"[Christopher Frayling:] Fortunately the waterbed was spared.
[Ken Adam:] Yes! in Sean's Vegas hotel suite.
[Christopher Frayling:] I remember seeing that and I just couldn't believe my eyes. Waterbeds were just about heard of, but a huge waterbed with fishes in it?!
[Ken Adam:] I think it was Cubby's idea.
[Christopher Frayling:] How on earth did you engineer that? The fish are trapped inside this space with people lying on top of them.
[Ken Adam:] We had the waterbed sent over from the United States but there was no way I could get tropical fish inside it, so I designed a series of circular perspex tanks around the bed. We had Sean Connery and Jill St John fornicating on the bed with the fish swimming in the foreground. The first problem was that the waterbed leaked onto my very expensive new carpet, so that leak had to be stopped. And then either the security man or the prop man at Pinewood switched off the heating unit for all these aquariums at night, and when we arrived the next morning most of the fish were dead. So we had to put the fish on ice because we couldn't get replacements; it was impossible. We then had, for the shot, frozen dead fish!
[Christopher Frayling:] There were deceased fish floating in the tanks?
[Ken Adam:] Not all of them."
Christopher Frayling: Ken Adam and the Art of Production Design. London 2005, S. 176f.