Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
There were several Route 66 episodes shot in or around Cleveland. Two episodes have scenes shot in Euclid Beach. I just got done collecting all the Ohio episodes. "Two on the House
" has the most Euclid Beach content so I'd suggest starting with that one. The other episode with a little Euclid Beach content is "Every Father's Daughter Weaves Her Own
", although the EB scene is limited to a ride on "Shoot the Rapids" (I think that was the name of the waterfall ride where you go through a long dark tunnel and then come out at the end and get lifted to the top of a waterfall - a sort of wet roller-coaster).
There were a total of 6 episodes shot in Cleveland proper over course of two an a half seasons, plus there were 2 shot in other Ohio locations: Youngstown and Kinsman (which they renamed "Amity", many years before the name was associated with a famous haunted house).
I think I've seen 4, the one with the Russian with the pretty daughter (think they took her to Euclid Beach), one where they were working at a Steel/Coke Mill, the Runaway Kid that went to hide at Euclid Beach (werent they on the Goodtime too?). & one with a Fighter that was filmed on the west side. Also seen that Amnity one... was one of the first episodes on the first season.
She had said her boyfriend at the time knew someone that was helping out there & took the car down somewhere near the entrance of Euclid Beach, & her car appeared in an episode parked in one of the scenes. I started taking these out of the library, I think the only one I got close on was the one where the boy ran off to Euclid Beach. Her car was a 1960 Impala Convertible, Black with a Red Interior (forgot if the top was up or down), & said it was in the view of the EB entrance Arch in the scene.. I had sent her some screen shots, & the only 2 that came close was there was a dark colored '60 Chevy Hardtop parked in the Euclid beach scene (though the entrance was not visible), in the one with the fighter, they also used a dark '60 Chevy Convertible, though from the shots I sent over to her, she said neither was hers. Since these are in Black & White it's hard to dicern color. I stopped searching after the second season I think.... now I forgot where I had left off.
Originally Posted by Michael P 2341
BTW: A trivia question, based on the opening scene from "Only By Cunning Glimpses": Where would a "Cleveland 17" mile marker sign be located along US 20 east of town? I'm guessing Willoughby or some other Lake County town near Willoughby. That episode begins with a radio broadcast listing several real N.E. Ohio highways in Lake County as being flooded. The floods cause Tod & Buz to turn around and return to Cleveland.
The reason for so much Cleveland/N.E. Ohio content for Route 66 is due to a member of the production staff Sam Manners being a Cleveland native. The real U.S. Route 66 never made it as far east as Ohio.
I remember reading one of the writers was from the area, perhaps that was Sam. I also remember that opening scene where apparently they were in Lake County (I thought they mentioned Rt 84 in Mentor or Painesville being closed on that radio broadcast) . There was also one episode where Buz & Todd were working the construction of I-271 that appears to be behind the roller skating rink at Golden Gate (US322 & I-271), as that & the Forest City building was visible.
17 miles from Public Square or 17 miles from Cleveland City proper border would be the real question. If they indeed filmed that scene out here, it did not seem built up at all.
I think Me or Antenna is showing these on Sunday Nights now.
Edit: There is a floating box called 'Ad Choices' occasionally floating around on this site, & seems to be giving my PC fits & not allowing complete page loads, I hope won't having to abandon this site too as I had with many in the past thay overuse flash, wigets & excess script.