A one-of-a-kind Jack Lord/Hawaii Five-O collection, comprising a Hawaii Five-O badge with TLS from Lord, Lord's personal Hawaii Five-O pilot script, and six signed photographs of Lord and fellow Hawaii Five-O cast members:
The "State of Hawaii, Investigator, Five-O Unit" badge is displayed with a TLS from Lord transmitting it for a charity auction on CBS Television Network letterhead, November 10, 1972. In part: "I am sending you my very own McGarrett badge for your auction because I believe in your cause. The Chief of Police from Singapore was through Honolulu recently and requested one of these badges. We considered his request but decided that if we gave him one, we would set a dangerous precedent. So you see they are extremely rare. Other than two that were donated to the American Cancer Society fund raising and one or two other worthy causes, no one has ever received them from us, here or on the mainland." Attractively matted together and framed to an overall size of 15 x 16.5. The letter is in very good condition, with overall toning and scattered creases and soiling; the badge is in fine condition. According to the consignor, there are only five of these badges known to exist.
Jack Lord's personally-owned script for the pilot of Hawaii Five-O by Leonard Freeman, entitled "Five-O," 102 pages, dated June 16, 1967, signed on the cover in thick black felt tip, "Jack Lord." The episode, released under the title 'Cocoon,' was the first of 279 episodes to air during the show's twelve-season run. The script has many colored revision pages, and includes a "'Five-O' Pilot Production Crew List." In very good to fine condition, with scattered staining to the cover. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from executors of the estate of Jack Lord. Provenance: Bonhams, June 2011.
The collection of five 8 x 10 signed photographs includes three of Jack Lord (two inscribed), one of Zulu (ins), one of James MacArthur (ins), and one of Kam Fong (ins). In overall fine condition. A remarkable assemblage from one of the classic television shows of the 1960s–70s, which has experienced a resurgence in popularity thanks to its current CBS reboot. An absolutely fantastic Hawaii Five-O collection.