Rockford Files On The Set in 1979
By Jim Suva
I recently had the pleasure to talk to Michael Mundy. Michael is a big fan of James Garner and "The Rockford Files". He was kind enough to share some stories and these pictures from the set of the "The Big Cheese" episode. Michael and his Mom your visiting the set back on 11/5/79, when he took the following pictures.
Notice the picture below of Michael and Rocky's Truck. On the bluff above you can see two Firebirds and two Police cars.
The Firebird ready for the next scene in front of The Sandcastle.
After the scene was filmed Michael ask Jim to take a picture with him. Below is the picture as well as a picture of Luis Delgado's Trans Am.
In memory of Michael's Mom, Mary Mundy here is a picture of her and Noah Beery Jr. on the set. Mary was born the same year as James Garner and Shirley Temple.
Now the pictures below were taken in 1981 in Toluca Lake. James Garner rented this house across the street from Bob Hope.
The picture below is Luis Delgado's van parked in Toluca Lake in 1981 by Jim's house. Mary Ann Rea's red VW can also be seen parked two cars behind the van.
This last picture was taken at the LA Covention Center in 1979 of Michael with James Garner's 4 passenger race car.
This last picture was taken by Michael as Jim was entering NBC studios to appearing on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" back in 1978. He was promoting "The Rockford Files". Jim was rushing in when Michael asked to take a picture. He said: Let me finish this candy bar first. He then was kind enough to pose for this picture.
I would like to thank Michael for sharing these picture with us. If anyone else has a good story about James Garner with pictures, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.