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Actor Sean Connery and author Ian Fleming discuss James Bond on the movie set of “Goldfinger” in 1963.

Although Fleming reportedly was initially opposed to having Connery portray the iconic 007 in the first film adaption of his novels, Dr. No, Connery would prove to be a very prescient selection for the role, which he reprised in six more films over the next 22 years.

In our next issue, author Henry Schlesinger takes an entertaining look at the 20th- and 21st-century world of espionage in the United States. Please check it out.