Today would have been Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli’s one-hundredth birthday. He is a seminal figure in the creation of James Bond as a movie character; almost as important to the films as Ian Fleming was to the books. In honor of this momentous occasion, Chris Wright of FelixLeiter.com has assembled a collection of tribute articles, including one by me.
This striking collection of authors includes David Hedison—the first man to play Felix Leiter twice—and Richard Kiel (Jaws).
When Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman began as independent producers, they created, with Dr. No, a low budget masterpiece. Their surprise hit could have gone off in any number of directions, but they stood solidly by a vision that was uniquely theirs.
Click through and read them all!