Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

Today -- which also happens to be Veterans Day -- marks the 90th birthday of the official existence of U.S. Highway 66, better known as Route 66. Nov. 11, 1926, was the day the American Association of State Highway Officials formally adopted the 2,448-mile path from Chicago to Los Angeles and number for U.S. Highway … Continue reading Happy 90th birthday, 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

Reboot of “Route 66” series planned

Los Angeles-based Slingshot Global Media reportedly is developing a reboot of the "Route 66" television drama, according to Deadline and other media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly. The remake will build on the original concept, chronicling the journey of two young adventurers traveling through the Heartland of America in their cool sports car, encountering people from … Continue reading Reboot of “Route 66” series planned

“Route 66” casting director will receive posthumous Emmy

Marion Dougherty, who assembled casts for the acclaimed "Route 66" and other television shows and movies, will receive a posthumous 2014 Governors Award at the Aug. 24 Emmy Awards, reported The Wrap and other media outlets. The news site said: Dougherty's pioneering work in the casting industry made her the subject of the 2012 Emmy-nominated … Continue reading “Route 66” casting director will receive posthumous Emmy

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

“Route 66” available on Hulu today

The first season of the critically acclaimed 1960s drama "Route 66" and part of the second season are free to watch today to the Hulu online platform. Shout! Factory, which acquired the rights to the series in late 2011, pledged to make the television show available for streaming online, in addition to releasing all four … Continue reading “Route 66” available on Hulu today

A radio interview with George Maharis

George Maharis, co-star of CBS-TV's "Route 66" drama of the early 1960s, was interviewed for 21 minutes a few days ago on "The Vintage Rock and Pop Shop" on WFDU radio in New Jersey. Maharis now is 85 years old. https://youtu.be/tJCRqOR4-VM In 2007, I interviewed Maharis for about a half-hour before "Route 66" episodes finally trickled … Continue reading A radio interview with George Maharis

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