This is the city.
OK, not really.
But it is captured from the intro to Season 1, episode 9, The Fur Burglary.
Fur burglary. Fur burglary. Almost sounds like a 70's euphemism for sex.
OK, let's catch some fur burglars.
Just kidding, LAX.
Above image, 2012, Google maps.
The same architect that designed the PAB helped design the Theme Building, which opened in 1961.
(Just in time for Don Draper to visit!)
Back to the show:
The LA County Art Museum is shown probably five more times in the series.
This sequence pans down to the fountain at the base of the statue.
It was also opened in 1961, but seems to constantly get the living crap remodeled out of it.
Hey, hey, what are you going to do? Tastes change!
Joe's next top on the monologue is Skid Row.
He calls it "the home address for dreams that never came true" but we can call it East Fifth.
That camera car drove through awfully quick!
It's the red area:
Who is the Number One single use character in season one?
Henry Corden's Emile Hartman!
Sigh. I'm a security guard, but the store got robbed of $100,000 worth of fur articles.
That would ring up to about $685,000 in today's money.
Friday reports that 5,000 people move to LA each month.
That spreads Police Officers thinly and makes the city crowded.
Yay! The records and information sequence with the giant card file:
I DON'T HAVE BIRTHDAYS ANYMORE
WELL I DO AND I WANT A MINK
"Lovely with your titian hair!"
Next, he teaches Gannon how to pretend to know a lot about furs.
Hold the phone!
HELLO I AM POINTING AT A MAP OF LOS ANGELES
The following set represents a classy Bel Air hotel where Joe and Bill will set up the fur purchase, I mean, catch the fur burglars.
Up to the suite:
That armoire dressed the set where Blue Boy was found dead in S1e1:
This exterior is where the skin flick actress lives in S2e20, I think.
It also looks like it was used in S2e4 and S1e14.
We'll see! Let's head back to the backlot house where all of the suspects and baddies live!
Ok, replace the yellow and blue cars with a red cadillac convertible & change the lighting:
Joe gets a lot of weird and clever retorts and zingers in this episode.
HEYA! Here is the best season one character back to say thanks & bye:
Emile Hartman! Number one! Forever pointing to the ceiling!
She can't accept the stole, Emile. She didn't even work your case!
Police can't accept goodies. That's fair, though. They are public servants.
Thanks, just the same!
Policewoman Dorothy Miller is so pretty. I would be considered a "shipper" 46 years ago.
Oh yeah - the quartet of fur burglars:
Floyd Sinclair - Albert Marks
Norman Landon - Robert Glasgow
Now serving their sentences in the state prison, San Quentin, California.
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Merry Anders as Policewoman Dorothy Miller
Clark Howat as Captain Henry O. Mack
Henry Corden as Emile Hartman
Herb Ellis as Norm Landon
John Nolan as Floyd Sinclair
Frank Gerstle as Albert Marks
Jody Gilbert as Mrs. Hilliard
Joanne Medley as Miss Janice Hilliard
John McCann as Lieutenant Danny Bowser
Robert Cleaves as Roger Brucker
Renny McEvoy as John Cartwright
Alfred Shelly as Detective
Art Direction - Russell Kimball
Set Decor - John McCarthy & Ralph Sylos
Written by David H. Vowell
Aired 16 March 1967.