Thursday, June 16, 2022

Show Notes and Video Playlist: Episode 10-7: Perry Mason

*Click below for this week's video playlist, featuring promos, commercials, PSAs, and more! you might even see a glimpse of the NEW Perry Mason!

And remember you can always visit our official YouTube channel for our past podcasts and episode-specific playlists for each one!

*As a reminder, we covered Search, which we mention at the top of the show, right here.

*Shout-out again to the excellent book The Case of the Alliterative Attorney by Bill Sullivan with Ed Robertson.

*Perry Mason aired 9 seasons and a staggering 271 episodes, all on CBS, from 1957-1966. Raymond Burr continued in the role for 26 TV movies on NBC begininning in 1985, and there were 4 more after his death.

*The New Perry Mason with Monte Markham in the title role ran for 15 episodes on CBS in 1973.

*Pitfall is a 1948 film noir directed by Andre de Toth and starring Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, and Burr.

*Ironside, starring Burr as a chief of detectives with the SFPD, aired 8 seasons on NBC beginning in 1967.

*The episode we were unable to see is season 3's "The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma."

*John Gunther's High Road was a 1959-1960 travelogue show on ABC. Gunther, who narrated films of various locales, was most known for his Inside series of books, like Inside Europe, Inside Latin America, and 1947's Inside U.S.A.

*"The Case of the Treacherous Toupee" premiered September 17, 1960 as the fourth-season premiere, though it was produced in March with the third season. It's based on the original novel The Case of the Counterfeit Eye by Erle Stanley Gardner.

*At this point in his career, Robert Redford was 25 years old. He was in a host of other TV guest roles in the early 1960s, including Maverick, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone.

*Rita Duncan's other credits include The Untouchables, M Squad, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp. She left acting in 1961 and opened a Hollywood talent agency that she ran into the late 1980s.

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