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Sean Connery feigns shoving a vanilla ice cream cone in Retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles Russhon’s face during the production of “Thunderball.” Russhon was the military advisor to the James Bond films in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Russhon and Connery became friends on set. The vanilla ice cream cone had special significance to Russhon, who inspired the “Charlie Vanilla” character, an ice cream loving mister fix-it, in friend and esteemed American cartoonist Milton Caniff’s comic strip “Steve Canyon.” (Photo courtesy of Christian Russhon)

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