"Walter Brennan as "Granpappy" Amos McCoy"   Lot no. 2276

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1957 (Estimated)
10.00" x 8.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Walter Brennan as `Granpappy` Amos McCoy in the ABC-TV hit series `The Real McCoys` at the time of the rural sitcom`s 1957 debut, the show ran from 1957-62 over ABC before ending its final 1962-63 season on CBS, for a total bumper crop of 223 episodes. James Aubrey, President of CBS from 1959-65 helped develop `The Real McCoys` when he was at ABC, and picked it up in 1962 to match the success of `The Andy Griffith Show`. Yet CBS`s `The Beverly Hillbillies` was the No. 1 show in 1962 & `The Real McCoys` paled by comparison, so the pioneer `rube-com` was axed for good in 1963. On 20" x 15" illustration board. 10" x 8" image. Glue in margins, drawing is fine.


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