Yes kids, you can actually read the
magazine article! Just click on the title!
May 7, 1980.
This Variety article
provides a semi-informed review of the infamous Nude Bomb flick. Would you
believe sort of informed? Would you believed uninformed? A tip O' the Hat goes to Ryan for providing this
How Do You Get Smart? Don Adams Revives His Bumbling Spy in a
Movie? by Bob Lardine.
People, June 9, 1980.
How did Don Adams Get Smart at the crest of the 80s -or
did he? A big tip o' the hat goes out to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
Is in the Cards for Gambling Star of 'Get Smart' by Barbara Sternig.
National Enquirer, Aug. 25, 1981.
Here's a scathing
National Enquirer article on Don Adams. Some of you may have seen this on Dave
A's GS site with the really BIG pictures. For those of you that missed out...
People, March 4, 1985.
ladies and gentlemen is the infamous People issue that Ron Magid, author
of The Get Smart Files, alluded to when mentioning the possibility
of a "Hymie" movie. That possibility, however, appears to be
more of a pipe dream on Dick Gautier's part as it only gets a one sentence
mention. It is a happy pipe dream though... The rest of this
article is mostly an 80s "Where are They Now" piece. A big tip o' the hat goes out to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
April 23, 1986.
A wee little Variety review
on Don's Canadian TV series Check it Out! Aside from
criticism, this snippet offers wee little information about the show. A
tip O' the Hat goes to Ryan for providing this article.
SMART TV Gold,
This article is a latter-day overview of Get Smart, its characters, its baddies,
ect. This journalistic work was penned by the great Ron Magid of The Get
Smart! Files fame (see the entry regarding "Files" in the
"Books" section). The article is certainly full of spirit, but don't
expect it to win a spelling bee. A tip O' the Hat to Kat for donating this
The Life and Times of Maxwell
Penny Kaganoff. Publishers Weekly, Sept 23, 1988.
This a nice and rather departmental review of McCrohan's book (incase you felt mine was lacking). Anyhow, a nice review from these folks is not something to sneeze at.
The Life and Times of Maxwell
David Bartholomew. Library Journal, Nov 1, 1988.
Well this is yet another Donna McCrohan Review. Info-track gave it a grade A rating... but I think this guy had too much fun with the thesaurus.
March 8, 1989.
It's the old Variety review trick, 99. If you've read
the previous Variety, then you know what you're up against:
more bad grammar. A
tip O' the Hat goes to Ryan for providing this article.
Review of the Get Smart Handbook by
Caroline Paulison. Booklist, August
nice, nifty, and happy little review of the Get Smart Handbook! Thanks
to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
by Adam Sandler. Variety, Jan. 10, 1995.
This article gives an overview of Fox's 1995 Get
Smart series and presents the case like it is: GS 95 stunk! A big tip o' the hat goes out to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
Jan. 21, 1995.
is the notion that TV Guide couldn't a hold preview tape of GS 95 not
surprising? Thanks to Spy Lady X for
providing this clipping!
Hiltbrand. People Weekly, Jan. 30, 1995.
This swell little report card from People
gave the 1995 revival of Get Smart a C. Would you believe
they have a lenient grading system? A big tip o' the hat goes out to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
Guide, April 4th-10th, 1998.
There are several Smartian tid-bits throughout this issue of TV Guide.
Max even made the fashion section.
The Autograph Collector, January 1999.
In this issue of The Autograph Collector, Don Adams made an appearance, albeit a
brief one, and even got his picture in the article. The article focused on Hugh Hefner's
birthday bash and his famous fellow partiers. Also, GS creator Buck Henry was briefly
profiled in a separate article.
TV's 50 Greatest Characters
Guide, Oct. 16th-22nd, 1999.
In this issue, Maxwell Smart is ranked 19th among the so-called 50 greatest TV
characters. Would you believe Kojak beat him for 18th by 'this much'?
Cosmo Quiz: Can You Keep a Secret! Cosmopolitan,
In this Cosmo quiz, Max and 99 are the picture perfect models for the quiz's lone picture.
Vote for Your Favorite TV Characters! Biography Magazine, June 2000.
Max was in the running, along with 25 other male characters, for favorite TV
Character in Biography Magazine. Unfortunately he didn't make first
string. Sorry about that!
Adams Star Trek the Magazine November 2000.
Wait a tic... what's an article on a Ferengi doing in a Get
Smart site? Cecily Adams is the late daughter of Don and this rather hefty
interview provides an interesting look into her career.
Julianne Moore: Hannibal
Lecter's Newest Leading Lady. Biography Magazine, February 2001.
While this title has nothing to do with Get Smart, Barbara
Feldon appeared within the article in a nifty little box about "Fed
Fatales." The clip has a swell picture, but a minimal caption.
Guide, May 12, 2001.
In honor of all things matrimonial, TV Guide paid homage to
the wacky world of TV Weddings. Max and 99's nuptials were number 18.
Hits & Misses
July 28, 2001.
In Susan Stewart's weekly program review column, Inside
TV Land's documentary on Get Smart ranked an 8 on a scale
of 0-10. Now if it were, me, I'd have given this tribute to all things Smart a
100 Greatest TV Characters of All Time. FHM, October
For Him Magazine ranked our hero Maxwell Smart at number 91 out of 100
other TV characters. Would you believe TV Guide ranked Max at number 19
back in October of 1999? *Sigh* Amongst the montage of other TV
characters in this spread, Max and 99 did get an ample sized picture.
Where Are They Now:
Barbara Feldon by David Martindale. Biography Magazine, January 2002.
Where's Barbara Feldon?
Read this article and you will find out! As an added bonus, you'll get the
top secret plans for the book she's writing.
by Ira Sandler. Filmfax, Feb/Mar 2002.
nut'n funnier than Leonard Stern -except a... a... Awe, heck, just read this
nifty section of a rather recent Stern interview.
The Man in the
Mailbox by Harry Helms. Filmfax, Feb/Mar
And Filmfax hits Smartians far and wide
with a double dose Get Smart. Here you can hear Dave Ketchum's thoughts on
being put in tight spaces and why he thinks the popularity of Get Smart has
endured into the 21st century. Just one question, 99: Why wasn't 13
ever put between a rock and a hard place?
"50 Greatest TV Guide Covers"
Greg Emmanuel et. al. TV Guide, June 15, Pages 12-36.
Guide, TV Guide, which is the most fairest cover of them all? Why it's the
March 5, 1966 Andy Warhol cover of Barbara Feldon!
Are They Now: The Original Cast of the Love Boat. Biography
I'm not transcribing this
article. Gosh darn! The article talks briefly about what the Love
Boat gang is up to. Bernie Kopell, for those curious, is supposed
to appear in the upcoming film The Stone Man and is married with
99 and Still Going Strong.
Aug. 12, 2002.
A rather self-explanatory
review of Barbara Feldon's book, Living Alone and Loving It. A big tip o' the hat goes out to Ryan Schroer for providing this article!
See the all new Get Smart action
figures! See how real the Chief is! Ooolaalaa!
Amazing Mr. Terrific! by Mark Phillips. Outré,
same year Buck Henry left Get Smart to create NBC's superhero spoof Captain
Nice, CBS decided to raise their own similarly themed sitcom from wherever it
was that previously slaughtered ideas were kept. That show became Mr.
Terrific. What does an ill-fated sitcom have to do with a Get Smart
Article archive? Two words: Dick Gautier. Stephen Strimpell -the man who played Mr. Terrific-
discusses his co-star in this excerpt from the article.
Get Smart's Agent 99: How to Live Alone -And Love
by Rod Gibson. National Enquirer, Jan. 21, 2003.
good people of the National Enquirer *insert sarcasm here* did a little promo
for Barbara's book. Check out the article and the lovely Barbara here. Thanks to
Maxine for providing this clipping.
Will Robinson, This Man Wants Your Clothes by Frank DeCaro. TV Guide,
Story on TV memorabilia collector James Comisar who owns a shoephone, cheese sandwich
phone, ice cream phone and bar of soap phone. All together the collection is
likely worth $100,000.
Out Max! by Donna Nowak. Filmfax Plus, April/June 2004.
that's the second biggest Barbara Feldon article I've ever read! This Feldon
chronology is still available through Filmfax's back issues.
the Wall Autograph Collector, June
Our esteemed writers at Autograph Collector offers some
advice on getting 86 and 99's John Hancock. Though, I'm still waiting for that
GS on DVD release they allude to... waiting...waiting... my is it 2005?
All-Stars by Tony Urban. Autograph
Collector. October 2004.
This snippet came from a collection of
other snippets about stars and their autographs.
following articles were published after the death of Don Adams.
will not be posting them here. You can probably still find them if you want
them. I'm just not posting them. Here they are:
Legacy. Entertainment Weekly. Oct. 7,
Farewell. Get Smart's Don Adams People.
Oct. 10, 2005.
Oct. 10, 2005.
Farewell. Entertainment Weekly Dec.
30, 2005 - Jan. 6, 2006
You Believe...? The Cell-Phone Miracle From Sitcom Dream to Basic
Necessity. Invention & Technology. Winter 2007.
cover of this mag features Don Adams hold his shoe phone. Inside
"Hold the Phone" by Stewart Volpin discusses, off all things,
cell phones and refers to, of all things, Maxwell Smart.
Can You See? by L. Wayne Hicks. Filmfax Plus. April/June 2007.
you know Don Adams's buddy Bill Dana was awarded the Bronze Star? This is a
nice piece on Dana's career.
Smarter by Jim Colucci. Watch! June 2007.
CBS magazine devoted a page to Get Smart. Not a bad little article, in all
timeliness it mentions the DVD release and the movie with Steve Carell.
TV Collecting Classic Television by Rod Labbe. Autograph
Collector. June/July 2007.
The article talks about
procuring autographs from 60s stars -including Don Adams and Barbara
Feldon. Also included in the package is a sidebar on remembering Don
The Love Boat 30th Anniversary: A Look
Back by Dan Snierson. Entertainment Weekly. Sept. 14, 2007.
you remember watching The Love Boat in its original run, does that mean you're
old? Is that what this is trying to say? Of course this article has comments
from our favorite Kaos agent Bernie Kopell. There are also a few random
mentions of Don Adams.
Forget Smart. Mad
Classics, July 2008.
In a "bad case of the reruns department," Mad reruns the GS
spoof it did in the early 1990s.
Widower's Tale by Sue Corbett. People. May 11, 2009.
This is a review of Jim Beaver's book, Life's That Way. The memoir is largely a
collection the emails Beaver sent to loved ones during the illness of his wife
Cecily Adams - Don Adams' daughter.
TV on DVD by
Alynda Wheat. Entertainment Weekly. Oct. 9, 2009.
This isn't really an article and I don't deem it worthy of the miscellaneous
clippings. Would you believe it's an honorable mention. Get Smart is mentioned
in this cache of DVD reviews - at the bottom of the page.
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