SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective drama series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Roger Smith, Richard Long and Edd Byrnes; each episode was one hour long including commercials. The show ran from 1958 to 1964. Private detective Stuart Bailey was a former government secret agent. Jeff Spencer was a former government agent, a nonpracticing attorney; the duo worked out of stylish offices at 77 Sunset Boulevard, Suites 101 and 102. The street address was colloquially known as Sunset Strip, was located between La Cienega Boulevard and Alta Loma Road on the south side of the strip next door to Dean Martin's real-life lounge, Dino's Lodge; the two detectives would alternate as leads, with a Stuart Bailey case being featured one week, a Jeff Spencer case the next -- although depending on the nature of the case, sometimes the two would team up. Suzanne Fabry, the beautiful French switchboard operator played by Jacqueline Beer, handled the phones for Sunset Answering Service located in suite 103.

The firm of Bailey & Spencer employed her answering service. Although not technically an employee of the firm, Suzanne would be involved in casework from time to time in season two. Comic relief was provided by Roscoe the racetrack tout. Roscoe was forever hanging around the offices. However, he was sometimes used as an operative, was an ever-informed source concerning the word on the street; the firm's most seen police contact was Lt. Roy Gilmore, never called by his first name. The'breakout' character, who had not been included in the pilot film, was Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III, the rock and roll-loving, hair-combing hipster and aspiring PI who worked as the valet parking attendant at Dino's, the club next door to the detectives' office. "Kookie" found a way to get himself involved in the firm's cases, was made a full partner in the firm with his own office. Seen frequently were The Frank Ortega Trio, playing themselves as the jazzy house band at Dino's Lodge. Huggins intended the show to be a hard-edged drama, but beginning with the 23rd episode, "The Pasadena Caper," the tone started to become much lighter, with a strong element of self-deprecating humor and "caper" used in episode titles.

The catchy theme song, written by the accomplished team of Mack David and Jerry Livingston, typified the show's breezy, jazzed atmosphere. The song became the centerpiece of an album of the show's music in Warren Barker orchestrations, released in 1959, a top-10 hit in the Billboard LP charts; the Kookie character became a cultural phenomenon, with his slang expressions such as "ginchy" and "piling up Zs". When Kookie helped the detectives on a case by singing a song, Edd Byrnes began a singing career with the novelty single "Kookie, Kookie", based on his frequent combing of his hair. Records. Kookie was used to provide product placement for Harley-Davidson, appearing on their Topper motor scooter in the show and in Harley-Davidson advertisements; when Byrnes' demands for more money and an expanded role were not met, he left the show for a period in season two. After an absence of 16 episodes beginning in January 1960, Byrnes and Warner Brothers settled their differences, Kookie came back beginning in May.

For the 1960–61 season, Richard Long moved over from the canceled detective series Bourbon Street Beat. His BSB character of Rex Randolph was said to have left New Orleans and relocated to North Hollywood, joining Bailey and Spencer's firm, taking office 104; the character was dropped after one season, but Long was seen again on 77 Sunset Strip in seasons five and six. Kookie became a full-fledged detective and partner in the firm as of season four, taking over Rex Randolph's office in 104. At the same time, Robert Logan became the new parking lot attendant, J. R. Hale, who spoke in abbreviations. Hale was seen throughout seasons five. One of the series' more unusual episodes was the 1960 "The Silent Caper", it presented its story without dialogue, hence the title. Another off-beat entry was 1961's "Reserved For Mr. Bailey", which finds Zimbalist alone in a ghost town, he is the only main actor on screen for the entire hour. The show's popularity was such that rising young actors clamored for guest spots.

Up-and-comers who made guest appearances included Ellen Burstyn, Roger Moore, DeForest Kelley, William Shatner, Mary Tyler Moore, Shirley MacLaine look-alike Gigi Verone, Robert Conrad, Dyan Cannon, Janet De Gore, Jay North, Connie Stevens, Irish McCalla, Adam West, Tuesday Weld, Sherry Jackson, Marlo Thomas, Max Baer Jr. Carole Mathews, Elizabeth Montgomery, Karen Steele, Randy Stuart, Susan Oliver, Robert Vaughn, Suzanne Storrs, Peter Breck, Donna Douglas, Troy Donahue, Chad Everett, Gena Rowlands, Cloris Leachman, Eve McVeagh, and

Blue Book (magazine)

Blue Book was a popular 20th-century American magazine with a lengthy 70-year run under various titles from 1905 to 1975. It was a sibling magazine to The Green Book Magazine. Launched as The Monthly Story Magazine, it was published under that title from May 1905 to August 1906 with a change to The Monthly Story Blue Book Magazine for issues from September 1906 to April 1907. In its early days, Blue Book carried a supplement on theatre actors called "Stageland"; the magazine was aimed at both male and female readers. For the next 45 years, it was known as The Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book Magazine, Blue Book, Blue Book of Fiction and Adventure; the title was shortened with the February 1952 issue to Bluebook, continuing until May 1956. With a more exploitative angle, the magazine was revived with an October 1960 issue as Bluebook for Men, the title again became Bluebook for the final run from 1967 to 1975. In its post-1960 final incarnation, Bluebook became a men's adventure magazine, publishing purportedly true stories.

In its 1920s heyday, Blue Book was regarded as one of the "Big Four" pulp magazines, along with Adventure and Short Stories. The magazine was nicknamed "King of the Pulps" in the 1930s. Pulp historian Ed Hulse has stated that between the 1910s and the 1950s Blue Book "achieved and sustained a level of excellence reached by few other magazines"; the early publishers were Story-Press Corporation and Consolidated Magazines, followed in 1929 by McCall. After H. S. Publications took over the reins in October 1960, Hanro was the publisher from August 1964 until March 1966 and the QMG Magazine Corporation, beginning April 1967; the first editor of Blue Book was Trumbull White. White was succeeded in 1906 by Karl Edwin Harriman. Under Harriman, Blue Book would reach a circulation of 200,000 copies in 1909. From 1911 to 1919 Ray Long was the editor. Harriman took the editorial reins again in February 1919. By the time of Harriman's departure, sales of Blue Book had fallen to 80,000 copies. Edwin Balmer edited Blue Book from 1927 to 1929.

Balmer managed to raise the circulation of the magazine to 180,000 by 1929 due to the reappearance of Burroughs' Tarzan stories in the magazine. Balmer was succeeded by Donald Kennicott. Editors were Maxwell Hamilton and Andre Fontaine in the mid-1950s, followed by Frederick A. Birmingham. Maxwell Hamilton returned for the 1960 revival, followed by B. R. Ampolsk in 1967. Cover artists during the 1930s included Dean Cornwell, Joseph Chenoweth, Henry J. Soulen, Herbert Morton Stoops, who continued as the cover artist during the 1940s. Interior Illustrators for the magazine included Alex Raymond and Austin Briggs, John Clymer, John Richard Flanagan, Joseph Franke, L. R. Gustavson, Henry Thiede; the first Blue Book contributors included science-fiction authors George Allan England, William Hope Hodgson and William Wallace Cook. Blue Book published the "Freelances in Diplomacy" series by Clarence H. New a series of early spy stories. Rider Haggard and Albert Payson Terhune published work in Blue Book.

Zane Grey and Clarence E. Mulford added their Western stories to the magazine's selection of fiction. In the 1920s, Blue Book's roster of authors included two of the world's most famous writers of popular fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs and Agatha Christie. In addition to Tarzan, Burroughts published material about "the Jungle Girl" in Blue Book. Nyoka first appeared in "The Land of Hidden Men," a 1929 Blue Book short story by Burroughs; the characters of Sax Rohmer, James Oliver Curwood, Beatrice Grimshaw appeared in Blue Book. Adventure fiction was a staple of Blue Book. Wren, H. Bedford-Jones, Achmed Abdullah, George F. Worts, Lemuel De Bra and William L. Chester all published in the magazine. Sea stories were popular in Blue Book, George Fielding Eliot, Captain A. E. Dingle and Albert Richard Wetjen were some of the publication's authors known for this subgenre. Bedford-Jones and Donald Barr Chidsey wrote historical fiction for Blue Book. Writers during the 1940s included Nelson S. Bond, Max Brand, Gelett Burgess, Eustace Cockrell, Irvin S. Cobb, Robert A. Heinlein, MacKinlay Kantor, Willy Ley, Theodore Pratt, Ivan Sanderson, Luke Short, Booth Tarkington, Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Philip Wylie and Dornford Yates.

Blue Book managed to attract fiction from a number of authors who did not publish in pulp magazines, including Georges Simenon, Shelby Foote and William Lindsay Gresham. General anthologies from Blue Book: Vondys, Horace. Best Sea Stories from Bluebook. Introduced by Donald Kennicott.. Single author/team collections from Blue Book: Bedford-Jones, H. One More Hero:The Cases of the Fireboat Men.. Bedford-Jones, H; the Rajah From Hell.. Bedford-Jones, H; the Sphinx Emerald.. Bedford-Jones, H. Treasure Seekers.. Bedford-Jones, H. Warriors in Exile.. Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Jungle Tales of Tarzan.. Chester, William L. Hawk of the Wilderness.. Makin, William J; the Garden of TNT: The Collected Adventures of the Red Wolf of Arabia, edited by Tom Roberts.. Mill, Robert R. Shock Troops of Justice: Duke Ashby of the F. B. I

Cloughton railway station

Cloughton railway station was a railway station on the old Scarborough & Whitby Railway. It opened on 16 July 1885, served the North Yorkshire village of Cloughton, to a lesser extent the village of Burniston, until it closed on 8 March 1965; the station had a canopied goods shed, in the'1956 Handbook of Stations', listed it as being able to handle general goods, horse boxes and prize cattle vans. It had a 1-ton 10 cwt permanent crane; the station has been restored and is used as a private house, with guest accommodation provided in a converted railway carriage, a converted goods shed, two B&B suites. A tea room operated in the station building, but that closed in September 2019. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. Chapman, Stephen. York to Scarborough Whitby & Ryedale. Bellcode Books. ISBN 978-1-871233-19-3. Cloughton Station website