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Couple transform Home Into James Bond Film Set
24Dash ^ | 1/13/10 | Jon Land

Posted on 01/13/2010 7:45:07 PM PST by nickcarraway

A couple spent four months and about £3,000 transforming their home into a James Bond film set complete with German soldiers and 007 crashing into their bathroom in a hang glider.

Simon and Angie Mullane scoured the internet and travelled around the country to collect memorabilia for their New Year's Eve party in Poole, Dorset.

The couple, both 44, transformed their home into a homage to the fictional spy created by writer Ian Fleming.

Up to 40 guests were greeted at the roadside with a home-made checkpoint manned by one of several soldier mannequins dressed in authentic East German border guard uniforms bought from eBay.

They covered the front garden in camouflage cloth with two Sean Connery Bond mannequins performing stunts in the garden.

One was dangling from a hang glider, bought from Birmingham, so large its wing tip stuck into the first floor bathroom.

Another Bond sat expectantly inside a mini-helicopter alongside a giant missile built from an air condition extractor pipe.

They started planning the party in September after deciding on the theme.

Mrs Mullane said: "We are not particular fans but we thought it would make a great theme and it would be easy to dress up in black tie or a little black dress but in the end everyone made a massive effort with some fantastic costumes."

Mrs Mullane donned a gold body suit to become the Goldfinger character Jill Masterson.

They invited 26 people for a three-course meal and the rest for the after party. Invites were a top secret document announcing the New Year's mission statement and biographies of Bond heroes and villains to inspire fancy dress.

They built a marquee in their garden with another Bond statue and mannequins dressed as famous characters while clips from various Bond films played in the background.

It cost the pair about £3,000 but Mrs Mullane, who owns shoe shop 2 Die 4, said: "It was as a thank you to a lot of our loyal customers and our really good friends.

"They were absolutely gob smacked saying they could never have a party because of the lengths we had gone to. No one will invite us to any parties now."

Mr Mullane added: "We got lots of flowers and cards saying thank you afterwards."

The pair have a reputation for hosting elaborate parties having built a graveyard in their back garden for Halloween 2008 complete with underground smoke pipes, buried coffins and a coffin ice-bucket and they even bought a hearse.

Their next big party already in planning is for Mrs Mullane's 50th, but they have a few years yet.


TOPICS: Hobbies; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jamesbond

1 posted on 01/13/2010 7:45:07 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well, for my money, I think you could have about as much fun with the old Merv Griffin set that Kramer rescued from the dumpster on Seinfeld.


2 posted on 01/13/2010 7:48:11 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: nickcarraway

Shark pool?


3 posted on 01/13/2010 7:49:45 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Miss Marple

Is this what Mr. M has been doing while you “thought” he was away??? :-). This is too funny.


4 posted on 01/13/2010 7:50:12 PM PST by Neets
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To: BenLurkin

Shirley Bassey?


5 posted on 01/13/2010 7:50:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Perdogg; Impy; Clemenza

*ping*


6 posted on 01/13/2010 7:51:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: nickcarraway; devolve; Perdogg
Lol, ping of interest;

They covered the front garden in camouflage cloth with two Sean Connery Bond mannequins performing stunts in the garden.


7 posted on 01/13/2010 7:55:08 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-dink-)
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To: BenLurkin

Pusssshy Galore..


8 posted on 01/13/2010 7:55:30 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

I was waiting for that.....


9 posted on 01/13/2010 7:58:44 PM PST by ninonitti
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder; onedoug

Lol


10 posted on 01/13/2010 8:31:32 PM PST by windcliff
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To: All

Looks like wifey’s James Bond act was a bit late....
She could have done with some 007 action to spring him from jail...:^)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/3686864.stm

Looks like the same guy, same age, same town, and same haircut...:^) — and it’s her shoe shop, not his.


11 posted on 01/13/2010 10:15:29 PM PST by az_gila (AZ - one Governor down... we don't want her back...)
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To: nickcarraway

Too much time on their hands!


12 posted on 01/14/2010 3:20:12 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Neets

LOL!

Thanks for the ping! Fortunately, Mr. Marple will not see this story and get big ideas.


13 posted on 01/14/2010 4:35:46 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: potlatch


Connery - Sean Connery


14 posted on 01/14/2010 8:27:06 AM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve
Here's looking at you kid!


15 posted on 01/14/2010 9:06:25 AM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-dink-)
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To: potlatch

.

Very good potlatch!

Excellent artwork and animation!


16 posted on 01/14/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

It was a great party.

I thought Q was underdone however, but Money penny was a knockout.


17 posted on 01/14/2010 2:32:20 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Tax the poor. They are a drag on society)
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To: nickcarraway

Gold? All over?


18 posted on 01/14/2010 2:35:20 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: devolve

Thanks devolve, an old one as you know.
Must have made it before I got my new monitor as I see light speckles below the arm.
Busy today.


19 posted on 01/14/2010 2:57:13 PM PST by potlatch (- What a co-inky-dink-)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ve always wanted to do my house like Otter in “Animal House,” the seductive bossa nova soundtrack included, but my GF vetoed it.


20 posted on 01/14/2010 7:19:30 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Ah, so the g/f didn't want to play the role of Mrs. Dean Wormer ?

21 posted on 01/14/2010 7:58:16 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Ah yes, Mrs. Wormer, the original “Cougar.”


22 posted on 01/14/2010 8:00:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’d think that honor might’ve gone to Mae West (at least in the modern era).


23 posted on 01/14/2010 8:21:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

People are sensous, objects are sensual.


24 posted on 01/14/2010 8:25:18 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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