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Five-0 Veteran Mildred Natwick

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I watched "Barefoot in the Park" (Paramount Pictures, 1967) on Netflix this morning. It has been one of my favorite movies since it first came out, although I had not seen it in quite some time. I thoroughly enjoyed it and laughed all the way through.

It stars Robert Redford and Jane Fonda as newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter as they set up housekeeping in a six-storey walkup in Greenwich Village. Paul is just out of law school and is star...

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Where Have All the Great Men Gone?

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on August 18, 2017 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (3)

Where have all the great men gone? Not the doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs, but the men who lived good lives, helping others whenever the opportunity to do so arose.

Where are the Ronald Reagans, who so easily made friends with adversaries that he could change the world in but eight years? Where are the Glen Campbells, who could crack wise with a gentleness that put us all at ease? Where are the Mother Teresas, who gave up everything ...

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Challenge for 23 July 2017

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on July 24, 2017 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (9)

World War II Dentist : Lt Gilbert Steingart USN

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on July 4, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Linda Steingart Frumkes is posting all of more than 500 letters that her father, Navy dentist Gilbert Steingart, wrote to her mother while he was stationed in the Pacific during World War II. I have been following them as she posts one letter each day, and they are fascinating!

Some of the letters really tug at the heartstrings, such as when Gil’s comments make reference to his wife’s missing him so badly that she...

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A Loss of Scruples

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

News came down from the CIA yesterday about an increase in the leak of intelligence. It seems that leaking classified information has become the latest fad. I knew 20 years ago, when people claimed it wasn't doing something wrong that mattered, it was doing something wrong and getting caught that mattered, that we were headed for trouble. Have people become so insensitive -- or unaware -- that they can't see how destructive this "fad" has the potential of being?

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Grenfell Memorial

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A victim of the apartment building fire in London last week was the Tate Gallery’s youngest exhibitor. One of her works is especially moving to those left behind and seems as though it may well become a memorial to those lost in the tragic event.

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Living on a Sailboat

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 2, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

So, I was thinking about the scene from "You Don't See Many Pirates These Days" (Season 10) in which McGarrett is repairing a sail on his sailboat when Danno drives up and tells him he has a call from Jonathan Kaye. He says he needs to duck below and change clothes. It occurred to me that he might live (at least, part of the time) on his boat.

I began wondering what living on a sailboat would be like. I read several articles written by co...

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New York Photographers - Amy Arbus, Andre Wagner

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 2, 2017 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Amy Arbus, daughter of photographer Diane Arbus and actor Allan Arbus (Dr. Sidney Friedman on M*A*S*H and the crooked building inspector in Hawaii Five-0’s Season 8 episode, “Anatomy of a Bribe,”  photographs the hats and other headwear seen on the streets of New York.

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Clyde Kusatsu

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 1, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I just saw Clyde Kusatsu portraying a judge on an episode of JAG entitled "JAG TV." Actually, he appeared on two episodes of JAG.

When I looked him up on IMDb, I was surprised to learn that he appeared in only one episode of Hawaii Five-0. His face is so familiar that I was certain that he had been one of our beloved semi-regulars. But, no! He appeared only as Jerry Quan, the unfortunate boyfriend of ...

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Nagata's Haiku

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (2)


I’ve long enjoyed the two verses recited by Nagata (Mark Lenard) in “To Hell With Babe Ruth” (Season 2). Neither follows the current-day rules for haiku, rules which are complicated by the translation from Japanese to English. Neither, for that matter, appears in a search of Japanese haiku. Perhaps, both were written for the show. The basic rules state that haiku should comprise three lines. The first and third lines contain five syllables, while ...

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Keep the Faith!

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (4)

Screen capture from "The Ninety-Second War" (part 1, Season 4), Hawaii Five-0, Leonard Freeman Productions / CBS Television, 1968-1980.

In this screen capture, Danno has asked Doc Bergman whether Steve will recover from the c...
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The Christmas Cadillac

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

I know. I know. I'm seven months early, but I can't help it. This is just too cute to pass up. Last November, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published the following article about a man in Richmond, Virginia, who really knew how to decorate for Christmas. Read about it:



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"Midnight in Paris" (2011)

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Gil Pender, a frustrated screenwriter, who is trying to write his first novel, goes to Paris with his fiancée’s family. An idealist and a dreamer, he discovers himself through nocturnal visits with the great artists, including Paul Gauguin and Henri Lautrec, and writers of the 1920s. Gertrude Stein even reviews Gil’s manuscript, and she and Ernest Hemingway give him tips for making it great (A writer should be so lucky!).

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Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 21, 2017 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (3)


Here are some nice pictures of the Canoe House, affectionately known as Canoe’s. Although the seafood restaurant and bar closed a number of years ago, it made its way into at least two episodes of Hawaii Five-0, “The Last Eden” (Season 4) and “One Born Every Minute” (Season 6).

Check it out:

Promoted from CPO to ADM

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 6, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

While watching an episode of JAG (NBC/CBS, 1995-2005) entitled "Overdue and Presumed Lost" (Season 5), I saw a familiar face. A bit older, yet strangely not as argumentative as he was in "Murder - Eyes Only" and "See How She Runs," both in Season 8 of Hawaii Five-0.

Can you guess who he was?

Answer: He was Biff McGuire, who portrayed ex-CPO Sam Bissell, argumentative father of the arro...

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McGarrett's Park Lane in Paper

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

From the 1930s until the 1970s, Wendell Koch made paper reproductions of automobiles. He's done pick-up trucks and Rolls Royces. He's also done Steve McGarrett's 1968 Park Lane. Have a look:

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Wendell Koch’s paper reproductions of McGarrett’s Par...

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Inspiring the Designer

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (1)


Although this is a paid post, it is an interesting look into the fashion world of Diane von Furstenberg. I think Marie would have liked this page. See what you think.®ion=PaidPostMOTH&pgType=Homepage&action=click


Mourning Loss

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)


I’ve just watched the saddest episode of JAG (CBS, 1995-2005). Entitled “Cowboys and Cossacks” (aired April 11, 1997), it tells the story of a conflict between a Russian destroyer, the RNS Visiliev, and a brand new American guided missile destroyer, the USS Cayuga.

The captain of the Visiliev, Captain Grinkov (Morgan Hunter) served in the Soviet navy in the days when the Soviet n...

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"A Shallow Grave"

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 17, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Don Brandon Ray composed many pieces of music for Hawaii Five-0 during his twelve years as music supervisor for the series. One of his most haunting melodies is heard in Season 12, near the end of "A Shallow Grave" (Counter 45:00-46:53). It is a dissonant melody that reflects the ominous theme of the story as the body of the missing jewel thief is unearthed on the Tarnow property.

Later, after retiring from ...

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Marty Sloane and the Actor Who Portrayed Him

Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 25, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (1)

"Just Lucky, I Guess" (Season 2)

Marty Sloane (John Randolph), Mr. Hardware of 1969, who seems to have come no closer to crime than to read about it in the evening newspaper, ventures unexpectedly into its darkness and becomes involved with a prostitute. No longer protected by his nice, quiet world in small-town America, he sees the eighteen-year-old woman being thrown over a ninth-floor railing i...

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