger is a family run hotel.
In 1892 Johann and Anneliese von Allmen-Feuz started the Hotel Eiger. Several years later Susanna and Adrian Stähli are the 4th generation managing the Hotel Eiger. Susanna and Adrian live permanently in the Hotel. It was nice that Susanna was right there in the lobby to welcome us and Adrian came to shake hands with us, escorted us to our suite and introduced it to us. That is why we felt warmly welcomed to Hotel Eiger.

See our interview of Adrian Stähli here.
You may also want to see our interview of former Hotel Manager Annelis Stähli - von Allmen, here. She is mother of Adrian Stähli and they both have met George Lazenby. 





Adrian Stähli welcoming George Lazenby to Hotel Eiger in 2013.
Published with permission of Adrian Stähli.


ACCOMMODATION


The 4 star Hotel Eiger has 40 rooms and 10 suites, an indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi and of course free WLAN throughout the hotel. 007 Travelers was online quite often and shared photos to social media of beautiful Mürren and Hotel Eiger.


Room types:
*Standard rooms
*Superior rooms
*Junior suites
*Superior suites (007 Travelers stayed one night and highly recommends this)
*Unique suites like James Bond 007 theme suite (was reserved during our visit)




Photo: Hotel Eiger, Mürren
Photo: Hotel Eiger, Mürren



Photo: Hotel Eiger, Mürren










007 Travelers stayed in this gorgeus Superior suite:













































RESTAURANTS

Eiger Saal for breakfast

Fresh croissants, Swiss müesli, mountain cheese, bacon and eggs, salmon, yoghurt and a glass of prosecco for a perfect start into your alpine day. 007 Travelers loved this!











  • The main restaurant with great views towards Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
  • 5-course half board dinner or à la carte.
  • The Eiger Saal is suitable for a banquet for up to 130 persons.





  • Eiger Stübli

    You can enjoy the best wines and delicious dishes in the Eiger Stübli.




    LOUNGE AND TERRACE
    Cocktail party for hotel guests on every Thursday hosted by Adrian and Susanna. It was great! 007 Travelers had a chance to visit the party.



    Photo: Hotel Eiger, Mürren





    Tächi Bar
    Selected whiskys, sparkling champagne, hot chocolate, fine English teas and more, for example enjoyable music.

    

    Pirita relaxing





    George Lazenby celebrated in Hotel Eiger´s Tächi Bar.
    Photo: Annelis Stähli - von Allmen´s album
    007 art by Hakon Mielche
    

    








    WELLNESS













  • Swimming pool with morning sun
  • Jacuzzi with view of Eiger and Mönch
  • Rain shower
  • Sauna and Sanarium in daily rotation
  • Solarium to complete your holiday tan











  • MEETINGS


    Hotel Eiger´s conference room is equipped with a beamer, WLAN, LAN, flipcharts, pin boards etc. and offers a unique view of Eiger, Mönch und Jungfrau. Your meeting will definitely be a summit meeting with:


    * Up to 25 persons at desks or up to 35 persons seated

    * Banquets in the Eiger Saal can seat up to 120 persons

    * Additional space is available at the Sports Center (200m from the hotel)
      for up to 600 persons.




    EVENTS
    For your personal gathering Hotel Eiger can arrange special social programmes starting from hotel´s own doorstep, including:
    • wine tastings in hotel´s wine cellar
    • toboggan tours from the Allmendhubel with Glüwein and cheese fondue
    • tours on the via ferrata from Mürren to Gimmelwald
    See more information here


    HOW TO GET TO HOTEL EIGER
    Mürren is car free and reachable from the valley floor from Lauterbrunnen or Stechelberg.
    Take the Mürrenbahn (BLM) from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren. Train connections are available at www.rail.ch. You can park your car in the multi-storey garage in Lauterbrunnen, which is connected internally with the Mürrenbahn (BLM). Parking reservations (possible from 5 days on) can be made on this website.

    You can also reach Mürren with the Schilthornbahn (LSMS) from Stechelberg.

    BOOKING AND RESERVATIONS
    Hotel Eiger
    Aegerten – 3825 Mürren – Switzerland
    Tel: +41 (0)33 856 54 54  Fax: +41 (0)33 856 54 56    

    Email: info@hoteleiger.com  

    See our introduction video of Hotel Eiger:






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    Sunday, 28 September 2014

    007 Book location: Disneyland Paris (formerly known as EuroDisney) - Pirates of the Caribbean / Never Send Flowers (1993)

    Bond bookNever Send Flowers (1993)
    Place and location in the book: EuroDisney - Pirates of the Caribbean, Marne-Le-Vallee, France
    Actual place and locationDisneyland Paris - Pirates of the Caribbean, Marne-Le-Vallee, France
    What happens here in the book: Bond tries Pirates of the Caribbean adventure
    Visited by 007 Travelers: 2013



    "Early in the evening, he ate a pleasant salmon steak at the Blue Lagoon Restaurant, under what appeared to be a tropical night sky, with the sound of surf on the beaches. The lagoon itself was visible from where he sat, and every few minutes the boats full of visitors drifted past on their way to the adventure of the Pirates of the Caribbean which, he decided, would be his next experience.
    Joining the line he soon found himself floating in one of the boats, through a tunnel and then down a sickening lurch of a waterfall and into the quiet of the lagoon he had been watching during his meal.
    As he looked towards the diners, Bond had an overpowering sense that he himself was being watched by a malignant pair of eyes.
    The smooth calm of the blue stretch of water changed as they appeared to round a headland to see a galleon under fire from cannon on the mainland. The explosions of the guns seemed very close and great spouts of water leaped into the air as shot struck the sea close to his drifting craft.
    Then they were sailing slowly into the city under siege, full of pirates singing, pillaging, burning, drinking, chasing the local girls and even selling off some of the more sturdy ones.
    Once more he marveled at the incredibly lifelike figures, and the consummate artistry of the experts and the Imagineers who produced such unbelievable effects, and the audio-animatronical beings."
    John Gardner: "Never Send Flowers" 




    See the whole 007 Travel story here

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    Saturday, 27 September 2014

    Moonraker 35th Anniversary screening + exclusive Q&A (5 October 2014)

    Event
    Moonraker 35th Anniversary screening + exclusive Q&A

    Where

    Genesis Cinema 
    93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, London, England

    When
    Sunday, 5 October 2014, 3PM

    Price: £20

    Special Appearences by

    John Richardson
    Special effects - uncredited in "Casino Royale" (1967)
    Special effects in "Moonraker" (1979)
    Special effects supervisor in "Octopussy" (1983)
    and "A View to a Kill" (1985)
    Special visual effects in "The Living Daylights (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989)
    Miniatures in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
    Model effects supervisor in "Die Another Day" (2002).

    Bill Cartlidge
    Assistant director in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
    Associate producer in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979).

    Paul Weston
    Space Fighter - uncredited in "Moonraker" (1979)
    Gibraltar Soldier #3 - uncredited in "The Living Daylights" (1987),
    Stunts - uncredited in "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "Live and Let Die" (1973), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
    Stunt Double: Richard Kiel / stunts in "Moonraker" (1979)
    Additional Stunts - uncredited in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
    Stunt double: Roger Moore - uncredited / The stunt team supervisor in "Octopussy" (1983)
    Stunt supervisor in "The Living Daylights" (1987)
    Stunt coordinator in "Licence to Kill" (1987)
    Stunts in "Skyfall" (2012)

    See more information here




    Friday, 26 September 2014

    007 Vehicle: Chevrolet Corvette / A View to a Kill (1985)

    Bond vehicle: Chevrolet Corvette
    Bond movie: A View to a Kill (1985)

    Even though agent Pola Ivanova is a Russian, she drives very American car: Chevrolet Corvette.

    Engine: 5,7 l V8
    Top speed: 225 km/h
    Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6,7 seconds
    Length: 4483 mm 
    Width: 1803 mm
    Weight: 1450 kg
    Price 1984 / 2008: $ 11 000 / even $ 21 800





    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
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    Thursday, 25 September 2014

    "Bond 24" News: Per Hallberg is back



    Academy Award winner Per Hallberg from "Skyfall" (2012) is back on duty to make sound editing for "Bond 24". Hallberg revealed the news in "Bond for Unicef" Gala, where 007 Travelers was also present. He has won two more Oscars as well: "Braveheart" (1995) and "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) brought Oscars for him too.

    See more ”Bond 24” news here



    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    "Bond 24" News: New filming locations in England? Small role for you in "Bond 24"?

    According to Live For Films site Liverpool and Manchester might be filming locations for "Bond 24". Site says that filming would begin in October 2014.

    Uni-versalEXTRAS are looking for suitable people for small parts. No previous acting experience required. So, if you have UK or EU passport and you are over 16 years old and want to be in a (Bond?) film, this is your chance. Open casting is on 27 September 2014 in Manchester, England.

    See more information here

    See more ”Bond 24” news here

    007 Travelers in newspaper Ilta-Sanomat / 007 Travelers Ilta-Sanomissa

    What / Mitä
    An article of 007 Travelers and James Bond theme traveling (in Finnish) / 007 Travelers-artikkeli James Bond-teemamatkailusta.

    Where / Missä:
    Newspaper Ilta-Sanomat printed + internet version / Ilta-Sanomat - painettu lehti + nettiversio.

    When / Milloin
    24 September 2014 / 24.9.2014 printed version /
    29 September 2014 / 29.9.2014 internet version


    Pirita & Mika






    Text / Teksti: Jenni Heiti / Ilta-Sanomat
    Photos / Kuvat: 007 Travelers

    "Pääkaupunkiseudulla asuvat Pirita ja Mika ymmärtävät hyvin, mistä jatkuvasti suosiotaan kasvattavassa teemamatkailubuumissa on kyse. He ovat kolunneet maailmaa jo pitkään teemanaan brittiagentti James Bond...."





    29.9.2014: Juttu kokonaisuudessaan luettavissa myös Ilta-Sanomien nettiversiosta. 
    29 September 2014: You can read the whole story also from Internet version of Ilta-Sanomat.




    Tuesday, 23 September 2014

    007 Travelers in "Bond for Unicef" Gala and celebrating 10th anniversary of "From Sweden with Love" website

    Mika & Pirita
    What: Bond For Unicef Charity Gala
    Where: Stockholm, Sweden
    When: 20 September 2014










    007 Travelers visited Stockholm and headed first to Filmhuset (The National Film House) where Bond persons were too.




    Soon we met Sylvana Henriques, who gave her autograph to us. Sylvana was "Japanese Fan Dancer" (silhouette) in Title Sequence (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967) and "The Jamaican Girl" in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

    
    Sylvana Henriques & Terence Mountain


    Terence Mountain is "Raphael" in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) and Guard in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971).



    
    
    Sylvana Henriques and Pirita
    
    Sylvana Henriques as Jamaican Girl in
     "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    Terence Mountain dies in "Diamonds Are Forever"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
    Terence Mountain as Raphael and
    George Lazenby as James Bond in
    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

















    After that we met John Moreno who played "Luigi Ferrara" in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981).



    John Moreno and Pirita

    






















    John Moreno as Luigi Ferrara
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
    Roger Moore and John Moreno in "For Your Eyes Only"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




    Look who is here.......it is Robert Davi, the famous Bond villain "Franz Sanchez" in "Licence to Kill(1989).

    
    Robert Davi


    We got his autograph also.





    He is such a nice guy. He told us that Pirita´s name sounds Italian!



    Robert Davi as Franz Sanchez in "Licence to Kill"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
    Robert Davi and Timothy Dalton in "Licence to Kill"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC















    Pirita and Robert Davi

    At the same time there was a filming of Robert Davi document. Pirita and Mika were asked to comment Robert Davi on the documentary film. We said yes! Of course!



    We took some more photos at the Filmhuset, here is Robert Davi with John Richardson. John's "Bond CV" is awesome: (Special effects - uncredited in "Casino Royale" (1967), Special effects in "Moonraker" (1979), Special effects supervisor in "Octopussy" (1983) and "A View to a Kill" (1985) Special visual effects in "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Licence to Kill" (1989), Miniatures in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999) and Model effects supervisor in "Die Another Day" (2002)).

    John Richardson won an Oscar (Best visual effects in 1987.) Film was Aliens.

    Robert Davi & John Richardson


    We also met Bond girl Anne Lönnberg, who played Museum Guide in "Moonraker" (1979).


    Anne Lönnberg
    Anne Lönnberg in "Moonraker"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    And here is Paul Weston. He has been in ten different Bond movie: (Space Fighter - uncredited in "Moonraker" (1979), Gibraltar Soldier #3 - uncredited in "The Living Daylights" (1987), Stunts - uncredited in "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "Live and Let Die" (1973), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974) and "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)), Stunt Double: Richard Kiel / stunts in "Moonraker" (1979), Additional Stunts - uncredited in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), Stunt double: Roger Moore - uncredited / The stunt team supervisor in "Octopussy" (1983), Stunt supervisor in "The Living Daylights" (1987), Stunt coordinator in "Licence to Kill" (1989), and Stunts in "Skyfall" (2012)).


    Paul Weston



    Paul Weston as Gibraltar Soldier #3 in "The Living Daylights"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    Later we went to Bond For Unicef Charity Gala, where we also celebrated 10th Anniversary of website From Sweden with Love. The Gala was in Solidaritet Arena.


    

    The founder of the website is Anders Frejdh.

    Anders Frejdh
    In the Gala we heard great music from Eclipse, and Bond music from Ms Trez.
    Of course Bond persons were there also, having dinner with us.



    THE GALA DINNER




    During the evening every Bond star was on the stage, saying anecdotes of their time with 007 movies.

    Kristina Wayborn played "Magda" in "Octopussy" (1983), which is perhaps her most memorable film role. She was born as Britt-Inger Johansson and she was Miss Sweden in 1970 and a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe pageant that same year. She was also selected as Miss Scandinavia 1971.

    Kristina Wayborn (Magda in "Octopussy")

    Roger Moore and Kristina Wayborn in "Octopussy"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
    Kristina Wayborn as Magda in "Octopussy"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC





    
    Carole Ashby (Whistling Girl in "A View to a Kill" and
    Octopussy Girl in "Octopussy")


    
    Carole Ashby as Whistling Girl in "A View to a Kill"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    Mary Stävin has been in two Bond movies in 1980's. She had parts in Roger Moore movies "Octopussy" (1983) and "A View to a Kill" (1985). Before these movies she was crowned as Miss World in 1977.
    
    Mary Stävin (Kimberley Jones in "A View to a Kill" and
    Octopussy Girl in "Octopussy")


    Mary Stävin and Roger Moore in "A View to a Kill"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
    Mary Stävin and Roger Moore in "Octopussy"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
















    
    Sylvana Henriques (Jamaican Girl in
    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service")


    Kristina Wayborn and Carole Ashby

    Anne Lönnberg



    Paul Weston

    Lars Lundgren is a Swedish stuntman and actor, He was in "Licence to Kill" (1989) and there his credits was Actor: Probe Operator -uncredited and Stunts - uncredited.

    
    Lars Lundgren



    Lars Lundgren as Probe Operator in "Licence to Kill"
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    
    John Richardson


    Terence Mountain


    
    John Moreno

    Nobody has directed more Bond films than John Glen. He is the Director in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Licence to Kill" (1989) and also Editor in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Moonraker" (1979).

    
    John Glen


    
    John Glen on set of "Octopussy" with Roger Moore
    Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

    Per Hallberg was Supervising Sound Editor in "Skyfall" (2012). He won an Academy Award of that film. And he revealed in the Gala, that he is involved also in "Bond 24" (2015)!!!


    
    Per Hallberg


    
    Robert Davi




    We met Bond girls too.


    Kristina Wayborn told us that she visited Finland 
    when she participated the Miss Scandinavia contest.

    
    007 Travelers met again Sylvana Henriques during the evening

    Of course we met fellow agents around the world:


    Anders Frejdh / From Sweden with Love

    Remmert van Braam / Bond Lifestyle (The Netherlands)


    Marcos Kontze / James Bond Brasil and 
    Morten SteingrimsenJames Bond-magasinet (Norway) 

    
    Mertsi Petenius / James Bond Club Finland and 007 Travelers
    
    We had a great time and we hope to see them again!



    Thanks, Robert Davi!

    We also like to thank Anders for the perfect evening!