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Ivar Bryce

Ivar Bryce

Ivar Bryce rođen je 1906. Njegov otac je zaradio bogatstvo trgujući guanom, nalazištem morskih ptica koje se hrane ribom i koje je široko korišteno kao prirodno gnojivo. Majka mu je bila slikarica i objavljena autorica detektivskih romana.

1917. Bryce je upoznao Iana Fleminga i njegovu braću na plaži u Cornwallu: "Graditelji tvrđava velikodušno su me pozvali da im se pridružim i otkrio sam da se tim imenom zovu Peter, Ian, Richard i Michael. Vođe su bili Ian i Peter, i ja smo rado izvršili njihova tačna i zahtjevna naređenja. Oni su bili prirodni vođe ljudi, obojica, što je kasnije povijest trebala dokazati, i za njih sve dobro govori da je bilo mjesta i za Petra i za Iana u vodu . "

Bryce je poslan na Eton College gdje je nastavio prijateljstvo s Flemingom. Bryce je kupio motor Douglas i ovo vozilo koristio za putovanja po Windsoru. Takođe je poveo Fleminga na bicikl da posjeti izložbu Britanskog carstva u Londonu. Takođe su zajedno izdali časopis The Wyvern. Fleming je koristio majčine kontakte da ubijedi Augustusa Johna i Edwina Lutyensa da doprinesu crtežima. Časopis je takođe objavio pjesmu Vite Sackville-West. Urednici su pokazali svoja desničarska mišljenja objavivši članak u pohvalu Britanske fašističke partije. Tvrdio je da je "njegova primarna namjera suprotstaviti se sadašnjem i sve rastućem trendu revolucije ... od najveće je važnosti da se centri pokrenu na univerzitetima i u našim državnim školama".

Tokom Drugog svjetskog rata Bryce je radio za Williama Stephensona, šefa Britanske sigurnosne koordinacije (BSC), jedinice sa sjedištem u New Yorku. Prema Thomas E. Mahl, autoru knjige Očajnička obmana: Britanske tajne operacije u Sjedinjenim Državama, 1939-44 (1998): "Bryce je radio u odjelu za latinoameričke poslove BSC -a, kojim je upravljao Dickie Coit (u uredu poznat kao Coitis Interruptus). Budući da je bilo malo dokaza o njemačkoj zavjeri za preuzimanje Latinske Amerike, Ivar je otkrio teško je uzbuditi Amerikance zbog prijetnje. "

Nicholas J. Cull, autor knjige Prodajni rat: Britanska propagandna kampanja protiv američke neutralnosti (1996.), tvrdio je: "U ljeto 1941. on (Bryce) je postao željan probuditi Sjedinjene Države pred nacističkom prijetnjom u Južnoj Americi." Za britansku sigurnosnu koordinaciju bilo je posebno važno potkopati propagandu američkog Prvog komiteta koji je imao više od milijun plaćenih članova. Bryce se sjeća u svojoj autobiografiji, Živiš samo jednom (1975): "Skicirajući probne karte mogućih promjena, na svom bloteru sam došao do jedne koja prikazuje vjerojatnu preraspodjelu teritorija koja bi se svidjela Berlinu. Bilo je vrlo uvjerljivo: što sam je više proučavao, to je imalo više smisla ... bile su prave njemačke karte ove vrste koje je trebalo otkriti i objaviti među ... američkim Firsterima, kakav bi metež izazvao. "

William Stephenson odobrio je ideju i projekt je predat Stanici M, tvornici lažnih dokumenata u Torontu koju vodi Eric Maschwitz, iz Izvršnog odbora za posebne operacije (SOE). Trebalo im je samo 48 sati da naprave "mapu, pomalo zamrznutu upotrebom, ali na kojoj bi se glavni proizvođači mapa Rajha ... bili spremni zakleti da su je oni napravili." Stephenson je sada dogovorio da FBI pronađe mapu tokom racije u njemačkoj sigurnoj kući na južnoj obali Kube. J. Edgar Hoover je kartu predao Williamu Donovanu. Njegov izvršni pomoćnik, James R. Murphy, dostavio je kartu predsjedniku Franklinu D. Rooseveltu. Istoričar Thomas E. Mahl tvrdi da je "kao rezultat ovog dokumenta Kongres demontirao posljednje zakonodavstvo o neutralnosti".

Nicholas J. Cull je tvrdio da Roosevelt nije trebao shvatiti da je to krivotvorina. Ističe da je Adolf A. Berle, pomoćnik državnog sekretara za pitanja Latinske Amerike, već upozorio Cordell Hull -a, državnog sekretara da je "britanska obavještajna služba bila vrlo aktivna u stvaranju opasnosti u Južnoj Americi. Moramo biti malo nas čuvaj od lažnih zastrašivanja. "

Bryce je pisao Walteru Lippmannu u martu 1942. Poslao mu je knjigu Huga Artuca Fernandeza koja je napisana po nalogu britanske obavještajne službe. "Šaljem vam primjerak knjige mog prijatelja Artuca, za koju mislim da će vas zanimati. .Nešto od toga zvuči prilično alarmantno i pretjerano, ali je mnogo točnije od većine knjiga o Južnoj Americi ... Ako ste uopće bili skloni napisati bilo što o opasnostima po Južnu Ameriku, mogao bih vam navesti bilo koji broj činjenica koje nikada nisu objavljene, ali koje bi moji prijatelji ovdje voljeli vidjeti da su razumno objavljeni u ovom trenutku. "

Bryce je bio stacioniran na Jamajci (njegova supruga Sheila, vlasnica Bellevuea, jedne od najvažnijih kuća na ostrvu), tokom Drugog svjetskog rata, gdje je vodio opasne misije u Latinsku Ameriku. Ian Fleming, koji je bio lični pomoćnik admirala Johna Godfreya, direktora pomorske obavještajne službe, posjetio je Brycea 1941. Fleming mu je rekao da: "Kad dobijemo ovaj prokleti rat, živjet ću na Jamajci. Samo živjeti na Jamajci i preklopiti ga, plivati ​​u moru i pisati knjige. "

Bryce je 1945. pomogao Flemingu da pronađe kuću i dvanaest jutara zemlje tik izvan Oracabesse. Uključivala je traku bijelog pijeska na ljupkom dijelu obale. Fleming je odlučio kuću nazvati Goldeneye, nakon svog ratnog projekta u Španiji, Operacija Goldeneye. Njihov bivši šef, William Stephenson, takođe je imao kuću na ostrvu sa pogledom na zaliv Montego. Stephenson je osnovao Britansko-američko-kanadsku korporaciju (kasnije nazvanu Svjetska trgovačka korporacija), kompaniju tajnih službi koja se specijalizirala za trgovinu robom sa zemljama u razvoju. William Torbitt je tvrdio da je "prvobitno dizajniran da popuni prazninu nastalu raspadom velikih njemačkih kartela koje je sam Stephenson učinio mnogo da uništi".

1950. Bryce se oženio Josephine Hartford. Njen djed, George Huntington Hartford, bio je osnivač Velike atlantske i pacifičke čajne kompanije. Josephine je bila kći princeze Guido Pignatelli i Edwarda V. Hartforda, koji je bio izumitelj i predsjednik kompanije Hartford Shock Absorber Company. Nekadašnja koncertna pijanistica bila je jedan od vodećih vlasnika trkaćih konja u Sjedinjenim Državama.

Bryce se pridružio Ernestu Cuneu i grupi investitora, uključujući Iana Fleminga, kako bi preuzeo kontrolu nad Sjevernoameričkom novinskom alijansom (NANA). Andrew Lycett je istakao: "Dolaskom televizije, njena zvijezda je počela slabiti. Savjetovao ga je Ernie Cuneo, koji mu je rekao da je to siguran način da upozna svakoga koga želi, Ivar je uskočio i kupio kontrolu. On je imenovao oštroumnog. Cuneo da nadgleda američki kraj stvari ... a Fleming je doveden na brod da ponudi savjet profesionalnog novinara. " Fleming je imenovan za evropskog potpredsjednika sa plaćom od 1.500 funti godišnje. U to je uvjerio Jamesa Gomera Berryja, prvog vikonta Kemsleya Sunday Times treba blisko surađivati ​​s NANA -om. Organizovao je i dogovor sa The Daily Express, u vlasništvu lorda Beaverbrooka.

Bryce je postao filmski producent i pomogao u financiranju Dječak i most (1959). Film je izgubio novac, ali je Bryce odlučio da ponovo želi raditi s njegovim redateljem, Kevinom McCloryjem, pa je predloženo da su osnovali kompaniju, Xanadu Films. U projekt su se uključile Josephine Hartford, Ernest Cuneo i Ian Fleming. Dogovoreno je da će snimiti film sa Flemingovim likom, Jamesom Bondom.

Prvi nacrt scenarija napisao je Cuneo. Zvao se Thunderball i poslano je Flemingu 28. maja. Fleming ga je opisao kao "prvu klasu" sa "tačnim stepenom fantazije". Međutim, sugerirao je da nije pametno ciljati Ruse kao zlikovce jer je smatrao da je moguće da se Hladni rat može završiti do završetka filma. Predložio je da se Bond suoči sa SPECTER -om, akronimom za specijalnog izvršnog direktora za kontraobavještajne poslove, revoluciju i špijunažu. Fleming je na kraju proširio svoja zapažanja na obradu filma na 67 stranica. Kevin McClory je sada zaposlio Jacka Whittinghama za pisanje scenarija zasnovanog na Flemingovim idejama.

Dječak i most bio neuspjeh na blagajnama i Bryce je, na preporuku Ernesta Cunea, odlučio odustati od filmskog projekta o James Bondu. McClory je odbio prihvatiti ovu odluku i 15. februara 1960. dostavio je drugu verziju Thunderball scenarij Whittingham. Fleming je pročitao scenario i neke od Whittinghamovih ideja, na primer, otmicu bombe u vazduhu, ugradio u najnoviju knjigu o Bondu koju je pisao. Kada je objavljen 1961., McClory je tvrdio da je otkrio osamnaest primjera u kojima je Fleming koristio scenarij kako bi "izgradio zaplet".

Predsjednik John F. Kennedy bio je ljubitelj Flemingovih knjiga. U ožujku 1961. Hugh Sidey objavio je članak u Life Magazine, među deset omiljenih knjiga predsjednika Kennedyja. Bio je to popis osmišljen da pokaže da je Kennedy bio i načitan i u skladu s popularnim ukusom. Uključivao je Flemingov Iz Rusije s ljubavlju. Do tog trenutka Flemingove knjige nisu bile dobro prodavane u Sjedinjenim Državama, ali su, uz Kennedyjevo odobrenje, njegovi izdavači odlučili pokrenuti veliku reklamnu kampanju za promociju njegovih knjiga. Do kraja godine Fleming je postao najprodavaniji pisac trilera u Sjedinjenim Državama.

Ovaj publicitet rezultirao je time da je Fleming u junu 1961. potpisao filmski ugovor s producentima, Albertom Broccolijem i Harryjem Saltzmanom. Dr No, sa Seanom Conneryjem u glavnoj ulozi, otvorena je u jesen 1962. godine i postigla je trenutan uspjeh na kino blagajnama. Čim je objavljen, Kennedy je zatražio prikazivanje u svom privatnom kinu u Bijeloj kući.

Kevin McClory i Jack Whittingham naljutili su se na uspjeh filma o Jamesu Bondu i vjerovali da su ih Bryce, Ian Fleming i Ernest Cuneo prevarili u ostvarivanju profita od predloženih Thunderball film. Slučaj se pojavio pred Višim sudom 20. novembra 1963. Tri dana nakon toga, kada je predsjednik John F. Kennedy ubijen u Dallasu. McCloryjev advokat, Peter Carter-Ruck, kasnije se prisjetio: "Ročište je neočekivano i donekle dramatično odgođeno nakon što su vodeći advokat s obje strane vidjeli sudiju u njegovim privatnim sobama." Bryce je pristao platiti troškove i neotkrivenu štetu. McClory je u scenariju dobio sva književna i filmska prava, a Fleming je bio primoran priznati da je njegov roman "zasnovan na ekranizaciji Kevina McCloryja, Jacka Whittinghama i autora."

Fleming je ohrabrio Brycea da napiše svoje memoare i dao mu nekoliko savjeta kako se nositi s tim procesom. "Bit ćete stalno u depresiji zbog napretka opusa i smatrat ćete da je sve to besmisleno i da nikoga neće zanimati. To su trenuci u kojima se morate još tvrdoglavije pridržavati svog rasporeda i obavljati svakodnevne obaveze ... Nema veze o briljantnoj frazi ili zlatnoj riječi, kad se strojopis nađe, možete petljati, ispravljati i uljepšavati koliko god želite. Zato nemojte biti depresivni ako se prvi nacrt čini pomalo sirov, to čine svi prvi nacrti. Pokušajte zapamtiti vrijeme i mirisi i osjećaji i gomilaju se u svim vrstama savremenih detalja. Ne dopustite nikome da vidi rukopis dok se dobro ne snađete u njemu, a prije svega ne dopustite da vam nešto ometa rutinu. Ne brinite o ono što ste unijeli, uvijek se može izrezati pri ponovnom čitanju; bitan je potpuni opoziv. " Bryceova autobiografija, Živiš samo jednom, objavljeno 1975.

Ivar Bryce umro je 1985.

Graditelji tvrđava velikodušno su me pozvali da im se pridružim, i otkrio sam da se tim imenom zovu Peter, Ian, Richard i Michael. Oni su bili prirodni vođe muškaraca, obojica, što je kasnije povijest trebala dokazati, i za sve njih dobro govori da je bilo mjesta i za Petra i za Iana u vodu.

Dolaskom televizije, njena zvijezda je počela slabiti. i Fleming je doveden na brod da ponudi savjet profesionalnog novinara.


Šuplja farma Black Hole Farm u saveznoj državi New York, gdje je autor Ian Fleming napisao nekoliko knjiga iz serijala o Jamesu Bondu, objavljuje nove cijene

New York, New York (24. oktobar 2019.) - Black Hole Hollow Farm, mirna kolonijalna farma u sjevernom dijelu New Yorka, udaljena 30 milja od ljetne destinacije za konjske utrke Saratoga, inspirirala je najtrajniju filmsku franšizu u povijesti. Ian Fleming, tvorac agenta 007, posjećivao je ovu farmu koja se graniči s Vermontom kako bi posjetio svog dragog prijatelja i školskog druga iz Etona, Ivara Felix C. Brycea i njegovu suprugu, Josephine. Ovdje je gospodin Fleming radio na takvim klasicima kao što su “Dijamanti su zauvijek”, “Goldfinger” i “Samo za vaše oči”.

Popis, koji je prvobitno bio ponuđen u iznosu od 3.980.000 USD za gotovo 1.000 jutara zemlje, smanjen je za polovicu kako bi uključio najizuzetnije karakteristike imanja za jedinstvenu vrijednost. Black Hole Hollow Farm predstavlja Story Jenks iz LandVesta u iznosu od 2.950.000 USD, a globalne marketinške usluge pruža Christie's International Real Estate.

Kako se sada snima 25. nastavak filma, s Danielom Craigom koji se vratio u naslovnoj ulozi, inspiracija priče za ovu priču traje. U kopiji "Casino Royale" gospodina Brycea, gospodin Fleming je napisao: "Za Ivara, koji je pomiješao prvu večeru ...", književnost i najpoznatiji koktel filma jer se martini protresa i ne miješa.

Gospodin Bryce, stvarni špijun kao obavještajni oficir britanskog MI6, bio je ljubazan, zgodan, uništen i povezan sa porodicom Mountbatten, rođaci kraljevske porodice. Najmanje jedan kolega iz obavještajne agencije komentirao je da je gospodin Bryce sigurno James Bond bez nasilnih sklonosti. Najbolji prijatelj agenta 007, Felix Leiter, počašćen je srednjim imenom gospodina Brycea. Ivar Bryce je u svojoj autobiografiji iz 1974. godine, „You Only Live Once: Memories of Ivar Bryce and Ian Fleming“, napisao da je farma „odgovorila na neki atavistički poziv u njegovoj škotskoj duši. Satima je hodao sam po brdima i vraćao se opušten i zamišljen na nekom novom zametku. "

Smještena u dolini na državnoj liniji New York-Vermont, povijesna Black Hill Hollow Farm centrira se oko kolonijalne seoske kuće iz oko 1772. godine okružene engleskim vrtovima, a ažurirao ju je poznati arhitekta seoske kuće Jerome Cerny. Prostirući se na 8.143 četvornih metara, rezidencija od poljskog kamena i iverice sastoji se od prijemnih soba sa šest spavaćih soba, sve s kaminima i potpuno ažuriranom gurmanskom kuhinjom. Ostali vrhunski sadržaji uključuju staklenik s ribnjakom koi, vanjski bazen, tri ručno obrađena štala s gredama i 10 milja privatnih staza.

Njegova cijenjena lokacija seže do Nacionalne šume Green Mountain i udaljena je samo 30 milja od Saratoga Springsa, gdje se nalazi najstarija čistokrvna rasa u Americi, Travers Stakes. Mjesto trke u Saratogi istaknuto je u "Diamonds Are Forever". Bryceova supruga, Josephine, uzgajivačica konja, pozvala je gospodina Fleminga da prisustvuje utrci tokom jedne od njegovih brojnih posjeta farmi.

Gospodin Jenks, regionalni upravljački broker za LandVest, rekao je: "Ova nekretnina je skriveno blago i najbliža je engleskom seoskom imanju u područjima Adirondack i Nova Engleska."


Ekstravagantno rodno mjesto Jamesa Bonda moglo bi biti vaše

Dana 27. oktobra 1941, predsjednik Franklin Delano Roosevelt izašao je na binu u hotelu Mayflower u Washingtonu, DC, kako bi govorio u čast Dana mornarice. Dok je Britanija bila pod opsadom nacista, Roosevelt je želio da se SAD pridruže borbi. Američka javnost nije bila uvjerena.

„U svom posjedu imam tajnu kartu koju je sačinila Hitlerova vlada. To je karta Južne Amerike i dijela Centralne Amerike, kakvu Hitler predlaže da je reorganizira ”, rekao je Roosevelt šokiranoj skupštini.

Predsjednik je tada otkrio još jedan njemački dokument koji se obavezao eliminirati svjetske religije.

Reakcija je bila eksplozivna, ali činjenice nisu. Ni karta ni vjerski proglas nisu bili stvarni.

Kako autor Henry Hemming opisuje u svojoj novoj knjizi „Agenti utjecaja: britanska kampanja, kanadski špijun i tajna zavjera za uvođenje Amerike u Drugi svjetski rat“ (PublicA Affairs), dokumente je naručio nevjerojatni kanadski špijun po imenu William Stephenson, koji je vodio britansku propagandnu operaciju iz Rockefeller centra s namjerom da uvede Sjedinjene Države u rat na bilo koji način.

Stephenson, rođen 1897. u Winnipegu, Manitoba, bio je leteći as u Prvom svjetskom ratu, koji je kasnije postao milioner razvijajući i prodajući radio u Velikoj Britaniji.

Pokrenuo je investicijski fond pod nazivom British Pacific Trust i okupio vlastitu obavještajnu službu da ga upotpuni, tim savjetnika i plaćenih doušnika koje je nazvao Britanska industrijska tajna služba.

Godine 1939., član parlamenta Sir Ralph Glyn saznao je za Stephensonovu organizaciju i upoznao ga s vojnom obavještajnom službom, odjeljkom 6 ili MI6, tajnom obavještajnom službom britanske vlade.

"Stephenson je djelovao diskretno, motivirano i oštroumno, a MI6 mu je ponudio pomoć i određena sredstva", piše Hemming. "Zauzvrat bi imenovao svoje izvore i podijelio obavještajne podatke koje su dali."

Nakon što se Stephenson sastao sa šefom FBI -a J. Edgarom Hooverom na zahtjev MI6 i oni su uspjeli, Stephenson je imenovan za šefa operacija MI6 u Sjedinjenim Državama.

Budući da je Britanija izdržala intenzivno njemačko bombardiranje, jedina nada za opstanak bila je uvođenje Sjedinjenih Država u rat - čemu je samo 7% Amerikanaca bilo naklonjeno 1940.

Britanski zvaničnici dali su posao da promijene mišljenje i suprotstave nacističkoj propagandi Stephensonu. Njegova prva pobjeda bila je mala, ali informativna. Iz izvora je saznao da se njemački diplomata, dr Gerhard Westrick, sastao sa američkim biznismenima, uključujući i izvršnog direktora Texaca.

"Stephenson je odlučio naoružati ovu inteligenciju", piše Hemming. "Uputio je člana svog osoblja da to pretvori u" prvoklasnu vijest "."

Priča je objavljena 1. avgusta 1940. u novinama širom zemlje pod naslovima poput "Hitlerov tajni agent". Izvršni direktor Texaca podnio je ostavku, a Westrick je bio prisiljen napustiti zemlju.

Izvađen iz onoga što je u suštini neistorija, bila je to značajna pobjeda novokrštenog špijuna.

Bill Stephenson u Londonu 1938. godine, otprilike u vrijeme kada su biznismen i bivši pilot lovca počeli gravitirati prema MI6 i svijetu inteligencije.

"Bill Stephenson je naučio prvu i najosnovniju lekciju tajne propagande", piše Hemming. „Kako ohrabriti milione ljudi da saosećajno slušaju vašu priču? Prikrijte odakle je došao. ”

Kasnije tog mjeseca, Roosevelt je zatražio od advokata i bivšeg vojnog zapovjednika Williama Donovana da otputuje u London kako bi procijenio može li se Britanija uspješno oduprijeti nacističkoj invaziji.

Prepoznavši potencijalnu imovinu, Stephenson je savjetovao MI6 da mazi Donovana, koji je na svom putovanju upoznao kralja Georgea IV, kraljicu i premijera Winstona Churchilla. Oni i drugi su Donovanu dali informacije o tome šta su htjeli da vjeruje o britanskoj vojnoj snazi.

Po povratku, na Stephensonov nagovor, Donovan je davao radijske intervjue i pisao članke o moćnoj britanskoj vojsci, a spominjao je i značajnu nacističku "petu kolonu" ili špijunsku operaciju u Americi.

"U stvarnosti, njemačka" Peta kolona "u Sjedinjenim Državama nije predstavljala više od šačice agenata, od kojih su mnogi nesposobni", piše Hemming.

“Donovanovi članci bili su prepuni pretjerivanja i poluglasnih glasina. Skoro sve ovo mu je donio Bill Stephenson. "

U rujnu 1940. Stephenson je shvatio da Sjedinjenim Državama treba vlastiti MI6, i nadamo se jedan prijateljski prema Britaniji.

Nakon što su s Donovanom razgovarali o toj ideji, njih dvoje su napisali prijedlog upravo takve agencije, s Donovanom na čelu.

Ali nakon što je Roosevelt to odobrio, Donovan se predomislio i odlučio da bi se radije pridružio borbama na terenu.

Kako bi ga uvjerili u suprotno, MI6 je poslao dva obavještajca u Sjedinjene Države: britanskog direktora pomorske obavještajne službe, admirala Johna Godfreya i njegovog pomoćnika, poručnika komandanta. Ian Fleming.

Preko Stephensona, Fleming, koji je kasnije izumio izmišljenog špijuna, Jamesa Bonda, odigrao je ključnu ulogu u stvaranju organizacije koja će na kraju postati Centralna obavještajna agencija, a inspiraciju je za svoje buduće romane također dobivao od Stephensona i njegovog tima. (Godfrey je bio jedan od Flemingovih modela za lik M.)

Nakon što su uvjerili Donovana da vodi novu agenciju - prvo nazvanu Ured koordinatora za informacije, ili COI, da bi se kasnije preoblikovala u Ured za strateške usluge (OSS) prije nego što je postala CIA nakon rata - Godfrey i Fleming obišli su Stephensonov Rockefeller Rad centra i bili su impresionirani.

Ian Lancaster Fleming (1908-1964), britanski pisac i tvorac lika o Jamesu Bondu. Getty Images

"Jedan [detalj] koji je [Flemingu] ostao u sjećanju bio je lokacija Stephensonove tajne operacije samo tri sprata ispod japanskog konzulata", piše Hemming. "U prvom Flemingovom romanu," Casino Royale ", James Bond je poslan u Rockefeller centar s nalogom da ubije japanskog službenika za šifriranje."

Ali Stephensonov veći utjecaj na lika Jamesa Bonda bila je njegova sklonost piću. Fleming je bio zaljubljen u Stephensonov recept za martini, koji je Fleming smatrao "najmoćnijim martinijem na Zemlji". Toliko ih je volio da je zapisao recept: "Boothin džin, visok i suh, lagan za vermut, protresan bez miješanja."

Dok se Donovan borio oko izgradnje agencije, Stephenson mu je dostavio "niz materijala iz izvora MI6".

"Pišući ovaj materijal kao da je došao od [COI] njegove vlastite agencije", "piše Hemming," Donovan je brzo spalio ugled svoje agencije. "

Ali MI6 nije samo pružio obavještajne podatke, već je naučio Donovana kako izgraditi COI. Britanski naučnici bili su raspoređeni da rade s njim, a Fleming je "napisao detaljne izvještaje o tome kako voditi obavještajnu agenciju, za šta ga je Donovan kasnije nagradio revolverom Colt .38 sa ugraviranim riječima" Za posebne usluge "."

Sa kontaktima širom američkih medija i njegovom marionetom koja je upravljala američkom obavještajnom službom, Stephensonova poruka bila je posvuda, u bilo kojem obliku koji je tražio.

U junu 1941. američke novine izvijestile su o uspješnom i odvažnom britanskom padobranskom napadu unutar Njemačke koji je zarobio 40 nacističkih pilota. Priča je pomogla Amerikancima da shvate da su Britanci odlučni pobijediti naciste.

Ali napad je bio fikcija. Članak je osmislio MI6 u Londonu, a napisao ga je jedan od Stephensonovih agenata, a proširio se preko Overseas News Agency, poznate i "ugledne" agencije koja je potajno bila na Stephensonovom platnom spisku.

Znajući da je Adolf Hitler opsjednut astrologijom, Stephenson je čak dao da njegova propaganda pogodi horoskope. MI6 je imao „astrologe za kućne ljubimce“ širom svijeta, a Stephenson ih je nagovorio da „počnu predviđati iznenadnu smrt nacističkog vođe, što su oni i učinili“.

Neposredno prije bombardiranja Pearl Harbora 7. prosinca 1941., broj Amerikanaca koji su se zauzeli za intervenciju popeo se na 72% - deset puta više u odnosu na 1940. - barem djelomično zbog Stephensonovih manipulacija sviješću javnosti.

Franklin D. Roosevelt i Winston Churchill u kolovozu 1941. Churchill je došao sa sastanka uvjeren da će Roosevelt izazvati “ incident ” na moru kako bi uveo SAD u Drugi svjetski rat.

Izmišljena karta Hitlerove Južne Amerike, na primjer, dolazi od Stephensonovog tima. Ideja je, piše Hemming, potekla od Flemingovog prijatelja britanskog burzovnog posrednika, Ivara Brycea. Kad su se proširile glasine da se Hitler bacio na Južnu Ameriku, Bryce je pustio mašti na volju.

"Uvukavši se u Hitlerov um, Bryce je povećao ili smanjio svaku zemlju, a u slučaju Urugvaja ju je potpuno ukinuo, sve dok mu nije ostala jedna njemačka kolonija i četiri vazalne države koje pokrivaju cijeli kontinent", piše Hemming.

Stephenson je odobrio ideju. Da bi stvorio samu kartu, oslanjao se na svoj tim za krivotvorenje krekova, na čijem je čelu bio Eric Maschwitz, tekstopisac i scenarist koji je prethodne godine zaslužio nominaciju za Oscara za koautor "Zbogom, gospodine Čips" iz 1939. godine. U samo dva dana, Maschwitz i njegov tim izradili su savršenu kartu za sliku, sve do upotrebe uključujući tinte u skladu s onima koje su koristili nacisti. za samo dva dana, Stephenson je preko Donovana dobio kartu do Roosevelta. Nije poznato je li Roosevelt zaista bio prevaren ili je znao da je to bio koristan falsifikat.

Nakon što su SAD ušle u rat, Stephensonova misija je ispunjena. Tokom sukoba je više tradicionalno prikupljao obavještajne podatke i odlikovan je vitezom.

Stephenson je proveo ostatak svog života radeći na raznim poslovnim interesima iz svojih domova na Jamajci i Bermudima. Umro je 1989. godine, u 92. godini, imajući veći utjecaj na historiju nego što su njegove ostrvske komšije mogle zamisliti.

"U junu 1940. godine, ovaj tihi, čvrst 43-godišnjak stigao je na Manhattan kao prvi špijun sa otrcanim osobljem i malo smisla za posao", piše Hemming.

“Devet mjeseci kasnije pokrenuo je napad na američko javno mnijenje za razliku od svega što je do tada bilo. [Njegova] operacija. . . odigrala je ključnu ulogu u odvođenju SAD -a od izolacionizma. ”


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Neizbrisivo poglavlje Black Hole Hollow Farma u James Bond Lore

Očekivanje se gradi za predstojeći 25. dio kronika o James Bondu, Nema vremena za umiranje, Daniel Craig se po peti i posljednji put vraća kao agent 007. Oskarovac, glumac Rami Malek, debitira zlobno i Fleabag kreatorka, nagrađivana spisateljica, producentica i glumica Phoebe Waller-Bridge najavljena je kao savjetnica za scenarij. Čak ni Q, lik M16 koji otkriva svoje čarobnjaštvo kako bi zadivio i zadivio, nije mogao zamisliti ovoliku moć zvijezde.

Kako kažu u kinematografskim krugovima, sada prelazite na Black Hole Hollow Farm.

Bukolično kolonijalno imanje iz oko 1772. godine na granici New Yorka i Vermonta bilo je utočište u kojem je gospodin Fleming radio na takvim klasicima kao što su Dijamanti su zauvek, Goldfinger, i Samo za tvoje oči 1950 -ih.

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Rezidenciju je u međuvremenu u potpunosti obnovio poznati arhitekta Jerome Cerny, koji je stekao priznanje za očuvanje prošlosti doma, čineći ga i dalje relevantnim za budućnost. Prostire se na 8.143 kvadratnih metara, rezidencija od kamena i iverice sastoji se od šest spavaćih soba, prijemnih soba sa kaminima i potpuno ažurirane gurmanske kuhinje. Tu je i veliki staklenik s koi ribnjakom, vanjskim bazenom, konjičkim objektima i privatnim stazama na 500 šumovitih hektara koji vode do Nacionalne šume Green Mountain.

Story Jenks, koji predstavlja vlasništvo, rekao je: „Ova nekretnina je skriveno blago i najbliža je engleskom seoskom imanju u područjima Adirondack i Nova Engleska. Šuplja farma Black Hole i dalje odiše tom jedinstvenom vedrinom koja je g. Fleminga uvijek iznova vukla. ”

Gospodin Fleming bi išao dugim šetnjama po šumi i formalnim engleskim vrtovima koji okružuju farmu, formulirajući svoje zaplete i likove u kreativnom blaženstvu prirode. Gospodin Fleming je jednom zapisao u jednom starom registru gostiju: "Živio je ovdje kao kralj - nepozvan - u mirisnoj i luksuznoj samoći."

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Naravno, gospodin Fleming je uvijek bio dobrodošao.

Ivar Felix C. Bryce bio je srednjoškolski prijatelj gospodina Fleminga u Etonu. Gospodin Bryce i njegova supruga Josephine, A & ampP nasljednica i čistokrvni uzgajivač konja, koristili su imanje kao svoju bazu tokom čuvene ljetne trkačke sezone u Saratogi. Gospodin Bryce je u svojoj autobiografiji iz 1974. napisao: Živiš samo jednom: sjećanja na Ivara Brycea i Iana Fleminga, da je farma „odgovorila na neki atavistički poziv u njegovoj Škotskoj duši. Satima je hodao sam po brdima i vraćao se opušten i zamišljen na nekom zametku. "

Gospodin Bryce, stvarni špijun kao obavještajni oficir britanskog MI6, bio je ljubazan, lijep, uništen i u srodstvu s porodicom Mountbatten, rođaci kraljevske porodice. U kopiji gospodina Brycea Casino Royale, Gospodin Fleming je napisao: "Za Ivara, koji je pomiješao prvu večeru ..." najpoznatiji koktel filma, jer se martini protrese i ne miješa.

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Istorija je jasna da je gospodin Fleming, takođe zapovjednik britanske pomorske obavještajne službe tokom Drugog svjetskog rata, stvorio zagonetnog gospodina Bonda od tapiserije agenata iz stvarnog života, od kojih je jedan, čini se, jedan od njih: barem jedan kolega iz obavještajne agencije komentirao je da je gospodin Bryce James Bond bez nasilnih sklonosti. Najbolji prijatelj agenta 007, Felix Leiter, počašćen je srednjim imenom gospodina Brycea.

Gospođa Bryce je takođe ostavila svoj otisak na naslijeđu Jamesa Bonda. Black Hole Hollow Farm nalazi se samo 30 milja od Saratoga Springsa, dom najstarije čistokrvne rase u Americi, Travers Stakes. Mjesto trke u Saratogi istaknuto je u Dijamanti su zauvek nakon što je gospođa Bryce pozvala gospodina Fleminga da prisustvuje ovoj visoko cijenjenoj i međunarodno priznatoj utrci prilikom jedne od njegovih brojnih posjeta farmi.


‘Iz Vermonta s ljubavlju ’ – Ian Fleming ’s Ljubav sa Vermontom

Ian Fleming je imao mnogo kuća od kuće, ali ništa više nego na farmi svog velikog prijatelja u južnom Vermontu.

Obišao je prijatelja Ivar Bryce at Šuplja farma Black Hole tačno na granici između New Yorka i Vermonta.

Flemingova prva posjeta Vermontu bila je da posjeti Brycea kojeg je prvi put sreo u Etonu. Bryce se oženio bogatom nasljednicom lanca supermarketa A & amp P u Americi, a imali su i kuće u Nassauu i New Yorku u kojima bi Fleming odsjeo dok je bio u gradu. Šuplja farma Black Hole nalazila se u blizini Saratoge, na državnoj liniji između države New York i Vermonta, stare kamene farme, koja je godinama trebala igrati ulogu u priči o Jamesu Bondu i Ianu Flemingu.

Fleming je obožavao farmu s jednostavnim izgledom Nove Engleske u starom stilu, a on i Bryce su se šetali do jezera i kroz šumu uživajući u tišini i melankoliji koja je odjeknula od Iana.

Fotografija: MacImages/Ljubaznošću LandVesta/Christie’s International Real Estate

John Pearson, Flemingov prijatelj i biograf primijetio je sljedeće:

“Even in his last years, when illness had put an end to most of the temptations he might have punished himself for, he would still struggle, sweating, purple in the face, to the top of Big Spruce, the 1,200 foot peak that juts above the Bryce farm in Vermont.”

It was at Black Hole Hollow Farm that Fleming first thought of the plot for Diamonds Are Forever. According to Bryce:

“‘Diamonds Are Forever’ has a jacket depicting an Afghanistan* and it was there that the plot was first thought of, it is dedicated to three of the people who were his daily companions throughout that warm and eventful summer”

[*a diamond known as “Afghanistan” which belonged to Ivar’s third wife Jo Bryce.]

While staying at the farm one summer, Bryce also recounted how a scene from Diamonds Are Forever came about:

“In the storehouse of Ian’s mind nothing was ever forgotten. One dav while we were all staving at the Farm in Vermont , Ian and Ernie Cuneo decided to visit the famous mud baths at Saratoga Springs . Some miles out of Saratoga they saw a battered sign to the mud baths down a side road. They arrived at ramshackle huts deep in the woods, which proclaimed themselves the mud baths.

Hesitating only for a moment they went in and received the full treatment. Only when it was too late did they discover that the vastly luxurious mud baths for which they had set out were in Saratoga itself they had blundered into what was very much a back-street establishment, filled with all the low life which is attracted to a great gambling centre. That was how the famous mud-bath incident in Diamonds are Forever was born.”

Bond makes his way to the Green Mountains of Vermont, where his target was staying at Echo Park, which was based on Black Hole Hollow Farm.

“Echo Lake looked what it was – the luxurious retreat, in deep country, well apart from atom bomb targets, of a millionaire who liked privacy.”

The route of James Bond’s drive from Montreal to Frelighsburg

Ivar Bryce remarked:

“Ian loved it too. It answered some atavistic call in his Scots soul. He used to tramp alone for hours among the hills, and come back relaxed and brooding on some embryo new plot. In ‘For Your Eyes Only’ he described it – Echo Lake he calls it – with care and accuracy, and his affection shows between the lines.”

Later, the New York socialite and friend to Ivar and Jo Bryce, Solange Batsell Herter, would own the farm. Solange may have been the inspiration, in name at least, for Fleming’s character Solange in 007 in New York.

Photo: MacImages/Courtesy of LandVest/Christie’s International Real Estate

Kingsley Amis takes Fleming to task in his 1965 ‘James Bond Dossier‘, about the realism of the novella. Fleming says in the story: “I flew up to Bennington. Then I walked. Four days. Up through the Green Mountains. […] Judy Havelock’s walk from Bennington to Enosberg Falls might have taken her only four days, but this would be good going even for a Bond-girl, since the distance is about 200 miles, some of it difficult terrain. On the other hand, Judy pays the right amount for her non-resident bow-and-arrow license in Montpelier.”

The book received advanced praise from well-known Vermont authors for both its originality and its scope. The female protagonist Judy Havelock, was named after Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), a major general of the British army. Havelock was active in warfare in India and Afghanistan.

“The license had been issued in Bennington, Vermont. It had been issued in the name of Judy Havelock […] The cost had been $18.50, payable to the Fish and Game Service, Montpelier, Vermont.”

Fleming in turn encouraged Bryce to write his memoirs and gave him some advice on how to write it:

“You will be constantly depressed by the progress of the opus and feel it is all nonsense and that nobody will be interested. Those are the moments when you must all the more obstinately stick to your schedule and do your daily stint… Never mind about the brilliant phrase or the golden word, once the typescript is there you can fiddle, correct and embellish as much as you please. So don’t be depressed if the first draft seems a bit raw, all first drafts do.

Try and remember the weather and smells and sensations and pile in every kind of contemporary detail. Don’t let anyone see the manuscript until you are very well on with it and above all don’t allow anything to interfere with your routine. Don’t worry about what you put in, it can always be cut out on re-reading it’s the total recall that matters.”

Bryce’s autobiography, You Only Live Once, was published in 1975. Incidentally, James Bond’s Vesper Martini was created by Ivar Bryce. In Bryce’s copy of Casino Royale Fleming inscribed: “For Ivar, who mixed the first Vesper and said the good word.”

Not far from the Vermont border, the central character and narrator of The Spy Who Loved Me is “Vivienne Michel,” a young Canadian woman who ends up running a cheap motel in the Adirondack Mountains to pay for a trip through America.

The inspiration for this motel, was a motel in the Adirondacks in upstate New York, which Fleming would drive past on the way to Ivar Bryce’s farm this also became the inspiration for the Dreamy Pines Motel in the novel.

Fleming returned to Vermont for many summers, much to Ann Fleming’s disapproval, who saw Ivar Bryce as a threat. He would climb Mount Stanley and even gave hills names such as Bumble Bee Peak, where he would stop and point out Spruce Peak in the Green Mountains.

In 1945 Bryce helped Fleming find a house and twelve acres of land just outside of Oracabessa, Jamaica, which Fleming decided to now famously call the house, Goldeneye, after his wartime project in Spain, Operation Goldeneye.

It’s been noted by A.J Ayer (a Special Operations Executive and MI6 agent during the Second World War) that Ivar Bryce might have served as a model for James Bond, if one could imagine Bond divested of his appetite for violence. Ivar’s looks were such that when he walked past the offices, the secretaries, who were massed in the centre, seemed each to give a little sigh. He was also related to the Mountbatten family, cousins to the Royal Family.


You Only Live Once / Memories of Ian Fleming

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Rise of the heathens

While Norse legends describe Ivar as being as huge as a bear, they also note that he was as cunning as a fox, making him a truly formidable opponent. From what history tells us, there was not so much turmoil between Ivar and his brothers as the show Vikinzi would have us believe. On the contrary, his brothers appeared to highly respect their boneless brother and rarely made strategic decisions without consulting him. Given that he was highly loyal to his family, he did not take the news well when he found out that King Ælla of Northumbria had killed his father, Ragnar, by tossing him into a pit of vipers. In fact, he demanded to know every detail of his father’s death so he could plot his revenge while seething with as much hatred as possible.

Ultimately, he decided to form the Great Heathen Army, as the English would come to call them and exact his revenge on Northumbria. Legends of the battle recount that Ivar fought along with the warriors he led while hoasted atop a shield held by his warriors. If this was because he was crippled, then he definitely didn’t let his health issues slow him down in the slightest. Ivar eventually took the city and then executed King Ælla in the world’s most excruciating way. He performed the dreaded “blood eagle” on the king, ripped open his ribcage from the back, and pulled out his lungs, sprinkling salt into the wounds for added effect.


Ivar’s the Great

On this sunny, 55-degree Tuesday in March it feels like the whole of Seattle is on vacation. There are moms with strollers and hot dog vendors and gaggles of teenagers crowded along the city’s waterfront. I hear seagulls in the distance, that faint soundtrack of voices and birds and cars inching past looking for parking — but I don’t see them. I keep walking, past the aquarium, some souvenir shops, and finally a candy store, before arriving at last at Pier 54. The gulls, I discover, have found the best place on the waterfront to converge: the seafood bar outside Ivar’s Acres of Clams.

A statue of Ivar’s founder Ivar Haglund feeding french fries to hungry gulls sits outside the restaurant. Decades ago, a neighboring business posted signs demanding people stop feeding the birds, which were becoming entitled and cantankerous thanks to tourists’ well-intentioned offerings. But Haglund posted a sign of his own near the outdoor seating area for the fish bar: “Seagulls welcome! Seagull lovers welcome to feed seagulls in need.” A variation of the sign is still there today (along with an admonition not to feed any pigeons or birds that come into the covered eating area).

The last time I was here, back when my mom still lived in Seattle, everything was dark and empty. But now, thanks to the beginnings of a $688 million project to make the waterfront more pedestrian- and tourist-friendly, the area is barely recognizable. The city is demolishing the old Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated freeway that separated the water from downtown Seattle and cast a literal shadow over the once-bustling area. Parking lots are being replaced by more green space, bike paths, and an easy way to get from Pike Place Market to the waterfront’s other classic attractions like the aquarium, Ferris wheel, and countless T-shirt shops.

Chowder, clam bellies, and fish and chips are staples at Ivar’s

The old and new sit together in an uneasy stalemate. People stand on the sidewalk, phones outstretched, recording the Viaduct’s demolition across the street. I stand there with them, watching machines crumble concrete like they’re taking bites out of the infrastructure. It’s rare that you see a city decide what it wants to be, and Seattle wants its residents to feel as though they have all the advantages of a megalopolis like New York without trapping them between hot slabs of concrete walkways and buildings. The tourism board even tried to coin a term for it — “Metronatural” — referring to “a blending of clear skies and expansive water with a fast-paced city life.” Residents mocked the slogan but people kept moving there anyway. Today Seattle is a tech city, a place where the water feels like little more than a photo opportunity. The canneries and fishing-supply companies that once leased spaces on these piers live on only in restaurants serving seafood by the water.

There’s a crowd underneath the large “Ivar’s Fish Bar” neon sign when I walk up to order. The menus are written in faux-chalkboard style, and someone has stenciled the word “SEAFOOD” onto the small tiles beneath the counter. I’m hungry and excited to revisit Ivar’s for the first time since childhood. Yet I can’t help but worry that this bowl of chowder might not be as good as I remember things are sometimes better when you leave them in the past.

The original Ivar’s Acres of Clams, with acres of neon signage, in the 1940s Ivar’s

Ivar’s Acres of Clams has been here in one form or another since the late 1930s. It was the first of what’s become a statewide chain, complete with 21 seafood bars and two other sit-down restaurants throughout Washington. Over the last 80-some years, Ivar’s has earned its status as a Pacific Northwest institution but Acres, with its high prices ($25 for a salmon Caesar salad or $68 for a lobster tail surf and turf) feels like a place for tourists. Those in the know order food from the walk-up counter just next to the restaurant and eat at one of the many tables nearby (covered and uncovered, so no one has to worry about soggy food from the frequent Pacific Northwest rains).

People come to Ivar’s fish bar because they serve all the stuff you want to eat at the waterfront: chowders, seafood cocktails, and fish and chips. Ivar’s fish and chips are light and crispy, and the batter doesn’t separate from the cod fillets like so many subpar versions one could almost imagine these cod swimming through the ocean with the crunchy breading for skin.

The bar offers a choice of white chowder (with just enough bacon to impart flavor but not so much that you feel like you’re eating bacon chowder with a sprinkle of clams), smoked salmon chowder, or a red chowder made with tomatoes. I’m a chowder purist I always choose classic white. Though most people associate chowder with New England, the West Coast has done plenty to keep the chowder flowing. San Francisco may have added the sourdough bread bowl but the Pacific Northwest, with its damp winters and proliferation of shellfish, inspires thick sweaters and bowls of hot chowder — whether made from clams or the similarly abundant smoked salmon. There are plenty of other places to get chowder at the waterfront. But for me, the Ivar’s version is the taste of home.

When I was 9, my family and I moved to Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound, an hour’s drive and a ferry ride from Seattle. Our house was covered in shingles and wisteria vines. We had a pasture with sheep and a peacock that liked to sit outside my mom and stepdad’s window at 6 a.m. and do his loud mating call. The acoustics, I guess, were fantastic.

The three years there were the longest I ever stayed in one house as a kid. And the house on Whidbey felt like a magical place, full of memories entwined like a patch of ivy, thickening with time. I have a terrible sense of direction, which I’ve always attributed, at least in part, to all the moving around throughout my childhood — the result of divorce and the dot-com boom and bust. I never had the time to get my bearings before we were off somewhere else again.

The takeaway window at Ivar’s

The walk-up fish bar at Ivar’s on the Seattle waterfront

The waterfront Ivar’s seafood bar is short-staffed today, and the employees ask people to step forward and order first the fried food, then everything else. It’s a confusing system but it works out in the end. I order something called “clam nectar,” imagining it served like an oyster shooter. The guys behind the counter shout out my order, “Three-piece cod and chips! Cup of chowder!” then fall into a whisper to add, “and a clam nectar too.”

In the 1970s, Haglund advertised the clam nectar by announcing that men needed permission from their wives to order more than three cups. Clam nectar, it turns out, was an uncontrollable aphrodisiac. Are clams, which don’t have sex to reproduce, just two shells containing a lifetime of frustrated libido?

The nectar comes in a paper cup, the kind of thing one usually has with coffee or a scalding tea. The nectar, which is essentially clam broth, spices, and butter, is light and rich, full of umami but without the heavy mouthfeel of a fatty pork broth. It’s delicious. I try it multiple times after multiple fishy palate-cleansers like chowder and chips, to be sure it was the nectar I was tasting.

Ivar Haglund among his “acres of clams” Ivar’s

Advertising clam nectar as an aphrodisiac was the kind of stunt Haglund pulled all the time. In 1947, a railroad tank car of corn syrup ruptured, sending a sticky-sweet slide out onto the waterfront. Haglund put on a pair of hip boots, ordered up a large stack of pancakes from his kitchen, and waded into the streets. When the newspapers came, they found him surrounded by syrup, spooning it onto his breakfast. A photo of him was passed through the newswires and found its way into papers around the world. A couple days before the Viaduct opened, Haglund hired a brass band to play outside Acres of Clams and invited everyone to help him give thanks to the city for building “acres of covered parking” outside his restaurant.

Haglund also often accidentally stepped into local politics. In 1976, he purchased the Smith Tower, Seattle’s first skyscraper, and flew a custom 16-foot windsock shaped like a salmon on top of it. When the city tried to have him take it down for a code violation, he protested in the form of bad poetry. Supporters (and even city officials) made their arguments in verse. When it was Haglund’s turn to talk, he urged the city not to make their decision too quickly “in light of all this free publicity.” The board approved the salmon.

Ivar’s is the only restaurant I’ve been able to develop much nostalgia for at all. Growing up, going out to eat was for special occasions — vacations or birthdays — but at Ivar’s I became a regular. Every time we left Whidbey Island to go shopping or watch a movie at the Seattle IMAX, we took the ferry, which let us off about an hour’s drive from the city at the Mukilteo Terminal. I was usually ravenous by the time we were on our way home, and if there was a line to get back on the ferry — something that could take up to an hour on a bad day — my parents would give me some money and let me walk down to grab something quick at Ivar’s. Then, as now, the Mukilteo Ivar’s, which has a restaurant on the waterfront with a view of Whidbey Island and a seafood bar, has one thing that no other location offers: soft serve ice cream. Soft serve and chowder may seem like strange bedfellows (my god, the cream), but not to a hungry 10-year-old.

Chains like this, that have been around for decades, give us the luxury of repetition — the experience of eating the same thing as you grow up into a different person. It’s why even a meal as simple as a bowl of chowder with ice cream can become a barometer for personal change. It’s also why I’m a sucker for clams.

The Mukilteo Landing Ivar’s is the only branch serving soft serve ice cream

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been to Whidbey, despite having moved back from the East Coast to Portland three years ago. From where I live now, the island is just a four-hour drive away. My mother recently moved back to Whidbey, years after she and the stepfather who raised me stopped speaking. I was 17 when they divorced. Today he lives in Seattle she, another hour away. When I talk about him with other people, I still call him my stepdad, even though it’s not strictly true. There are so many words for family and so few to describe the people who stick around even when they’re not related to you by blood.

Hanging onto a relationship with him has sometimes felt precarious, a loose knot that I don’t want to test by pulling too tightly. I’ve never visited both him and my mom in one trip, even when they both lived in Seattle. I knew I’d feel guilty for taking time away from one by visiting the other. And when they lived so close, going to Seattle without seeing both of them felt like a snub, too. So instead, I didn’t go at all — not to Seattle, and not back to Whidbey Island, either.

An assignment to report a story about Ivar’s seemed like an excuse to see them both. Sure, I could have woken up early, driven to Seattle, eaten my fill of fish and chowder, and been back to Portland before bedtime. But instead I made a week out of it. I asked my mom if I could visit her on Whidbey after I stopped for a meal at the Mukilteo Ivar’s. Then I asked my stepdad if I could stay with him in Seattle while I visited Ivar’s on the waterfront. Of course, he said, anytime.

When I arrived, he seemed glad to see me even though lately I’ve noticed there’s often been a month or more between our phone calls. Am I overstaying my welcome by not doing my reporting then heading out the door? I offer to meet him for lunch at Ivar’s but he doesn’t eat much meat or dairy anymore and he has to work. “I understand,” I say. I’m surprised by my disappointment. I join the gulls at the Ivar’s Pier 54 seafood bar, a party of one.

Today, like many other days at Ivar’s, kids throw sanctioned food to the gulls, which swoop down to grab fries and fish out of small hands. It’s hard to tell where the shrieks from children end and the sounds of hungry seagulls begin. Surrounded by kids doing the same, I toss out my remaining french fries one at a time, even holding out a fry to feed the birds by hand, and a strange sense comes over me, like the past and present are colliding. When I used to visit my dad once a year growing up, he’d show up at the San Francisco airport with a sack of bread in his bag and take me straight to the Palace of Fine Arts to feed the ducks. I’ve since learned feeding bread to wildfowl is a good way to make them sick. Whether I stopped feeding the birds because it could kill them or because I wanted to leave it in memory, I’m not sure. The gulls at Ivar’s open their giant mouths and screech at me, though not too loudly. Sometimes I can feel one hovering over my head, wingtips rustling my hair. I do not get pooped on once.

The dining room at the Mukilteo Ivar’s abides by the brand’s nautical theme

After my solo trip to Ivar’s, I return to my stepdad’s place to spend the night and leave the next morning for Whidbey. Before I board the ferry, I stop for a bite at the Mukilteo Ivar’s. Not the seafood bar this time, but the sit-down Ivar’s restaurant next to it. I never went there when we lived on the island — there was always food waiting at home and a hurry to get there.

In a lot of ways, the Mukilteo Ivar’s is like every old-school seafood house. The walls are covered in wood and the bathroom doors have porthole windows. I hear smooth jazz playing over the speakers and the occasional clink of ice water pouring into someone’s glass. The air has a tang of sourdough from the fresh rolls that servers bring to each table. My server, a friendly woman who looks the same age as my mom, brings out six Hood Canal oysters on the half shell and is delighted when I tell her they’re delicious. She tells me that she’s purchased a house on the same river that she plans to retire to in a few years. It’s the Pacific Northwest Dream: a home in the woods, a bed of oysters in the backyard.

Haglund graduated with a degree in economics a year before the Great Depression. Instead of going into finance, he relied on the income he got from renting a house he inherited from his father, and became a folk singer. He performed around Seattle, often wandering around the aquarium he opened on the Seattle waterfront (his cousins had a successful aquarium in Oregon and suggested Haglund give the business a try) with his guitar and an impromptu song. Later, Haglund would get his own 15-minute radio show on KJR and eventually became a regular fixture on a local children’s program, Captain Puget.

He started writing songs about sea creatures like “All Hail to the Halibut” or “Run, Clam, Run” that are really about people catching and eating them. (One verse of the halibut song goes, “Bake it, boil it, fry it, any way you try it it’s a gastronomical riot.”) He sung these and other songs about the Puget Sound, but Haglund’s favorite was always “The Old Settler” — a gold miner’s song he allegedly learned from visiting musicians he befriended by the names of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

Haglund with his guitar at the aquarium in the 1930s Ivar’s

Seemingly Haglund was content with his aquarium and musical career until he noticed an untapped market. Aquarium visitors, perhaps smelling the fish in the air from the boats that brought their wares to the waterfront, regularly asked Haglund where they could get a bite to eat. So he launched a fish and chips spot in 1938, and eventually expanded it into his own full restaurant he called Acres of Clams, after a line from “The Old Settler,” in 1946. People called him “King of the Waterfront” because of his clever capers and generosity. When the city almost cancelled its 4th of July display in 1964, Haglund stepped in to sponsor it and continued to do so every year through 2008. When he died in 1985, giving his company to trusted employees and donating his estate, the Smith Tower salmon flew at half-mast.

Like at the Seattle waterfront, going to Whidbey I have memories of a place that doesn’t exist anymore. I wonder whether it’s only the parts I remember that have changed or if everything has. Decades are long, especially for places on the route between Seattle and South Whidbey. The former keeps getting wealthier thanks to companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and the tech boom they’ve brought to the city. South Whidbey is getting more expensive, everybody says, increasingly a retreat for Seattleites with money to buy second homes. I remember a restaurant called Neener Neener Weiner that we never ate at, but is indelible because of its sign which you could see from the Mukilteo Speedway. My 10-year-old friends and I always snickered about its name. It’s gone now, long gone, but I could see the carved statue of a man eating a giant hot dog still leaning outside on my way to Ivar’s.

The menu at the sit-down Ivar’s restaurant features more upscale seafood dishes, like seared scallops and steamed mussels and clams

For now, I’m still sitting at a table inside the Mukilteo Ivar’s, picking at the remnants of fried fish on my plate. I decline the dessert menu and instead walk outside to the seafood bar. Compared to the Pier 54 fish bar, this one is drab and utilitarian and could be a counter service stand at a ballpark as easily as at a ferry. If anything has changed here in the 20 years since I lived on the island, I can’t tell. I order a kid’s cone, a swirl — my regular order, though I’m not a regular here anymore. The air by the waterfront suddenly swarms with seagulls and I wonder if maybe the ferry has churned up fish in the water. What do these gulls eat when they’re not hunting for human scraps, anyway? In the midst of the pandemonium, I spot a chef dressed in his whites, throwing something from a bowl into the water. He’s feeding the seagulls, even here. It’s an Ivar’s tradition, and some things thankfully never change.

In two hours, I’ll be on the island again. The first thing my mother will ask me when I see her is, “What do you remember?” I feel overwhelmed by the question, by her desire to share something with me. Instead of answering, I tell her it’s not a very good one. “How would you feel if someone asked you to remember every single thing you remember from three years of your life?” I’ll say. “I remember lots of things.” And I do but I don’t tell her many of them. I don’t even know where to begin.

When I was 10, a few years before we left the Pacific Northwest for the last time as a family, I performed at the Whidbey Island talent show. I don’t remember how the song was chosen or why I decided to sing it a capella in a cavernous auditorium, but I belted “The Old Settler.” It’s about a weary gold miner who’s seen many a fellow prospector wind up destitute a long way from their families. “I made up my mind to go digging for something a little more sure,” the song says. So he leaves his mining gear and walks to the Puget Sound where he’s finally happy, “no longer a slave of ambition,” surrounded, not by gold, but by acres of glorious clams.


How Did Vikings Wrap Its Story During Its Season 6 Conclusion?

Surprise, Vikinzi hit Amazon in one fell streaming swoop rather than heading to History Channel first, which means we got a bunch of new episodes at once instead of having to wait weeks to find out what happened to our favorite characters. This means there's less time for speculation, but more time to dive into the good stuff. So, how did Season 6, Part 2 of Michael Hirst's Vikinzi conclude? With lots of people being taken to Valhalla, of course.

What Happened To Bjorn Lothbrok In Vikings Season 6?

As anticipated, Bjorn's story wrapped up early in the final set of episodes. After seemingly being killed by Ivar in the midseason finale, Alexander Ludwig's major character survived into the next episode. With some help from Gunnhild, he even mounted a horse and led his army to a charge on the battlefield, though he was mostly useless at that point. Still, showing up after news had broken that he had died made many of the Rus believe he was a ghost come back from the dead. It helped save the Vikings from Oleg's army and was Bjorn's final self-sacrificial act. He was later buried in a tomb fit for a king and celebrated by his wives.

Was Hvitserk Destined To Kill Ivar After All?

We know the prophecy came true about a son of Ragnar ultimately killing Lagertha and it was Hvitserk who did the deed. Heading into the second part of Season 6, Hvitserk had also had a telling conversation with Ivar about just embracing the worst parts of himself to achieve an end. Heading into the latter half of Season 6, things started to worsen. Hvitserk was given drugs by Prince Oleg and later asked Ivar if he wanted to have Hvtiserk killed, but Ivar declined. The two planned instead to help Prince Dir and proceeded to help Igor escape.

Later, Hvitserk headed with Ivar back to Kattegat where he met Idun, a goddess who "knew all about him" and gave him a renewed sense of purpose. He fought on the battlefield and was present when Ivar died, but he did not go to Valhalla himself. Instead, King Alfred spared Hvitserk. Ultimately, he ended up disconnecting from his religion and converting to Christianity instead, seemingly living out the rest of his days as a monk fittingly named Athelstan.

What Happened To Ivar The Boneless In Vikings' Final Season?

After Bjorn's death, Ivar's storyline was the largest plotline to still play out. In the latter half of Season 6, he helped Igor to escape Oleg's clutches and said goodbye to Katia --who was carrying his child -- in Rus. He then convinced Hvitserk to return to him with Kattegat, where King Harold was sitting on the throne. After remembering what his father Ragnar Lothbrok had told him, Ivar convinced King Harold and the other Vikings to attack Wessex, the last stronghold in England.

Ivar seems convinced of his destiny and that King Harold will not stand in his way in the end. However, that's not how the story played out. Instead, Ivar and King Harold took on the English army. Instead of trying to make a deal, this time King Alfred remained steadfast. King Harold was killed during the battle, but he went out fighting. Hvitserk had warned Ivar he was in danger of breaking some bones as his eyes had turned blue. The prediction was right, and ultimately led Ivar to a gruesome end. He died a Viking through and through, however.

What Happened To Bjorn's Wives Gunnhild And Ingrid?

Following the death of Bjorn, Kattegat was without a ruler. Gunnhild decided an election would be held for a new ruler, but Ingrid also decided to run. Meanwhile. King Harold had been let go and returns to Kattegat to interrupt the election. It became clear he still had aspirations to rule Kattegat and was aided in these efforts by Erik the Red. Meanwhile, this left Gunnhild and Ingrid with similar choices to maintain status in Kattegat: one of them must marry King Harold, a choice that Gunnhild found particularly strenuous.

Gunnhild ultimately visited Bjorn's tomb, as Ingrid had earlier in Season 6, and she made the choice to end her life and join Bjorn in Valhalla. After so many stressors from losing her husband and her baby to losing her status, it seemed she had had enough of the Vikings life. So, she left her clothing behind and swam out into the open water, never to return. Ingrid, chose to join with King Harold and have Bjorn's child, which she was carrying, but after King Harold chose to attack King Alfred, Ingrid was left to rule jointly with Erik, and she took advantage of him in more ways than one. Ultimately, it was Ingrid who succeeded where others did not. She fought her way to power by pushing around Gunnhild and blinding Erik until she was the leader of Kattegat. I can't say I was particularly happy to see her succeed while other fan-favorite characters perished, but I suppose it was a fitting end.

How Did The Iceland Storyline Wrap? Did Ubbe, Torvi And Family Find Their Happy Ending?

The good news? Ubbe, Torvi and family did reach Iceland, to much merriment. But Ubbe was not satisfied with Iceland and wanted to find a "new land." After meeting the explorer Othere, he and a small group of Vikings decided to travel even further in search of the land Othere had previously glimpsed. Unfortunately, on the way, a storm arose and washed little Asa out to sea. They reached Greenland, which led to more death in a short skirmish and also led Ubbe, Torvi, Othere and others to hurriedly leave Kjetill and his family behind. After days and days of lack of food and water, Othere's story of a green and promising land proved true.

The remaining Vikings on the journey disembarked in North America. There, they met a group of Native Americans and Floki, who was not murdered as many had guessed during the course of Season 6. Instead, he had apparently left civilization behind and landed in the same spot as Ubbe and his crew. It was a great reunion for the Vikings, but it was short-lived, as one of the group killed one of the Native Americans and reparations were required. Ubbe took on the task of killing the murderous Viking himself. The show closed with him reminiscing with Floki on the beach. It was as close as fans could get to a happy ending. After all of the tumult Ubbe and Torvi had gone through, they seemingly had decided to turn over a new leaf in this new world and attempt a different way of living.

What Happened to Ivar's Captors Oleg And Katia (Who Is Not Freydis)?

Katia and Ivar deepened their connection in the palace and, as it turned out, Katia was not the fan of her husband Oleg she pretended. They, along with Hvitserk, helped Igor to escape Oleg's clutches and reunite with Prince Dir. Oleg, of course, was very unhappy with this, but his forces were also overwhelmed. When Ivar, Igor, Prince Dir and Hvitserk returned with his (now former) wife Katia, Oleg asked for forgiveness. Choosing to help Igor, Ivar offered to shoot Oleg with a bow and arrow and put him out of his misery. Yet, harkening back to the scene when Oleg asked Igor to kill an army leader asking for mercy, Igor took Oleg down himself.

Ivar, still in love with Katia, asked her what she wanted to do. She let him down gently. At first, Ivar seemed fine with it, but later Katia also admitted that she was carrying Ivar's child. She ended up being the catalyst for Hvitserk and Ivar to return to Kattegat, though she did say that even if she didn't want Ivar around over the long haul she would tell their child who his father was.

Did Anything Else Notable Happen With Prince Dir, Floki, Kjetill, Erik Etc?

Da! Of course, notable things outside of the main characters did happen. After helping Igor take back his claim to the throne, Prince Dir and his men ultimately celebrated. Meanwhile, Kjetill accompanied Ubbe and some of the other Icelanders in search of the land Othere had promised. It was in a place called Greenland that Kjetill went mad after a whale washed ashore. The other Vikings left Kjetill and his wife and escaped back to the boats. Kjetill was able to become King of Greenland, but it would be a lonely and isolated kingship. On a happy note, Floki was found to be alive, safe and sound, and even told Ubbe he still sees Ragnar in his dreams -- asking him to build boats from time to time, harkening back to earlier in the series.

Meanwhile, as noted prior, Erik, Bjorn's recent righthand man, also saw his demise in Kattegat as Ingrid made moves to take over. The two were in a bit of a cat and mouse game after King Harold had left Erik ultimately in charge. Ingrid first blinded Erik and when he sought his revenge by asking a servant to kill her, another servant double-crossed Erik and stabbed him with a pitchfork, leaving Ingrid to rule alone. Speaking of King Harold, like Bjorn he did not die in the early battle against Oleg's army. Unlike Bjorn, he lived on to fight the English, though he felt his time was near. He ended up getting stabbed in the foggy woods mid-battle, though he took down the Englishman who stabbed him. For me, this was one of the most compelling ends for any character left in Season 6.

At the end of the day, it was a sound conclusion for the long-running cabler and I can't wait to see where the spinoff takes us next. Meanwhile, I have to ask, what did you think of the way Vikings final wrapped its final set of episodes and said goodbye to those who were left?


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