60 Minutes celebrates 50 years of James Bond by sending Anderson Cooper deep into the vaults to uncover some hidden treasures from the sets of the franchise’s biggest films.
The famed journalist and talk show host ventures into an undercover warehouse on the outskirts of London, where curator Meg Simmonds shows him lost gems. Like, a box full of crystal “diamonds” from “Die Another Day”, one of which Meg says, was “in Halle Berry’s belly button… we’re not sure which one!”
Wearing protective gloves and handling each prop like a museum piece, Meg pulls out the oldest of the 007 memorabilia – a bottle of 1955 Dom Pérignon from Dr. No. While other items from the film failed to make it into the vault, “oddly enough,” she says “a champagne bottle survived.”
Also in the collection: the booby-trapped briefcase Sean Connery used in From Russia With Love; the villain Jaws’ deadly metal dentures from The Spy Who Loved Me; the famous gilded firearm from The Man With The Golden Gun; and the most iconic piece, the deadly bowler hat worn by the henchman OddJob in 1664′s Goldfinger. So, how much is such notable head-wear worth? Well, Anderson reveals it’s “about $100,000.”
Take a closer look at the most famous James Bond treasures in the video below!