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memories of the ’80s – Unsolved Mysteries

In the late 1980s, a television show aimed to use the audience to learn more about some of the odd stories of our world on Unsolved Mysteries. The reality tv show was created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Foul Play

The late 1970s bought a comedic small screen tv star to the big screen with the comedy/mystery film Foul Play. Written¬† and directed by Colin Higgins, the film was the movie debut for actor Chevy Chase, who had made his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

An unlikely duo came to the small screen in 1980 to solve mysteries in the one hour drama Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show starred EL “Tenspeed” Turner, played by Ben Vereen, and Lionel “Brown … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McMillan & Wife

The early 1970s brought a film star to television to be paired with a young actress to solve crimes in San Francisco in McMillan & Wife. Part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, executive produced by Leonard B. Stern, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Vega$

In the late 1970s, the salacious city of Las Vegas became the setting for the latest private detective drama: Vega$. Created by Michael Mann and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Vega$ starred Robert Urich as Dan Tanna. As a local … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

In 1976 the last Agatha Christie mystery was published: the Sleeping Murder. Posthumously published in October 1976¬† by Collins Crime Club in the UK and Dodd Mead and Company in the US, the Sleeping Murder starred a popular Christie lead, … Continue reading

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