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anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>In article <ou3hpc$taj$1@dont-email.me>,
> "Adam H. Kerman"<ahk@chinet.com> wrote:
>
>> anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>> >In article<khba0d9t2mjbnsa831hgcsfvpvl5dhslhs@4ax.com>,
>> > EGK<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >> On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 21:30:09 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> >In article<5v6a0dl8sjs531fgb2jpe96d0i1n82s1fj@4ax.com>,
>> >> > EGK<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> On Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:48:24 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> 
>> >> >> wrote:
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> >In article <ou2uke$10j$1@dont-email.me>,
>> >> >> > "Jim G."<jimgysin@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >> anim8rfsk sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 07:00 PM:
>> >> >> >> > In article <ou2stn$m25$3@dont-email.me>,
>> >> >> >> >   "Jim G."<jimgysin@geemail.com.invalid> wrote:
>> >> >> >> > 
>> >> >> >> >> David sent the following on 11/09/2017 at 05:15 PM:
>> >> >> >> >>> http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-hillerman-dead-magnum-
>> >> >> >> >>> pi-
>> >> >> >> >>> act
>> >> >> >> >>> or-
>> >> >> >> >>> wa
>> >> >> >> >>> s-84-1056800
>> >> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >> >>> John Hillerman, Higgins on 'Magnum, P.I.,' Dies at 84
>> >> >> >> >>> by Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes
>> >> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >> >>> John Hillerman, the actor who made a career out of playing 
>> >> >> >> >>> snooty
>> >> >> >> >>> types, including Tom Selleck's fastidious estate caretaker 
>> >> >> >> >>> Jonathan
>> >> >> >> >>> Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Thursday. He was 84.
>> >> >> >> >>>
>> >> >> >> >>> Hillerman, who received four Emmy nominations in consecutive 
>> >> >> >> >>> years 
>> >> >> >> >>> for
>> >> >> >> >>> portraying Higgins and won in 1987, died at his home in Houston,
>> >> >> >> >>> family spokeswoman Lori De Waal told the Associated Press. She 
>> >> >> >> >>> said
>> >> >> >> >>> the cause of death had not been determined.
>> >> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> >> Well, crap. I'll have to watch one of my Magnum faves and have a 
>> >> >> >> >> glass
>> >> >> >> >> of Scotch in his honor tonight.
>> >> >> >> > 
>> >> >> >> > But which?  One of the Higgin's brothers eps?
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> Nah. Those were never favorites of mine.
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> > He has some good scenes in Digger Doyle, plus, Erin Gray, shorts, 
>> >> >> >> > extra
>> >> >> >> > Ferrari.
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> Yeah, that one's good. Feeling obsolete was classic Higgins. And 
>> >> >> >> Magnum 
>> >> >> >> carrying him up all of those steps while he druggedly rambles on was 
>> >> >> >> great. And, as you say, Digger.
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> > He gets the last word in the finale IIRC.
>> >> >> >> > 
>> >> >> >> > MPI isn't on The Netflix.  I might have to settle for AT LONG LAST 
>> >> >> >> > LOVE
>> >> >> >> > (the extended length road show version of course) ...
>> >> >> >> > 
>> >> >> >> > Every season is on The Amazon Prime!  And every episode is ... not
>> >> >> >> > available.  Rat bastards.
>> >> >> >> 
>> >> >> >> On the Magnum front, I'm probably gonna go with "Black on White" 
>> >> >> >> from 
>> >> >> >> Season Three. Some good Higgins backstory -- he recommended 
>> >> >> >> courtmartial 
>> >> >> >> for everyone, including himself -- and all of the guys are involved 
>> >> >> >> in 
>> >> >> >> one way or another, as well, even if TC *did* get conned into 
>> >> >> >> tearing 
>> >> >> >> up 
>> >> >> >> all of those gas receipts in the end. Heh. And they try to pull one 
>> >> >> >> over 
>> >> >> >> on Higgins, but this time it's for a good cause. And Ian McShane in 
>> >> >> >> an 
>> >> >> >> early role (and the far better of his two appearances on the show). 
>> >> >> >> And 
>> >> >> >> most of all, just a really good story about what war can do to a 
>> >> >> >> person.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >I considered that, but I remember it too clearly.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >The Dark Web is providing me with something from each season.  There's 
>> >> >> >actually an episode Higgins isn't in!  Probably not appropriate for 
>> >> >> >this.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >So far I've grabbed
>> >> >> >Digger Doyle
>> >> >> >Tropical Madness - Thomas and Higgy quarrel over a visiting girl
>> >> >> >Pleasure Principle - Thomas and Higgy switch personalities
>> >> >> >Legend of the Lost Art - the classic with Margaret Colin and The Hat
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >On the way are Letter to a Duchess (which is not the one with Jessica 
>> >> >> >6)
>> >> >> >and at least one of those B&W noir eps
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> I'm watching the show's pilot episode right now.   Watching Magnum PI 
>> >> >> always
>> >> >> makes me feel both happy and sad at the same time.  I used to watch it
>> >> >> sometimes with my best friend at that time.  He died of Cancer in 1987 
>> >> >> just
>> >> >> so it was just a year before the series ended.   I have some nice 
>> >> >> memories
>> >> >> watching that show with him.   
>> >> >
>> >> >:)
>> >> >
>> >> >I watched them all with Mom, gave her all the DVDs (have them packed 
>> >> >down someplace) and her sister was a huge Selleck fan and we gave her 
>> >> >MPI stuff every Xmas.  I'm still friends and correspond with Bev from 
>> >> >Hawai'i who I met here in RAT.  For her last birthday I have her a 
>> >> >ROBIN1 license plate for her wall.  :D
>> >> >> 
>> >> >> One of my favorite episodes is Season 3, episode 13, Of Sound Mind 
>> >> >> where
>> >> >> Magnum inherits 50 million dollars and a mansion complete with butler.  
>> >> >
>> >> >Is that the one where they have the costume party and somebody's Zorro?
>> >> 
>> >> Yup.  I think that's the one. Magnum is dressed in knight's armor and the
>> >> face plate keeps dropping down.  :)
>> >
>> >Yeah.  :)
>> >
>> >And there's the one with Kathryn Leigh Scott from DARK SHADOWS in a 
>> >bikini, in a scene that's in the previews but *not* in the episode 
>> >itself, and there doesn't seem to be any reasonable place for it to have 
>> >gone in.
>> 
>> I'm having trouble coming up with a picture of her in a bikini. I've
>> found her in bunny ears. She said her mother told her to keep her job as
>> a Playboy bunny because Dark Shadows would never last.
>
>http://magnum-mania.com/images/1_16_h_full.jpg

That one I found. I was hoping for something full body.

>"Kathryn Leigh Scott (Christie DeBolt) appeared with Tom Selleck in the 
>1979 movie (and failed TV show pilot) The Chinese Typewriter."

>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319180/

>Well, now, I *have* to find that!

Intriguing.