A MASH Tragedy: The Death Of Henry Blake

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There are those of us who watch the reruns of MASH, see Henry Blake and feel we’re watching a friend. The McLean Stevenson character Henry Blake seemed to be the type of person you saw in your neighborhood and would talk to while waiting for your car to be serviced or wave at when you […]

Jim Rockford A Maverick Detective

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The Rockford Files starring James Garner as Jim Rockford (full name James Scott Rockford) first aired on NBC September 13, 1974. If you check back on a 74 calendar you’ll find this was Friday the 13th. Each episode of the Rockford files opened with a recorded phone message on Rockford’s answering machine. “This is Jim […]

The Dark Shadows of the Past

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The original series Dark Shadows was the brain child of TV producer, Dan Curtis. The hugely popular show ran from 1966-1971. It centered around the strange supernatural occurrences that surrounded the rich Collins’ family in their estate home of Collinwood. Set in the fictional Colinsport, ME, the Dark Shadows first episodes introduced the Collins family […]

Do You Know Columbo’s Family?

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We are all familiar with Lt. Columbo’s rumpled overcoat and  the 1959 Peuget convertible  he drove instead of a LAPD police car.  Do you remember when Mrs. Columbo gave him a new raincoat for his birthday in “Now You See Him”  He said he could not think with the new coat and was actually trying […]

Dragnet: Leading the Way For a Generation of Crime Drama

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Dragnet was the original  police drama and led the way for a generation of television. Written by and starring Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday the show  offered a look into the workings of the LAPD in a realistic manner, something that had never really been done before.  (It became the model for some of […]