On Crab Key Island, Bond [Sean Connery] and Honey Ryder [Ursula Andress] are finally captured by Dr. No and are forced to shower to remove radioactive contamination they had picked up in the pools, rivers and swamps on the island. After this process, both Bond and Honey Ryder are given blue towelling bath robes to wear.
In her letter, Maggie Lewin states that she was working at Pinewood Studios at the time Dr. No was being shot, as a wardrobe assistant for Rank films on a feature film A Life for Ruth. The towelling robe in this lot, which she made, was borrowed by Eileen Sullivan, wardrobe mistress on Dr. No as a ...time and budget saving exercise.. and was returned to Lewin after filming. It is interesting to note that Dr. No, the first Bond film, was made on a very restricted budget of $1 million. It became the surprise hit of 1962, the only Bond film to be made without the use of gadgetry, and one of the best films in the series.