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Super rare footage of Don Knotts on Arthur Godfy's Talent Scouts (1948)

Hello IMayberry Folks,

Like so many fans, I grew up on the Andy Griffith show and, almost immediately, had favorite characters. I especially love Barney, and Don Knotts was in one of my favorite movies as a child as well (the Ghost and Mr. Chicken). I really liked 'Limpett' as a kid too of course.

These days I teach animation and animation history at an art college in Detroit, Michigan. I also run a small company called Thunderbean that releases rare films and animation on DVD and Blu-ray. 

The release we're working on right now is called 'Hollywood Rarities'. This set is a DVD. Blu-ray combo and will be on Amazon soon. It has some pretty cool, very early footage of Don Knotts, performing on the Arthur Godfry's Talent Scouts show in 1948! He's very young and really funny! I'm not sure if this is the first footage of him performing or not... does anyone here know?  I thought I'd share are some stills from that show: 

[img]http://i.imgur.com/TOnX9Vn.jpg[/img

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http://i.imgur.com/gS7jlrv.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i.imgur.com/tO403dR.jpg[/img]

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Comment by Mayor Pike on May 14, 2018 at 6:44am

Neat photos - Thanks for sharing!

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