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New book on the show released

Cover PhotoWell-known author on TV series episode guide and background books, James Rosin, has published a comprehensive book all about the show, released very recently and offering tons of interesting information not accessible elsewhere. I recommend you grab a copy of this book - we are short on this kind of fandom material for The Streets of San Francisco, so it's fantastic to see an author putting so much effort into a book like this.

I'd also like to extend a public 'thank you' to James for being so kind as to mention this website on the book acknowledgements page. :)

The 268 pp. guide to our favourite TV crime series is divided into four main sections. Following the foreword and acknowledgements, we are introduced to a comprehensive background information on the series, including personal comments from and interviews with producers, script co-authors and actors such as John Wilder, Cliff Gould, Ed Hume, Walter Grauman, William Hale and Michael Douglas. There are also a lot of details collected from interviews with Karl Malden and reviews published back in the 1970's.

The 40 pp. strong photo section no. 1 presents a large selection of productions pictures and press photos of the episodes from season 1 through season 4, followed by interesting documents and details such as a sample teleplay as well as broadcast memos. The center piece of this section is the 90 pp. episode guide to all the seasons' episodes summary and cast, made round by photo section no. 2 illustrating the fifth and final season on another five pages. A cast list and the synopsis of the TV movie 'Back to The Streets of San Francisco', a compilation of the author's 37 favourite episodes, a trivia list as well as short summaries of the biography of major cast and production stuff makes this comprehensive insight into the series complete. Long story told short: Rosin mainly focuses on writing and pre-production, with a glimpse of actual production and acting. This dedicated work is worth every penny.

You can buy the book on, or order from the publisher's website

Note: Original blog posted by Camilla on September 23, 2011. Book review added by Daniel on July 1, 2013.

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