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Friday, August 22, 2008

Killed a B'ar Before he was Three

"...by the time the first show finally got on the air, we were already shooting the third one and calmly killing Davy off at the Alamo. It became one of the biggest over-night hits in TV history, and there we were with just three films and a dead hero!"
--Walt Disney.

The Davy Crockett fad was over almost as quickly as it had begun, but is still remembered as one of the biggest marketing frenzies of the 1950s. You can see a lot of classic Crockett memorabilia at the Davy Crockett Craze page (where the image below of some Crockett knockoffs was found).

And since I couldn't find a Brazilian teen pop version of the Davy Crockett theme, we will have to enjoy Carlos Gonzaga's version of "Bat Masterson" instead.