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Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Saga James Bond
Movie Goldfinger Guy Hamilton (1964)
James Bond (Sean Connery)'s holiday in the superb resort will soon turn into a mission for England.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Fontainebleau Miami Beach. (Photo by Phillip Pessar on Flickr)

“My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!”

James Bond

After destroying a secret base of a Mexican drug lord, James Bond takes a few days vacation at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

In the middle of a massage session, James Bond is interrupted by his old friend Félix Leiter (Cec Linder). The CIA agent has a message of the utmost importance to him. M, the boss of 007 in London, gives him a mission; to keep an eye on Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), an industrialist obsessed with gold.

James Bond bypassed the businessman, then in the middle of a card game by the pool, by going to his hotel room and preventing his secretary Jill Masterson (Shirley Eaton), equipped with binoculars and a radio, from transmitting his opponent’s game to his boss.

Amused by the scene, Jill succumbs to the charms of 007 and goes to her room to consummate the relationship. Unfortunately, her boss, not having enjoyed being ridiculed, sends his henchman Oddjob (Harold Sakata) to knock out the secret agent, completely covering his former employee with gold paint to asphyxiate and kill her.

James Bond then interrupts his vacation to go to London and confuses Goldfinger.

In reality, neither Sean Connery nor Gert Fröbe shot these scenes at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Only Cec Linder went there with a second film crew. Sets were recreated in the Pinewood studio for the famous pool scene.

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It took the make-up artists two hours to paint Shirley Eaton, Jill Masterson’s interpreter, in gold. She took even more time to clean herself and had to multiply Turkish baths to extract the paint from the pores of her skin. To avoid asphyxiation, a large part of the stomach has not been painted.

Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger
Scene at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Goldfinger. (Photo credit: EON Productions)

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Opened in 1954, the superb Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel complex covers nearly nine hectares.

Built in a curved shape to capture all the freshness of the ocean, the hotel boasts a prime location.

Quickly becoming a glamorous and luxurious resort, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has brought the biggest names in the business and has seen talented artists such as Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley perform on its grounds.

The north tower and ballroom were added between 1958 and 1960. In 2005, major renovations increased the capacity to 1,504 rooms.

In 2008, the complex was classified by the American National Monuments Center.

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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