Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rockford Files - Episode: The Return of the Black Shadow (1979) James Garner & his brother Jack Garner - Chevron Gas Station & Malibu Realty, Inc. 30800 Block of Pacific Coast Highway - Kilroy's Tavern (Possibly Santa Monica) - Jolly Roger Motel located at 2904 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey - The beautiful actress Laurie Jefferson played Gail Cooper - Actor Bo Hopkins - Actor Joseph Burke who stand 6' & 6" - Actor Paul Mace who died at age 33 - The late great actor Dennis Burkley - Actors Jerry Ayres (Died 2013), Andy Jarrell and Ken A. Anderson

ABOVE IMAGE: Chevron Gas Station & Malibu Realty, Inc.
30800 Block of Pacific Coast Highway
 
ABOVE PHOTO: Actors James Garner & his brother Jack Garner appeared together in this scene. Jack Garner is the actor wearing the cap and sunglasses standing behind James Garner. Far Right Photo shows Jack without his gas station disguise. Brothers James & Jack Garner appeared together in many of the Rockford Files episodes.

ABOVE PHOTO: Actor Jack Garner getting ruffed up by a motorcycle gang - The Rattlers. Usually it was his brother James Garner getting pounced on.

ABOVE PHOTO: In this still image the exterior of KILROY'S TAVERN can be seen. 

Kilroy's was located at 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica California
 

 
ABOVE THREE IMAGES: The Jolly Roger Motel located at 2904 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, California - I doubt they let you bring your motorcycles into the rooms anymore.
 
BELOW IMAGE: The Jolly Roger Motel as it stands today in 2014


ABOVE IMAGE: The beautiful actress Laurie Jefferson played Gail Cooper, as seen here on her first date with Jim Rockford. Before the date ends, she will be beat and repeatedly raped by a motorcycle gang. I would have to say one of the worst first dates in TV series history. But the trooper she is, she asked for a second date! What a woman!

ABOVE IMAGE: Actor Bo Hopkins returns to star in his 4th episode of the Rockford Files. In each episode he played Jim Rockford's friend John Cooper. Cooper and Garner had a natural interaction in each episode.

ABOVE IMAGE: 6'6" tall actor Joseph Burke played Rattler's gang member Lenny. The much shorter actor standing to Burke's right is Paul Mace. Mace died in a road accident at age 33 in 1983.

ABOVE IMAGE: The late great Dennis Burkley who we lost in 2013. This was Dennis Burkley's 3rd appearance on the Rockford Files.

ABOVE IMAGE: Actors Jerry Ayres (Died 2013), Andy Jarrell and Ken A. Anderson also starred in this episode.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great episode with a bunch of great actors. The scene in Kilroy's Tavern is quite memorable. How great is it that the Jolly Roger is still around? Hey, it's a hotel now, not just a motel! How classy!

TheRagBag said...

Great site...I saw this episode today and my googling took me here!
Great info!