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A Festival to Be Shaken, Not Stirred

September 08, 1996

The secret is out.

The life and lore of the legendary 007 will be celebrated Oct. 23-27 in Jamaica at the James Bond Festival.

Sponsored by the Jamaica Tourist Board and private companies, the festival will open Goldeneye, the former home of Bond's creator Ian Fleming, to public tours for the first time.

Other planned activities include visits to Firefly, the estate of the late composer Noel Coward; a dinner featuring actress Lois Maxwell ("Miss Moneypenny"); a seminar starring Maud Adams ("Octopussy"); visits to film locations; and appearances by Bond movie director John Glen and other celebrities.

Packages for the festival, including round-trip air fare, accommodations, ground transportation and entry to all events, start at $1,775 per person, double occupancy. Reservations: (800) 786-2877. Festival information: (800) 233-4582.

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