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John Hillerman 
John Hillerman passes away at the age of 84
11/26/2017 - It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of John Hillerman on November 9th. As Jonathon Quayle Higgins III he was easily the second most important character, if not #1A, of the series. Mr. Hillerman’s portrayal of the majordomo of Robin’s Nest was nuanced, complicated and brilliant. While often viewed as adversarial towards Magnum, and rightfully so, it was never as a one-dimensional nemesis. The shared military background and experiences of the two men was a constant tether. Initially reflected in the disappointment Higgins has towards Thomas’ “less than disciplined” lifestyle, it later becomes a means of understanding and relating to each other. In time Higgins fills a certain father figure position for Thomas, whose own father was shot down in the Korean war when he was a child, while also becoming, if not exactly a mentor, a friend to Rick and T.C.

For we “Maniacs” of the show the stories of his exploits at Sandhurst, as Sergeant Major (in the Queens Own West Yorkshire Regiment) in the British Army and working for MI6 were something we looked forward to. We went along with the ride, we chuckled at some absurdity or were moved by tragedy. Hillerman pulled off each effortlessly.

There is more to say about Mr. Hillerman’s career – from Ellery Queen, One Day at a Time and The Betty White Show to Chinatown, Blazing Saddles and A Very Brady Sequel, but that’s for others to cover. Here, at Magnum Mania! we honor the man for the life he breathed into a character and show we enjoy so much, and hope he very much enjoyed his retirement back home in Texas. Rest in peace, John Hillerman. You will always be remembered!


Pahonu 
Pahonu (aka "The Robin Masters Estate") has a new owner!
3/26/2015 - Longtime Pahonu owner Eve Anderson has sold the hallowed property to Chicago businessman (and close friend of President Barrack Obama) Marty Nesbitt for a cool $8.7 million. Mr. Nesbitt bought the property with his own money and didn't have any partners or co-investors in the transaction. It appears that the Obama's were not behind the purchase of the property (although we'll have to wait and see, I guess). He hasn't said anything publicly about possible future renovations to the property, but we do know that the mortgage is nearly $1 million more than the sale price, indicating some major reinvestment is probable. Let us hope it is restored to its former glory.



Jonathan Higgins 
New Animated GIF's page
11/12/2014 - Animated GIF's are here! Thanks to Magnum Mania! forum member marlboro we now have some fun-filled Magnum animated gif's available for all to see and use. The new page can be found here ('Pics' section) and features 20 animated gif's created from many memorable Magnum moments (including Higgins dancing, the Magnum eyebrow wink, T.C.'s chopper and many more). More may be added in the future. Give your browser a little bit of extra time to load the page when you first view it. Magnaminous!



Peter Fleming (ConchRepublican) 
Magnum Madness Thursdays on Cozi TV!
2/28/2014 - Longtime Magnum Mania! forum member ConchRepublican (aka Peter Fleming) has done several great Magnum P.I. promos for Cozi TV. Last year he did the 'Ultimate Fan of Magnum P.I.' spots. Well, this year kicks off with 'Magnum Madness Thursdays'! Throughout the month of March, sixteen episodes of Magnum will air (four each Thursday) with viewers having the ability to vote for their favorite in each bracket. The Fan Favorite winner will then air during the Magnum marathon on April 6th. The sixteen episodes were hand-picked by Peter Fleming (his "sweet sixteen"). You can catch the promo he did for 'Magnum Madness Thursdays' here. Watch Cozi TV for more! Great job Peter!



Robin's Nest (Pahonu) 
Robin's Nest for sale!
1/23/2014 - The Anderson Estate (also known as "Pahonu"), the real life setting for Magnum P.I.'s Robin's Nest, has gone on the market (41-505 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795). The 3-acre oceanfront property, with its beautiful 11,000 sq. ft. Spanish Colonial Revival main house designed by Louis E. Davis (built in 1933), has a list price of $15,750,000 (Sotheby's International Realty)! The assessed value of the property is around $8,000,000 and Zillow estimates it to be worth roughly $9,000,000. Let us hope that whoever buys the property will not tear down the main house and boat house and subdivide the property into multiple units. This is an historic piece of property. Renovate and restore, please!

Update: The property is now listed at $10,700,000!


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