Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Honey West (1965-1966)

Starred Anne Francis as female private detective Honey West and John Ericson as her partner, Sam Bolt. The series was based on a series of noels created by Gloria and Forrest E.Fickling under the pseudonym “G.G. Fickling” in the late 1950s. Honey West was one of the first female private eyes to ever appear on television.was intended to be the American equivalent of the popular characters Emma Peel and Cathy Gale in the British series The Avengers. Anne Francis first played West in the second season episode of Burke’s Law, entitled “Who Killed the Jackpot?”, broadcast on April 21, 1965, this led to this series being commissioned as a spin-off. 

Anne Francis (1930-2011) as Honey West
John Ericson (1926- ) as Sam Bolt
Irene Hervey (1909-1998) as Aunt Meg