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1 3rd August 14:40
willdaveesq
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I've posted this to several newsgroups w/o avail. So I thought I'd try here.
If you can answer any of these questions, post, don't email - the email
address is just a facade, too much spam otherwise.

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Hi. I'm a fan of the 1950s Perry Mason tv show. I'd like some
information on the props used in the show, particularly Perry's
office. So, if you're familiar with the program, could you identify,
say, the horse-head bas-relief behind the sofa, the abstract fish
painting behind the desk, the sofa and desk inself, the eagle and urn
on the credenza behind the desk, the curious tripod like
objects on the bookcase to Perry's right as he sits at his desk, ditto
the pig like figures, and so on and so forth.

I suspect some of these items are Eames inspired. What are good
sources for information about 1950s decorative arts that might help me
in tracking down information about these items - if any is to be got?

Thanks for any information you may be able to provide!

The show is currently being broadcast on The Hallmark Channel although that
may be coming to a close.

http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/framework.jsp?BODY=program.jsp&CONTENT=DAM_FAM_910146

It is also available from http://www.columbiahouse.com.

[I'm not affiliated with either.]


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2 3rd August 14:40
mr. m
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I wish they'd show "The Defenders"
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3 3rd August 14:40
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willdaveesq@yahoo.com says in article <1bc81a58.0310301333.4b0ff768@posting.google.com>:


In case you are not already aware of it, there is a fine Perry Mason
website <http://www.oz.net/~daveb/perry.htm> that will most certainly
identify Perry Mason discussion fora in which you might productively
ask your questions.

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4 3rd August 14:40
frank r.a.j. maloney
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<1bc81a58.0310301333.4b0ff768@posting.google.com>:

Thanks for the pointer to the fan site. I've always loved the original
series.

The website does answer one of the original poster's questions, viz:

"Who is that bust in Perry's office? This question was first asked by Paul
in May 2002. In the Perry Mason novels, its Sir William Blackstone, the
famous 18th century British jurist. But, the bust in the TV show is not
Blackstone! On 11/1/02, Donna Bruce posted her answer on Howard Berlin's
Perry Mason Message Board. Its Voltaire! Some pictorial evidence can be
found here."

The set decorator must have had a very slim budget. I've always thought the
sets -- including Perry's office -- the least creditable thing about the
show. That incredibly ugly and cheap-looking paneling! The empty bookcases
in the outer office! The painting behind Perry is not much of a treat
either, as far as that goes.

I do find a lot of entertainment, however, in spotting the same elements in
episode after episode: the same paneling, the same curio stand, the same
lamps, etc.

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5 3rd August 14:40
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Most of the budget went toward Raymond's food.
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6 3rd August 14:40
rich ardini
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<1bc81a58.0310301333.4b0ff768@posting.google.com>:


Off topic, but what movie has a scene where a painting by
the great artist Dashevsky is discussed?
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7 3rd August 14:41
robertjroman
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Raymond Burr was once on Bob Costas' old late-night interview show on
NBC. I thought it was interesting how Costas handled the interview.
He divided the time asking only about three topics: Godzilla, Perry
Mason, and Rear Window. My favorite part, though, was when Burr laid
out the case that Perry Mason could have easily gotten the Rear Window
villain off. Burr had clearly given the matter some thought.


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8 3rd August 14:41
marc dashevsky
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rea01803@comcast.net says in article <Xvkob.122677$a16.73959@lakeread01>:


My dad's home movies? You're kidding, of course?

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9 3rd August 14:41
rich ardini
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No, last 5 years or so. Sundance-type film featuring
a celebrity that's been in the news all summer.
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10 3rd August 14:41
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"Chasing Amy"!

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