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Old 12-04-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Anyone remember the iconic TV series 'Route 66' on CBS from 1960-1964?
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Prunetucky-on-the-slough
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Absolutely! It was a family favorite.

Retirement plans will be to drive as much of it as possible. Have landed at a small dirt strip in Amboy, CA (pop. 14) that is right on Rt. 66. It is used in many commercials (Roy's). Even witnessed and airplane taking off from Rt. 66!
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Route 66 could not be made today

would be far too expensive- the series was far ahead of its time in social values.

From Wikipedia

One of the legacies Route 66 left behind is a dramatic and photographic portrait of early-1960's America, a far less crowded and less complicated era, in which altruism and optimism still had a place. That place was filled by two young men who seemed to represent the best in us, the willingness to stand up for the weak and who espoused old-fashioned values like honestly and physical courage.

Peaceful rebels who rejected material possessions and the American dream of owning a home, the boys were orphans who may have embodied Jack Kerouac's Beat Generation, a little bit of Marlon Brando's wild side from The Wild One, James Dean's inability to settle down and fit in from Rebel Without a Cause
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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It was a great TV show in its day. If they ever make a dvd set on that show i would snarf up on one. BTW, the song is one of the great instrumentals in its day- composed by Nelson Riddle.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Actually Double H

You can in fact buy the first 11 episodes of the Series on DVD over at Amazon.
For under 20 dollars- trouble is this first release from the reviews I read where not remastered all that good.

Yes, the Nelson Riddle theme was a pop hit in 1962---
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:45 PM
 
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Jag hrd! If you do plan that trip stop in at the Route 66 museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. It's about an hour east of the Texas/Oklahoma border. Way cool! Then backtrack into Tucumcari, New Mexico for Route 66 days. They generally do the festival in mid-June. You will love all the mom and pop motels in town. Especially the Blue Swallow.
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