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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2010 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Nancy's also more than happy to help Captain Burke and his eager partners trap the real killer!





One can see that Nancy's character has a distinct preference for bikinis as her choice of attire.



Perhaps that's because the one scene where she's wearing a dress, it's an off-the-rack item that was previously worn in S1 by Suzy Parker! smile





Nancy does more than look great in this episode. She shows outstanding comic timing and delivery in her scenes with Gene Barry that it once again proves the point that she was a very underrated talent who deserved better in terms of how her career ended up. To have the ability to be credible as a larger than life exotic woman (like in Trek or Jason And The Argonauts) or to show this kind of comic range/timing (not to mention do effectively in a straight dramatic role on "Mannix") is rare indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2010 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Episode #5, "Who Killed Julian Buck?" concerns the murder of a famous novelist. The suspect lists include Keenan Wynn, Terry-Thomas and Ed Begley.

And in the female suspect list, there's French-born Corinne Calvet, in the first of three appearances on "Burke's Law."











Eric, Corinne Calvet was Basque.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2010 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The bio entry says born, Paris, so I think the basic point is correct.

The only other guest shot of hers I can ever remember was a third season "Batman".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2010 - 8:19 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

The bio entry says born, Paris, so I think the basic point is correct.

The only other guest shot of hers I can ever remember was a third season "Batman".


According to Witkopedia, Corinne Calvet's real last name was Dibos, which is of Basque origin.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2010 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

As a general rule, "Honey West" was not the place for glamorous female guest stars that could upstage Anne Francis

See also, many years later, Ghost Whisperer - I've always wondered if Andrea Moreno (Aisha Tyler) was killed off and Melinda's friend on the force Det. Blair (Ion Overman) was written out so that Jennifer Love Hewitt would have no regular rivals in the Yum! department.* That Camryn Manheim is the show's longest-lasting female regular may not be a coincidence.**

*This being a Honey West thread I won't post pics, but Google is your friend.
**In fairness to JLH, it may not entirely be her fault that the show expects us to believe that Delia (Camryn) has men running people over to date her while throughout the nine years the show covers nobody but her husband ever fancies Jennifer Love freaking Hewitt...

 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2011 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

In memorium, Anne Francis. 1930-2011.







Very sad that over the course of this thread since it began we had to note the deaths of first, Captain Burke and then Honey herself. RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2011 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Back for her second appearance in six episodes is Suzy Parker, as a leading pin-up model for the magazine.











Suzy Parker was married up until her death to Bradford Dillman.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2011 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Well for about a year and a half now, I have waited patiently for S2 to get a proper DVD release. But alas, Fox, the owners of the Four Star catalog, have been playing hardball on the matter of licensing out more episodes to VCI, who did a brilliant job with Season 1 (as well as "Honey West"). Thus, in order for this thread to continue at long last, it requires resorting to that dreaded standby the boot. The episodes are too good to not give some deserved attention (and hopefully one day these less than stellar caps can be replaced by good quality ones worthy of what's been already seen here).

Episode #35, "Who Killed Cassandra Cass?". A society woman has been shot dead and a *lot* of people are ready to take credit for it. Like for instance return guest, Lola Albright.





This scene does not actually confirm or disprove her innocence or guilt!

Not a suspect, but merely a would-be dinner date of the good Captain Burke, is Shelby Grant, the future Mrs. Chad Everett. She would have better luck as one of Derek Flint's girls in "Our Man Flint".



That's Fritz Feld with her, in his usual element of waiter (he doesn't get to do his famous "pop" routine though)


Shelby Grant also played Princess Sandra in Pt. 1 of the "Batman" two parter "Instant Freeze/Rats Like Cheese".

 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2011 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

A bump in this thread since I couldn't help but notice when watching the final season of the "Fugitive" how in Anne's first TV guest shot after "Honey West's" cancellation, the character was still living on in terms of her choice of swimwear. smile





RIP, Anne.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2011 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)



I just saw a b&w (S2) episode of BEWITCHED that re-used this costume. It's worn by a waitress who serves Darrin a drink at poolside in "Divided He Falls."

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2011 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Fringe-free like Suzy or with one like when Honey wore it for her waitress gig? smile



Thanks for getting this thread bumped, beacuse with Fox playing hardball with VCI and preventing the final season of "Burke's Law" from getting released on DVD, it stops the momentum cold! (Yeah, I've got a boot set but after doing Nancy's episode, the enthusiasm waned a bit using those prints).

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Fringe-free like Suzy or with one like when Honey wore it for her waitress gig? smile


I can't remember. And now it's going to drive me crazy. It was on TV Land. Maybe I can still undelete it from my DVR.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 4:45 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

If you can remember which episode it was plot-wise I can look it up on DVD and check! smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

If you can remember which episode it was plot-wise I can look it up on DVD and check! smile

It was toward the end of Season 2 (b&w). Title "Divided He Falls." Endora splits Darren into a fun loving side and a workaholic side. It would be pretty cool if you could document this thing with a cap.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Not only with the fringe but with a tail no less!



Honey at least had the sense to lose the tail when she got hers a year later. smile



The pool location I know was used more than once on "Burke's Law" and "Honey West".

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Thanks, Eric!

Memorable costumes have careers of their own, it seems. Remember when Chekov's space helmet from "The Tholian Web" showed up on MORK & MINDY? I think Conrad Janis wore it.

And I've spotted a certain dazzling gold dress in about half a dozen movies. Grace Kelly wore it pretty well:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74148&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 8:22 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Some other examples of costume re-use I can recall.

#1-Leslie Parrish wearing her "Who Mourns For Adonias?" Greco goddess outfit again in the teaser sequence of a "Mannix" S1 episode later that year while posing for a sculptor.

#2-Janet Leigh's white gown from the Columbo episode "Forgotten Lady" worn to lesser effect by Cassie Yates two months later on a Bionic Woman S1 episode.

#3-Anne Francis's "Forbidden Planet" costume on one of the lesser females in the ridiculous Zsa Zsa Gabor "Queen Of Outer Space" movie.

 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2011 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I well remember your MANNIX caps of Leslie Parrish; I have them saved away in one of my STAR TREK folders. And you contributed them to posterity:

http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/search?q=MANNIX

#2-Janet Leigh's white gown from the Columbo episode "Forgotten Lady" worn to lesser effect by Cassie Yates two months later on a Bionic Woman S1 episode.

Googled it, found it, and it was a link to you right here. I should have known. It's not a well-researched subject on the Net.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2012 - 12:43 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I never like using my boot set of S2 to update this thread, but alas, Fox will not license it to VCI for a legit release and I can not avoid a decent spotlight like Abbe Lane in "Who Killed The Toy Soldier?"!



The by-now former Mrs. Xavier Cugat is the secretary to an overbearing toy manufacturer who gets blown up by dynamite planted in his office. Abbe ends up inheriting the company, even though she couldn't stand him (and thus makes herself a suspect along with Louis Nye, Chill Wills and in her fifth appearance in the series, Martha Hyer, whose guest shot doesn't measure up to the glamor of her earlier ones)







 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2012 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

A lot of names to profile in episode #9, "Who Killed Wade Walker?", a tale of a millionaire whose private plane blew up.

The ever reliable Sergeant Ames remains on duty! (To see Eileen O'Neil on the other side of the law, catch her in the "Batman" episode where she's the moll of Walter Slezak's villainous Clock King).



The jilted girlfriend for this week is Joan Staley.





Yep, former Playboy Playmate Joan Staley.

 
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