Letters, I get letters. If you have any
HONEY-related anecdotes, memories, memorabilia or trivia, just
drop me a line
Where can I get tapes of the original series? I've checked on the web and I can't
find them anywhere.
I'm sorry to say, the tapes are unavailable because the
entire run of episode negatives were lost in the late sixties. But who knows? Maybe something will
turn up in some film vault. We can only hope. Until then, Honey will live on in the hearts of her
Love your site! I thought I was the only Honey fan! Thanks for helping me out.
You just won me $20. Every time I bring the show up, my friends think I made it up or something
because nobody's ever heard of it. I got to where I thought maybe I'd dreamed it or was crazy.
Thanks. I won a bet. Keep up the good work, dude!
We're adding new pics and things as they trickle in. Check back. Gene. PS - You should cut me in
for $10. ;-)
I heard on A&E that Hurrell had possession of the original episodes. Is this
I've heard that rumor too. But according to his son, Steven,
the negatives were not with Hurrell or his family. However, the estate is still in probate and who
knows? But at this point, given their cult status, I believe if they were going to turn up, they
would've by now.
I didn't know anything about this til I stumbled across your site
by accident. My mom knew Cliff di Marco in high-school and she even showed me a pic of him from the
yearbook (signed). Is it worth anything to collectors?
Sorry, but no.
Di Marco memorabilia is fairly worthless. But if you could scan that photo for me, I'd love to post
Where can I get the theme music? Is it available on MP3?
I'm getting tons of requests for the original theme.
Hopefully, I will be able to offer it as soon as I can get a friend to digitize it (my poor 486
clunker just can't handle it). As soon as I've got it, I'll post it. Promise!
In the meantime, we have the lyrics
up. Check them out!
Born out of
wedlock, I am the illegitimate son of Guy Warner. I have kept this secret until now due to my
Mother's wishes. She had me promise not to divulge the truth until her death, which was last month.
She first met my father when she was working in the wardrobe department at Desilu Studios when
"Honey Vicarro" was being produced on Stage 7. My Mother, Joan Helen McCullen, fell deeply in love
with him at first sight. They began seeing each other almost immediately and kept the affair quiet
so as not to jeopardize his marriage to his wife, Francis.
I would see Mr. Warner occasionally. At
the time I didn't know he was my father. He was always very pleasant and supportive in all my
endeavors. He had me call him, "Buddy," because he always said he didn't want to be just another
"guy" to me. He'd always say funny stuff like like that.
My Mother finally told me the truth when I
was in my twenties, just two months before his tragic death on the set of "Fantasy Island." (Ricardo Montalban thought he was faking his heart attack, so he didn't allow the first assistant director to
call for help--He's on my bastard people list). If there is any other information or inside stories
you'd like to hear about my Father, Guy, please do not hesitate to contact me. All my very best,
I'm so sorry to hear about your
mother's death. Thank you for generously sharing this
interesting historical footnote!
My name is Tom Hickey and I've stumbled
across something that may interest your visitors.
My late father, Ralph Hickey, was a sound
editor. I was clearing out the last of his things from my
mother's garage when I came across some footage of Kim Carlyle
and Cliff di Marco he'd kept in a box from his days at Fox.
In a couple of shots, you can make out the slate, and it
indicates "Honey Vicarro - Hair and M/U Test" dated August 7,
The footage, sadly, is in terrible shape
and is MOS. Is it worth anything?
OMFG, Tom, you have found the mother lode! The
only other clips that remain from HONEY VICARRO are two small
excerpts from Hurrell's bio-doc at the Paley Center. That means
you're in possession of 2/5 of the extant
my friend. Yes, it's valuable, and yes, I'm sure my
visitors would be interested!
This is going to be a longish letter. But, I was so excited to see
that you are from Thousand Oaks. That is where I went to high school (class of "65). What year
I'm glad you did this site about the show. I always loved Kim and was devastated when
she passed on. They never gave her show a chance. Some higher-ups are always ready to pull the plug
too soon! What do they think the fans are? Chopped liver! We're the ones who really should have
the say so!
Anyway to get back to the subject---I have a few stories or "star sightings" to mention. In my
Junior or Senior year of HS I danced in the talent show. Also performing was Connie West, Eve
Arden's daughter. She played the guitar and sang--pretty good too. She invited us out to their place at Lake Sherwood one weekend. We were in the lake or on the dock most of the time, but I did see Guy Warner while I was there. He was drinking coffee with Connie's Mother, Eve. Someone said he was an old friend from the studio where Eve filmed "The Mother-in-Law". Anyway I think this was before "Honey Vicarro".
I saw another actor from that show at a Hamburger Hamlet in the valley. I think he played the
bartender...Trevor something. The waitress said he was in that band The Dover Souls, but I never
liked them. I was a Beatles girl all the way. I even thought the Stones were kind of creepy.
I also got an autograph from Deborah Walley and her husband John Ashley at that Hamburger Hamlet.
Oh yeah, she played Eve Arden's daughter on "The Mother-in-Law".
I saved the best for last--one of my friends saw Kim Carlyle at the Farmers Market in L.A. buying
tiger lilies. She said Kim was so petite and perfect. She was even beautiful without stage
make-up. I always wished I had her hair like it was styled in "Honey Vicarro". I set my hair on
soup cans and could never get it to pouf like that.
Anyway thanks for the memories--this has been a fun reunion.
Claire, those are some precious memories!
Thank you so much for sharing. And, yes, Kim was very much the
It's so sad to think that the genteel,
glamorous world you describe, of celebrities relaxing at a lake
or buying flowers at Farmers Market, has been replaced by the
vulgar displays we're bombarded with care of classless oafs like
Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan! And, sorry, but I'm afraid
we missed each other in high school--I was Class of '71.
You've really upset me.
I was so excited to see the letter from
someone claiming to be "The Guy's" illegitimate son. Then I looked at the dates. Guy Warner died in
1983. Honey Vicarro was filmed in 1966. According to Jeff McCullen, or whatever his REAL name is,
his mother met Guy during the filming of Honey Vicarro, and he was in his 20's when
(Warner) died. HUH???
Do the arithmetic! He would have been in his teens.
Plus, he even got the name of Guy's wife wrong, not to mention that HE WASN'T EVEN MARRIED in
1966!!! He married his first wife in 1946, and his second in 1978, and NEITHER of them was named
Francis. His first wife was Ellie, and the second was Alison. Sheesh!
Sincerely (not very),
THE "GUY" Guy Warner website
Ms. Lopez, Although I'm sure you consider
yourself an authority on Guy Warner, there are many
aspects of the biographical information that you've posted and
seem to consider Holy Writ that are hotly disputed and
controversial within the Guy Warner fan community.
For instance, the correct spelling of his
second wife's name (Allison vs. Alison vs. Alisson).
You may very well be right: Mr. McCullen could
be be mistaken regarding his true paternity, but to imply that
he is deliberately attempting to perpetrate a hoax?
That he is so dishonest that he's actually lying about his name???
As it says in the Bible (which is
Holy Writ!) "Let he (or she) who is without sin throw the first
Sheesh yourself! And take a
chill pill, girlfriend! You are tense!
Dear Mr. Otto,
I wish to apologize for Jessica's outburst in a previous e-mail.
I'm sure it was just a simple mistake in the memory of a young man, shocked to learn who his true
Please understand that Jessica is very emotional when it comes to Guy Warner.
THE "GUY" Guy Warner website
It's okay, Jean.
I've found over the
years that Guy Warner fans are a delightfully unruly, passionate
and sometimes combative bunch. Guy himself was notoriously
protective of his privacy, and I believe he deliberately (and,
perhaps, mischievously) provided biographical disinformation to various
journalists and publicists.
I myself have seen four different birthdates
for him--on legal documents, no less! Even his actual given-name is
debated. Though most agree it was, as your site says, Edwin Joel Finkelstein,
it's also been listed as Charles Hammond, Carlton George
McDonough, Edwin Frank, Edward Frank, Edwin Davis Franklin and
Miles Patrick, to just name a few.
It's enough to drive any fan crazy!
Gene, I wonder if you could speak to the reality that Gavin Hurrell PURPOSELY
created a show he KNEW would be cancelled.....in order to send a coded message to the sleeping masses
of AmeriKKKa, to WAKE UP...... to the religious zealots and fascist Military Industrial Complex, who
were in collusion..... and taking over our country?
I think Hurrell should be recognized for the hero he was...... He sacrificed his show AND HIS
career...... to prod the dirty minded god botherers and war mongers out of their safe places....... and force them to show THEIR TRUE faces to all the somnambulant sheeple. I have proof of this,
should you require it......
Okay, Richard. I put your letter up on the
page. Happy? Now be a good boy and take your meds!
This is amazing!!! You have brought back to life one of the most
entertaining and "lost" shows of my childhood. The treasure of what was Honey Vicarro is back
thanks to your web-site. Thumbs up Gene for having the brilliance of bringing back such an all time
favorite show. This is greeeeeeeeeeeeaaaat!!!!!!
Thanks, Stephen. And keep checking back!
We're always adding new stuff (like the new images on the
How disappointing that you have decided to treat my letter in such
a shabby manner...... I pose a simple question...... in order to give credit where credit is due to
a great American hero, Gavin Hurrell........ and you respond by insinuating that I am mentally ill
and require immediate medication. I see....
My dearest friend and source on this matter has only had
YEARS of being forced to do government wet work for the very powers that Gavin Hurrell tried to
expose...... whereas YOU have merely brushed up against the leg of fame, in the form of a child
visiting his mommy on the set...... for a DAY......
But I GUESS YOU are the expert, the BIG NAME
FAN, while I am only broken and "ill," and should be disregarded. I would call your attitude a JOKE
if it wasn't SO SAD.....
Way to MISUSE your "power"......
- Richard Johnson
You're right. It wasn't nice of me to joke about mental illness. But I assumed you had gotten the
message when I didn't post your first 17 letters, each
more insulting than the last. So, against the advice of friends,
I published the first one (above), in which you clearly state your case,
hoping it might satisfy you and you would stop writing.
No such luck.
Richard, I get it. You have a theory. You have facts.
Terrific. Start your own site. But this is not your forum. It's
And if I receive another letter or package
(although there was no return address, I suppose it's safe to
assume the dead rat was from you, judging from the liberal abuse
of ellipses in the accompanying "friendly note"), I will
your letter, and thereby deprive you of one of the rare
beach-heads you've established outside of the few BBS's who
haven't banned you.