|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on July 4, 2017 at 4:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM||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?Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM||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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|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 2, 2017 at 8:40 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 2, 2017 at 7:10 AM||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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|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on June 1, 2017 at 1:25 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 23, 2017 at 11:20 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM||comments (4)|
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on May 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM||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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|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM||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 (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).
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|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 6, 2017 at 3:05 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on April 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM||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:
Read more about it:
Wendell Koch’s paper reproductions of McGarrett’s Par...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM||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.
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on March 20, 2017 at 2:50 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on February 17, 2017 at 1:15 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 25, 2017 at 2:45 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 25, 2017 at 1:05 AM||comments (2)|
Too many viewers write off the Season 2 episode "To Hell With Babe Ruth" as being inferior. They object to Caucasian Mark Lenard portraying the mentally troubled Yoshio Nagata and are put off by the insanity he portrayed. I challenge them to take another look, not only at Mr. Lenard's portrayal, but at the episode, itself.
In the premise of the episode, a pro-Japanese group planned to participate in the Japanese attack on Pear...Read Full Post »
|Posted by H5O 1.0 FOREVER on January 18, 2017 at 7:50 PM||comments (2)|
If ever a Five-0 guest star played a wide variety of characters, it would have to be Richard Morrison. At one end of the spectrum, he played the respected, well informed professor of ecology, Professor Hale, in “The Last Eden” (Season 3) and the tough, self-centered, yet respected real estate developer, Lai Han, in “Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise?” (Season 4). He also played the intellectually slow Runny Grose, aide to mobster Piro Manoa, ...Read Full Post »