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Bond ... James Bond ... turns 60 and is to be celebrated at Illinois

Dusty Rhodes, Arts and Humanities Editor
3/25/2013  8:00 am

The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. Thats the opening line of Casino Royale, the novel that introduced secret agent James Bond to the world, launching a franchise of books and blockbuster movies that continues to this day. April 13 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, and the University of Illinois will recognize the event with a collaborative celebration hosted by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.