In 1962, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. guest starred in Route 66, a television show about the adventures of two guys, played by Martin Milner and George Maharis, as they travel along Route 66 in their Corvette convertible. Fairbanks plays a criminal, Charles Clayton, who, in a desperate move, leaves his sanctuary in Brazil to return to the United States to stop his daughter from becoming a nun. All the while, he is having to dodge the Dallas Police Department and journalists at the Dallas Times Herald. As one of the first television shows to film on location, the entire episode takes place in Dallas, Texas and made the episode a fun watch for this Texan. The episode sent me on a deep investigation of the filming locations and here’s what I discovered.
I admit, it has been way too long since my last post on here. Life gets busy and unfortunately enjoyable hobbies often get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Fortunately, my passion for Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is as strong as ever and my research and collecting has not slowed down in any way. My blog, on the other hand, got a bit abandoned but the ideas have not slowed down, luckily. I find myself at a place in life that has allowed me to organize my thoughts and revive my blog. And I am holding myself accountable by planning regular posts and maybe, just maybe, purchasing my domain name.
So here’s what is to come!