Friday, November 28, 2008

Gene Roddenberry, DeForest Kelly & Jake Ehrlich 1960

Three different TV shows were based on Jake Ehrlich Sr:
  • Perry Mason
  • Sam Benedict
  • 333 Montgomery
333 Montgomery was written and directed by Gene Roddenbury and DeForest Kelly played Jake Ehrlich.  As you can see from the photo below, DeForest Kelly was outfitted to look just like Jake Ehrlich.

After 333 Montgomery Gene Roddenbury and DeForest Kelly went on to work together in the science fiction mega-hit TV series, Star Trek.

1 comment:

Hank Chapot said...

It is possible that a few of the TV shows episodes were based on Ehrlich's cases, but it is not possible that Perry Mason was based on Ehrlich's life. Erle Stanley Gardner started writing Perry Mason novels in the early thirties, long before Ehrlich became well-known.

Hank Chapot