Bonus Gravy

Statement of intent.

How this works.

Connections to real life.

Adam-12, Dragnet, & Heathers.





Dragnet Yearbook 69-70
Art director showdown: Incidental images.

Art director showdown: Costumes

Actor/Actress Spotlight: Virginia Gregg

More as it is featured.

5 comments:

  1. Suzy - I didn't know where to put this, so here it is. It's a link to some info about the motel and apartment set used so many times in Dragnet. Unfortunately, there's no pic of the other side (the apartment side) with the cool textured blocks and ridiculous over-the-top gable. It's really quite an elaborate set with two distinct facades at opposite ends and the swimming pool.

    Sometimes they even used this set with an establishing shot of a totally different (and probably real) apartment building with the Fairlane out front. Anyway, here's the link:

    http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/backlot/apartments.php

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  2. If you get a chance, and can find it anywhere (it's pretty hard to find) check out a show called NYPD. It ran about the same time as these Dragnet episodes, though only for two seasons (I think 67-69 or so on ABC). The star was Jack Warden. It was the gritty New York version of Dragnet, but from a different (left wing) political slant. Unlike Dragnet, with its heavy reliance on sets & back lots, a selling point of NYPD was that it was filmed mostly on location and in the streets of the city. I grew up in New York, so it's like a time capsule for me because I remember when NY looked like that and can recognize many of the locations, which is fun, while I've never been to California, so all the Dragnet streets are unknown to me. But if you can find a few episodes anywhere, it's a very interesting contrast with Dragnet—the grimy, dirty streets of New York, where the sky always seemed to be overcast, with the bright and clean and sunny streets of southern California. Here in NY, in the early 70s, WPIX channel 11 used to show the two shows together, one after the other, on weeknights, one at 8PM the other at 8:30, and I never missed them.

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    1. That's good to know! I will definitely be on the search for some episodes of NYPD.

      Thanks so much for your contributions to my humble little blog! Welcome!

      Suzy Dragnet

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  3. Well done, Harry Morgan. Rest in peace.

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  4. Suzy - I just wanted to let you know that there is a great classic TV website, (free) called Uncle Earl's Classic Television. www.solie.org and it carries Dragnet 1967, 1968 and 1969. Lots of other great stuff, too. Take a look. And please continue with your Dragnet style files. I have started to rewatch starting with Blue Boy. Please respond and let us know how you are. Kenny P.

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