James Garner as Jim Rockford TV Guide (June 2, 1979) One of the most popular actors in film and television for a couple of decades, James Garner naturally graced the cover of TV Guide numerous times--he was, after all, James Garner. He appeared as the star of Maverick and The Rockford Files, of course, but he … Continue reading My Scrapbook: James Garner on the Cover of TV Guide
The Other Eyes of The Rockford Files Much like Maverick, Rockford co-creator Roy Huggins' other hit show starring James Garner, The Rockford Files delighted in poking fun at its own genre, seeding the show with numerous cock-eyed takes on the private eye. Here are the most memorable: Gandolph "Gandy" Fitch Created by Gordon Dawson … Continue reading What Hath Rockford Wrought?
My Scrapbook Harry Tenafly meets Jim Rockford. It never happened, but what if it did? James McEachin starred as Los Angeles area private eye Harry Tenafly in the short-lived NBC Mystery Movie offering Tenafly in 1973-74. As a P.I., Harry was everything the television private eye of the era definitely wasn't: a happily married, middle-class family … Continue reading My Scrapbook: When Harry Met Jimbo
Created by Stephen J. Cannell "Hunches don't come from any place, Jim, they're just hunches. That's how we solve our cases. We get hunches, they turn out to be right, and the case gets solved. Gee, I don't know how you survive as a private investigator, Jim. You don't seem to know any of this … Continue reading Lance White (The Rockford Files)
Some memorable messages left on Rockford's answering machine... One of the all-time great opening gimmicks for any TV show has to be Jim Rockford's answering machine. Every episode would open with the camera focussing on the machine, with someone (a telephone solicitor, Rocky, Angel, a collection agency, a wrong number) leaving a message, usually … Continue reading “This is Jim Rockford…”
Actor, Stand-up Guy (1928-2014) There is no joy in Paradise Cove. The Mighty Rockford has moved his trailer out for the last time. To one generation, James Garner will always be Bret Maverick, the shifty, cowardly (but charming) card shark of the Old West. For another era, he will always be the tall, handsome leading man … Continue reading They Also Served: James Garner
Created by Obie Scott Wade, Michael Maler & Jordan Beswick Al seeks solace at his neighbourhood watering hole... Jim Rockford goes buggy! Sure, you've seen him as Marlowe. And of course you've seen him as Rockford. You may have even seen him canoodling with Doris Day, or as a rambling, gambling man in Maverick. But … Continue reading Al Roach
Created By Roy Huggins And Stephen J. Cannell "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and number. I'll get back to you..." So began each weekly episode of The Rockford Files, which aired from 1974 to 1980 on NBC, certainly the most beloved private eye series to ever grace the television screen, … Continue reading Jim Rockford (The Rockford Files)
My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Jim Rockford (James Garner) by master cartoonist Pete EmslieAnd a nifty one of his cop buddy Dennis (Joe Santos) and him. Ottawa-born Pete Emslie is a huge Rockford fan (my, what great taste he has), and posts a new caricature of James Garner every year on the actor's birthday … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Jim Rockford!