[Time Magazine Cover Portrait of Jack Webb, Star of 'Dragnet']

Publication: 1954-03-15

Dick Wolf, producer of the television series, Law and Order, described Dragnet as “the father of us all." Jack Webb, its creator and director, began the Dragnet police drama series as a radio program (1949-1955) in 1949 and continued it as a television series (1952-1959 and 1967-1970). The show broke ground in its real life depiction of crime, moving away from the hard-boiled dramas of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, toward a social realism with a focus on the dedicated policeman.

Title

[Time Magazine Cover Portrait of Jack Webb, Star of 'Dragnet']

Date

Publication: 1954-03-15

Description

Dick Wolf, producer of the television series, Law and Order, described Dragnet as “the father of us all." Jack Webb, its creator and director, began the Dragnet police drama series as a radio program (1949-1955) in 1949 and continued it as a television series (1952-1959 and 1967-1970). The show broke ground in its real life depiction of crime, moving away from the hard-boiled dramas of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, toward a social realism with a focus on the dedicated policeman.

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Format

Magazines (periodicals)

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Webb, Jack folder

Citation

“[Time Magazine Cover Portrait of Jack Webb, Star of 'Dragnet'],” Gallery, accessed December 5, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/762.