Friday, October 12, 2012

The Rockford Files - Episode: Heartaches of a Fool - Filming Locations (1978) Paradise Cove and more....

 
 Above Photo:
The late Taylor Lacher played Country singer Charlie Strayhorn (Willie Nelson Voice)
 
 
 
Above Photos:
Joseph "Rocky" Rockford unknowingly drives a load of smuggled meats from Mexico
 
 
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Rocky can be seen driving past the above street sign:
9200 Rayford Drive
The street now ends there due to the Westchester Parkway being built after the filming of this scene.
 
 
 
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Rocky is forced off the road by trucking union thugs and his truck flips.
BLOOPER: In the bottom photo you can see the stunt man with a black helmet in the driver seat instead of Rocky Rockford.
 
 
 

 
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A little humor here by the the Rockford Files writers... The hospital Rocky is taken to is called "PAINE HOSPITAL" in reality it is really Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital on Wilshire Blvd.
 
 
James Jeter as  Sheriff Milburn
John Davey as Deputy Harnsworth
 
 
 
 
 
Above Photos:
Filming scenes of Joseph Rocky Rockford in his hospital bed.
 
 
The very sexy and beautiful Lynne Marta as
Country singer Charlie Strayhorn's wife
Carrie Strayhorn
 
 Joe E. Tata who usually plays Jim Rockford's bail bondsman
actually plays Charlie Strayhorn's agent/manager
Norman Abbott Kline
 
Maybe somebody can help me out with this guy.
Anybody know who Mr. Hair is?
 
Mark Roberts as Hillman Stewart
 
 
The late Leo Gordon as Union Thug Clark Streeter
James Shigeta as Clement Chin
 
 
The late Don 'Red' Barry as Shorty McCall
Don committed suicide in 1980
 
 Charlie Strayhorn's jet - Tail Number: N778GA (1978)
 
Los Angeles Chinatown (1978)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Above Five Photos:
Norman Alden as Roland Eddy
This filming location was in Burbank California
The house address is 5356 as seen on the mailbox but
the street is unknown. This area was probably all knocked down for
upscale housing.
 
 
  
Above Three Photos: 
Exterior and interior filming at Malibu's Paradise Cove Restaurant & Bar back in 1978.
Jim Rockford's mobile home was parked next to this restaurant while filming the Rockford Files for many of the episodes.
 
Cenooco Celestial Noodle Company
9839 Bellanca Avenue, Los Angeles, California
 
Cenooco Celestial Noodle Company
9839 Bellanca Avenue, Los Angeles, California
 
INCA Company
9625 Bellanca Ave. Los Angeles, CA
 
 You can see the painted sign for long time Los Angeles Nightclub
"Carolina West" located at 5601 W Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The semi wreck footage used in this episode of "The Rockford Files" was recycled and later used in the "A-Team" episode "West Coast Turnaround".