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1 AUGUST 2015
007 WALK OF FAME OPENS AT SCHILTHORN

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-06-10
FSWL is happy to confirm that the previously announced 007 Walk of Fame at Schilthorn - Piz Gloria opens for public on Saturday 1 August 2015. FSWL can also confirm there will be a special VIP opening the day before with several James Bond cast & crew in attendance. Visit the official event page on Facebook.
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Confirmed VIP guests include George Lazenby, John Glen, Vic Armstrong, Terry Mountain, Catherine Schell, Jenny Hanley, Stefan Zürcher and Wendy Leech (daughter of George Leech).
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Media coverage of the VIP opening on August 31:
1-8-2015: >20 Minuten
1-8-2015: >20 Minuten (VIDEO)
3-8-2015: >Berner Zeitung
1-8-2015: >Jungfrau Zeitung
1-8-2015: >SBT Magazin
2-8-2015: >SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (VIDEO)
1-8-2015: >TeleBärn (VIDEO)
4-8-2015: >Telegraph

Video from the VIP opening of 007 Walkf of Fame on 31 July 2015:


ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE (Schilthorn, Switzerland, October 8, 2014)

“007 Walk of Fame” on the Schilthorn – on the trail of James Bond
Secret Agent James Bond 007 is about to leave new traces on the Schilthorn in 2015, when Schilthorn Cableway will pay homage to the cult icon and the movies with the launch of the first ever “007 Walk of Fame”.

"James Bond 007 fascinates and inspires people worldwide,” says Schilthorn Cableway chief executive Christoph Egger. BOND WORLD 007, the virtual exhibition dedicated to the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) filmed on the Schilthorn in 1968, has become a huge favourite with the public and attracts scores of Bond aficionados to the Piz Gloria every year.

“On the one hand, people are fascinated by the Bond actors and the classic characters such as the Bond Girls and Miss Moneypenny,” says Egger. “On the other hand, we shouldn’t forget the many other contributors to the movie, who often have exciting background stories to tell.” Next spring, work will begin on the “Walk of Fame” at the Schilthorn terrace in order to record and show these traces to the public.

Bond “007 Walk of Fame” – a story of many chapters
The “007 Walk of Fame“ on the Schilthorn will be based primarily on the location’s own movie, featuring the actors, directors and other protagonists from home and abroad. The organisers are specifically working to secure the participation of George Lazenby (James Bond), Diana Rigg (Tracy), Yuri Borienko (Grunther), Terence Mountain (Raphael), Gabriele Ferzetti (Draco), Willy Bogner (cameraman), Bernhard Russi (stunts), Stefan Zürcher and many others, who will be invited to leave their hand and footprints on the Schilthorn summit.

It goes without saying that this occasion will be celebrated in some style! “First and foremost we are creating the “007 Walk of Fame” for our guests and all Bond fans, but also for the protagonists who were involved in the making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and supported us when we opened BOND WORLD 007,” Egger says.

There are plans to tie special collaborations – for instance with Bond clubs – into the project, as well as the on - site presence of actors and others who were there when filming took place.

This gives fans of Secret Agent 007 plenty to look forward to: planning is already well underway and the first events that will write new chapters of the Bond tale on the Schilthorn are to be launched in spring 2015.

The “007 Walk of Fame“ will join a number of features commemorating the movie on the Schilthorn. BOND WORLD 007 is the key attraction, followed by the Bond figures and information points providing Bond lore and anecdotes, background stories and popular photo opportunities.

Photo above:
Montage of George Lazenby in front of Piz Gloria. © Schilthorn Cableway Ltd. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website of 007 Walk of Fame for more information:
schilthorn.ch/en/Angebot/Schilthorn/1_VIEW%3Cbr%3EPiz_Gloria_2970_m_._9744_ft/007_Walk_of_fame

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