Jamaica Brief: Own The Club Report!

 

 

 

Remarkable. But what does the club secretary have to say?

Oh, nothing, Mister Bond. I own the club.

— Goldfinger

We thrilled to over 30 James Bond locations during Own The Club, November’s Bond Fan Events spectacular . . .

. . . Welcome home, Mister Bond. Some of our Jamaica 007 tour group gathered early at Miami’s Hotel Urbanica . . .


. . . for South Beach mojitos from a great fan himself, hotel manager Sexton Garcia, who welcomes all Bond fans for similar treatment

007 fans traveled from as far as Texas, New Jersey and British Columbia to Ocho Rios’s Sans Souci Resort, named by Condé Nast as a Top 10 Resort Worldwide

The Sans Souci appears in many scenes in Dr. No and Live and Let Die. We were met with champagne where Bond learned “Mrs. Bond” had entered Bungalow 12. Professor Dent was coldly killed nearby.

The resort features unlimited tennis, golf and water sports. This photo looks toward Roger Moore’s suite during filming.

Sans Souci also hosted a party with Richard Kiel, George Lazenby, Grace Jones, Ursula Andress and Chris Blackwell for Jamaica’s James Bond Festival, in 1996.


We loved the gourmet dining at Sans Souci’s restaurants . . .


. . . And fans tasted from 32 martini varieties at the Martini Bar.

We toured 17 Dr. No locations, 13 Live and Let Die locations, and multiple Ian Fleming locations during our week in Jamaica together

In the Fun House

Searching for Tee Hee’s lost limb

One view from the Dragon Tank’s marsh.

 Commander Strangways dies at Queens Club

Sitting at Mr. Fleming’s desk

The road from the cement plant to Miss Taro’s villa

Ross Kananga’s Safari where Bond dared crocodiles

The caves beneath Baron Samedi’s grave, inside Mr. Big’s lair

At Ian Fleming’s home

Drafting our new Bond novel

Hiding with bamboo from Dr. No’s crew

Pursuing Emilio Largo

Walking in the footsteps of the Three Blind Mice

James meets Quarrel

Bob meets Morgan where James met Quarrel

At the base of the cliffs under Dr. Kananga’s home

Bond meets Honeychile

Some fans returned to Miami and the gorgeous Biltmore Resort

Other fans enjoyed Bond sights, including the Dezer 007 Collection

Own The Club fans want you to join us for upcoming events:

12/29 – 01/01, 2017 – International Spy Gala, Washington DC
01/19 – 01/20, 2018 – Bond Collectors’ Day, Gainesville, Florida
03/30 – 04/01, 2018 – Spy Con, Atlanta, Georgia
05/10 – 05/13, 2018 – Live and Let Fans, New Orleans, Louisiana
08/31 – 09/03, 2018 – Dragon Con, Atlanta, Georgia
 
Read more about Live and Let Fans in New Orleans!