“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
The ultimate private eye show of the 50s was, of course, "77 Sunset Strip".Which also had Sharp suits. Skinny ties. Whiskey. Jazz. Beautiful Dames. And, of course, Holllllywood."Gunn" was much more noir. And you really had to be noir to get into it.And, yes, they were better times. In many ways, the best of times, if I may wax Dickensian.Which is probably a lot better than waxing Kardashian.
Was that Murray Slaughter aka Captain of the Love Boat?did the same guy so the theme song for the Pink Panther? it sounds familiar.
Not only did Henry Mancini write those themes, and tons of others, but the guy playing the piano in the Peter Gunn theme was none other than John Williams, who went on to write scores of scores.
Johnny Williams, as he was known before he acquired pretensions, was a contract composer for Revue Studios (Universal's TV operation in the 50s and early 60s) and later Universal Studios for many years.
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