After the accident Bond telephones Felix Leiter. From the exterior of Leiter’s office we see only a very brief snap shot. It is hard to recognize, because the area has been pretty much rebuilt, but the picture was taken from South Street looking into Wall Street.
Leiter gives Bond the information that the Cadillac from which 007’s driver was shot is registered to a shop in 33 East 65th Street. This information is not fictional; it is the authentic location of the OH CULT VOODOO SHOP. What is untrue is that “it is only one block away from here”. Actually it is located in one of the elegant turn-of-the-century mansions on the Upper East Side. Nowadays it houses a fancy jeweller's shop.
From here Bond follows the white Cadillac to Harlem, the African-American, Dominican and Latin neighbourhood north of Central Park. In the twenties and thirties, black culture blossomed in the dance, drama and music of Harlem. The Cotton Club was the place to hear Count Basie or Duke Ellington while Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong performed in the Apollo Theater. Bond pursues the mobsters to the Fillet-of-Soul-restaurant, the legal façade of their drug dealing. Because of all the difficulties the filmmakers encountered while working in 'hostile' Harlem, they decided to film the exterior of the restaurant in a friendlier environment. They found the corner of 2nd Avenue and 94th Street as the perfect place and built a fake Fillet-of-Soul facade here.
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