Video of the Week: “Fade In to Murder”

This week’s video gives us some highlights from the Columbo episode “Fade In to Murder,” first airing on October 10, 1976. Deli owner Tony is encouraging his friend Clare (Lola Albright) to think outside the box and try a different sandwich for once. Unfortunately, fate intervenes in the form of disgruntled TV star Ward Fowler (William Shatner).

Many thanks to friend of the blog James M. Tate for posting the video! This was the last of Timothy’s three appearances on Columbo.


Quote of the Week

This week’s quote is from a recent interview with Alice Friedland, who portrayed Sherry, one of Cosmo Vitelli’s “entourage of biscuits,” in John CassavetesThe Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976). It is presented without comment but with much blushing and uncontrollable giggling. Which I suppose is comment in and of itself.

During our interview I could not remember much about Timothy Carey and then it all started to come back to me. Our scenes did not interact with each other. I was looking at him in a casino scene and then it hit me. I saw some of his old movies; I loved old movies from way back, and while I was watching him on the set I became totally enamored with him. He was so tall and that great sexy voice. He had a sublime sexiness that was so different and I just wanted him to ravage me. His dominant manner was turning me on big time. I wanted him bad.

Interview by James M. Tate for, June 21, 2012