Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Vice - DR 30" or "The Chanin Hale Episode"




HEY GUYS 
CHANIN HALE IS IN THIS ONE



*WOLF WHISTLE*


WHAT GOT INTO HIM?


RIGHT. GAMBLING. WE'LL BUST IT.




G.D. Spradlin - We'd know you anywhere



This is Bill and Joe's hotel room by the elevator shaft.
Poor architecture.







HOLD THE PHONE

Time for Jack Webb vs. A Basket of Fruit


Starring 
A Basket of Fruit



 Let's get a cocktail and try to get invited to an underground poker game!


 

This place is miles from The Usual Bar Set - Look at that acre of tchotchkes!




BOBBY TROUP WINS THE AWARD FOR BEST DRAGNET BARTENDER







G.D. Spradlin's characters drive me nuts.


Let's go ride out to John Sebastian's place for illegal gambling!





Here's our cool, cantilevered house in the Hollywood Hills:


From this angle, it makes one think a bit of Megan Draper's west coast home on Mad Men (season seven). Actually, this episode would be concurrent with the that season of Mad Men.
Mad Men has already brought up Dragnet, as has been noted.

All the action we will see from here on out will be all on John McCarthy and/or Sturtevant-styled sound stages.

Front entrance:


More rosettes and gold, even gold carpet.


Game room:


(click to enlarge)

Little walking tour through it:



She sparkles and sparkles!



I AM HOLDING A GLASS


(G.D. is in love with Bill.)

Kitchen:





The flower pattern on the percolator looks like one that Corning used forever.


YUM YUM I'M JACK WEBB AND I LIKE COFFEE


SUZY DRAGNET LIKES COFFEE TOO


LEAVE HER OUT OF IT





Here are some familiar faces around the poker table:










And John Sebastian, of course - he was everywhere!



They found an incredible ice bucket for Bobby:


Wow. Truly. What an ice bucket.

 Chanin Hale Costume Change!


Vincent Dee found her a very glam, though less sparkly, dress for Day Two.


BOBBY WE SEE YOU LOOKING




DAFUQ?


Looks like Len Wayland and the guy that plays Danny Galindo:





HEY CHANIN HERE IS HOW MARKED CARDS WORK



So educational.


Nathaniel C. Calvin

Now serving his term
in the State Penitentiary,
San Quentin, California.

S3e22

Starred
Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday
Harry Morgan as Officer Bill Gannon
Chanin Hale as Dottie Taylor
G.D. Spradlin as Tom Arbyrd
Bobby Troup as Harry Mahan
John Sebastian as Nate Calvin / Nathaniel C. Calvin
Len Wayland as Captain Nelson
Ira Cook as First Player
John Gilgreen as Second Player

Additional Cast
Marco Lopez as Officer Danny Galindo (or "Officer")

Additional Notes

Art Direction - John E. Chilberg, II
Set Decor - John McCarthy & John Sturtevant
Costumes - Vincent Dee

Written by James Doherty

Aired 13 March 1969

See you on Dixieland Road,
Suzy Dragnet

10 comments:

  1. Suzy - I have a question. Where exactly are you seeing all of these episodes? Because I am watching them on Netflix "Watch Instantly" and I noticed that the part about Dodger Stadium is completely missing from the Mommie Dearest episode on Netflix. BTW: this episode "Vice DR 30" is the show when Joe gets a little bit closer than usual to a female. I had in a earlier message called her a Floozie. Maybe I was a little harsh. She seems kind nice. Kenny P

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    1. Haha! I think she's just a flirt, trying to get by.
      About Netflix - They have it programmed to dodge the opening credits, so I have to sometimes rewind the episode to the very start. It's especially unnerving on A-12. When you watch episodes back to back, it skips the very beginning.

      Glad to see ya!
      Suzy Dragnet

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  2. This is fun! I DVR Dragnet everyday from MeTV. There's a channel on Roku that streams a dozen or so of the original B&W series. A few of the episodes are redone and some of the same actors used albeit 10 or so years older! Thanks for this blog. :-)

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    1. That's great! I'm always tickled when I see it on an actual television. Speaks to the enduring quality, right?
      Glad you found us and hope we keep you entertained here, as well.
      Suzy Dragnet

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    2. After reading some of your blog, I couldn't help notice how much nodding goes on in the show. LOL! Like every scene!

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  3. Suzy - Check out site called Dear Old Hollywood and see his treatment of a Bob Hope movie from 1961 called Bachelor in Paradise. Lots of Then and Now stills of the kind of architecture you like, in a burgeoning LA suburb. Cool and very late 50s early 60s stuff you would like. Kenny P

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    1. Dear Kenny P, funny you mention that movie. The supermarket scene was shot at a Hughes market in Panorama City, CA, close to where I grew up. I was about 4 or 5 at the time and we were supposed to be going grocery shopping with Mom but had to go elsewhere because the store was closed for filming!

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    2. Kenny, I looked up Bachelor in Paradise at Dear Old Hollywood - I love it!
      The houses had so much personality, but now they look so bland.
      Great find. Thank you for sharing with us!!

      Suzy Dragnet

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  4. Dear Vez 7: That is really a cool memory. I love that movie. It's hard to find it anywhere on TV, not on Netflix but I-tunes has it to purchase or rent. Thanks for your comments. Kenny P

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  5. Even though you know him really, for others the guy playing "Danny Galindo" along with Len Wayland on the image is Marco Lopez. He is co-starred in Adam-12 and Emergency!

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