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Locations: This episode opens with Perry and Della taking Angels Flight the Funicular railroad (more information here) in downtown Los Angeles. About halfway through this episode Perry and Steve go to Los Angeles County Hospital (some pictures here) and then a few minutes later Paul Drake gives chase through historic Olvera Street, one of the oldest areas of downtown. A tourist stop, Olvera Street is still there and looks basically the same. Posted by Eric Cooper, 25 September 2009.
Beverly Hills (birth name Beverly Powers) makes her only appearance on Perry here as Sue. Beverly Hills played a stripper in quite a few of her video appearances, including Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Beverly Powers changed her name to Beverly Hills to accentuate her two biggest assets. Submitted by PaulDrake 33, 17 November 2009.
This episode is the *only* episode of Perry Mason filmed in color. This "experimental" color episode is episode #262. Coincidentally, in Nazi Germany, their first experimental jet fighter (built my Messerschmitt) was the ME-262. Submitted by Charles Richmond, 9/14/2013.
+ "How Hitler Lost The War" is a great documentary that looks at Nazi "Wonder Weapons" like the 262 & the V1/V2 Rockets that led to the US Space Program & Perry Space-oriented episodes. Mike Bedard 3.8.15.
That's a good way to remember "262" and it was missing on MeTV's lineup. Found a nearly complete YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2Vd3ckI1s&t=14s This was uploaded last month (12/2016) and although I watched it on a UHD TV it seemed formatted for a SmartPhone in ‘Portrait’ mode. It’s missing first and last few seconds, credits and edges of the picture and the audio has a "Donald Duck" quality. Submitted by pilotart 01/21/2017.
Ben Huggins serves coffee to Donna Reales using cups from the Curious Coffee Set. More info here. Submitted by daveb, 12/30/2010.
Kevin O'Neal (Lennie Beale) is the son of Patricia O'Neal and younger brother of Ryan O'Neal. jfh 16May2016.
Sightings: We get to see the Pencil Mustache Man in full color! He sits on the defense side, second row and is best seen behind Perry as he finishes questioning Donna Reales (Lisa Pera) while standing at his table. Submitted by Kenmore, 9/24/2010.
+ Distinguished Gentleman #1 plays a yellow-clad waiter at Clay’s Grill in at least two scenes. “Miss Carmody” turns up among the courtroom spectators. More about these folks on the “Who Is That?” page. Submitted by gracenote, 6/5/2011.
+ The Pencil Mustache Man also appears at the crime seen of Lennie's dead girlfriend. He's standing in the back wearing what look's like a cabbie's hat. Submitted by Kenmore, 10/3/2011
Harry Holcombe Judged 3 Perrys & appeared in 2 others as Mr. Big & a Senator [IMDb]. Mike Bedard 3.5.15.
Viewers will remember Victor Buono as King Tut in the Batman series of the mid sixties. Seems like he acts and dresses like he was previewing his character in that series here in this episode. Submitted by HamBurger, 07/02/2017