My Name's Friday: The Unauthorized But True Story of Dragnet and the Films of Jack Webb

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Cumberland House Publishing, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
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Hayde goes beyond just the facts to offer readers a comprehensive look at Dragnet, the radio series and TV show that defined an entire genre. Also included are program guides, a collection of Joe Friday's most well-known speeches, and a profile of Jack Webb, the show's actor, director, and producer. Illustrations.
 

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Jack Webb was more complex, complicated and conflicted than anyone would have ever thought. This book is a fairly decent and decently fair treatment of Webb life and motivations. Read full review

Contents

Before the Badge
9
Talk Like a Cop
17
The Little Screen
39
k Orson Webb
59
The Big Screen
81
Young Cop with a Horn
95
Exactly What They Want
115
Badges Blues and Boys
135
Getting Further Out
181
Webb Beyond the Badge
227
Epilogue
239
The Radio Episodes
255
The 195159 Television Episodes
264
The 196770 Television Episodes
288
Joe Fridays Best Speeches
298
Acknowledgments
307

The Immortal Sergeant
169

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