The Soviet Union and Russia were frequent topics in the James Bond films and books. That strong influence is celebrated at a new gallery exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. The exhibit is sponsored by GQ Magazine and appears in the Solyanka Gallery.
Caroline Munro, who played Bond Girl Naomi, was there Thursday night to open the show, as was photographer Terry O’Neill. O’Neill is renowned for his portraits of Hollywood stars; he photographed Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever.
There is plenty for 007 fans to enjoy at the gallery. Displays include a number of costumes and props from the films. In the basement of the gallery, there is a complete reproduction of the villain’s lair seen in the second James Bond film From Russia With Love. Inside this immersive exhibit, fans are treated to dialogue and music from the James Bond movies.
The exhibit runs until November 20th. Can’t get to Moscow in time? GQ will also dedicate their November issue to the dashing spy. The issue commemorates not only the 50th anniversary of the film series, but of the latest Bond film, Skyfall, which comes out October 26.