Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Action Heroes of My Past by Jamie Hill

Last month I talked about how Channing Tatum would make a good hero in my cop novel, Family Secrets. The post had me remembering who I was fond of in the past. Yes, you will see a Teen Beat Magazine image below. No, it is not from my personal Teen Beat collection. (I got rid of that a couple years ago. heh heh heh)

Sylvester Stallone in the first Rocky movie sent me to the theater for more than one showing. I had certainly never seen abs like that before. 

In the photo below, he looks like he'd make a good cop. I have a thing for writing about cops, in case you aren't familiar with my work.


Sam Elliott in Lifeguard sent me to the theater even more than Sly. That was an amazing movie, which I'm sure has not withstood the test of time. LOL


Sam Elliott in Mask is also a sight to behold. That movie has stood up to time. I loved Cher's performance and will still watch that show every now and then.


Beau Bridges was a hottie back in the day, I can't name you one movie he was in except The Other Side of the Mountain (he died, I cried).

And if we're talking TV shows, Paul Michael Glaser, er, I mean, Starsky and Hutch was one of my all time favorites. I even wrote an episode script for them in high school, and another for S.W.A.T., co-starring Mark Shera.

Gosh, I guess my love for hot cops started early!

Don't even get me started on musicians. Bobby Sherman had me wishing my name was Julie for about a year. And then there was Mickey Dolenz, and the Bay City Rollers, and....I'm suddenly off topic here and can't even remember what the topic was.

I hope my memories have brought a smile to your face. I'll leave you with an old scratchy photo of me back in the day with my aunt's dog Tuffy, my vacation playmate since I had no cousins my own age. You can tell by the long-suffering expression on his face that I enjoyed our play dates more than he did. And by the way, my grandma was a great card player though I always teased her that she cheated.

You can find my collection of hot cops and other stories here: http://bookswelove.net/jamiehill.php

Until next month, keep cool! ~ Jamie Hill


  1. Ah a trip down memory lane. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Should have added, thanks for commenting! Have a great day. Jamie

  2. LOL, thanks Roseanne. Memory lane indeed. ~ Jamie

  3. Hi Jamie,
    Love the trip down memory lane. I used to watch Starksy and Hutch without fail, Loved them. What about Clint Eastwood in his heyday and Michael Landon (Bonanza and Little House On The Prairie).

  4. Hi Margaret, you are right. Hubby liked Clint as Rowdy Yates in Rawhide but I thought the Dirty Harry version was better, of course. We still watch Little House on the Inspiration channel. Better than half the dribble out there today. Thanks for stopping by. Jamie

  5. What an interesting group of those who attracted you. My one from the past is James Dean. I think I saw his movies at least five times each.

  6. Oh my, you've just made my day with a mention of Paul Michael Glaser. He was my all time favourite but I had a real weak spot for Clint Eastwood too. Thanks for the memories Jamie.

  7. All great choices--I'd add the late, great James Garner too. :)

  8. Ah, James Garner. He is one who aged well. Notebook springs to mind. That was him wasn't it? I have to admit that most of those above, Jamie, don't stir me one little bit. Now Sean Connery was the first one I pictured all of my heroes looking like, then it was Matthew McConnaughy (not sure about the spelling) when both were young of course.

  9. Too cute! I remember all those guys, although in 4th grade, my special heart-throb was Fess Parker aka Davy Crockett!

  10. Thanks for stopping by everyone, appreciate it! Jamie


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