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This site is about the tv cop show Nash Bridges, starring Don Johnson, which aired on CBS with 122 episodes in 6 seasons. The series is currently syndicated in many television markets and is available on DVD.

 [The Original Unofficial NASH BRIDGES]

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February 1999

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Cheech A Judge in the Miss USA Pageant (February 13, 1999)

Cheech Marin was one of the judges for the Miss USA Pageant which pre-empted NASH BRIDGES on February 5th. Just when you thought Cheech had class with his art collecting, he turns up in this voyeuristic event (in which middle-aged men can legitimately ogle young women old enough to be their daughters). Miss New York won.
 

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Goth Subculture Fashion Featured In Upcoming NB Episode (February 13, 1999)

Goth, the subculture inspired by Gothic literature, is getting a boost in an upcoming NASH BRIDGES episode. San Francisco is at the leading edge of Goth subculture with its Goth dance clubs and fashion wear. A page one Goth story is featured in the SF Chronicle of February 5th.

Morbid romanticism is what Goths try to project in their elaborate dark fashions. With pasty white faces and black clothing, Goths look like beautiful vampires of the SF night life.

The upcoming episode of NASH BRIDGES will feature a "Who's Who" of San Francisco Goths. Don Johnson was reportedly blown away by the fashions, and Cheech Marin was amazed at one Goths' outrageous codpiece that he wore.

(UPDATE: The episode is "Superstition")
 

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Lovebirds Don and Kelley Spotted At Chi-Chi Eatery (February 13, 1999)

Don Johnson and fiancée Kelley Phleger dined at Tommy Toy's on Tuesday, February 2nd, according to an item in Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the SF Chronicle of February 5th.
 

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Caitlin Cross' EV (February 13, 1999)

Bruce (EVangel) Parmenter is a promoter of the environmentally safe electric vehicle or EV. He is the Electric Vehicle List Editor and a member of Electric Auto Association. Bruce sent us info that Caitlin Cross' EV on NASH BRIDGES was custom painted to match the color of her eyes. For more info on EVs, see the web site at:

http://members.aol.com/brucedp/
 

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NB Sighting at Palace of Fine Arts (February 13, 1999)

We got this from clella@mindspring.com:

the production crew is setting up as we speak at the palace of fine arts - signs indicate that they'll be there from 12 noon today 2-3-99 - til 10 pm......

Thanks for informing us.
 

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More on Cheech, the Art Collector (February 13, 1999)

There was more press on Cheech Marin's passion for Chicano art, in anticipation of his February 6th lecture at the Mexican Museum located in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art at 151 Third Street. The local TV show EVENING MAGAZINE of February 3rd and an article in the SF Chronicle of February 2nd revealed that Cheech has the largest private collection of Mexican art in the country.

EVENING MAGAZINE gave viewers a look at Cheech's fabulous art collection. Cheech owns 120 paintings by Gronk, Frank Romero, Carlos Almaraz and other American artists of Mexican heritage. Cheech began collecting Chicano art in the mid-80s, and has paid anywhere from $1,500 to $50,000 for a work. He plans to arrange a tour of his collection around the country to promote interest in Chicano art.

Other interesting details about Cheech Marin: his given name is Richard; his father was a policeman; he grew up in a black neighborhood (South Central Los Angeles), then moved to all-white Granada Hills; and Cheech is married to artist Patti Heid.
 

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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Superfan's Web Site (February 13, 1999)

Jonathan Steffens of Binghamton, New York is a fan of Jodi's and he has a "shrine" dedicated to her. There's a bevy of modeling and publicity photos of Jodi at his web site at:

http://www.mythii.com/jodi/

Hi, I just wanted to compliment you on.... "NashBits". It's very informative and visit it daily now since I opened my own site dedicated to actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe....Keep up the great work.

Much apprieciated,

-Jon

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San Francisco Private Eye Jack Palladino Profiled (February 13, 1999)

An article on the SF private eye to the rich and famous, Jack Palladino, revealed some of the cases of his famous clients (such as President Clinton, and celebrities like Don Johnson, Kevin Costner, and Robin Williams. Palladino is the world's costliest detective in America, but he is one of the best. The average hourly rate for a detective is $75 an hour; Palladino's rate is $250 an hour.

Profiled in the SF Examiner Magazine of January 31st, Palladino said of his clients: "I am somebody you call in when the house is on fire, not when there's smoke in the kitchen...You ask me to deal with that fire, to save you, to do whatever has to be done to the fire...People call me when they are in a great deal of trouble, and sometimes a great deal of pain."

Palladino's cases for President Clinton and Robin Williams were discussed extensively, though his case with Don Johnson was not detailed.
 

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