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Suburban Sustainability: The Rockford Files Edition

And I mean Rockford, IL (boldface mine): Rockford is located about 85 miles west of Chicago, was chartered in 1852, and currently has a population of about 150,000. An industrial giant in its heyday, Rockford faces the challenge of reinventing … Continue reading ?

Great Job, Internet!: Enter the amazingly specific world of the Rockford Files Filming Locations blog

Forget True Detective (especially after season two); Jim Rockford is the true detective we should be modeling TV investigators after. As the central character of The Rockford Files, James Garner exuded a hapless, laid-back cool as he refused to take almost anything seriously, whether it be romantic relationships, the LAPD, or annoying clients. Show More Summary

A period-modified 1970 GTO appears on theRockford Files

5 months agoVehicles / Cars :

Still images from video below. As a regular viewer of The Rockford Files when the show originally aired in the 1970s and I was just a little kid, I’ve remained a fan since then. Every few years or so, I end up watching episodes again via reruns on TV or the DVD collection. While there’s […]

Longtime Actor Alex Rocco Dead At 79

Longtime actor Alex Rocco has died, according to reports. He was 79 years old. Rocco most famously played Moe Greene, the casino owner in the original Godfather film. Rocco's credits also included The Simpsons, The Rockford Files, Starsky & Hutch, and Facts of Life, as well as an Emmy Award for his role on Famous Teddy Z [...]

Greg Gutfeld on the Rockford Files, Spatzle, His New Show and ‘Andy Levy’s Ugly Sweaters’

The Greg Gutfeld Show debuts Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel. The former Red Eye host’s new program will have a comedic-commentary format, with parodies of current events and humorous monologues on news-worthy topics. We...Show More Summary

Jay Leno Reviews James Garner's '72 Cutlass Banshee: Video

12 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Unless you’re a child of the 70s, odds are you’ve never heard of the Rockford Files. It was a TV program featuring the adventures of private investigator Jim Rockford, as played by James Garner. In the show, Garner can be seen performing one of the all-time classic stunt driving maneuvers. Show More Summary

Rainn Wilson: 'Backstrom' is a 'messed-up' version of 'Columbo'

Zap2it: Are you a fan of detective shows such as "Backstrom"?Rainn Wilson: I always loved them growing up. I never missed a "Rockford Files" or a "Columbo," and I think "Backstrom" is kind of the most messed-up version of "Columbo."Show More Summary

Jim Rockford Warned Us About Google And Facebook Back In 1978

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Why didn't we listen? The fourth season of The Rockford Files, arguably the greatest television show of all time, features a "futuristic" storyline about a terrible threat. What if a private corporation used computers to gather personal information on hundreds of millions of Americans? Could we trust them with that data? Read more...

Adam’s En”light”ening Experience

My friend Adam is a great guy. He is a first generation American, Air Force Officer and genuinely pleasant person. Like anyone else, he has his preferences and dogmas. He believes television peaked with “The Rockford Files” and owns the complete series on DVD. Show More Summary

David Chase Is Tired of Talking About ‘The Sopranos’

Chase talked with Speakeasy about the new "Sopranos" boxed set, his projects in development and what he thinks about a potential "Rockford Files" movie starring Vince Vaughn.

How to Perform a J-Turn: An Illustrated Guide

I’m a big fan of old cop and detective shows. One of my favorites is The Rockford Files that aired in the 1970s and starred the legendary James Garner as private detective Jim RockfordThe Rockford Files was famous for the car chase scenes in which Rockford would race down bad guys in his Firebird Esprit. Rockford’s signature car […]

The Sopranos beta

last yearHumor :

In the late 70s, David Chase wrote a pair of episodes of The Rockford Files, a detective series on NBC. Those episodes were something of a prototype for The Sopranos, which Chase would create two decades later for HBO. In Just a Coupla Guys, Tony the mob boss (Antony Ponzini) is a doting father who also happens to be a killer. Show More Summary

James Garner died from heart attack: report

James Garner passed away from a heart attack, according to TMZ. The site obtained his death certificate, which said that "The Rockford Files" star died from an "acute myocardial infarction."

James Garner -- Cause of Death ... Fatal Heart Attack

A massive heart attack killed actor James Garner.According to the death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- Garner died from acute myocardial infarction. "The Rockford Files" star died July 19 at his Los Angeles home.The death certificate…

The 1979 Rockford Files Episode that Inspired The Sopranos

This article originally appeared at Cinematically Insane and appears here with the author’s permission. A gang from Newark’s South Side is hiding Vinnie Martine’s body in a restaurant freezer. Tony’s mad because Anthony Jr. got caught pranking another mobster. Show More Summary

Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Highland & Willoughby, Sunset & Sunset Plaza

Congratulations to first-time commenter JC, who correctly guessed that the building that was a linen supply company on The Rockford Files sits at the northeast corner of Willoughby and Highland, and is home in real life to the Alsco...

Cornerspotter: And Now: A Two-Part, All Rockford Files Cornerspotter

Welcome to Cornerspotter, a weekly Curbed game in which you try to identify the location and/or identity of a particular building or streetscape in a historic photograph. Impress us and your fellow Curbed readers with your uncanny insight into Los...

James Garner, celebrated actor and auto enthusiast, dies at age 86 [w/videos]

James Garner, star of such Hollywood television and film classics as Maverick and The Rockford Files, has passed away at his home at the age of 86. Garner is believed to have died of natural causes. While Garner is best known for his television and movie roles, he was also a certified car guy. Show More Summary

Iconic Film and Television Actor James Garner Dies at 86

From the Rockford Files to working with Ryan Gosling, the handsome leading man leaves behind a family and extensive filmography.

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