In the Heat of the Night
skippyTheKlingon

Peoria, IL

#21 Jun 26, 2010
Dirk... did you or someone you know ever attempt to get a spot as an extra? I was told the casting director was *always* looking for extras. As far as actors go, they must have either ad difficulty finding good actors or just liked certain ones, because I've noticed at least a half dozen play different characters throughout the seasons. For example, the popular district attorney guy played a motel manager in A.K.A. Kelly Kay.
steppen

Saint Cloud, FL

#22 Aug 3, 2010
Did any of the cast lie there while the show was filming? If so where?
savannah

Saint Cloud, FL

#23 Aug 6, 2010
Where did the actors live while filming?

“Conservative not Republican”

Since: Mar 09

Myrtle Beach, SC

#24 Aug 7, 2010
I lived in Monroe Ga through the years that "ITHOTN" was filmed in the area, I remember one episode, at least, in which the filming was done in Monroes "Mill Village" The houses are small old and close together. It was an ideal location to use for a shanty town in the episode. Also I remember one Sunday afternoon, some of the cast from the show came up to Monroe and played a benefit Baseball Game against our law enforcement team. There were quite a few fans of the show that turned out for that.

Also on a different but somewhat related note, some of you may be interested to know that the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed in Juliette Ga, about 30 min from Covington, between Monticello and Macon. The Movie "My Cousin Vinnie" was filmed in Monticello GA. Both, completely on location. I love to watch those movies and pick out all the places that I am familiar with.
Wondering

Rushville, IN

#25 Jan 29, 2011
I'm going to be visiting Covington in a week. I'm driving down from wast central Indiana. I have always loved that show. They sure don't make em like that anymore. But I wondered is there any places there where I can buy things from the show or anything like that? Any info would be appriciated! Thank you!
Dirk D

Bridgewater, NJ

#26 Jan 29, 2011
Wondering wrote:
I'm going to be visiting Covington in a week. I'm driving down from wast central Indiana. I have always loved that show. They sure don't make em like that anymore. But I wondered is there any places there where I can buy things from the show or anything like that? Any info would be appriciated! Thank you!
Your best bet would be to stop by the tourism and visitors center center on Clark St. in Covington, they have maps showing the locations of most of the movies and shows that have and are filming in Covington/Newton County
Wondering

Rushville, IN

#27 Jan 29, 2011
Yes I have been in contact with them, they mailed me a brochure and map. I'm just looking for any additional information. Thank you very much for your response tho!
Roger Dean

El Cajon, CA

#28 Jul 29, 2011
07-20-2011
Dear Fellow Fans and Friends of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. I Saw the original Movie mr. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger - my first year in the USAF (1968)- great movie - great cast - just like the TV show.
The TV show was great - I understand that Mr. O'Connor had "problems" with the original producers.
Thus, all of the changes in the 2nd year. Yes, what a shame all of the deaths on the show. Carroll O'Conner's son passed away, Lois Nettleton (the sweetest person you'd ever meet. In 1970 (she sent me an autographed picture while I was in Vietnam - plus a care package full of cookies, etc - which I shared with all my buddies. I am a BIG fan of BOTH the movie and
TV series - but the TV series was just extra special. There were some sad endings to the careers of Howard Rollins - great guy in person, very, very nice - as was Hugh O'Connor. They were
all good autograph signers and would just talk to you and NEVER acted too busy for the fans. Carroll O'Connor wasn't ever big on autographs but never turned anyone away. If ever an actor had 2 characters
"ready-made" for them - it Was Carroll O'Connor on
"All in the Family" - and "Heat of the Night."
I have collected autographs since 1959. I am having an impossible time locating some of the
actors on the show - espically David Hart. If anyone knows how I might contact him - please
write me at: [email protected] ... and
my hobby address is: 5173 Waring Road #214,
San Diego, CA 92120. I am more than willing to
help out other fellow "Heat" fans just write me.
I am almost 62-years old and I am handicapped (after 24 surgeries). I love hearing from fans and if you have any autographs let me know - I collected everything except RAP and OPERA stars.
I would pay whatever they wanted for every Tv episode on DVD's.
God Bless You all ...
Roger Dean
love hearing from fellow fans
Misty G

Wilmington, NC

#29 Jan 8, 2012
I know that I found this post a little late, but the sound stage that you were talking about on Hazelbrand is where they sold everything when they quit the show. They had a huge sell to get rid of all things possible. My grandmother bought a bedroom set that I still use today.
NDA5150

Marietta, GA

#30 Feb 1, 2012
Kent

Clinton, IA

#31 Feb 24, 2012
I'm a big fan of the show. Does anyone know if they still sell any of the sparta police , and if they do how to get it.
Thanks
NDA5150

Marietta, GA

#32 Feb 25, 2012
Every show used Sparta Police prop that I've ever seen (aside from the decal that I linked to in the post above... that's mine) has been owned by a prop shop here in Atlanta. Most of the large police door decals were affixed to large magnets for use on the show. They are still active rental items.
Kent

Clinton, IA

#33 Feb 25, 2012
What is the place in Atlanta called? Thank you for the information and that is awesome decal.
Kent

Clinton, IA

#34 Feb 25, 2012
If you ever want to sell it let me know.
Kent

Clinton, IA

#35 Feb 25, 2012
NDA5150 wrote:
Every show used Sparta Police prop that I've ever seen (aside from the decal that I linked to in the post above... that's mine) has been owned by a prop shop here in Atlanta. Most of the large police door decals were affixed to large magnets for use on the show. They are still active rental items.
Could I get you to email me a picture of that decal? So I could have it for my collection. Thank you.
NDA5150

Marietta, GA

#36 Feb 27, 2012
Kent wrote:
<quoted text> Could I get you to email me a picture of that decal? So I could have it for my collection. Thank you.
Send me an email and I'll send it back to you. Just add @gmail.com to my username.
Kent

Clinton, IA

#37 Feb 27, 2012
NDA5150 wrote:
<quoted text>
Send me an email and I'll send it back to you. Just add @gmail.com to my username.
Just sent you an email. Thank you
Dennis

Florence, KY

#38 Nov 21, 2012
I was just watching an episode where the guy hits Tibbs neighbor son, and at the end the father shots the guy from the tower. " Let's call it justice for all, to justice for some." I tell you this, that town was just as much of a character as the actors. I always look at the background of "Sparta". It was a very detailed set. It always made me feel like I could live there. I MISS THAT SHOW.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#39 Dec 1, 2012
Just a fan wrote:
Hello. I visited Covington today. I am a big fan of the tv series, In the Heat of the Night. We took the self guided tour. I was kinda hoping for more film sites, but it was pretty good. I noticed the former site of Gillespi's home and the big white mansion, and the Tibbs' home all were for sale. I was just curious about these places. Have they been vacant since the end of the show? Why are they just being let go? Just curious!!! Anything you locals could tell me about the show there would be great!!! Do you know what happened to all the props, vehicles, etc. that was used on the show?
No, they have not been vacant since the show. While they are a bit run down at this time, it seems that as soon as older homes sell here they are brought back to their original beauty.
Heat fan from NC

Greer, SC

#40 Feb 12, 2013
I had the pleasure of visiting in August 2012. I shot pictures galore. I realized that a restaurant I had lunch (Freemans Low Country Fish Camp) was used in Heat's filming of the episode where Chief Forbes goes into an Army Navy store to look for German Handcuffs, the character 'Cowboy' had used a pair to handcuff his girlfriends beau to the bottom of the pond. I cannot think of the actor's name who played Cowboy, but he was 'Ray' from tv series Dallas. Anyway, back on topic, the restaurant was the former Army Navy store. As I was walking to my car after lunch, I noticed the houses across the street and began snapping photos, as 1 appears to be Virgil's house, and the next home was used to film the interior of Atty Sarah Hallassee's home in the 2 hour Heat Movie starring Stacy Keach. And I noticed that I was apparently on the location from many scenes of Vampire Diaries. Can anyone confirm this? This town is truly a wonderful town. I wouldn't mind pulling up stakes and relocating. I am visiting again in a few weeks, and I wanted to confirm the addresses of where Virgil Tibbs lived and the address of where Chief Gillespie lived. Where was "The Bottoms" filmed, and where in town is a great place to look at and review Heat and Dukes of Hazzard props, photos?

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