TV Show Route 66 Filmed Episode in Austin, 1961

Written by Ken Altes

Even Stones Have Eyes, aired March 30, 1962, with Martin Milner and George Maharis, the first part was filmed in Austin. Their characters stayed at 1804 Lavaca, still there, looking pretty much the same. Check out the stadium, the Capitol and the great Cadillac ambulance (one of the characters is injured working atop the John H. Reagan State Office Building during its construction). The last screen capture is a view taken across Lavaca, facing south: See a body shop and, I guess, an English Ford on the road. Route 66 was unusual in that it was filmed in different places, very roughly along Route 66. More details and pictures on this episode. Can be seen on Netflix.

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