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Jack snarfed down the Fatimas and Chesterfields, and his share of booze, too. But he left his mark (IIV).
The dance of death. Jesus, these things were pervasive.
The Continental Op's preferred brand - I wonder if Hammett smoked 'em? I was reading one of his short stories last Friday while waiting for a lady, and Fatimas figured in.
I think it's just the ultimate cigarette name, particularly for the '20s thru '40s -- mysterious, exotic, forbidden.
9 out a 10 Doctors agree!...smooooth..and easy on your throat..
http://www.archive.org/details/Dragnet_OTRAmazing. The motherlode for shows like The Wire.
I'm currently listening to the top episode at the link, Homicide. Either that same script was reshot for one of the tv shows or they borrowed some elements from it. I clearly remember parts from a rerun Nick at Night played.
There was a fair bit of discussion about Dragnet here last week.No doubt, one of the best radio shows ever [a step behind Gunsmoke in a pack with Jack Benny, Our Miss Brooks, Texas Rangers, Box 13, Burns & Allen].At at the end of that very good show, Mr Webb would come on and exhort his many fans to Enjoy the Quality.Its funny when you listen to it today.
It's that previous discussion that whet my appetite and made me follow Alex's link. Thanks to Alex for posting that.
Jack Webb may not have invented toe police procedural, but he certainly honed and refined the form. And those "Dragnet" radio shows still hold up today, even though they reflect a Los Angeles that is long gone (Council Bluffs with a beach) before blacks, Latinos, Asians, etc., began arriving in droves to join all those Protestant transplants from the Midwest.
Wow... How young Jack Webb looks. I love this site. I recall he endorsed Chesterfields later on.It's a little odd to see people smoking in these old ad's.Thanks for a great pic.Mikel J
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