It was only the other day that I suddenly remembered one of my favourite Bond films is partially set in New York City. That stellar film is Live and Let Die (1973), starring Roger Moore as famous secret agent James Bond; his first time playing the role. Lots of people dislike Live and Let Die because it’s quite cheesy and it has some quite questionable cultural sensitivity issues. Even though I agree with that, there’s something about this film that I can’t help but adore.
Anyway, early on in the film when Bond has to investigate the villain’s dodgy dealings, he must visit a special shop that might have some answers for him – the Oh Cult Voodoo Shop. The exterior of this shop was filmed at 33 East 65th Street, near the corner of Madison Avenue. The exterior looks similar to the film, except that above there’s some kind of art and craft studio, and the shop below is either a makeup artist or a hairdresser (unsure which). The garage next to the building also has its original door that can be seen in the film.
As you can see, it really looks like any old place in the city, and most people would probably think the location has no significance. Some locals asked my partner and I why we were taking photos there, and we told them it was in a Bond film, and they were really surprised and excited about it. Always good to share the film location hunting love!
Photos shot on iPhone 5.
Hint for tomorrow’s photo: Who you gonna call?