Porfirio Rubirosa, James Bond and Ian Fleming together in Repeating Island’s top post for 2016

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As 2016 comes to a close, we thought we would share with you the blog’s top post for the year. This year that honor belongs to an article that shows how, through a series of connections that include Noel Coward, Errol Flynn, Doris Duke, Rita Hayworth and a host of Caribbean locations, litigator and forensic historian Daniel J. Voelker has made a compelling case establishing mid-20th century playboy Porfirio Rubirosa as the primary model for Ian Fleming’s James Bond. It is a fascinating article, which you can read in its entirety here (voelker-on-rubirosa). Here’s the original post:

Ian Fleming’s James Bond Based on Dominican Playboy Porfirio Rubirosa

The post beat the runner up by nearly 2,000 views. That post–A DEATH BY SKIN CANCER? THE BOB MARLEY STORY–was initially posted on April 15, 2011 and was the blog’s top post in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

One thought on “Porfirio Rubirosa, James Bond and Ian Fleming together in Repeating Island’s top post for 2016

  1. Gosh… James Bond that phallocentric fairy tale with sex without emotion not to mention license to kill without emotion all wrapped in a colonialism is fun… This is what got the eye balls in 2016???
    Back in 80’s Bond film posters were regularly graffiti covered by folk (male and female) about it’s sexist colonial politics to wake people up. And that was in London, England in the 1980’s.
    Talk about one step forward two steps back in this humpty dumpty Trump era.
    Zeech

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