Prior to researching our last minute jaunt to the Bahamas, I confess I didn’t know much about these islands other than they were close and often times the first stop for cruise boats and spring breakers. Not exactly confidence building measures. But my research also turned up that Nassau really its hey day in the height of the swingin’ 60’s, a refuge for the glitterati once Havana fell off the map.
And in 1965, Nassau set the stage for the James Bond flick Thunderball. It wasn’t known so much for nuance and plot, but like any Bond movie, it was full of handsome men, fun gadgets, glamourous gowns for glamourous evenings, and gorgeous gals that seem to take as much interest switching off with Bond as they do switching swimsuits.
Bond, James Bond is played by Sean Connery. Since I’m a bit younger than this movie, I only know Sir Connery as older, so I actually didn’t even recognize it as him. He’s quite handsome both younger and older, and Claudine Auger, the leading Bond girl here is a perfect match. Often times, they’re wearing things that are just as stylish today – a well tailored tuxedo, a pressed linen shirt and khakis; and on her that one shouldered black swimsuit would be welcome in my suitcase. Also, I think I really need an orange wetsuit. And definitely a jet pack.