007 Book location (mention): Rockefeller Center, New York / Casino Royale (1953)

007 Book location (mention): Rockefeller Center, New York / Casino Royale (1953)

June 1, 2022 0 By 007 Travelers

Bond book: Casino Royale (1953) (mentioned)
Place and location in the book: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, USA
What happens here in the book: Bond remembers his first kill in New York
Visited by 007 Travelers: June / July 2012

“Over the past few years, I’ve killed two thugs. First was in New York – the Japanese cipher master who unlocked our secret codes in Rockefeller Center’s RCA – building on the 36th floor, where was the Japanese Consulate.”

Ian Fleming: “Casino Royale“ (1953)

Strangely in John Pearson‘s “James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007” (1973) the building is situated in Lexington Avenue…

“The man’s Japanese. He’s called Shingushi and he’s in New York. Officially he’s with their consulate-general – he has an office on the thirty-sixth floor of a sky-scraper on Lexington Avenue. But unofficially the man’s a cypher expert – probably the greatest in the world. We’ve been studying him, and now we know for certain what he’s up to. For several months we’ve known that the Germans have been getting detailed information of Allied shipping movements from New York, and it appears that this has been relayed from their friends in Tokyo. The question was how the Japanese were getting it. Now Stephenson’s found out. The Japanese have been intercepting all our messages, to and from the Atlantic convoys, and little Shingushi has been busily decoding them.”

John Pearson: “James Bond, the Authorized Biography of 007” (1973)

Mika / 007 Travelers in front of Rockefeller Center

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