Thursday, October 09, 2008

Windows to the Past: Davy Crockett in Atlanta

Young boys in their coonskin caps pose in front of the Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia before attending the local premiere of Davy Crockett-King of the Wild Frontier. The film was a compilation of the original three Davy Crockett episodes from the Disneyland television show and was released to theaters in May of 1955. Sharing the bill was Arizona Sheepdog, a 22 minute featurette.


Ken in Atlanta said...

That is where the Georgia Pacific building is now.

Cory Gross said...


I find the whole Davy Crockett phenomenon fascinating. The films/episodes themselves are so interesting because at once they're so entertaining yet so baldly propagandistic. It's like the American Aeneid with Walt as Virgil.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that where "Gone With The Wind" premiered in 1939?

FZ said...

Baldy propogandistic? (That's not even a word, BTW.)

Sorry, don't see it. Unless you consider a story about a man fighting for freedom, tolerance and against corruption somehow propaganda. That makes 75% of the words lit propaganda then.