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The Turbans of Ellery Queen

Having recently acquired the new Ellery Queen boxset for a song*, my mom and I are pouring over the episodes with glee. The series star, Jim Hutton, is much admired in our house, not only for his superior acting abilities, adorable persona and quality films but also because he is the father of another favorite star: Timothy Hutton. (My reasons for adoring Timothy Hutton are too numerous for discussion today – they will be elaborated upon in another post.) Watching Ellery Queen is twice as nice for us because we are fans of Tim Hutton and have seen his work in many films and TV shows. He shares traits and characteristics with his father that are impossible to miss and great fun to spot.

As we make our way through the episodes, I’ve delightfully noticed a fashion statement of which I heartily approve. I give you: The Turbans of Ellery Queen!

From the top we have:

Kim Hunter in Too Many Suspects

Susan Strasburg in The Adventure of Lover’s Leap

Betty White in The Adventure of Miss Aggie’s Farewell Performance

Pernell Roberts in The Adventure of Colonel Nivin’s Memoirs

This next one is not a turban, but I feel the need to include it because Betty White never looked so good:

*Right now, in Costco and Sam’s Club the Ellery Queen DVD set is on sale for a mere $30 – which is better than the Amazon price. Snatch it up if you see it!


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