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Orchids Yet Again Linked to Mystery

By Clint Zavodny

It’s no mystery that orchids are synonymous with mystery.

But in the 1972 “Columbo” episode “The Greenhouse Jungle,” orchids are involved in a mystery.

Well, sort of. Let’s just say the villain is an orchid aficionado. But “The Greenhouse Jungle” differs from most Columbo episodes in that no murder takes place in the opening scene.
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Adapting Orchids to Hollywood

By Clint Zavodny

“Adaptation” is a movie based on the book “The Orchid Thief” … or rather, it’s a movie about a movie writer – Charlie Kaufman – trying to adapt this particular book into a screenplay.

Even though the movie does not follow the book, uh, “by the book” as one might say – the brilliance of “Adaptation” is how the movie ultimately parallels the “The Orchid Thief” perfectly.
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Book Review: The Scent of Scandal

Reviewed by Pauline Johnston

As an orchid lover, how crazy are you? Would you risk Federal imprisonment to get your name attached to an orchid? Would you risk the reputation of your well-respected organization to be the first to name it? Obviously, some would.
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