The James Bond Files

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February 23, 2012


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Dr. Wesley Britton

When it comes to the world of 007, there are always surprises, mysteries, and news about the most famous secret agent of them all. Take a quick moment to think about how often you hear stories or mention of James Bond, you might like to call it strategic PR, but there is a reason that he is the most famous secret agent ever, this strategic and contant placement of him in our lives will always keep us interested in what he is up to next.  Here, "The James Bond Files" include stories you haven't heard from insiders and experts, insights into rare Bond projects and review of neglected contributions to the literary and cinematic realms of Her Majesty's Favorite Secret Servant. These are great for fans of the series or anyone writing about Bond. His techniques may not be as proper as what you would learn while getting a masters in criminal justice, but they are definitely intriguing and have enough adventure that we are all looking for the next mystery in "The James Bond Files" to come along.

“Dave White Presents” James Bond Interviews:

► “Past Programs” archived at the “Dave White Presents” radio page include—

  • Aug. 17, 2011: The 3rd Year Special of Dave White Presents with George Lazenby and  Vic Flick.
  • October 27, 2010:  007 Special with Raymond Benson and Rob Weiner, editor of James Bond in World and Popular Culture.
  • Feb. 20, 2010: George Lazenby
  • Jan 20, 2010: Ron Payne discussing the Geoffrey Jenkins reissues.
  • April 1, 2009: Bond girl Max Versterhalt (FOR YOUR EYES ONLY)
  • Feb. 8, 2009: Film producer Harvey Chertok (THE IMPOSSIBLE SPY); Deborah Lippe (ULTIMATE JAMES BOND FAN BOOK)
  • Dec. 24, 2008: Author Danny Beiderman (INCREDIBLE WORLD OF SPY-FI)
  • Aug. 20, 2008: Guitarist Vic Flick All shows available at—

Wes Britton’s article on the music in the Bond films is one of 40 essays in the new book from Cambridge UP, James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough.
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The O.F. Snelling 007 Archives:

► Special Feature:  The O.F. Snelling 007 Archives, Introductory Notes by Wesley Britton

Double-O-Seven:  James Bond Under the Microscope, by O.F. Snelling  [large PDF file]

The Disagreeable Dornford Yates:  An Essay by O.F. Snelling

The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters, Introductory Notes by Ronald Payne

The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters:  Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994 (Part I)

The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters:  Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994 (Part II)

The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters:  Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994 (Part III)

Interviews with Insiders:

When James Bond Met Edgar Cayce:   Q&A With George Lazenby

Beyond Thunderball:   Robert Sellers Talks about Bond and Other Brits

The Vic Flick Files

Vic Flick: Bond and Beyond, By David Foster

Spy Guitar:  From Vic Flick to Spy-Fi

Re-discovering 007, the British Invasion, and “Swinging London” Too: Vic Flick and the Guitar That Changed a Generation

The Geoffrey Jenkins Files:

The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 1: 1959-1966

The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 2: The Second Era

The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 3: The Final Four

007 Resources and Articles:

Behind The Scenes of DoubleShot: How and Why Raymond Benson Put Me Into His Fourth 007 Thriller by Iwan morelius

The Secret Origins of James Bond: The Untold Influence of Dennis Wheatley on Ian Fleming, by Jeremy Duns

OSS 117, 007, and Alfred Hitchcock: A French Secret Agent and the Bond Bonanza, by Ronald Payne

A James Bond Mystery:  What and Where is The Green Jade Mahjong?

► "Where Has Everybody Gone?":  Forgotten Songs from The Living Daylights

The Man With the Golden Words:  A Spy-ography of Richard Maibaum

Wes Britton at Other Websites:

Review: Raymond Benson. James Bond Bedside Companion (Kindle edition)

Review: Deaver, Jeffery. Carte Blanche: A New James Bond Novel.

Review: Benson, Raymond. Choice of Weapons: Three 007 Novels: Zero Minus Ten; The Facts of Death; The Man with the Red Tattoo.

Review: Benson, Raymond. The Black Stiletto.

Review: Vic Armstrong, Robert Sellers, Steven Spielberg. The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman: My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes


Seeking a Quantum of Solace:   From W. Somerset Maugham to Daniel Craig – at Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden

A Double Shot of 007:   Devil May Care Meets The Moneypenny Diaries – At Leslie Charteris, under "Features"

Battle for Bond Redux:   Robert Sellers’s Thunderball Book Returns – at CinemaRetro

An Interview With Benjamin Pratt” at


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