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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]
May 1998

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Check Out Joe Jankovic's Web Site of his "Window Encounters" (May 24, 1998)

Joe Jankovic's got a nice web site going with lots of pictures of the NB production. The NB production was on location outside his San Francisco residence three times, and Joe had cameras ready in what he calls his "Window Encounters." In addition to excellent still photos of Don and Cheech in action, Joe's got some animation of Don in motion.

Joe's also got good photos from Florida fan Teresa Rice. Teresa visited San Francisco and went to the Hyde Street Pier (location of the fictional SIU headquarters).

Check out the Jankovic sites at:

http://home.earthlink.net/~vrflyer/nash-2.htm
http://home.earthlink.net/~vrflyer/nash-2/fan-pics/teresa-1.htm


 

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23 Episodes This Year - And We're Still Going Strong (May 21, 1998)

There were 23 episodes for this third season of NASH BRIDGES. We annually revise and update our site, adding new sections and features. SO NOW IS THE TIME TO E-MAIL US YOUR SUGGESTIONS, COMMENTS, AND IDEAS.

Thanks to our worldwide readers (on peak nights, we've had triple the hits!). Sometimes we haven't been as immediate as we would have liked, but we try hard. My webmaster and I are often very busy, so please forgive our occasional lateness. Just keep checking back for the highlights of our site - the synopses, commentaries and NashBITS.

Enjoy the summer re-runs and check back here for descriptions and commentaries of your favorite episodes. Thanks everybody, and especially my webmaster Spencer Low.
 

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ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Finally Picks Up on Don's Engagement (May 21, 1998)

The ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT of Monday, May 18th, interviewed Don Johnson about his engagement to Kelley Phleger. Don revealed the details of the romantic setting in which he asked the 29 year old Kelley to marry him. There's more on Don and his family in the ET web site at:

http://www.etonline.com


 
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Don Looking to Open Restaurant in Prime Downtown Area (May 21, 1998)

Don is searching for a restaurant with the right location, preferably in the Union Square area of San Francisco. Don already has a master chef lined up Khai Duong, former executive chef of Le Colonial in Los Angeles. The savvy businessman Don is looking for a restaurant with enough space for 150 people, and access to the hotels and workers in the Financial District as well as convention goers.

The restaurant may be incorporated into the TV show how's that for a business write-off? A new hang-out for the SIU?

Word is that Don has been eyeing a building on California Street, but he may already have competition. The Le Colonial Restaurant of Los Angeles is opening an SF version in a week or so, less than one block from Don's prospective restaurant.

This info comes from GraceAnn Walden's "The Inside Scoop" of the May 13th Food Section of the SF Chronicle, and from Scott Ostler's May 19th column.
 

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Don Looking for New Home in Pacific Heights, But Bidding War Erupts (May 21, 1998)

Don's bid of 12 million was not enough to buy a 1.1 acre lot in the super swanky Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. The lot went to a developing company for 13.6 million. Neighbors in the super swanky area also tried to buy the lot (names such as Getty and others) to turn the lot into a park, and not just another crass condominium.

Score another scoop for Scott Ostler, from his May 13th column in the SF Chronicle. Scott's headline for this item was "Moguls' Crass Cash Dashes Nash's Love Shack." Say that without wiping spit off your chin.
 

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Don Brings Kelley Back to Missouri to Meet His Dad (May 9, 1998)

Don and Kelley spent the weekend in Missouri visiting with Don's dad. Kelley's hefty engagement ring is reported to be about six carats, according to the item in Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the May 6th SF Chronicle.
 

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Sympathy for Ex-Boyfriend Gavin (May 4, 1998)

The SF columns and high society gossip have been bubbling over with the engagement and impending October marriage of Don and Kelley. Here's the latest item in Leah Garchik's "Personals" of the May 4 SF Chronicle:

Ted Herzberg suggests that supervisor Gavin Newsom, whose former girlfriend just got engaged to Don Johnson, rent the educational movie "Tin Cup," in which "the local hero" (played by Kevin Costner) "beats out the hot shot Johnson for the love of the girl. Come on, Gavin, it's not too late."

So far, Don has shown no quarter to the downed Gavin, not even as Nash Bridges. His response to Gavin was in episode #47, "Skin Deep." (See the previous NashBIT of May 2).
 

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New "Extras" Page (May 4, 1998)

Check out our newest feature - a list of the local casting agencies which provide extras for local San Francisco productions. The information will be a permanent page for all those inquiries we get from our readers on how to be in NASH BRIDGES.
 

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Jab at the SF City Supervisor (May 2, 1998)

With the announcement of Don Johnson's engagement to Kelley Phleger, we can now look back at some interesting side stories which turned up on NASH BRIDGES.

Remember Episode #47 "Skin Deep"? That's the one Penny Marshall guest starred in. The side story in "Skin Deep" was that Nick and Lynnette are arrested in an altercation over a cab. It seems that the fictional city manager, Larry Gossett, ungallantly stole Lynnette's cab. Lynnette describes the city manager as "this obnoxious, chiseling, little weasel." At the end of the episode, Nash forces Larry Gossett to apologize to Nick and Lynnette.

Guess what Kelley Phleger's long-time former boyfriend's profession was? Kelley's ex was San Francisco city supervisor Gavin Newsom. That Don has a wicked sense of humor...
 

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Don Engaged to Kelley Phleger (May 2, 1998)

There's been a lot of SF society gossip and buzz over Kelley Phleger since she became attached to Don Johnson. She's been a red flag item for weeks, and now we know why. In Pat Steger's "The Scene" column in the SF Chronicle of April 30, there came the announcement that the couple was engaged.

The story trail as we know it: with the production season over, Don went to LA and came back to SF with a giant diamond engagement ring for lovely Kelley Phleger. A small family wedding is planned for October.

According to the bio info in Steger's column - Kelley Phleger is 29 years old, attended Urban High School, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in fine arts. She was a 1986 Cotillion debutante.

More background on Kelley's family according to Steger's column:

Mary Kelley Phleger... is the daughter of Jean Phleger and the late lawyer and Wells Fargo board member Atherton Macondray Phleger. Kelley's late grandfather, Herman Phleger, founded the law firm Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison, and he was prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and a U.S. delegate to the United Nations.

This is Don's fourth marriage (if you count his two marriages to actress Melanie Griffith). Like his fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marrying Maria Shriver (of the distinguished Kennedy family), Don is also marrying into a distinguished family that is the cream of the crop of San Francisco high society. The 48 year old Don brings with him a high profile Hollywood career full of glamour and some glitches. His other notable TV series was, of course, MIAMI VICE. He has three handsome children - Dakota, 8; Alexander, 12; and Jesse, 15.
 

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