Friday, April 17, 2009

When John met Cubby...

The excellent fansite FelixLeiter.com ("Home of James Bond's brother from Langley") has a terrific tribute to Cubby Broccoli to celebrate the Centenary of his birth. Webmaster Chris Wright has invited Bond fans and notables to write about the famous Bond producer, and among the contributors is Simon Gardner, son of Bond author John Gardner.

Simon relates a hitherto untold story about his father's meeting with Cubby Broccoli in 1989:

In 1989, my family had ‘upped sticks’ and moved to the USA. Dad had always wanted to live in the States. I had joined them, and was living and working in Charlottesville, Virginia. To be honest, I am not sure what year the phone call came inviting my Father to meet with Cubby Broccoli in L.A. From the invitation, it would seem that there was possible interest in buying the movie rights to some of my Father’s Bond novels. Arrangements were made and my Dad flew to Los Angeles to meet with Mr. Broccoli. No actual day of meeting was confirmed, and my father was to be given further details once he arrived in LA.

CLICK ON OVER to FelixLeiter.com to read the full account of when John met Cubby.

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