Voyage Set Visits
October 1966 -1968
By Anna Hreha
Vice President of the David Hedison Fan Club, 1964-1983
The following are some excerpts from an article Anna wrote for the late Barbara Waggener and the Hedison Fan Club Journal in the mid 1970’s.
[Here are] my memories from two memorable
visits to the “Voyage” set. [The
first] was in the fall of 1966 and the fall of 1967
(October both times I think). We
used to go down to
First time we met David (we being my
husband, Val and I) was in October 1966 on the set of
"Voyage." Bridget Price, who handled
David’s mail at that time, had arranged that we should
meet him. And David called to
welcome us shortly after our arrival (who minds being
woke up at eight good morning if its David -- not me!)
In October 1967 it was off to
We had lots of times to talk about a
variety of subjects in his dressing room.
We also took scads of pictures -- both inside the
sound stage and outside. Looking at
these pictures I had to smile -- David has a marvelous
sense of humor. It's a wonder I could take any decent
pictures because we got to laughing at his humor.
He was such a willing subject --
it was much appreciated. These
pictures were all used in Barbara's club publications
for David at that time. Besides he always looks good in
every picture -- sort of disgusting to us non-photogenic
Actor Lew Gallo (who
is a producer nowadays) stopped by and I can tell you
David and Lew came up with some of the oldest jokes
you've ever heard but they so obviously enjoyed telling
them and were having a ball that it was a very
infectious type of humor. But anyone
like David, who reads my favorite magazines --
Saturday Review – is all right.
Saw it lying there in his dressing room.
I was sorry to see “Voyage” end -- though it was obvious that it was difficult, with good scripts character-wise - I'd known David didn't care for the monster type villains and neither did I. I think every actor after a few years of a series likes to spread his or her wings and go on to other things -- whether it is feature films, stage or another series. I can only hope that a good television series will come David's way again soon -- we get to see so much more of his work that way.
Margo McDonnell's visit to the set, 1967
Photos courtesy of Margo McDonnell.
More of Margo's photos available at Mike's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Zone
Set Visit: Spring of 1968
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