There is just something magical about seeing your very first James Bond movie; the cars, adventure, beautiful women, the spy gadgets and of course, the villains. For Clayton Radford all it took was a viewing of Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997 at age ten and he was hooked! Since that day the qualities in Ian Fleming’s title character have stayed with him throughout his life. James Bond is smooth, tough, prepared, and a refined dresser; all good qualities that Clayton looked up to.
Clayton’s interest in James Bond has led to a collection of items numbering 500 plus. Items in his collection range from books, movies, poker chips, model cars and even an Official Barbie “Bond Girl” from the movie Octopussy. Some of his prize possessions are a limited edition, replica of the Tomorrow Never Dies, movie script and the 20ft movie poster advertising the movie Skyfall which originally hung over the concession stand of the Clinton movie theatre. Many of the items in the collection have been received as gifts from family, while others have been purchased online or at flea market/thrift shops. Just this past holiday season his wife gave him with his very own pair of 007 cufflinks…James Bond cool! His plans for the future include a proper theater room in which to display his entire collection. He would like to add to his collection an autograph of one of the James Bond actors, preferably Sean Connery.
Other than collecting, watching movies and learning more trivia about James Bond, Clayton loves to spend quality family time with his wife, Brittany and children Connor and Emma. He is active in the Masonic Lodge in Clinton where he currently holds the office of Master and is employed with the local radio station. We hope you will bring the family in to view this interesting and unique collection. The “Bond, James Bond”, display will be available for viewing during regular business hours at the Henry County Library in Clinton until the end of April.