Bond on the silver screen
In 1954 an adaptation of Casino Royale renamed Climax! was produced for television by CBS, starring Barry Nelson as ‘Jimmy Bond’. Since then none of Fleming’s attempts to get James Bond onto screen had paid off. But in 1961 film producers Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and Harry Saltzman set about transforming Fleming’s books into films. The two producers partnered to create EON Productions and its parent (holding) company Danjaq, LLC, named after their two wives’ first names – Dana and Jacquiline.
Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, Sean Connery, Ian Fleming and Harry Saltzman