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just one more thing columbo

I’m still in awe of this two-box DVD set I bought. 34 discs. Price was crazy good.

Television that I enjoyed from when I was a child all the way through adult. Love Peter Falk, plus so many great stars appeared in the series.

I’m currently doing about two sessions of it per week.


columbo 1971 – lee grant starring, HUAC, plus host airport services

I was watching an episode of Columbo on DVD tonight. “Ransom for a Dead Man” 1971.

In the scene below, the company name “Host” on the cocktail lounge in LAX airport caught my eye. Brian and I both worked for Host a long long time ago. We knew a lot of people who did. Host ran a lot of those expensive businesses in airports all over the place.

In the picture below, actors Lee Grant and Peter Falk are going into the Host cocktail lounge where he will shortly charge her with murder.

Well prior to this television drama, Lee Grant was put out of work for a long time due to being charged under the McCarthy HUAC communist thing. She was blacklisted for twelve years, I think.

Will probably start having those type hearings again pretty soon.

columbo pilot

Watching a favorite old TV series, in this case Columbo, the pilot from 1968.

I like to notice trivial details, like the preponderance of IBM Selectric typewriters and the make and model of the telephones.

In this scene I was flinching because the actor was dialing a telephone with a pencil, which is bad form. In another scene, somebody was dialing the phone with their finger but turning the dial back rather than releasing it at the finger stop. Bad, bad, bad. lol

I also noticed the thick blanket of smog over Los Angeles in other scenes.


“Just one more thing”

OMG yes. Columbo Complete DVD set. It just arrived yesterday.

34 discs, nearly 100 hours. I like it.

Growing up hiding in my room from my family, Columbo, especially the NBC Mystery Movie series including Columbo, was good company on a GE black and white portable TV.

This DVD set has coverage from 1968 through 2003.

old tv on dvd

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