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Dragnet

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by nonsqtr, Jun 26, 2005.


  1. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    "The story you have just seen is true. The names were changed to protect the innocent".

    What do you think, about Friday and Gannon?

    Were they doing the right thing, or were they just the "establishment" coming down hard on teenagers?
     
  2. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001

    I found Dragnet to be quite entertaining.

    Actually, Jack Webb did that to help put a good face on the LAPD, after the watts riots of the 60's.

    In the 50's, it was done to put a face on after corruption went thru the department.

    In the late 50's, jack Webb made a movie called The DI. It was designed to put a good face on the Marine Corps, after a DI marched his platoon into a creek at Parris Island in 1956, killing 6 recruits.

    Seems that that was Jack Webb's purpose in life, but IMHO he did this well.

    He's the only civilian to ever receive full LAPD honors at his funeral.

    Just thought you might find that interesting. :hyper: