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David Steen recalls: “This shot was taken at Fleming’s office in Mitre Court, just off Fleet Street. The magnifying glass, an irresistible prop for a spy-writer, was there on his desk. As for the cigarette holder, in those days everyone smoked and the day had yet to arrive when smoking became politically incorrect and editors decreed no shots of smokers.”
Location: Fleet Street, London, England
Year: 1962
Biography: London-born Fleming emerged from military training, followed by service to the Director of Naval Intelligence during World War II, very well-equipped to write his 12 James Bond novels. He also wrote the popular children’s story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, later a hit film and musical. Fleming died in 1964, just as James Bond was becoming a popular screen icon.
Print Type: Fibre-based Harman Galerie FB Digital
Printed by: Metro Imaging, London
Limited Editions: All prints are limited editions, no further prints are produced once sold
Bespoke: All prints are bespoke and printed to order, stamped and numbered
Presentation: Prints are supplied to clients flat in an acid-free box or rolled in a tube
Watermark: Watermarks will not be present on an original print
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