Ian Fleming introduced James Bond to readers in his novel, “Casino Royale” in 1953. Charming, suave and uncomplicated, the fictional character soon rose to stardom and eventually became the hero of over 20 films. With the release of “Skyfall” in 2012, the series of Bond films has grossed just over $6 billion, making it the second-highest-grossing film series (behind Harry Potter) and the single most successful, adjusted for inflation.
Few can argue against the universal appeal of one of the best-loved heroes of all time. Bond exudes confi dence and loyalty as he charms his way into the hearts of many, both on screen and off . Surrounded by fast cars and beautiful women, he has become the embodiment of sophistication and courage and an icon to generations of fans.
Given the opportunity to live the life of the world’s most enduring spy, would you?
If you are game, here is your chance to try out your inner James Bond. On Sat., April 12, Naperville Art League (NAL) will host Casino Royale, a casino style fundraiser at their Fine Art Center and Gallery, 508 North Center St. This event provides the attendees with an evening filled with the excitement of an authentic casino while supporting the league’s Classroom Renovation project, an incentive that will help create a better environment for the students of NAL classes.
Party-goers will receive chips to play a variety of Las Vegas style games, including Black Jack, Craps and Roulette. Guests will then be able to use their winnings to compete for fabulous raffle prizes.
Tickets for this event are free, with all proceeds benefiting NAL’s Classroom Renovation.
Reservations for Casino Royale are required and can be made through www.eventbright.com by searching for “Casino Royale.”