Image from the Past

Sean Connery, smartly attired in a classic Slazenger V-neck sweater, poses with James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, 1964. It was 45 years ago, in September of '64, that Goldfinger premiered in London at the Odeon Theater in Leicester Square. The New York premiere followed a few months later at the DeMille Theater in December. Although Goldfinger was the third James Bond film, it was the first in which his Aston Martin made an appearance. The Q-Branch-enhanced Silver Birch DB5 remains one of the most enduring automotive icons of the 1960’s. Photo: Everett Collection