Fleming, seen in above photo, published Goldfinger in 1959. The original book jacket for Goldfinger is seen below:
Macintyre, who is the author of the true World War II espionage story, Operation Mincement, and For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond, a book that celebrated the Fleming centenary celebration, notes that Fleming was fascinated by the interplay between truth and fiction.
"Everything I write has a precedent in truth," Fleming said.
You can read Macintyre's piece via the below link:
Sean Connery is seen in the above photo as James Bond in Goldfinger. Below is a photo of Gert Frobe as Goldfinger.
Below is the link to the opening credits to the film:
Below is the cover of the Signet paperback of Goldfinger in the 1960s and a great passage from Ian Fleming's thriller: