Sunday, January 11, 2009

Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier!

Don't you just love it? Kids these days have nothing to compare with Davy Crockett.
Fess Parker starred as Davy and Buddy Ebsen played his pal George Russell.
This was not your typical TV western, it was a craze. It all stemmed from just 5 episodes from 1954-1955.
They were:
Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter
Davy Crockett Goes to Congress
Davy Crockett at the Alamo
Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates
Everyone loved Davy, young and old. His coonskin caps sold like hotcakes and about 100 million dollars worth of merchandise sold. The Ballad of Davy Crockett was a hit and about 8 million records were hot off the press.
As a matter of fact, I had one. A little yellow record. I had a coonskin cap too.
Surprising enough, being a girl growing up in the fifties, I screamed bloody murder until I got one.
Davy Crockett, another genius success by non other than Walt Disney.


Lonely Rivers said...

My little brother used to stomp around the house in his coontail cap singing "dabee dabee crockett's king of the front wild tears!" - I haven't thought about that in years. Guess I'll have to remind him that he wasn't always as stodgy as he is now!

Gayle said...

Just watched this oldie but goodie with my girls a few weeks ago. They don't make movies like they used to where the whole family can watch without getting embarrassed by the language or content.