This Girl for Hire !

Anyone remember the 1965 television  series “Honey West”?  I was too young to be aware of the show at its inception, but not long ago, I was introduced to it for the very first time.  What a cool concept for 60’s television!  Private Eye Honey West, was smart, stylish, and always got her man!  The series was based on the Honey West novels by G.G. Fickling, (a pseudonym for Gloria and Forest Fickling). Unfortunately, the series only lasted 1 year. Even so, there still were promotional products available like the Honey West doll, clothing, and some swanky P.I. accessories! (Gun, spy glasses, handcuffs, and even a pet ocelot)

Honey West had the coolest pad, the hippest clothes, was a master at Judo/Karate, and was one smart cookie!  All very Barbie-like to me. Therefore, inspirational when it comes to having a little photographic fun with my dolls and furniture.

I’m still viewing my collection of the Honey West series on DVD, but for your enjoyment, here’s my repro Fashion Queen doing her best Honey West imitation with some orignal Honey West clothing and accessories.


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22 Comments Add yours

  1. This is really fun! I love both the color and b&w photos mixed together and the look of the scenes–great!

    1. says:

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it! M 🙂

  2. Pat Henry says:

    We gotta get you a leopard, girl! Great job, I love Honey West and Barbie is SO much prettier than the original doll!

  3. Hilda says:

    Oh AWESOME! These are fantastic. I think Fashion Queen is so chic…good choice!

  4. Vin says:

    You’re amazing Ms Maryann!
    I enjoyed that! 🙂

  5. Vin says:

    Almost forgot!
    Where’s Honeys Ocelot!?!
    She needs her exotic little kitkat!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Heh,heh – “Bruce” is in my daughter’s room – Gawd only knows where! 🙂

  6. Aiaiaiai says:

    Are these really vintage Honey West clothes? It looks too good to be true. All I found on Ebay was a Karate outfit… Great work, as usual.

    I’ve already told you this, but I’m also enjoying your current red and aquamarine usage~

    1. maryannroy says:

      Hi Martin,
      No worries. : )
      Yes, the gold brocade evening dress, and the black leotard as well as the gun, and binoculars are all authentic Honey West items. You just have to be patient. You can still find those and more on ebay!

  7. Enrico says:

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! This pics… Very Cute.

  8. Ron Irwin........I live in Provincetown, Massachusetts!! says:

    Hi Maryann, I always loved her 2 way radio in her compact!! My sister had a Honey West Doll, God knows what happened to it. If we only knew then what we know now, we would have saved everything. An she had her “Guy Friday” Sam who always seemed to arrive after Honey had beat the crap out of the “Bad Guy”!!! LOL!!!! I was in grade school but was allowed to stay up to watch Honey West every week. What fun memories!!!! Ron

  9. maryannroy says:

    Reblogged this on Welcome Home and commented:

    Purely for fun and entertainment, I’m reposting “This Girl for Hire !” my take on the original Honey West series from 1965. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays !
    Maryann 🙂

  10. Ann says:

    Look forward every week to your pictures, staging and blog, Thanks!

  11. Jinx says:

    Another masterpiece, Maryann!!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Jenny !

  12. I enjoyed this post and your pix so much! Yesterday I snagged a vintage Honey West lipstick (w/tube cover) in an eBay auction for $11.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Awesome! Enjoy your Honey West items Chantale!

  13. doowopcity says:

    Awesome! It looks my town!

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