Jack Carter was born on June 24, 1922 in New York, New York, USA as Jack Chakrin. He was an actor and director, known for Cavalcade of Stars (1949), The Hollywood Squares (1965) and Alligator (1980). He was married to Roxanne Wander, Paula Stewart and Joan Mann. He died on June 28, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Thursday, September 10, 2015
What or where was the locations of Jim Rockford's house trailer & office on the Rockford Files TV Show - The parking lot of BOB MORRIS' PARADISE COVE BEACH CAFE & the parking lot of the long defunct Tonga Lei Lounge / Don the Beachcomer's Lounge both in Malibu California - 29 Cove Road - 2356 Pacific Coast Highway - 28128 Pacific Coast Highway - Paradise Cove Beach Cafe - 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
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ABOVE PHOTO: In the first year of filming the ROCKFORD FILES the house trailer used by Jim Rockford was parked directly next to Malibu's Tonga Lei Restaurant & Lounge which was once located at 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, Calif. 90265 456-6444. This location was actually right on Pacific Coast Highway unlike the later location which was well off Pacific Coast Highway.
Tonga Lei was a popular Malibu restaurant and motel right on PCH in scenic Malibu, and operated from the '60s probably into the '70s, when it became a Don the Beachcomber.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
ABOVE & BELOW PHOTOS: John Pleshette (age 71) as Julius "Jay" Rockfelt and Gianni Russo (age 69) as Gianni Tedesco - The below images show the actors as they are in 2013.
ABOVE PHOTO: A very young Rick Springfield (age 64) played musician Keith Stuart, cutie Rebecca Balding (age 58) played Carol Lansing and the sexy Marie Reynolds played "Janique".
ABOVE PHOTO: Ernesto Pizza House was located at 6706 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA (Notice the stars on the sidewalk) This location is currently Maui and Sons Bar & Grill.
ABOVE PHOTO: 6th and Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles - The Original Express Burger Restaurant can be seen in the background.
ABOVE PHOTO: The old Los Angeles Downtown area - 6th and Main Street again.... The Greyhound Bus Station, The Continental Trailway Bus Station and Thrifty.
ABOVE PHOTO: The old Los Angeles Downtown area - 6th and Main Street again.... Hotel Cecil and Volunteers of America.
ABOVE PHOTO: The old Los Angeles Downtown area - 6th and Main Street again.... Hotel Cecil and Dearden's Department Store.
ABOVE PHOTO: The old Los Angeles Downtown area - 6th and Main Street again.... Trailways Bus Station
ABOVE PHOTO: The old Los Angeles Downtown area - 6th and Main Street again.... Yoel's Fashion
BELOW PHOTOS: 11700 South Ventura, Los Angeles, CA (Corner of Colfax and Ventura Blvd)
Glenn Auto Radio & TV & The Wagon Shop Car Repairs.
ABOVE IMAGES: Paris Or Le Bust Party House: 944 Airole Way - Los Angeles, CA 90077
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Alex Rocco who guest starred as Sherman Royle in the Rockford Files episode "The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers" (1977) died July 18, 2015 at the age of 79 - Birth Name Alessandro Federico Petricone Jr.
Stage Name: Alex Rocco
Birth Name: Alessandro Federico Petricone Jr.
|Date of Birth||29 February 1936, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of Death||18 July 2015, Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer)|
The Rockford Files (TV Series)
- The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 2 (1977) ... Sherman Royle
- The Trees, the Bees and T.T. Flowers: Part 1 (1977) ... Sherman Royle
IMDB Trivia on Alex Rocco (14)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Rockford Files: Season 4 Episode 16 - "The Paper Palace" (1978) Starring Rita Moreno as Rita Capkovic - Canadian American Trading Company 500 East Olive Burbank CA - The CASTAWAY Restaurant & Banquets 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA - Rita Capkovic's apartment building is located at 216 East Valencia Ave in Burbank, CA
We need some help identifying this filming location. This 1970's hotdog stand was used in this episode. Few clues could be found since the filming was a pretty tight shot of location. Does anybody recall where this restaurant was or currently still is?
UPDATE: Our viewers are great.... This hot dog stand was located at the corner of Alameda Ave and San Fernando Blvd - Burbank California
It is currently El Tapatio Restaurant 926 South San Fernando Blvd.
ABOVE TWO IMAGES: Canadian - American Trading Company building - The filming for this location is the below building which is located at 500 East Olive, Burbank CA
BELOW THREE IMAGES: The CASTAWAY Restaurant & Banquets 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501 - which is still in operation today.
ABOVE PHOTO: James Garner teams up with his real life brother Jack Garner for this scene.
BELOW TWO IMAGES: Rita Capkovic's apartment building is located at 216 East Valencia Ave in Burbank, CA
ABOVE: As seen in this episode - BELOW: As it is in 2015
ABOVE IMAGE: Luis Delgado played LAPD Police Officer Billings
(A regular role for him on the Rockford Files)
ABOVE PHOTO: Patricia Donahue who passed away in 2012 at 87 played Eleanor Loft - Bruce Kirby was born on April 24, 1928 in New York City, New York, USA as Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu Sr. played Sid Loft. Sid is alive and well as of this posting.