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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Martin Milner vs. Valley of the Dolls


Valley of the Dolls is a classic piece of camp cinema.
It apparently almost cost Patty Duke her career.
Whatever! We're interested more in Officer Pete Malloy!


He is out of the picture by the end of the first hour, but let's pretend this is the whole film.







Don't cry, Patty! You get to be on a Cystic Fibrosis telethon!




Waiters in red jackets?
Us Dragnet fans are right at home!






Patty's apartment makes us think of some of the set design around Dragnet and Adam-12.





How marriages are made - play a record and kiss Martin Milner.






NO DON'T TAKE DRUGS, PATTY


NO IT'S OK MARTIN
WE'RE IGNORING YOU AND TREATING YOU LIKE FURNITURE


WELL DAMN


After Patty gets her Grammy award, we're in California with glamorous Sharon Tate!







"Woman, if you're going to be that way, I'm taking my portable typewriter and going home!"

THE END

Martin Milner in Valley of the Dolls
1967
Production design - Philip M. Jefferies
Art Direction - Richard Day & Jack Martin Smith

See you soon!
Suzy Dragnet


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Season 1, episode 1



Art Direction - Russell Kimball

Aired 21 September 1968

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Season 3, episode 19


Katie O'Pace shoots up a phone booth at Union Station.

S3e19

Art Direction - Lester L. Green
Costumes - Vincent Dee

Aired 11 February 1971

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Season 3, Episode 18


Check out the lines on that chair. Looking comfy.

The ship tapestry on the wall is pretty neat, too.

S3e18

Art Direction - Lester L. Green

Aired 4 February 1971

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Suzy Dragnet's inevitable Adam-12 blog. Welcome.

Hi Everyone,

I have finally begun to watch Adam-12 for the first time.

It's a classic Mark VII production, complete with Jack Webb's hand marking the ending. (Clank. Clank.)

I don't presently have the resources to catalog seven seasons (!) of Adam-12 as throughly as Dragnet, so this blog is a repository of observations to discuss with you.

Thank you for the warm reception over at Everyone Nods: The Dragnet Style Files. That's my primary action item; this is an adjunct which I can't keep to myself.

(The final straw was in season two when I saw Virginia Gregg trashing a car with a baseball bat on New York Street. Need I say more?)

See you soon for intermittent updates, surprises, and classic TV memories - Adam-12 style.

Cheers,
Suzy Dragnet