Bond. James Bond. The mere name evokes an exciting world of high living, exotic locations, sex, and adventure. Once upon a time, heroes wore armour and chain mail, but now automobiles have superseded stallions, and the modern hero requires something a little more individual in which to perform his daring deeds of selfless courage. Enter the suited hero. From The Thin Man to the men from U.N.C.L.E., James Bond has remained the epitome of the well-dressed gentleman spy. He is the quintessence of a certain British style, knowing what to wear, what to drink - shaken, but not stirred - what to say, and when to break the rules. Bond fans, movie buffs and fashion aficionados will all find new and illuminating material in this volume, which brings together a broad range of previously unpublished documents including filmstills, advertising, and candid images of the Cold War ambience of which Bond was a product. Although many books have explored the fascinating history of the 007 films, this is the first to demonstrate what made the Bond character a modern myth, and the world's most famous secret agent.