Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Windows to the Past: Davy Crockett and Burl Ives

Burl Ives was but one of over forty different recording artists who released a version of the song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." That is likely why Ives found himself signing copies of Davy Crockett comic books at a department store in April of 1955. This was at the height of the Davy Crockett craze and Ives' rather remote connection to the Disney television program and its four color tie-in was still enough to draw an excited crowd of autograph-seeking youngsters.

Photograph from the Life Magazine photo archive hosted by Google.