ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Road Where Tracy is Killed

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Road Where Tracy is Killed

Join Dan and Tom as go on the road to Portugal to find the spot where Tracy is killed in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.

Join Dan and Tom as they continue their search for more ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE filming locations in Portugal – this time, the road where Tracy is killed right after they leave their wedding reception!

Come on the road with us to Portugal for this on-location podcast episode!

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Wedding Reception and Bull Ring

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Wedding Reception and Bull Ring

Dan and Tom find two more ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE filming locations - Draco's mansion and the bullring.

 

Dan and Tom search & find two more ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE filming locations – two of the best – in Portugal:  Draco’s mansion where the Bond/Tracy wedding reception takes place, AND the bullring where Draco’s birthday party happens, and Bond & Tracy begin to fall in love!

Come with us to Portugal, as we present our on-location podcast!

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE On-Location – Formal Gardens (Love Montage)

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE On-Location – Formal Gardens (Love Montage)

Dan and Tom visited the Palacio des Marqueses Fronteira in Lisbon, Portugal. The gardens, appear in the love montage of Tracy and Bond in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.

There are some great filming locations you can still see in Portugal from the movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

We searched for and found the formal gardens from ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – near Lisbon, Portugal!  Come with us as we intro our podcast recorded on-location in Portugal!

The gardens, which appear in the love montage of Tracy and Bond, are called, the Palacio Marqueses Fronteira!   Let’s go on-location!

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Wedding Reception and Bull Ring

There are some great filming locations you can still see in Portugal from the movie ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. This estate is one of them. There are two key reasons you will want to see this site south-east of Lisbon. This estate is where they filmed Draco's mansion for James' and Tracy's wedding reception. And the bullring on the estate is where Draco's birthday party happens. These are two key scenes from ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. Take a look. We know you will like it. This 3-minute video gives you a look at what this estate looked like in both the movie and today.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Filming Location – Palacio des Marqueses Fronteira – Lisbon

  There are some great filming locations you can still see in Portugal from the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The scene for this visit is the garden scene when Tracy and James fall in love.  In the movie, there are shots of them riding horses and on a beach interspersed with the garden shot. Dan and Tom visited the Palacio des Marqueses Fronteira in Lisbon, Portugal.  This 3-minute video gives you a look at what this Palace and its garden looked like in both the movie and in 2017.

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DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER Filming Location Revealed with Matt Sherman!

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Who is buried in the mausoleum niche in Diamonds are Forever?  And where exactly is it?  We recall Bond placing the urn in the crypt and removing an envelope . . . well, it's NOT where everyone thinks it is! Matt Sherman joins us to reveal the real location! 

Who is buried in the mausoleum niche in Diamonds are Forever?  And where exactly is it?  We recall Bond placing the urn in the crypt and removing an envelope . . . well, it’s NOT where everyone thinks it is!

Matt Sherman joins us to reveal the real location!  This is some real top secret sleuthing!

Matt Sherman runs BondFanEvents.com, is the author of Playing Games With James Bond and James Bond’s Cuisine, has been to over 400 Bond locations around the world, has conducted 34 locations tours in the US and overseas, and has Emceed 85 Bond genre events!

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We talk about where people used to thing the niche was, why they thought that, and how Matt and his tour group discovered that the location in the movie was not quite where everyone has thought it was.

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ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE – On Location – Road Where Tracy is Killed

Join Dan and Tom as go on the road to Portugal to find the spot where Tracy is killed in ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE.

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Visiting James Bond movie locations is fun, and we have the expert with us today - Johannes Eklund who runs http://www.JamesBondLocations.com ! 

Visiting James Bond movie locations is fun, and we have the expert with us today – Johannes Eklund who runs http://www.JamesBondLocations.com !  Johannes talks about his 5 holy grail Bond locations, his experience in traveling to 100s of Bond filming locations and lots more!   What a fun podcast!

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Spy Movie Navigator visits Licence to Kill Filming Locations in Key West Florida (USA)

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Eon Productions film, Licence to Kill was filmed, in part, in Key West, Florida in the USA. Spy Movie Navigator took a trip to Key West to see what the locations from the movie look like today. Join Dan and Tom as they navigate the Key West streets and harbors and get an updated look at these sites.

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LICENCE TO KILL 

First EON Productions film where the title was not taken from a Fleming work.  Was going to be called Licence Revoked, but powers that be thought not many people would understand the word “Revoked” at that time, so was changed to Licence to Kill.  What EON did well is take pieces of Flemings works and characters and move them around in their screenplays for their movies.    Here, Milton Krest is taken from the Fleming short storyThe Hildebrand Rarity written in 1960, which was published in the For Your Eyes Only collection The Hildebrand Rarity is a rare fish, by the way.  Here, Krest is inserted into Licence to Kill as a main character.   Simply brilliant.     

This is a story of a South American drug lord (Franz Sanchez) who the US DEA has been after for bringing drugs into the US, is captured on US soil, here in the Florida Keys, directed by Felix Leiter and fellow DEA team, along with Bond.   After a daring escape by Sanchez, he retaliates against Leiter, kills his new bride, and leaves Leiter for dead after feeding him to sharks.  The rest of the story is Bond going rogue as an agent to get his revenge on Sanchez for what he has done, MI6 wanting him out of the picture, and all the details that happen to get resolution to this situation, which of course, Bond does.   

Filmed in the Florida Keys and Mexico 

 

  1. Seven Mile Bridge – Rolls Royce and Helicopter landing – to let Felix, Sharkey, and Bond know Sanchez is on the mainland.   

The helicopter with DEA agents aboard, stop the Rolls Royce carrying the tuxedo-clad Leiter, Sharkey, and Bond who are on the way to Felix Leiter’s wedding.   By the way, in the movie, they are shown driving in the opposite direction of Key West where the wedding is taking place, but that’s artistic license.     

The helicopter lands in what is now a parking lot near Marathon (a Key about halfway between Key Largo and Key West).  There is the old Seven Mile Bridge running parallel to this bridge.   Leiter decides to go pursue Sanchez and tells Sharkey to tell Dells, his bride to be, that he will be there.  Leiter and Bond get into the helicopter right here and fly off to pursue Sanchez who is supposedly on American soil in pursuit of his girlfriend, Lupe somewhere in the Keys.   

 

  1. Sugarloaf Key – airport where Sanchez lands his jet. 

Sanchez’s plane lands here because he knows that his girlfriend Lupe is in some house here with a lover.    

 

  1. The wooden house where Lupe is caught with boyfriend.  Sanchez, Lupe, Boyfriend, and Dario (Benicio del Toro) and Braun (Guy De Saint Cyr)

At this very house, which looks a little different today than it did in the film, Sanchez’s goons kill a guy who is dozing on these stairs by strangling him from behind and leaving his body beneath the stairs.   Sanchez, Dario and Braun climb these stairs throw open the door and find Lupe (Talisa Soto) in bed with another man.   Here we see how evil, malicious and wicked Sanchez is (played brilliantly by Robert Davi – one of our all-time favorite Bond villains.  

He is the personification of evil when they yank the lover out of bed, and Sanchez asks Lupe,   “Did he promise you his heart?  Give her his heart.”  And his goons take the man outside, presumably to cut out his heart.   At this point, they hear the helicopter coming, and start to leave the house.  A jeep swings by to pick up Sanchez as he now descends these very steps.    

  1. The field where the chase takes place  

A big chase happens right in the fields near this house, where the helicopter has landed, the jeep is driving, bullets are flying everywhere,  where Sanchez leaps from the jeep and eventually gets away taking off in a Cessna 172 sports plane.  As he escapes, he looks down at Leiter and Bond and the DEA agents, smiles and salutes them goodbye.   

 

  1. Sugarloaf airport where Sanchez takes the Cessna 172 (N54748 – was a 3) plane and escapes.  (NOW PRIVATELY OWNED: SKYDIVE WEST – William Respess, manager.  5 Bat Tower Road  305-396-8806). Here is the runway at Sugar Loaf Airport, where Sanchez takes off with the Cessna.  You can still see the houses in the background that were in the film.   

 

  1. St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church,  on Truman Ave and Windsor Lane
    There are several shots of the church while Della is riding around the block with her father, as Sharkey tells her to go around again because Felix is not here yet.   Her dad, p[prophetically tells Della, “I told you this was a mistake.”    Eventually, after Bond’s daring fishing venture where he is lowered from the helicopter on the cable and wraps the cable around the tail of Sanchez’s plane to capture the villain, both Bond and Leiter parachute down to the wedding and land right in front of the church.   They actually did this in one take, even though they landed several yards apart.   

 

So here we see the sky above the church where they parachuted down, and the front of the church where they landed.  We are standing in the very spots where Felix landed, and then Bond a moment later.  Here is the beautiful church, pretty much looking exactly like it did in the film.   While they did not show the inside of the church in the film, we wanted to take a look inside and to be able to show you this beautiful church, whose doors are always open.  This is a must-stop for Bond fans. 

 

  1. Seven Mile Bridge – where Sanchez is being transported and where truck crashes off the bridge for his escape.  

We are back on Seven Mile Bridge, where the secured armored prison vehicle is transporting the captured Sanchez to Miami.  This time, by the way, they are headed in the right direction.    

Sanchez has paid off a DEA agent, Killifer, and an escape plan is hatched and in the works here.  At a precise moment, the van is crashed off the bridge into the water, near Pigeon Key (an island in the middle of the old Severn Mile/Parallel Bridge), and just before the parking lot at Marathon. 

  1. Felix Leiter’s House – wedding reception.  707 South Street – Stephano’s house?  SOLD for $5m in 2017 

Felix and Della’s wedding reception takes place at Felix’s house, in the side yard.  This is a beautiful home surrender by palm trees.   It is at the reception that Della and Felix give Bond a gift, a silver lighter engraved, “To James.  Love Always, Della and Felix.” 

This is the second wedding reception location we have been too – we were at the James Bond and Teresa di Vincenzo’s wedding reception mansion in Portugal – which was simply gorgeous.  Look up our “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” videos and podcasts for that. 

 

  1. Airport – outside where Bond parks and Continental counter, which is now United 
  1. Outside where Bond parks his car and gets his bags out of the trunk, and the inside counter which was a Continental counter at the time of the filming, where Bond is getting his ticket.  This is now a United Airlines counter.   This is where Bond hears a lot of sirens and sees a lot of police officers and asks what’s going on;   The ticket counter agent tells him some drug lord has escaped, and that’s when Bond heads back to Felix’s house to discover Della dead and Felix almost dead.  
     
  1. Conch Republic Seafood Company is a restaurant now at 631 Green Street (at Elizabeth) where the warehouse was where Krest was and where Leiter was fed to the sharks.  We went in to see if we could see where that took place but no remnants of that are left.   

 

  1. Felix Leiter’s House again – finds Della dead, Felix almost dead
     
  1.  Meeting with Pam Bouvier, Barrelhead Bar in Bimini: Actually is The Harbor Lights Raw Bar at Palm Avenue/Eisenhower Drive (In North of Key West Old Town).   Lunch here?  Inside was shot in Mexico.  Shoot where boat pulls up, and the building, etc.] 

After Bond discovers Della dead, and Felix almost dead from shark attack with a bloody note on his body, right from the Fleming book, “He disagreed with something that ate him” he later finds the laser disk that Felix had hidden behind a photo of Della and examines it and discovers that Felix was supposed to have a meeting with Pam Bouvier at the Barrelhead Bar in Bimini.   So, Bond gets a boat and heads to Bimini.  This location of the Barrelhead bar is really on the north end of Key West, so we are here for a visit now!    

The real name of the place is The Harbor Lights Raw Bar and for the film, they built a false front wall to the building – which later a hole is blown through.   This is where Bond comes in with the boat, and the dock man ties it up and keeps an eye on the boat, and actually turns it around for Bond.   When he enters the bar, this is actually filmed somewhere in Mexico and not in this bar. 

But we went in this bar anyway, hand lunch, and they claim to have the original neon Barrelhead Bar sign that was used in the film above the bar here.  Here is the sign in the bar.  You decide! 

  1. Garrison Bite: Charter Dock: Sharkey’s Boat – where Bond meets Sharkey  

We wanted to see where all the charter boats go out, as this is where Sharkey’s boat was when Bond met with him.  So we think we are about where Sharkey’s boat would have been, but the area looks a lot different now as you can see.  It still is a beautiful area and a very busy one indeed. 

  1. Mallory Square Walking with DEA Agent Hawkins on way to Hemmingway House 

We are walking in Mallory Square, one of the hot spots of Key West – this is where lots of people meet at sunset, there are street musicians and all kinds of things going on – this is Key West – pretty crazy here.    

This is where DEA agent Hawkins meets Bond, taps him on the shoulder and says that they heard about what happened the nights before at that Krest fish warehouse, and some were killed, etc. and that Bond should basically back off and let the DEA do their job because we have laws here too.   Bond is not happy, but Hawkins is taking Bond to a meeting, which will take place at Hemingway House – though they stroll a short distance walking and talking, the Hemingway House is probably about a mile or so away. 
Hemingway House
907 Whitehead
Key West, FL 

M: “You were supposed to be in Istanbul last night.  I’m afraid this unfortunate Leiter business has clouded your judgment.   You have a job to do.  I expect you on a plane this afternoon.” 

When Bond says he has not finished here, M says “Leave it to the Americans.   It’s their mess.  Let them clear it up.”  Bond objects again saying he owes it to Leiter.   M says, ‘Oh spare me this sentimental rubbish.  He knew the risks.”  Bond: “And his wife?”    M: “This personal vendetta of yours could easily compromise her majesty’s government.  You have an assignment and I expect you to carry it out objectively and professionally.  

Bond: “Then you have my resignation, sir.  “We’re not a country club 007”  “Effective immediately your license to kill is revoked. And I require you to hand over your weapon.   Now.” 

Bond: “I guess it’s A Farewell to Arms.” 

Farewell to Arms, is an obvious reference to a Hemingway novel, that was written at the very house where M is telling Bond that his License to Kill is revoked.   When instructed to turn over his weapon, Bond quips “A Farewell to Arms” meaning both he will have no weapons, and the Hemingway reference.  The hidden message is that in A Farewell to Arms, the main character, Henry, wants out of the army, and abandons his men on the front so he can rejoin his love, Catherine.   So, the reference is to a soldier gladly giving up his weapons to pursue life as he wants.  The irony here is Bond is doing just the opposite.  He does NOT want to give up his weapon, and he does NOT want to discontinue the fight – for him, against Sanchez for killing Della and almost killing Felix Leiter.   

So, as M and 2 agents close in on Bond, to turn over his weapon, while a sniper is on the lighthouse tower watching over M and the other agents, Bond puts up a fight and leaps over the railing of the balcony of the Hemingway House and escapes.   While some shots are fired at him here, M stops them from shooting any more – not because he doesn’t want Bond shot, but because he says “too many people.”   But as the camera looks up at M from below as he leans over the railing, he says “God help you, Commander”  This made us think that perhaps M stopped his agents from shooting Bond because he really did not want Bond killed, but said “too many people” to show his reports that he is tough and means business. 

 

  1. Coast Guard Pier – is where WaveKrest was docked, where WaveKrest crashes into the dock was filmed here, and other scenes.  Between Pier one and Pier 2.   Can we get in there?  Maybe not 

 


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Spy Movie Navigator visits Goldfinger Filming Locations in Miami Florida (USA)

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Spy Movie Navigator visits Goldfinger Filming Locations in Miami Florida (USA)

Eon Productions film, Goldfinger was filmed, in part, in Miami Florida in the USA. Spy Movie Navigator took a trip to Miami to see what the locations from the movie look like today. Join Dan and Tom as they navigate the Miami streets and get an updated look at these sites.

Do you remember the metal yard in Goldfinger where Mr. Solo met his “pressing engagement”?   How about the Kentucky Fried Chicken where Felix Leiter and Simmons are waiting to find 007?  Or, do you remember the wonderful hotel where Auric Goldfinger cheats at cards, Felix Leiter meets with James Bond (who is having a massage), and Jill Masterson meets her golden demise?

All of these scenes were actually in Miami, Florida in the USA.

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GOLDFINGER 

LOCATION 1: Miami 

KENTUCKY FRED CHICKEN:
701 NW 119th Street, Miami, Florida 

 

As you recall from the movie, Goldfinger, Bond escapes from his confinement cell and overhears the plans for Operation Grand Slam.  We also know that Mr. Solo, who was one of the gold investors in the Operation, wants out.  Goldfinger graciously allows him to get out of the deal, and instructions his people to get Mr. Solo’s gold, load it in the car and for Oddjob to take Mr. Solo to the airport.   Of course, this is all taking place at Goldfinger’s ranch in Kentucky, but the set for the ranch was built at Pinewood Studios outside of London.  The filming of the next couple of scenes was actually done in Miami! 

Bond slips his homing device in Mr. Solo’s suit jacket, along with the note about the Operation Grand Slam plans, as he is getting into the Lincoln that Oddjob is driving.  As they drive off, theoretically to the airport (though we don’t know how Mr. Solo would have checked his million dollars worth of gold at the airport!),  Felix Leiter is waiting near his car in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken shop.   This shop is located at 701 NW 119th Street in Miami because, in the film, you can see the address of the shop.  From his car, Leiter can track the 007 homing device and drive towards it.    

So, we are heading to that location right now. 

We are pulling in the parking lot now.   Over the years, things have changed, but the Kentucky Fried Chicken shop is still here, but now called KFC.  It has been totally remodeled over the years as you can see here, but it is the same location where this part of the film was shot!   

  1.  We are on the approximate spot where Felix Leiter’s car was when his partner was waiting for him to exit the KFC so they can follow Bond’s homing device in Oddjob’s car.   
  2. And we are standing at the entrance/exit of the shop where Felix Leiter is scene heading back to the car with a napkin in his left hand!   
  3.  The car backs up to get Leiter and we are now standing on the spot where Leiter gets into the passenger seat of the Thunderbird! 

Though lots has changed, it is nice to see that this spot is here.  Of course, it was an important shot because it showed that Bond’s device, along with the note about the Operation Grand Slam details, might be found by Leiter in time.  Bond, of course, did not know that Mr. Solo would singularly be eliminated in a crushing event coming up. 

As an aside, as reported by Martijn Mulder in his book, On the Tracks of 007, the director Guy Hamilton was so thrilled to find a Kentucky reference in Miami, since this was supposedly taking place at Goldfinger’s ranch in Kentucky, when he found the Kentucky Fried Chicken shop!  At the time he did not know it was a restaurant chain with restaurants all over the United States! 

 

GOLDFINGER 

LOCATION 2: Miami 

Aimco Miami Iron & Metal Co.  ???
3338 NW River Drive, Miami, Florida 

As Oddjob drives Mr. Solo to the airport, Mr. Solo notices that Oddjob misses the airport exit on the road.   The ride to the “airport” partially takes place on 7th Avenue, but lots has changed on 7th Avenue over the years.   At one point, you see a shot of the Lincoln in front of Royal Castle, as it then turns left near a Sunoco gas station and Joe’s DriveIn, at Opa Looka Bvd., then you see Leiter’s car pass a Ford dealership on the left, then the Lincoln is passing the International Airport sign, Solo notices, then the Lincoln turns right and Oddjob stops, turns around and shoots Mr. Solo dead, then proceeds under an overpass, to the Atlantic Iron & Metal Co.turning left into the yard, located west of the Miami International airport.   There is a railroad track running parallel to the fence in the movie.  We have been driving down this avenue, trying to find the location of the metal recycling plant that was used for this scene in Goldfinger.    

Goldfinger gets out of the car, a huge magnet picks up the car and moves it to a crusher with Mr. Solo and the gold still in it, and the entire car is crushed to a heavy cube, which is loaded in the back of a blue Ford pick-up truck and driven off by Oddjob.  As the car gets crushed, Leiter loses the tracking signal.   

So, Leiter returns to the farm (Goldfinger’s ranch). 

Here is a shot of what this metalworks company looks like today:  a new name, some changes like the fence, but the entrance is just about where it was in the movie, and there is a remnant of a railroad track that can be seen. 

This is not in a great area of Miami, so either be very careful when visiting this film location OR just enjoy this location from the comfort and safety of your home and watch our video! 

 

GOLDFINGER 

LOCATION 3: Miami 

Fontainebleu Resort
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Florida
305-538-2000 

 

This famous hotel is used for establishing shots in Goldfinger, meaning the main cast did not shoot here.  Many of the scenes, like Goldfinger playing cars near the pool, and Sean Connery observing the card game from Goldfinger’s room were shot in studio, and the backgrounds used ala greenscreen that second unit in Miami actually shot on location at the Fontainebleu.   

This resort has been frequented by Presidents of the United States, and many stars performed here.  Many things have changed over the years since Goldfinger was shot in 1963/`1964.  The entire pool area is different. 

For purposes of our filming on this location, we contacted the public relations department of the resort, but they were not able to accommodate us at the time of our visit but promised to work with us when the resort was less busy.  So, we are shooting this on our own. 

Because the stars of the film never really shot here, the Fontainebleu becomes a secondary Bond location, but we think still worth a visit.   This kind of reminds me of The Drake Hotel in Chicago’s role in Mission: Impossible 1 – it never appeared in the film, but played a key role in the plot of the film.  Here, the Fontainebleu appears in the film for several shots, but the stars did not shoot their parts here.   

Also, you see in Casino Royale in 2006, Daniel Craig has a couple of scenes in Miami, yet those scenes were shot in Prague! 

 

 


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