Times were changing for women in 1965. The pill had been introduced five years earlier, surreptitiously kicking off the liberation movement and women in life and in popular culture had started taking charge of their sexuality, as well as their destinies. Enter Honey West, whose debut in literature predated the pill by three years, but whose appearance on screen (first in a 1965 Burke's Law episode, then in her own eponymous television show later that year) was emblematic of the new, take charge, 60's woman. Honey is a PI, who does everything with style. She has Sam Bolt (John Ericson) - a hunk of a partner - a pet ocelot named Bruce, a jazzy sports car and an array of gadgets that would make a bond girl jealous. Each week she sets about solving a mystery for her tony clients and gets into clinches - both romantic and threatening - with the suave men she encounters.
This series has something of a cult following. It can be found on DVD and in part, on YouTube. The episode above was uploaded by thorlynn and is the first of the series.
Obscurity factor: 2 (somewhat well known to a small segment of the population, on DVD & YouTube)