Available Now from McFarland:
Booking Hawaii Five-O: An Episode Guide andCritical
History by Karen Rhodes
- A brief history of Hawaii Five-O
- How it was created
- How it made its way to the small screen and stayed there for 12 years
- Where it fits in the police/detective genre
- How it reflected American society in the period 1968-1980
- Reviews of each episode
- Complete cast listings and production credits
- Trivia, continuity errors, and in-jokes
- Behind the scenes:
- "Mellow Yellow"
- How the star almost lost his job
- How politics affected Five-O (or tried to)
- Production costs
- Analysis of the elements that made Hawaii Five-O so popular
- A glossary of some of the Hawaiian words and phrases heard on the
With a forward by Rose Freeman, widow of Leonard Freeman, creator of Hawaii
Here is what Mrs. Freeman has to say about Booking Hawaii Five-O:
"Mahalo and aloha to Karen Rhodes for her passion and dedication in completing
a history of Hawaii Five-O. I am now her biggest fan. A
history that has been approached with love and unbelievable dedication. If
it wasn't there, she didn't write it. She got it right and I am grateful
to her for sifting out the truth."
Illustrations, appendices, comprehensive index. Total pages 333. Now in paperback.
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(Let the buyer beware)
It has come to my attention that exorbitant prices are being asked for copies of
the hardback version of Booking Hawaii Five-0, sometimes ranging into the
hundreds of dollars! Don't pay such ridiculous prices. It's not
necessary for you to shell out big bucks many cannot really afford to have a
copy. The paperback is a trade paperback, hardy enough to stand up to a fan's use,
printed on good quality paper.
See a sample of contents!
Thanks to Mark Musante, who set this up on his website (with permission
from the publisher and from me).
There are some errors . . . small ones . . . and here are the "fixes" for them:
- On page 206, the listing for "The Friends of Joey Kalima" (episode #218)
shows an original air date of 10/20/77. This is incorrect; the original air date for
this episode was 10/13/77. (The embarrassing thing is, it's correct in my notes!)
- On page 217, the episode title for #234 is given as "Invitation to a Murder.
" It should be "Invitation to Murder." (Take out the article "a.
- Barry Bostwick and Victoria Principal got left out of the index! Find them on page 235, in
the episode "Year of the Horse."
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