Monday, June 25, 2012

Back on the Road with "Route 66"-- Part 1

From the May 24th Chicago Tribune by Susan King.

Growing up, my family only had one TV back then and we got to watch what the parents wanted to watch, which unfortunately was not "Route 66."  I don't know if I would have even then as to me, back then, Route 66 was just another road, not what it is to me now.

Contrary to popular opinion, the Corvette that Tod and Buzz drove was not red and white. It was blue and white.

George Maharis, now 83, played the handsome and hot-headed Buzz.  Martin Milner (who was at a Route 66 festival in Springfield, Illinois a few years ago) played Tod.

The show featured some big name guest stars like Buster Keaton and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. along with newcomers like Robert Redford and William Shatner.  then, there was also that "silky, jazzy theme song from nelson Riddle.

More to Come.  --RoadDog

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