77 Sunset Strip (Stuart Bailey, Jeff Spencer, Rex Randolph and “Kookie”)

Created by Roy Huggins (1914-2002) "Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb!" Private eye STUART BAILEY was originally (and intentionally) quite a Chandleresque fellow, trudging through the mean streets of Los Angeles alone, carrying the weight of the world along with him in The Double Take, a quite satisfying 1946 P.I. novel by Roy Huggins. He … Continue reading 77 Sunset Strip (Stuart Bailey, Jeff Spencer, Rex Randolph and “Kookie”)

Stuart Bailey

Created by Roy Huggins (1914-2002)    Roy Huggins' decidedly downscale Los Angeles private eye STUART BAILEY appeared in one pretty good novel, The Double Take (1946), and launched a career. The novel was, as I said, a good one, one of those Chandleresque homages so prevalent in the forties, not quite reaching the lofty heights … Continue reading Stuart Bailey

Jim Rockford

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