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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]

[NashBITS News]
January 1999

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Check Out Our Other Photo Features (January 30, 1999)

We've been getting a lot of positive feedback on our latest photo feature "Tom's Visit to SF." Thanks, and we hope it will give people visiting San Francisco (those in the know refer to it as "The City") a good idea of what to expect on a visit here.

But check out our other photo features too, especially our "Anniversary" special. It feature some of the best close-up and candid shots of Don Johnson and the 'Cuda together. These aren't far away shots they are so close you could almost touch the man himself (as I was when I took the pictures).

The "Locations of NASH BRIDGES" we did a while back, but these famous buildings are still there. The first photo feature we did was "On Location" at the Berkeley campus. This was just a fortunate run-in with the NB production as my webmaster happens to go to school there!

So check out our other photo features and let us know what you think. And let us know if there's other things about "The City" that you would like to see or know about.
 

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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe in New Movie (January 30, 1999)

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (who plays Nash's daughter Cassidy) has a major role in the new theatrical release SHE'S ALL THAT. Jodi plays an evil high school senior who tortures her classmates.

In a front page article in the Style section of the SF Examiner (of January 28th) complete with large color photo of the beautiful Jodi, Jodi describes herself as a klutz. Jodi recalls last year's shower scene in NASH BRIDGES in which she slipped and banged her head hard leaving a giant welt on her forehead. In her new movie, Jodi hit her head again in a mishap. Jodi also reveals that she kept slipping out of her tube top when she had to raise her arms: "Of course I can only blame that one on my lack of...you know..."

From New Jersey, Jodi started acting at the age of 8. Moving to San Francisco, she joined the cast of NASH BRIDGES at the age of 16. Her mother came out and lived with her for 2 years, until Jodi turned 18. Now 20, she refuses to discuss the rumors about she and Don Johnson, but she does say about Don: "women love him. And I do, too but not that way. I mean, I love his whole family."
 

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Yasmine on THE DAILY SHOW (January 30, 1999)

The Yasmine Bleeth media blitz continued with her appearance on THE DAILY SHOW of January 27th (on the Comedy Central channel). Host Jon Stewart interviewed Yasmine in a segment of his show called "The Definitive Interview." It was far from definitive, however, as Yasmine spoke of her dog Elvis and how she liked her men with a little bit of Elvis in them. She said that was why she liked Cheech Marin, because he reminded her of Elvis.

Stewart mentioned Don Johnson as "some old guy in his 60s." Stewart noted that Don was executive producer of NASH BRIDGES, and as such, he could do whatever he wanted with Yasmine, but Yasmine pointed out that she "wasn't so easy." The brief interview seemed rushed and was over too quickly.
 

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Cheech Marin, Art Connoisseur (January 30, 1999)

Cheech likes artist Patssi Valdez' work he owns three of her art works. Cheech lent his art properties to Valdez' art show Friday, January 22 at the Mexican Museum at Fort Mason in SF.

Cheech is giving a lecture for the Mexican Museum on February 6th at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Wattis Theater.

There's also a photo of Cheech with artist Patssi Valdez in Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the SF Chronicle for January 27th.
 

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Yasmine Charming on Letterman (January 30, 1999)

Yasmine appeared on David Letterman's LATE SHOW of January 25th. Yasmine was sporting a new look with a new hairdo. Letterman fumbled her first name and went on about it before getting to the interview.

Yasmine revealed that she had a fabulous winter vacation. Yasmine was invited to the opening of a new casino in the Bahamas for an all-expenses-paid vacation by a wealthy entrepreneur. Yasmine was also sponsored (in the amount of 10,000 dollars) for a high stakes poker tournament. Yasmine proudly announced that she came in 28th in a field of over a hundred.

Letterman then asked Yasmine about NASH BRIDGES: "Is there supposed to be a romance between the two of you?" To which Yasmine replied "Well, he thinks so." It was hilarious as Letterman deliberately fumbled with his name: "What's his name? Don? Don..." Yasmine pleaded with Dave "I'm going to be fired. I'm so fired."

Letterman then concluded the interview by kissing Jasmine on the hand. At the start of the interview, Letterman apologized to Yasmine by mentioning that he had a cold and he hoped Yasmine wouldn't catch it. The kiss on the hand should do it. Take care, Yasmine.
 

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Yasmine in Made-for-Cable Movie ULTIMATE DECEPTION (January 30, 1999)

ULTIMATE DECEPTION, an original made-for-cable movie, premiered on the USA channel January 19th. The movie stars Yasmine Bleeth and her current boyfriend Richard Grieco.

The dark, menacing Richard Grieco is very convincing and fits the part all too well. This creepy guy is her boyfriend in real life? Yasmine emerges as very vulnerable and ultimately heroic in her effort to return her "adopted" baby to its proper place. Take care, Yasmine.

ULTIMATE DECEPTION is about a woman who marries the husband from hell, but is very slow to realize it. The movie is based upon a real story of a con man who is not only a swindler and bigamist, but also a vicious killer. The newly married couple wants to have children but cannot, so he murders a young mother and takes her newborn. He attempts to take her 50,000 dollar trust fund, but in the end the young woman turns in her deceptive husband and returns the child to its proper father.
 

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Death on the Set of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER (January 17, 1999)

It was widely reported on January 12 of a deadly accident on the set of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER. Filming a car stunt outside of Dallas, a flying car missed the spot it was supposed to land on, killing one stuntman and injuring another (both occupants of the vehicle).

Chuck Norris, star of WALKER, was not involved. Norris was on location near-by in his motor home. Norris has expressed his deep regrets. The Dallas location was immediately shut down and cleared out. But production of the series was not halted.

Any sequences involving moving vehicles, explosions, and/or weaponry is the dangerous make-believe stuff of police drama. This accident is sure to be a wake-up call for every television action-oriented production to exercise even more caution.
 

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NB Night Sighting (January 17, 1999)

We have this unconfirmed sighting. Unconfirmed means that we received only this single report of the event.

When we receive multiple reports of the same event, it is a confirmed sighting.

Eight-thirty at night on Tuesday Jan 12 1999 the fullsize Nash Bridges RV-conversion bus rolled _southbound_ on 3rd from Bryant, accompanied by a fully lit-up SFPD motorcycle cop, to try to park at 586 3rd. An easy spot had been marked with "no-parking" tags on 10 west-side parking meters, but the driver still struggled to park for 20 minutes. The crew popped the sleep (makeup?) cubby out the side of the bus just as Don showed up in a black T-bird with three bodyguards. They hustled Don onto the bus in about four seconds, but this reporter still noted saw how haggard Don's looking these days. With a scheduled 12:30 wrap in a nearby alley, the chatter overheard on the radios revealed that Don had a "ton of dialog" to learn, and "it didn't look good." Thirty minutes later, Don crashed out of the trailer with the bodyguards, dashed back to the T-bird in 6 seconds, and sped away.

Regards,

Frank

Thanks for your excellent attention to details reporting Frank!
 

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Our Newest Photo Feature (January 15, 1999)

Check out our latest photo spread of the new SIU headquarters, new photos of the 'Cuda and Zebra cars, actor James Gammon, and the beautiful scenic sights of The City. These digital photos were taken by Tom from Boston, during his recent visit to our fair city. Thanks for sharing your photos, Tom!

Tom's Visit to San Francisco
 

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Hidden Treasure in NASH BRIDGES - Jeff Perry! (January 10, 1999)

Actor Jeff Perry plays Inspector Harvey Leek on NASH BRIDGES. Jeff is co-founder of the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Highland Park (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois). How do we know that? Because we hail from Chicago too (but we now consider ourselves San Franciscans). It's a small world.

The Jeff Perry Fan Site is maintained by Paul and Connie Flick and here's their message:

...there is a fansite for Jeff Perry ....Jeff Perry has viewed it ...and he has graciously approved our small fan club. There is a mailing list that anyone can join on the bottom of the fansite page if any viewers are interested. The addy is below.

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dunes/8521/

flicker@together.net
 

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NB Sighting in SF (January 10, 1999)

Here's one of the many sightings we got of this location:

Monday 1/4/99 I was coming out of Costco near 10th St. and low and behold, there's the 'Cuda sitting on a trailer with a bunch of folk hanging around. Tuesday 1/5/99, Don Johnson in the flesh was holding up traffic at the Hall of Justice at the 6th St. intersection sitting in the 'Cuda.

Mark B

Thanks for contacting us Mark!
 

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Nash's Apartment Is Busier Than SFO Airport (January 10, 1999)

Gordon,

Enjoy the show and your web page...My husband and I both work in the motion picture industry. All that aside, HOW does every visitor gain access to Nash's apt.? Normally it's not a big deal, but on tonights episode (Shoot the Moon), the student stalking Cassidy AND her boyfriend Evan got in during the show's climactic scene!
Is there an open door policy at the apt. we are unaware of?

yours,

Joanne Gordon, Los Angeles, CA

We couldn't agree with you more, Joanne. People just seem to wander in and out of Nash's apartment, especially Caitlin Cross. Not to mention a lot of shoot-outs and parties have taken place there. In the past, the apartment has been attacked by a team of ninja assassins, a male stripper party was held there, and a commercial was shot there complete with goats and other animals. That's a swinging SF bachelor pad for you...
 

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More on NASH BRIDGES Crossover Episode with MARTIAL LAW (January 10, 1999)

We'd like to suggest a NASH BRIDGES story for a crossover with MARTIAL LAW - the other series executive producer Carlton Cuse produces for CBS.

Imagine that you are sitting in Carlton's swanky LA office. Carlton requests no interruptions (especially the constant calls from Don Johnson in SF) so that he may listen fully to your pitch for the best and most memorable episode of NASH BRIDGES. Your eyes lock you've made an instant connection with Carlton he likes you already! Here goes:

In San Francisco, a car thief steals Nash's 'Cuda. In Los Angeles, a car thief steals Terrell Parker's beloved Porsche. Both thieves are part of a high-end demolition derby ring, where expensive cars are destroyed for a private audience.

Carlton is yelling "YEAH! YEAH! I LOVE IT! Go on..."

The demolition derby is held in Bakersfield. Nash and the SIU go there to save the beloved 'Cuda, as does Sammo, Terrell and company.

In Bakersfield, Evan and Harvey are stunned to see Grace Chen, WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE MICHELLE CHAN!

Carlton has fallen off his chair: "Gimme more!"

But that's enough for this NashBIT. Next time then, folks...
 

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