Archive for March 19th, 2014
Older Los Angeles Tour Guests Can Still Hum the Tune
For six good years, 1958-1964, 77 Sunset Strip was the coolest detective agency in town. The town? Hollywood. This successful Warner Bros. television show made Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd “Kookie” Byrnes household names as America settled in to watch them Friday nights on ABC. Located on the south side of Sunset Boulevard right next to Dean Martin’s Dino’s Lounge, the opening credits made this spot on the Strip famous. Time, however, works to erase all. The building was forever changed in the 70s when Dino’s joint was gone. The portal stood as a symbolic reminder and a commemorative sidewalk plaque marked the location of the famous television detective agency. More recently the entire building was demolished to make way for current development of the ever changing and energetic Sunset Strip. Our private Los Angeles tour guests who remember back that far appreciate our highlighting this and other locations associated with old television shows.