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Screencaps for Ep 4.21 added

I have just added the screencaps for Superstar to the episodes' page. 

Extended summary and filming locations information will follow tomorrow.

Composer Pat Williams passed away at 79!

Another formative figure of The Streets of San Francisco has passed away this week. As Billboard informed on Thursday, Patrick 'Pat' Williams, world-famous musician and composer of one of the most recognizable themes of television history, had died the day before.

"The Emmy- and Grammy-winning composer also worked on scores for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Columbo, Lou Grant and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Williams also received an Oscar nod for his work in the 1979 film Breaking Away. His résumé revolves around his role as a major jazz leader - which earned him 19 Grammy nods - and includes a Pulitzer nomination for his jazz quartet and symphony orchestra for An American Concerto."

As Variety pointed out in its online edition on Wednesday, "he scored nearly 50 films, often memorable scores for movies that were not big hits, including Casey’s Shadow, The Cheap Detective and Cuba in the 1970s; Used Cars, Swing Shift and All of Me in the 1980s; Cry-Baby, The Grass Harp and That Old Feeling in the 1990s. But his primary occupation was music for television, which ultimately earned him 22 Emmy nominations for such memorable 1970s and '80s series as The Streets of San Francisco, Columbo, Lou Grant, and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, and such notable 1990s telefilms as Decoration Day, Geronimo and Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long. His miniseries, all in the ’90s and early ’00s, included Jewels, Jesus, Blonde and Hercules.

Williams had the most fun in the recording studio, working with top jazz musicians on both coasts to record contemporary big-band albums. His 19 Grammy nominations were mostly for his jazz compositions and arrangements, starting with the landmark Threshold LP and later including albums from his own 1980s Soundwings label featuring saxophonist Tom Scott, trombonist Bill Watrous, and his own big band.

I am just thankful Pat Williams literally shaped such great and ever-lasting television themes in addition to his remarkable jazz and big-band music.

 

Site re-launch turns five years!

Five years have gone by since I took over thestreetsofsanfrancisco.net. The website's contents was still in its beginnings then, and I tried my very best to keep up my ambitious schedule of one update per week which always comprised either the addition of a complete episode summary plus screencaps or of other new contents such as press release photography or promotional materials. I reduced speed half-way to one update per two weeks in order to have frequent supplements over a certain period of time, and that revised schedule seemed quite appropriate to me. Thanks for all your kind feedback and inquiries over the past five years; I love to keep in contact with others related to the series in any way. Also, some nice over-the-distance-friendships have evolved which is highly much appreciated.

Well, I had to take some time off due to professional and private obligations for half a year, but now it's time to return to the usual rhythm. In a first step, I finally supplemented the summary for episode Clown of Death which was still an open task. Updates will come up every two weeks as familiar. Season four will be completed shortly then, and the fifth and final season is ahead.

I would like to take this opportunity to say 'thanks a lot' to fellow Streets fans Liz Edlund and Jonathan Cole who helped a lot with filming location photography over the past five years. The locations section would not be the same without their valuable contributions.

All in all: stay tuned for the forthcoming updates!

ACTOR TIM O'CONNOR DIES AT THE AGE OF 90!

As The Hollywood Reporter reported in accordance with local media from Nevada City, California, actor Tim O'Connor died on April 5, 2018, at the age of 90.

O'Connor performed three times as Lt. Roy Devitt in The Streets of San Francisco, and for another appearance in the final season as a mobster boss. Nonetheless, he was best known for his rôle as Elliott Carson in the 1960's long-running TV series Peyton Place, performing as father of young Mia Farow and husband of Dorothy Malone. Tim O'Connor was among the busiest actors from the late 1950's throughout the mid-1980's, but he did not quit until 2011.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 & UPDATES AHEAD!

Folks,

I hope you've had a great Christmas Season and would like to wish you and your beloved ones a Happy New Year and all the best for 2018!

Simultaneously, I need to apologise for the long delay in updating this website. I have been too busy in pre-XMAS weeks, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. Starting this month, I will return to a more frequent update schedule, so please stay tuned and come back very soon. Next episode is due and I will also add new location photography.

Thanks to you all for your support. :)

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