Ian Fleming (1908-1964), Author
Ian Lancaster Fleming
Sitter in 16 portraits
Ian Fleming joined Reuters in 1931, then went into the City (1933-9). He was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the war. Fleming was foreign manager for the Kemsley group of newspapers (1949-59). The secret agent James Bond, '007', made his first appearance in Casino Royale (1953). Other novels followed, among them Goldfinger (1959) and Thunderball (1961).
by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1964