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Perry Mason
Susan Christoffersen - 11:34am Jul 14, 1997 PST

My all-time favorite! When my children were babies and I was home for a few months, I used to feed them in front of the TV because one of the local stations was rerunning the old Perry Mason series every day at noon. Nothing like the atmosphere the series created, IMHO. I would still watch them if I could find them on TV.

The Watcher note: Perry Mason fans can read more about Perry Mason and his creator, Erle Stanley Gardner in Mystery Net Timeline.

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kpayton1 - 08:25pm Oct 24, 2005 PST(#175 of 186)

also I think the Perry Mason website could do with a complete episode guide like law and order, and walker,texas ranger,have, but that's just my humble opinion.

Evelyn Crowe - 09:42am Dec 4, 2006 PST(#176 of 186)

I know that no one has been here in a while, bt is this talking about the same Perry Mason that Ozzy Osbourne sings about?

Bil Vargas - 11:51am Mar 27, 2007 PST(#177 of 186)

I have all the Perry Mason novels, paperback, some first edition. Right now I really want to sell them since I feel that if I may die, at age 61, the books will be throw out with garbage.

Madonna Hinchey - 08:47pm Nov 16, 2007 PST(#178 of 186)

Does anyone know how many Perry Mason books were written by Erle Stanly Gardner

Fran Hinkel - 03:34am Jul 18, 2008 PST(#179 of 186)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

There are 82 Mason novels by Gardner.

Chester Foote - 07:36am Jun 19, 2009 PST(#180 of 186)

Hi. Has anyone ever figured out what was in the folder that the judge hands to Perry Mason in the opening credits? Perry goes on to give the folder to Della, Paul, Hamilton and Tragg. They all take their time reading it although it only has two words on the cover. We joke that it may be the menu for the meal that Raymond Burr is preparing for the cast that evening. Thanks.

Chris Hansen - 10:24am Oct 5, 2009 PST(#181 of 186)

Hello Susan & Maureen: I'm new to the Mystery Net community. While I certainly enjoy reruns of the classic series, I believe I get as much pleasure from the Gardner novels. Btw, does anyone remember the 1973-74 revival with Monte Markham, Sharon Acker, Harry Guardino, and Dane Clark? I thought that was quite good. Looking forward to future discussions. Best always, Chris.

Dennis Bell - 10:06am Feb 14, 2011 PST(#182 of 186)

In fact Mason lost another case during the first season, but it was just a throwaway capital case. In "The Case of the Desperate Daughter" Perry and Della spend a few moments preparing an appeal for "Mr. Hudson", who has a date with the gas chamber on Friday. There's no followup, so apparently Mr. Hudson didn't rate a full episode; he was one of those pesky guilty people.

Bob Beck - 07:21pm Apr 10, 2011 PST(#183 of 186)

Perry Mason is one of the greatest TV shows in the history of television, and there could not have been any better choice than Raymond Burr to play the part.

LaKck - 03:19am Aug 3, 2012 PST(#184 of 186)

Perry Mason in books, radio and television from 1933, through the 1940's and between 1957-1967, respectively, has just about got to be "the" Perry Mason referenced in the Ozzy Osbourne music asked about earlier in this thread. I've never listened to his music, so I cannot be certain.

Over the last many years I have only seen Perry Mason reruns in late-night TV if I happened to stumble across it, but now with modern digital TV I get a channel over the air, off my antenna, that carries all these oldies-but-goodies round the clock!

Lasso - 07:05am Aug 24, 2012 PST(#185 of 186)
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.

I am on maternity leave this summer and only recently saw my first Perry Mason episode, and now I am hooked!

I know that in order to fit the episode into the time- slot, Hallmark Channel cuts roughly 5-6 minutes from each episode, as modern TV has more commercials than in the 50's and 60's. Can anyone familiar with the edited and non-edited versions tell me what is typically cut from each episode?

Also, I have never read one of the books. How would you rate the books versus the TV show?

SBN - 12:36pm Jul 21, 2014 PST(#186 of 186)

Does Mason pay Drake for his help?

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