FYEO recommends these World Wide Web sites

Cinema Retro – Updated daily with the latest news, fascinating photos and surprising treats for fans of classic film and television. And while on site, be sure to subscribe to Cinema Retro magazine for in-depth coverage of the great adventure movies of the 1960s and 1970s (including the U.N.C.L.E. movies in a new story each issue written by FYEO editor Craig Henderson — back issues are going fast).

The Film Music Society – Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of music written for motion pictures and television. This non-profit group includes many leading composers among its members, and its Web site features numerous contributions from noted film music expert Jon Burlingame, producer of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. soundtracks and other acclaimed albums.

The Classic TV History Blog – A joy for TV fans who have a genuine love of the programs from television’s first two decades and the people who made them, with insightful reviews, interviews and musings by writer Stephen Bowie. Look for his visit with talented actress and screenwriter Leigh Chapman, who played U.N.C.L.E. secretary Sarah Johnson and wrote for Burke’s Law, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, It Takes a Thief and others.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Fans From U.N.C.L.E. (the site for same)

The story behind the U.N.C.L.E. Car

David McDaniel and the Ace Books U.N.C.L.E. novels

The U.N.C.L.E. Episode Guide, the longest-running of all U.N.C.L.E. sites

All about the U.N.C.L.E. Gun and how to obtain your very own functioning replica

Chevy’s Bewitching Bonanza – A rare and little-known treat for U.N.C.L.E. fans, as well as lovers of Bonanza, Bewitched and 1965 Chevrolets!

Solovision (All about Messrs. Solo and Vaughn)

David McCallum Fans Online (Ditto for McCallum and Illya)

U.N.C.L.E. Image Library (hundreds of frame grabs from all 105 episodes, taken from the DVDs)

U.N.C.L.E. Reviews (a review of every episode, collected here for those who missed their original weekly appearance on the Channel D discussion group)

James Bond 007

Some of the leading sites (there are, of course,

many more of widely varying quality)

James Bond.com a/k/a 007.com – the official studio site (and therefore nowhere near as interesting as the best

fan sites)

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. (official site of the holders

of Ian Fleming’s copyrights)

The Ian Fleming Foundation (devoted to the preservation

of Bond and Fleming artifacts)

007 Magazine (longtime official publication of the James Bond International Fan Club, now, sad to say, on-line only)

The new James Bond International Fan Club

Commander Bond.net (constantly updated and bristling

with all the latest on Bond’s world)

The HMSS Weblog covers Bond and the many other popular spies of past and present

Dr. Shatterhand’s Botanical Garden (for the true Bond

fan who understands that reference)

Thunderball Obsessional (the title says it all)

MI6, Home of James Bond (more snappy coverage

of all things Bond)

Museums and Reference Sources

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Danny Biederman’s Spy-Fi Archives

Archive of American Television interviews with series stars

and creators

Museum of Broadcast Communications entry for spy shows

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security on-line reference


Scifispy Magazines – eBay store catering to spy fans and

others, operated by Larry Charet, owner for 30 years of

Chicago’s legendary Larry’s Books and Comics Store and

its catalogue operation

Spyguise – long-established dealers in all sorts of spy movie

and TV memorabilia

The Spy Boys – makers of fine spy-prop replicas

Real Spies

The activities, offices, personnel and very existence of some of these agencies were once Top Secret. Now they all have their own public Web sites.

Central Intelligence Agency

National Security Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Defense Intelligence Agency

National Reconnaissance Office

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

MI6: British Secret Intelligence Service

MI5: British Security Service

FSB: Russian Security Service (only in Russian, unfortunately)

Mossad (in English!)

Canadian Security Intelligence Service (available in English

and French)

Australian Secret Intelligence Service