Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sometimes all it takes is a wink or nod from the right person to make things better.

Fess sings a tune for a little friend in 'The Jayhawkers'.

Disney's Davy Crockett

Davy addresses Congress about taking Indian lands

Davy fights Chief Redstick, but later they become friends.

Davy and Old Betsy

Kilt him a bear when he was only 3.

Davy Crockett is a five-part serial which aired on ABC from 1954–1955 in one-hour episodes, on the Disneyland series.

 The series stars Fess Parker as real-life frontiersman Davy Crockett and Buddy Ebsen as his friend, George Russel.
The first episode aired December 15, 1954 with the final airing on December 14, 1955 on the ABC network.

A promotional poster for the Davy Crockett show


Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo. His father, a tax assessor, had the same first name which had been given to him in honor of the educator and politician Simeon D. Fess. The middle name "Elisha" was chosen by the future actor himself, when he was a teenager (around 1937), because it sounded rhythmic and matched his middle initial. Source: Wikipedia