Lou is intrigued by the closed restaurant down the street, which turns out to have been the scene of a famous murder 25 years earlier. Animal is sent in for pictures, and becomes friends ... See full summary »

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Lou is intrigued by the closed restaurant down the street, which turns out to have been the scene of a famous murder 25 years earlier. Animal is sent in for pictures, and becomes friends with the reclusive owner, the woman who found the celebrity's body 25 years ago. Written by Anonymous

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Lou Grant: [narrating] Laura Sinclair was on the tube that night. I'd been working late and decided to check out the competition on the eleven o'clock news. I must not have been paying attention, 'cause the next thing I knew, I looked up, and there she was. The girl with the come-hither smile. The picture was called 'The Empty Hour'. I first saw it at Fort Dix a couple of days before we shipped out. She played a girl who worked in a department store and the last scene was on the Staten Island ferry in the ...
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Best episode of the series
4 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everything came together in "Hollywood," the writing, the music and the locations. Lou is intrigued by a closed restaurant down the street from his favorite diner, and sends in Rossi to investigate. Rossi just antagonizes the owner of the restaurant, who lives in an apartment above it. Animal courts the lady and eventually gets a chance to photograph the long-closed restaurant as well as an exclusive interview with her, but what he finds in his investigation will surprise everyone.

Unanimously considered the best episode of the series, "Hollywood" brings together an impressive cast of veteran celebrities from the golden age of the film industry. John Larch, Marie Windsor, Nina Foch, Howard Duff and many more great character actors give wonderful performances that enhance the ingenious script. The music has echoes of a 1940's film noir soundtrack, which give this story an incredible feel of old-time Hollywood. The use of locations is spot-on, from old buildings to film studios to historic cemeteries. If you only see one episode of "Lou Grant," make sure it's this one.


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