Ohio66 presents an in-depth look at the circumstances surrounding the departure of George Maharis from route 66 in the middle
of the third season.
preview Starring George Maharis
Photos and commentary by Mac Patterson
The production company returned to Dallas on March 7, 1962 to film two more episodes. This time they stayed at the Holiday Inn Central on North Central Expressway (US 75) just north of downtown Dallas. The first episode was "Love is a Skinny Kid" filmed in Lewisville. This episode is covered on a separate page on this site.
On March 12th they began filming "Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn" starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The opening shot was filmed in front of the KRLD TV/Radio studios located at 400 N. Griffin St.
Since then, KRLD TV has changed to KDFW Ch. 4, the local Fox affiliate. KRLD radio has moved it's studios to Arlington Texas.
A scene was filmed inside the offices of the Dallas Times Herald newspaper next door to the KRLD studios. The Times Herald building has since been torn down.
The building on the left at 106 S. Harwood St. was home to the Dallas Police Dept. in 1962. Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of this building in 1963.
This view along Harwood street hasn't changed much. The dome in the distance is the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. The Dallas Police Dept. has a new headquarters so there are only a few city offices remaining at 106 S. Harwood.
Buz and Tod are kidnapped and driven to the Holiday Inn Central just north of Dallas on N. Central Expressway (US 75).
This view is looking South at the skyline of Dallas from the Haskell Ave. overpass. The Holiday Inn was located on the left just north of where these photos were made. It has since been torn down and replaced with office buildings.
North Central was obsolete when it was finished in the 1950s. In the 1990s the entire freeway was rebuilt with many sections placed below grade.
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church is located at 3811 Oaklawn Ave. in Dallas. The church can be seen in both the screencap and new photo.
On the extreme right of the screencap you can see the corner of what was then known as Dallas Jesuit High School. This large building is where Mother Teresa had her office and where Tod and Buz are seen watching as Charles Clayton's van departs. This structure sat at a right angle to Oaklawn Ave. and was demolished less than one year after this episode was filmed. Currently the site is occupied by retail stores.
Commerce Street Window
The final shot of Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn shows Buz and Tod looking out of the third floor window (just under the ledge) of the Dallas Police Dept. building (106 S. Harwood). This window is on the Commerce St. side of the building. The building is currently undergoing some renovation work. It would be nice if they put a plaque under this window saying Buz and Tod were here, 1962 AD.
Also in the new photo you can see a Sheraton Hotel in the center. This building was originally the Southland Life Building and the scene in the episode "Aren't You Surprised to See Me?", of David Wayne walking around on the observation deck was shot here.