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    It’s Way Back WeHo to 1970s West Hollywood Via the Crime Drama Adam 12

    WeHo historian Mark Donnell found the some shots of vintage West Hollywood in an old episode of the crime drama Adam 12 starring Martin Milner, Kent McCord, and Shaaron Claridge dating back to the early/to mid-70s. Screen grabs show WeHo’s then Boystown area on Santa Monica Boulevard, Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue.

    “The Boys in Blue were busy thwarting crime in Boystown… 1970 and 1975,” Mark posted in the private Facebook group Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men, which shows an arrest being made in West Hollywood Park, in front of the old West Hollywood pool (next to the long gone West Hollywood library building by famed architect Edward Fickett, which was demolished in 2011).

    In one scene we see Santa Monica Boulevard facing north east which captures a muggy shot of the The Hilldale Cafe and the Pacific Saw & Supply Co. building which would become the home of Rage Nightclub and where Heart WeHo currently stands today.

    Courtesy of Mark Donnell via Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men

    The two screenshots below capture what is now known as Abbey Road, which is basically the alley that separates the former Pump Restaurant from The Chapel at The Abbey on Robertson Boulevard.

    Courtesy of Mark Donnell via Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men
    Courtesy of Mark Donnell via Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men

    Moving south on Robertson Boulevard lined with vintage cars. We can see the old Factory building facing north, which would be the backlot to Studio One.

    Courtesy of Mark Donnell via Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men

    And moving further south on Robertson we see where Cecconis took the Richfield, which appears to be a gas station.

    Courtesy of Mark Donnell via Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Me

    Adam-12 is an police crime drama television series created by Robert A. Cinader and Jack Webb and produced by Mark VII Limited and Universal Television. The series follows Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they patrol Los Angeles in their police cruiser, assigned the call sign “1-Adam-12”. Adam-12 stars Martin Milner and Kent McCord, with several recurring co-stars, the most frequent being William Boyett and Gary Crosby. The series ran from September 21, 1968, to May 20, 1975, over seven seasons.

    Like Webb’s other series, Dragnet and Emergency!, Adam-12 was produced in cooperation with the real department it was based on, in this case the LAPD. Adam-12 aimed to be realistic in its depiction of policing, and familiarized the American public with police procedures and jargon.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Scott Carter
    Scott Carter
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    7 months ago

    I still watch it 5 days a week on ME.tv

    Kent Allard
    Kent Allard
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    7 months ago

    What was the episode? Do you have a title, airdate, season, etc?

    Benny sprokits
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    7 months ago

    Every single episode

    Symon Olesijuk
    Symon Olesijuk
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    7 months ago

    Love that show for its historical shots of LA and surrounding area in the late 60’s to the mid 70’s.. I’ve seen everything from Helms bakery trucks to POP in the background of that show.. and If you notice …. The tallest building is Occidental tower on Olive and 13th… 15 stories.. I think ..I lived in the Palms/Culver City area back then. I see shots of that area back when I was a kid… Great memories

    Jay Noname
    Jay Noname
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    7 months ago

    1-Adam- 12.. meet 1- L19 on Tac 2..
    1-Adam- 12, Roger..

    Walter Reuben
    Walter Reuben
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    7 months ago

    I want to say that all of the Boyz in the show were beautiful. I am a horny Big Shot filmmaker. Walter Reuben

    Norma
    Norma
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    7 months ago

    Adam 12 is one of the best shows. I can’t stop watching? I’m still watching it today from start from the end. I just can’t stop one of my favorite shows.

    Fred Hannum
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    7 months ago

    When I was 12 they were filming near my house, I went to watch, and was able to meet both main stars. They were very nice, just like on TV, one of my favorite shows.

    zito m.
    zito m.
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    7 months ago

    Anything to get your disgusting disease infested gay homo agenda. Sad…VERY sad. You need Jesus.

    Millie Childers
    Millie Childers
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    7 months ago

    I never miss Adam 12
    Love it

    Todd
    Todd
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    7 months ago

    You can watch Adam-12 on FETV! Find your channel at Fetv.tv

    L. J.
    L. J.
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    7 months ago

    Loved Adam 12, watch reruns everyday at 5 oclock. All are deceased except Kent McCord, he’s in his 80’s.

    Mike
    Mike
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    7 months ago

    I remember having breakfast of the Hilldale Cafe. I gotta say that this area was not all that great looking in the daytime. I started patronizing the bars, etc in this area way back in the summer of 1978. Back then Rascals was the place before it was the Mother Lode. Also, as a kid I had a crush on Kent McCord.

    Patrick Stibbs
    Patrick Stibbs
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    7 months ago

    Great article! Love Adam 12!

    Curtis
    Curtis
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    7 months ago

    They filmed an episode of Wonder Woman @ Larrabee Studios (corner of Larrabee @ Santa Monica) which later became the Eleven nightclub then Flaming Saddles

    Curtis
    Curtis
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    7 months ago

    I will have to watch this on YouTube

    TomSmart
    TomSmart
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    7 months ago

    The guy they arrested was probably cruising the pool restrooms and was arrested by an undercover which happened all the time in those days. It’s called entrapment and many many lives were ruined.

    Curtis
    Curtis
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    7 months ago

    Great photos

    Fred Hannum
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    Reply to  Curtis
    7 months ago

    That convertible is a 1970 Dodge Challenger, same as the pace car at Indy 500 that year. (Note; it crashed into a review stand,due to being driven by a non-race driver)

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    7 months ago

    I’ve also seen some footage that was filmed at San Vicente and Cynthia. It’s always fun to spot WeHo locales while watching the old shows.

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