Tuesday, November 27, 2012

This was the city.

Welcome to my new blog about the production, locations, recycled actors, and pretty much everything I enjoy about the four-season run of Dragnet in color (1967-70).

I like the black and white episodes as well, but the color series is the focus of my attention. I cannot promise that the black and white series will be absent. (Stay tuned for my assessment of the Christmas episode - the one in which the statue of baby Jesus gets kidnapped - as it is a remake of the 1951 episode.)

As in my Wonder Years Mom blog, I'll probably wind up throwing around some crass language.
Unlike The Wonder Years, I actually really like Dragnet.


  1. I admire your style. I was never a fan of "The Wonder Years"!

  2. Fun site! I've been here a few times after watching episodes recently. I was just over at the recently opened (within the last few years) LAPD Topanga Station in Canoga Park and was surprised to see a brass plaque celebrating Dragnet inlaid in the cement outside. It features Friday and Gannon's badges and police IDs.

    1. Oh! Thank you for commenting! I didn't know about the Topanga station. I'll have to check that out if I can get to the West Coast. I read about how when Jack passed away, 714 was retired and he was given a real police funeral.

      Welcome to Everyone Nods. See you around!
      Suzy Dragnet

  3. Suzy - Seeing as you like mid-century architecture and California style, there is a website you should see called Dear Old Hollywood in which the blogger shows stills from movies. Check out his treatment of a Bob Hope film from 1961 called Bachelor in Paradise. Lots of shots of burgeoning suburban LA with pics of the homes then and now. The movie is really funny also but difficult to find anywhere. I tunes sells it for $10 but that's beside the point. I think you would appreciate the architectural study he does of this movie. KennyP

  4. I have recently decided that I love Dragnet. Back in the Sixties Dad used to watch it, and I thought it terminally unhip, authoritarian and heavy-handed. But now it's just plain fun! The City is MY Los Angeles - 1967-1970.

    Your website is providing me with much additional fun!

    Hey - you might like my site: "Avocado Memories" Growing Up in Southern California in the 60's and 70's, wherein I dissect my parent's home interior taste.


    Check it out!