Book review: “Promise Unfulfilled: The Brief Life and Bizarre Death of Actor Robert Morris”

A question has dogged the "Route 66" television series for decades: What the heck happened to Robert Morris, the actor once slated to co-star in the drama who died less than a year after it launched? A new, self-published book by Vernon Gravely, "Promise Unfulfilled: The Brief Life and Bizarre Death of Actor Robert Morris" … Continue reading Book review: “Promise Unfulfilled: The Brief Life and Bizarre Death of Actor Robert Morris”

“The Hidden Voices of Route 66”

David Dunaway's keynote speech, "The Hidden Voices of Route 66," to begin the Miles of Possibility: The Edwardsville Route 66 Conference on Oct. 27 at the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Illinois, set a candid tone for much of the weekend's presentations. Using audio clips from his "Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story" audio program and excerpts … Continue reading “The Hidden Voices of Route 66”

“From Dusk Till Dawn” producer to adapt “Route 66” reboot

By coincidence, on the same day family members announced the death of "Route 66" television series co-star Martin Milner, a story surfaced that reported the producer of the "From Dusk Till Dawn" television series will help create a reboot of "Route 66." Assignment X was interviewing "From Dusk Till Dawn" executive producer Juan Carlos Coto … Continue reading “From Dusk Till Dawn” producer to adapt “Route 66” reboot

“Route 66” co-star Martin Milner dies

Martin Milner, the co-star with George Maharis in the iconic "Route 66" television drama of the early 1960s, died Sunday night at age 83, according to media reports. The celebrity website TMZ.com first reported Milner's death shortly before midday today, and Variety magazine confirmed it through a representative of Milner's fan page. Milner, who portrayed Tod Stiles, and … Continue reading “Route 66” co-star Martin Milner dies

Martin Milner selling items from his personal collection

Martin Milner, the former co-star of the acclaimed 1960s drama "Route 66," has been gradually selling off items from his personal collection on eBay for the past few years. But a whole bunch more will be offered on the online auction site in the coming days. A post on the promotional Facebook page for the … Continue reading Martin Milner selling items from his personal collection

A chat with George Maharis

Early in a phone interview with "Route 66" television series co-star George Maharis, I acknowledged to him that I had never seen episodes of the early 1960s drama until I received an advance copy of the upcoming re-release on DVD. Maharis made a startling admission: Neither had he. "It was the first time I'd seen … Continue reading A chat with George Maharis