James Bond, code name 007, was created in 1953 by author Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. Ian Fleming didn’t know in 1953 that he had created a phenomenon. Where was Ian Fleming getting the details for his stories?
Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists embarked on a perilous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built.
Lionel Logue was an Australian speech therapist and stage actor who successfully treated, among others, King George VI, who had a pronounced stammer. The 2010 movie The Kings Speech won 3 Academy Awards. This is the the Smithsonian channel presentation of the true story as visited by his grandson Mark.
Prisoner of Paradise is a 2003 Canadian documentary film directed by Malcolm Clarke and Stuart Sender. The film tells the true story of Kurt Gerron, a German-Jewish cabaret and film actor in the 1920s and 1930s who was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp where he was commanded to write and direct a Nazi propaganda film