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December 2, 2005 | Dana Parsons
This is an especially good season in the already good life of Glori Fickling. The distant past has rolled around again in a most surprising way, and even if F. Scott Fitzgerald was correct that there are no second acts in American lives, he never said you couldn't do Act 1 twice. It must seem that way to Fickling, whose late husband Skip created the "Honey West" private eye series that started as pulp fiction in the 1950s and culminated in a one-season TV run in 1965 starring Anne Francis.
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December 2, 2005 | Dana Parsons
This is an especially good season in the already good life of Glori Fickling. The distant past has rolled around again in a most surprising way, and even if F. Scott Fitzgerald was correct that there are no second acts in American lives, he never said you couldn't do Act 1 twice. It must seem that way to Fickling, whose late husband Skip created the "Honey West" private eye series that started as pulp fiction in the 1950s and culminated in a one-season TV run in 1965 starring Anne Francis.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1985
Well, what do you know! We must finally be going in the right direction. Front-page headline (Aug. 28): "Weinberger Kills Anti-Aircraft Gun." Now man kills gun, instead of . . . SKIP FICKLING Laguna Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1992
During the Korean War we went overseas to help. During the Vietnam War we went again to help. Now we go to Somalia to help. During all this time hundreds of thousands of American children have been left fatherless with no family help and many of those have died from lack of help. God bless all the children in the world. When are we going to wake up to the help we need? Our own children and ourselves! SKIP FICKLING Laguna Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1998
My family and I extend heartfelt thanks for sharing with Southern Californians the tragic loss of my husband, author Forrest E. "Skip" Fickling (April 11). The memorial service honoring Skip's 73d birthday, the special life he lived and his new life in heaven was truly magnificent. Inspiring beyond belief was the blessing of Rev. Gary Tucker, the words spoken following his invocation, and our proud U.S. Marine Corps personnel, who stood at attention in their elegant blue uniforms during the entire 45-minute procedure.
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August 6, 2008
SHAME ON Irene Lacher, who obviously did not do her homework prior to creating a major article for so prestigious a publication as the Los Angeles Times ["An Arresting Development," June 4, The Envelope]. In showcasing women crimefighters, she totally ignored world-renowned Honey West, the sexy blond female private detective who broke the barrier in fiction history and television, thus paving the way for all the female protagonists to follow.
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April 11, 1998 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Author Forrest E. "Skip" Fickling of Laguna Beach, who wrote the popular Honey West series of private eye novels that became a hit TV show in the 1960s, has died of a brain tumor at age 72. Fickling wrote 16 novels but is best known for his 11 featuring Honey West, considered the first female fictional private detective. Actress Anne Francis played a toned-down version of the character for television.
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December 17, 1986 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
During her heyday in the '50s and '60s when she appeared in a series of paperback mysteries and a hit TV show, she was breathlessly billed as "the sexiest private eye ever to pull a trigger!" On the cover of "Kiss for a Killer," in which she reveals she is "up to my navel in trouble again," Honey West is described as having taffy-colored hair, blue eyes, a "baby-bottom complexion" and a 38-22-36 figure. For protection, she packs a tiny, pearl-handled .
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