GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kim Rollins (Interview) excerpt

Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with Victoria Foyt at the signing party for her new book Save the Pearls. One of the projects on which Victoria and I collaborated back in the day was the Kim Rollins (Interview) episode wherein she played the part of Kim Rollins, an extraordinary woman who was at once coldly calculating and heartrendingly naive.

When the episode first aired, it generated quite a few phone calls from viewers. One of the calls I received was from writer/director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Hollywood Homicide). He was enthusiastic about the show and the story saying, "Whoever did this deserves an Academy even has a third act!"

Not only did the Kim Rollins story have a third act but so did the story behind the story. The master and my copies of the episode were lost along with a large quantity of other personal and professional belongings and for years the show existed for me only as a fond memory. That changed when Victoria told me that she still had a VHS copy of the episode.

The video excerpt posted here and taken from the full half-hour provides a sense of Kim Rollins but goes nowhere near the climax to her story nor would one ever guess at the developments that occur in the third act that caught Ron Shelton's attention.

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