I am in London currently, and had an opportunity to drop by the fantastic new “Bond in Motion” exhibit at London Film Museum in Covent Garden. The brilliant exhibition features cars used in James Bond films over the past 50 years, as well as some key movie props and costumes from the 007 franchise. I’ve always been a huge fan of London Film Museum and their mission, and as always they have put together a great collection of film memorabilia in a classy and artful way – they are really the best in the business when it comes to displaying pop culture artifacts.
You can learn more about London Film Museum at their official site (which also includes ticket information about the exhibit) over at www.londonfilmmuseum.com:
Below is the official release about the exhibit:
LONDON FILM MUSEUM TO STAGE ‘BOND IN MOTION’ FROM 21 MARCH 2014
FIRST TIME THE LARGEST OFFICIAL COLLECTION OF JAMES BOND VEHICLES HAS BEEN EXHIBITED IN LONDON
London, 7 February 2014: The London Film Museum and EON Productions are delighted to announce that the BOND IN MOTION exhibition, the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles, will be on display for the first time in London from 21 March.
This exciting family exhibition will transform the entire London Film Museum space in Covent Garden and will allow Bond fans and members of the public to see the most up to date collection, including for the first time in the UK, the 1/3 scale model of Agusta Westland’s AW101 helicopter used whilst filming 2012’s Skyfall. BOND IN MOTION will also feature a wide range of vehicles, miniature models, action sequence boards, vehicle concept art and props from all of the James Bond films.
Iconic cars that have featured in the high octane, all action Bond vehicle chases will also be on display, including ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1, from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, 1964 and the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, 1995.
The London Film Museum is located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden London WC2E 7BN.
Exhibition will be open 7 Days a Week* 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm) Saturday – 10am till 7pm (last entry 6pm). The Museum Shop and Cafe is open during Museum opening hours. Tickets can be purchased at the venue on the day but to avoid the queues, we recommend purchasing your ticket in advance from www.londonfilmmuseum.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk, telephone 0207 202 7043. Tickets priced as follows: adults £14.50; child £9.50, family ticket £38 (2 adults 2 children under 16) and under 5’s go free.
Bond In Motion was previously at The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. The exhibition ran from January 2012 to December 2013 and marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series. Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum opens on the 21st March and will run throughout 2014.
About the London Film Museum
The London Film Museum is the only film museum of its kind in Great Britain, promoting the Film Industry and the talent within it. It is self supporting, reinvesting back into the museum and within the community, creating a number of local area initiatives that also form an important part of the school curriculum.
The London Film Museum was founded and created by Jonathan Sands in February 2008 and has created popular exhibitions including Chaplin-the Great Londoner and Ray Harryhausen-Myths and Legends and Lights, Camera, London!
About Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-three films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE and SKYFALL.
Below are some of the photos I took during my visit… (click any image for higher resolution versions of each photo):