Episode 42 - Davy Crockett

Since the World's been Turning

Feb 23 2022 • 22 mins

In this episode we explore the man behind the hit 1950’s Disney TV show, the man beneath the raccoon skin cap.

This Texas legend is perhaps most famous for his part in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, which served to only build on his prodigious legend. Known in his day as the ‘King of the Frontier’, tales of his exploits would inspire and entertain millions over a century later when he hit television screens in 1950’s America.

The Disney TV show was a huge hit. By 1960 Americans had spent, in today's money, two billion dollars on Davy Crockett merchandise.

To explore the life of this iconic American we’re joined by Bill Cotter.  Bill is a Disney insider and expert, having worked there for decades and he’ll help guide us through Davy Crockett's reincarnation as a Disney sensation.