“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mannix Owns Book Series…

Posted on May 21, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Rotary-Wheel-3d-150x150   Today, I was in the city of Fallbrook, California at a book-signing event with their local chapter of Rotary International. While there, I met a personal friend of Mike Connors, the small screen actor who garnered a Golden Globe for his performance in Mannix. She promised to give my Forgotten Hollywood book-series to this venerable star.

Mike_Connors_Mannix_1968   Connors is a World War II veteran, who played for John Wooden at UCLA on a scholarship. Director William Wellman got him into acting after noticing his expressive face while Connors was playing basketball.

   His early motion picture career included small roles in Island in the Sky and The Ten Commandments. On television, he guest-starred on Perry Mason, Maverick, Wagon Train, and Here’s Lucy. Mannix was produced at Desilu Productions. Lucille Ball pushed for CBS to keep the show on the air after a lackluster first season in the ratings. One of the pioneering items about the program was it featured African American Gail Fisher as his able assistant. The weekly show ran from 1967 – 1975, and it was my favorite detective series of the era.               MIKE CONNORS —->

Forgotten Hollywood cover   FINALfrontcover-sonofforgottenhol

   I’m thrilled that Joe Mannix will now be reading my work.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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