Exhibit: Unconventional Bond: The Strange Life of Casino Royale on Film

April 16–June 16, 2013

Spurlock Museum

Open Tuesday 12:00-5:00, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, Sunday 12:00-4:00

600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Unlike all the other Bond novels, which were sold to a single company, EON Productions, for filming, Casino Royale went through several producers and was made into three startlingly different films. This exhibit tells the story of these three versions, from the modest CBS-TV production in 1954, to the bizarre, psychedelic spoof of 1967, to the "canonical" 2006 Daniel Craig version, considered one of the best Bond films. The exhibit also traces the legal path that led to Never Say Never Again, a second version of Thunderball, and looks at the never-produced Bond script, Warhead. Props, scripts, posters, and an Aston Martin will be displayed.

Special Thanks to:

Ian Fleming Publications Limited

EON Producations

Ian Fleming Estate

Thomas and Mercer

The Ian Fleming Foundation


The International Spy Museum

The Lilly Library, Indiana University