The Incredible World of Spy-fi: Wild and Crazy Spy Gadgets, Props, and Artifacts from TV and the Movies

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Chronicle Books, Oct 14, 2004 - Photography - 160 pages
In page after page of colorful imagery, The Incredible World of Spy-Fi captures four decades of espionage eye candy from our favorite fictional spies. From Maxwell Smart's Shoe Phone to James Bond's Walther PPK to Austin Powers' eyeglasses and classic spy gear from Alias, Mission: Impossible, The Wild Wild West, and more, this visual gallery reveals to the public for the very first time the world's largest collection of spy props and artifacts. Danny Biederman, creator of the Spy-Fi Archives, has spent the better part of his life tracking down over 4,000 rare pieces. So thorough is his collection that the CIA visited the Archives and invited Biederman to display a portion from his massive treasury at CIA headquarters. Here, Biederman profiles over 200 of his coolest, most captivating gadgets, offering enough juicy trivia and insider stories to make any spy proud.

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Even people who aren't big spy movie fans know that James Bond gets to play with some great gadgets. The same goes for the casts of Mission: Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and I Spy. Biederman ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Danny Biederman is an internationally recognized expert in pop spy fiction whose Spy Fi Archives has been exhibited in major museums and featured in the world press. A screenwriter, producer, and director, he has written for network TV spy shows and served as an expert consultant to MGM Studios on their James Bond film series. He lives in the Los Angeles Area.

Robert W. Wallace is the former director of the CIA's O.T.S. (Office of Technical Service) and is considered by many to be America's real-world "Q." He lives in Washington, D.C.

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