Episode 19: Bob Crane & Auto Focus

December 11, 2017

By the late 1960s, Bob Crane was a household name, famous for his portrayal of the wisecracking Colonel Robert Hogan on Hogan’s Heroes. Less than 10 years after the show was abruptly cancelled, Crane’s still-unsolved murder brought to light his obsession with photographing and videotaping his numerous sexual encounters.

In 2002, the life and death of Bob Crane was brought to the big screen in the movie Auto Focus, which followed his rise to fame and concurrent transformation from a wholesome father of three to a sex addict, and finally a murder victim.

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Special thanks to our guests, Dick Wound and minimus maximus of Off the Cuffs Podcast. We had a great discussion! The two episodes they mentioned are episodes 50 and 51, which is a two-part discussion with Lee Harrington. You can follow them on Twitter @ocpkink, @DickWound, @minimusmaxim and @PassionAndSoul.

References:

"First came the sitcom. Then came the murder. Then came the pornographic Web site. Now here comes the Holly wood biopic!" By Lynn Hirschberg in the SEPT. 29, 2002 issue of the New York Times Magazine. 

Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. We discuss murders, mysteries and the pop culture they have spawned.

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