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Tiki Noir
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2720
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-04-10 7:04 pm   Permalink

The Detective genre was often an recurring subtext in Noir.

A mid-60's favorite of mine was "Honey West" starring Anne Francis.

While only lasting one season, it was memorable for her black cat suit, pet ocelot, groovy Crime Jazz score, and scenes of her tooling around 1965 Los Angeles in an AC Cobra convertible. Plus she was a black belt in Judo !!

Now while not fully Noir in vibe, Honey West had one distinction over fellow private dicks Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Mike Hammer...

She actually went Tiki undercover !!

Not just once as screen-capped
here, but twice at this "Tiki" drive-in...

And for some added Dark City credibility, this specific episode featured Noir character actor Percy Helton ("Kiss Me Deadly", "Criss Cross", "The Set-Up", "Thieves' Highway", etc. )...

Honey West = TIKI NOIR !! (or at least Tiki Undercover P.I. )

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2012-04-11 09:17 ]

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