There were a lot of movies and a handful of TV episodes filmed in the Page area in those early years. The ones that stand out to me while growing up there were The Greatest Story Ever Told, Planet of the Apes, Easy Rider, and later, The Outlaw Jose Wales. But who could forget the epic TV series, Route 66, starring Martin Milner of Adam-12 fame and…. that other guy. What was his name? Oh yea, George Maharis. In the series, they were Tod (with one d) and Buz (with one z). They drove the old Route 66 in that cool Stingray and did things.

Season 1, episode 9 was filmed in Page. The first picture below captured the filming of one of the scenes at or near the airport. The cool Stingray is sitting there, waiting for action. This episode aired on November 2, 1960 and was entitled, Layout at Glen Canyon. If this scene was shot at the airport, I lived a stone’s throw from where it was filmed. Check it out…

Route 66
A scene from season 1, episode 9 of Route 66 filmed in Page.
Photographer and date unknown.
Source: Terry Edwards

I grabbed the screen shot below from the IMDB web site when I searched for Route 66. It filled in some of the gaps for me. Unfortunately, I can’t find that episode anywhere. Netfix only has the first two episodes of season one. I sure would like to watch it. If any of you come across it, please let me know.

route66(2)I know I said I wasn’t going to blog anything here until after December, but this was too good to wait. Enjoy!

-Mike

2 thoughts on “Route 66: Season One, Episode Nine

  1. The first time I looked on Amazon Video, they only had the first 2 episodes of season 1 too. I checked again today because I was bored and they have this episode now. I sprang for the $1.99 and bought it. The storyline’s lame and the acting stinks, but there are some cool shots of the bottom of the dam and a fist fight in one of the diversion tunnels. There’s also a quick bus ride thru town. You’ll see the Page Boy Motel and church row. Somehow, they took the north road out of town and ended up back on church row. No GPS I guess. There’s also a nice scene on the brand new bridge, complete with a look down at the dam site. It was kind of cool to see and hear the construction going on again, as brief as those scenes were. It’s worth the $1.99 if you’re interested. -Mike

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