The Playboy and James Bond: 007, Ian Fleming and Playboy Magazine
Oxford University Press, 2018 - 208 sidor
This is the first book-length study to focus on James Bond's relationship to the playboy ideal during the sixties and beyond. The book examines aspects of the Bond phenomenon and the playboy lifestyle, best represented in the pages of Playboy magazine, and considers how they are interconnected, especially in terms of gender and consumption, to construct and reflect a powerful male fantasy in the post-war era onwards. This analysis of the close association and relations between the emerging cultural icons of James Bond and the playboy is particularly concerned with Sean Connery's definitive Bond as seen in the films and promoted and used by the media. By exploring the connections between Bond and Playboy within the historical framework and contemporary debates, this book offers new insights into the related phenomena and their enduring legacy in popular culture.