Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 12th - Happy Birthday to the star of the Rockford Files TV Series - James Garner - It's Jim's 84th Birthday!

James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner; April 7, 1928) is an American film and television actor, one of the first Hollywood actors to excel in both media. He has starred in several television series spanning a career of more than five decades. These included his roles as Bret Maverick, in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick; Jim Rockford, in the popular 1970s detective drama, The Rockford Files; and the father of Katey Sagal's character on 8 Simple Rules following the death of John Ritter. He has starred in more than fifty movies, including The Great Escape (1963), Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964), Blake Edwards' Victor Victoria (1982), Murphy's Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and The Notebook (2004). Garner is a Korean War Veteran and a Purple Heart Recipient due to injuries sustained during battle.

The Rockford Files - A drive down Los Angeles' Cahuenga Ave in the 1970's - Pacific Radio - Texaco - Thomas Top And Upholstering


In the above four images we can see Rocky and Jim driving Thomas Top and Upholstering which is still located at 1317 North Cahuenga Ave, Los Angeles, CA.


In the above images we can see Rocky and Jim passing a neighborhood Texaco gas station. Back in the 1970's there were many neighborhood gas stations with just a few gas pumps and a stall or two to repair cars. Most small gas stations are now gone, replaced by large gas stations with a dozen or two gas pumps and no service bays for car repairs. This Texaco Gas Station was once located in the 1300 Block of North Cahuenga Ave in Los Angeles, CA. It now appears to be an extra storage building for the above Thomas Top and Upholstering business.


In the above few images we see Jimbo and Rocky passing the building that once housed "Pacific Radio". This building is now a business named "Aspect Ratio" and is located at 1347 North Cahuenga Ave in Los Angeles, CA.