of the Sixties
From the late Fifties into the early Sixties, the detective drama was a popular new format on television. Unlike the Seventies when every detective had an odd affliction (fat like 'Cannon', old like 'Barnaby Jones', disabled like 'Ironside', canceled like 'Banacek') the detectives of the Sixties were all pretty much alike - cool (supposedly).
Cool new web series The Hive
popularity of 77 Sunset Strip
it all in 1958, and the next year brought a bumper crop
of gun-toting hipsters and far-flung adventure shows.
Ripping themselves off with Bourbon Street Beat, Surfside 6 and Hawaiian Eye
Tales From The Warner's Lot
Behind the scenes at 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick and others.
More Adventure Shows of the Sixties
Mr. Lucky, Adventures in Paradise, Tightrope, and other forgotten favorites.
"Tough Tony" vs a hit television show. Guess who takes the hit?
Mike Nelson's underwater adventures.
Westerns of the 60s
Obscure shows, fall previews and themes.
The most violent show on television at the time
Two guys in a '61 Corvette
The syndicated show with a toy surprise
Helicopters in action.
TV's first female detective.
Foreign intrigue in a white dinner jacket.
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