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Maybe once was enough? “You Only Live Twice,” Bond in Context, Part 5.

By 1967, the producers of the Bond series were trying everything they could think of to keep the movies fresh. Was the cultural moment of the '60s finally playing out?

By |2018-09-13T20:30:33-07:00September 13th, 2018|History, Movies|2 Comments

“Goldfinger,” Goldwater, Civil Rights and Peak Sixties: Bond in Context, Part 3.

The history surrounding the most iconic film of the James Bond franchise involves politics, civil rights, Vietnam and a particularly crucial Presidential election.

By |2018-09-03T20:30:41-07:00September 3rd, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

Bond in Context, Part 2: “From Russia With Love” and the curious moment of the early 1960s.

The historical context of the second James Bond film involves the Cold War and hopes for a better world, many of which were dashed by the Kennedy assassination.

By |2018-09-01T20:30:50-07:00September 1st, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]

How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.

By |2018-08-30T20:30:08-07:00August 30th, 2018|History, Movies|6 Comments

Historic Painting: “The Girl Who Found The Golden Horn” by Harald Slott-Møller, 1906.

This painting commemorates the discovery, in 1639, of one of the world's great Iron Age art treasures, sadly now lost to history.

By |2018-07-09T20:30:36-07:00July 9th, 2018|Art, History|0 Comments

Cribs of the Chiefs: let’s visit some Presidential Places. (Part 1) [videos]

In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.

By |2018-06-18T20:30:55-07:00June 18th, 2018|History, Video|0 Comments

New voyages into the past: join me at ThatHistoryGuy and my new Twitch channel!

I have a brand new website showcasing my online history classes, and a Twitch channel where you can get a taste of them. Please follow!

By |2018-05-10T16:30:50-07:00May 10th, 2018|Classes, History, Social Media, Technology|0 Comments