: 19Aston Martin DB5, produced by Corgi, as a tie-in to the James Bond film Goldfinger

1964 Aston Martin DB5, produced by Corgi, as a tie-in to the James Bond film Goldfinger

: 19Aston Martin DB5, produced by Corgi, as a tie-in to the James Bond film Goldfinger

1964 Aston Martin DB5, produced by Corgi, as a tie-in to the James Bond film Goldfinger

2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. In celebration of that and in anticipation of the newest James Bond film Skyfall (2012) being released on Friday, November 9th on Monday, November 5th, at 6pm the Preservation Foundation will present an evening dedicated to the work of influential Bond film set designer Sir Ken Adam with specific emphasis on his contributions to the classic Bond film Goldfinger (1964).

Sir Ken Adam is acknowledged as the world’s greatest living production designer: creator of the look of the James Bond films, winner of Oscars for Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975) and the film version of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of King George (1994).

His influence on interior design and architecture is unparalleled for someone whose career has been in the imaginative world of cinema.

Adam is a German who left Germany in the 1930s – and his work was heavily influenced by the German Expressionist cinema of that time. He trained in London as an architect and after serving in the RAF during World War II, he became involved in production design in 1948, getting his first Art Director credit on Around the World in Eighty Days in 1956. Since then he has designed 75 films, creating the bold and revolutionary designs for the first seven James Bond movies, as well as the startling war room in Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964).

The evening will begin at 6pm with the Preservation Foundation’s Executive Director Alexander C. Ives giving a brief talk about Sir Ken Adam.

After this, the short documentaries Life and Art of Sir Ken Adam (2008) and Designing Bond’s World (2012) will be shown, followed by extended clips from the classic Bond film Goldfinger (1964).

The event will be held in Rosenthal Lecture Room at the Preservation Foundation’s offices located at 311 Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach.

Please note, doors lock at 6:15pm.

Refreshments will be provided, including martinis based on James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s personal recipe.

The event is FREE to all. However, only reserved seating is available. Those who wish to attend must call 561.832.0731 to reserve a seat. Email responses are not accepted.

As with all events, the Foundation expects attendees to act respectfully. We reserve the right to turn away anyone.


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Alexander C. Ives

Executive Director

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach

311 Peruvian Avenue

Palm Beach, Florida 33480

561.832.0731, ext. 101

[email protected]

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The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the historic, architectural and cultural heritage of Palm Beach, Florida. As the community advocate for maintaining the outstanding quality of life in Palm Beach, the Foundation has created a community-wide perspective seeing the unique buildings of Palm Beach as integral to the Town’s character as well as its future. What once would have been only issues of growth have been reshaped as issues of quality of life. By combining history, inventiveness and ingenuity the Preservation Foundation has helped forge a contemporary Palm Beach informed by its achievements in architecture, culture and design, not dismissive of them.

Over 30 years, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach has given millions of dollars for the preservation and restoration of historic properties; worked advocating for over 275 landmark properties; recognized numerous architects, owners, and properties with awards; educated hundreds of thousands of children about the architectural, cultural and environmental legacy of Palm Beach; and saved thousands of archival documents in its library, among many other accomplishments.