The First Beverly Hillbilly
The Untold Story of the Creator of Rural TV Comedy
A warm and funny memoir written from a Midwestern perspective, Ruth Henning shares the story of her husband Paul's rise from a scriptwriter on some of Kansas City's earliest radio shows to the genius behind America's beloved rural TV sitcoms and their lives together as part of Hollywood's golden inner circle. Paul created one of the highest rated TV series of all time, "The Beverly Hillbillies," as well as "Petticoat Junction," in which their daughter Linda played Betty Jo Bradley, and he was the executive producer behind "Green Acres." Paul's other writing credits included radio shows, as well as movies, such as the Oscar-nominated Doris Day/Rock Hudson classic "Lover Come Back" and the 1980s hit "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."
Kansas City : Woodneath Press, 2017.
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268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm