Raymond Benson

Contact & Links

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APPEARANCE REQUESTS–SPEAKING AND/OR PIANO PERFORMANCE: Raymond is a sought-after lecturer and pianist. His slideshow/lecture “The James Bond Phenomenon” is extremely popular. He also lectures on film topics, writing, and his career as a freelancer. As a musician, Raymond is available to perform on piano at parties and other venues. Please direct inquiries to admin (at) raymondbenson.com

CHARITY DONATION REQUESTS: Raymond receives literally dozens of charity donation requests per month. Because he has a limited amount of copies of his books to give to charity (or autographs, photos), Raymond MUST be selective of which charities he supports. He simply cannot accommodate every request. If you make a request and do not receive an answer, please understand that it is not a slight of your cause.

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If you have any questions or comments for Raymond, please use the address listed below. E-mail for Raymond will be forwarded and he will try to reply, pending his schedule.

To e-mail Raymond – admin (at) raymondbenson.com

PO Box 7312
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7312
United States of America

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Raymond’s Wikipedia Entry!

Visit the Official Website of The Black Stiletto!

Professional Affiliations

These are some of the professional organizations and publications with which Raymond is involved:

Cinema Retro – The New Film Magazine To Which Raymond Contributes

International Thriller Writers Inc. Website

Mystery Writers of America Website

Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter Website

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers

Crime and Mystery Genre Resource Guide

Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

Raymond is an honorary Goodwill Ambassador to Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. Here are some interesting links to this beautiful area of Japan, including links to the 007 Man With the Red Tattoo Museum located on Naoshima Island. This museum was erected in honor of Raymond’s last James Bond novel.

A Piece on the Museum and Ambassadorship (scroll down for English)

Information Page on the 007 Man With the Red Tattoo Museum

Another Information Page on the Museum

A Time Magazine Article on Naoshima, including Info on the Museum

Kagawa Prefectural Government Official Website

Official 007 Man With the Red Tattoo Museum Website (in Japanese)

Benesse House Art Museums Website (a location in “The Man With the Red Tattoo”

Kagawa Prefecture Overview (in Japanese but very cool!)

James Bond Sites

There are hundreds of excellent James Bond sites on the Internet. Here are just a few of the ones that Raymond likes:

The Ian Fleming Foundation

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

Her Majesty’s Secret Servant

The Book Bond

JamesBond007: A Great Swedish Site (in English)

CommanderBond.net

007 Forever

John Gardner’s Website

The James Bond Dossier (a nifty site about the films)

Other Sites

Just some of the stuff Raymond is into…

The Website of Raymond’s Son, Max Benson

The Official Website of Raymond’s Nephew, Opera Singer Weston Hurt

The Authorized Stanley Kubrick Site

The Official Ingmar Bergman Website

Park Ridge Classic Film

Ruth Rendell (aka Barbara Vine)

Calyx—The Canterbury Web Site

Wayside Music—A Great Online Shop for Progressive and Experimental Music

The Official Jethro Tull Website

The Official Mike Oldfield Website

The Official Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin Website

A Robert Wyatt Website

The Official Gentle Giant Website

The Official Frank Zappa Website

The Official Neil Young Website

The Official Wim Mertens Website

The Mysterious Bookshop

Houston’s Murder by the Book

Gazing Into the Abyss—My Friend Paul Baack’s Blog Site of Very Cool Stuff

The Official Website of Chocky Kay–A Good Friend and Great Musician!