Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

According to the foundation itself, the IFF is “a public benefit nonprofit US 501(c)3 California corporation formed in July of 1992 . . . dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Ian Lancaster Fleming, Ian Fleming’s literary works, the James Bond phenomenon, and their impact on popular culture. One of the IFF’s goals is procuring, restoring, preserving, archiving, and displaying the original works of Ian Fleming and all of the subsequent products of that original body of work. These include the films, as well as the merchandise and memorabilia spawned by the films.” Over the past two-plus decades, the IFF has archived, restored, and maintained over thirty-five original film vehicles, including the badly damaged Lotus underwater effects car from The Spy Who Loved Me and the Neptune submarine from For Your Eyes Only.

The foundation published GoldenEye magazine and the Shaken, Not Stirred newsletter, fan publications that contained current Bond news as well as detailed research articles on James Bond and Ian Fleming’s work. Most recently, the IFF has provided fifteen vehicles to the Bond in Motion exhibition in the London Film Museum. The current board of directors of the Ian Fleming Foundation consists of Michael VanBlaricum, president; David Reinhardt, secretary and Canadian representative; George Martin, treasurer; Brad Frank and Colin Clark of the US; and Dave Worrall and Matthew Field, UK representatives.

The Ian Fleming Foundation can be contacted at PO Box 61908, Santa Barbara, CA, 93160, or via the website www.ianflemingfoundation.org.


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