77 Sunset Strip/Collector's Item

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Collector's Item
Season 2, Episode 15
Airdate January 8, 1960
Teleplay by Leo Townsend
Story by Jack Emanuel &
Jim Barnett
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Produced by Howie Horwitz
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77 Sunset StripSeason Two
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Collector's Item is the fifteenth episode of the second season of 77 Sunset Strip, and the forty-ninth episode overall.

Starring: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Stuart Bailey) (credit only), Roger Smith (Jeff Spencer)

and Edward Byrnes (Kookie)

with Louis Quinn (Roscoe), Jacqueline Beer (Suzanne Fabray)

Additional Cast: Marie Windsor (Countess Maruska), Alan Baxter (Fred Keller), Eric Feldary (Eric House), Baynes Barron (Blanton)

and Jim Backus (Maury Samuels), Joanie Sommers (Herself) Frankie Ortega Trio (Themselves),


Plot Overview

A simple mission for Spencer--traveling to New York to pick up a valuable Rodin sculpture for a client--takes a dangerous turn when thugs try to grab the piece. Jeff eventually learns that his client is part of an international spy ring and that the sculpture, which is not original, either contains something of value or is made of something valuable.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Joanie Sommers appears as herself in this episode. She was newly signed to Warner Brothers' record label, and they used the record division to get contracted actors to make records, and to get contracted singers to do acting appearances.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments