Honey West was a true rarity in 1965, female
private detective. She had inherited the family detective business and partner
Sam Bolt from her late father, and she made quite a fetching female James Bond.
Honey was skilled in judo, proficient at karate,
owned a weapons arsenal full of the most amazing devices, and used a specially
modified lipstick that contained a radio transmitter.
Her traveling office was a specially equipped
spy van labeled "H.W. Bolt & Co., TV Service." She had everything necessary to
track down the bad guys – even a trench coat. The love of her life was her pet
Ocelot, Bruce, much to the consternation of partner Sam, who would willingly
have married her.
Honey West was introduced to TV audiences in an
April 1965 episode of Burke's Law, in which the sexy sleuth outwitted
even that dapper investigator.