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:
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.