The Beverly Hillbillies

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The Beverly Hillbilles were created by three (Los Angeles radio station)KMPC executives; station owner Raymond MacMillan (R.S.MacMillan Petroleum Company), station manager Glen Rice, and staff announcer (John McIntire). In an effort to boost the station's ratings, their scenario was based on a fictional group of characters, a group of Ozark refugees who lived in a remote hollow in the mountains near Beverly Hills. Completely out of touch with civilization, these transplanted mountaineers continued to live in the mountain style of the 1850s. Rice "was sent" to discover a band of musicians among these throwbacks. Read more...


Character: Radio Ranch Band

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