(Radio) Benton is interviewed by Bob and Betty Lewis in Tucson, Arizona. 15 minutes.
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[on his failed attempt at collaborating with Walt Disney
] Walt Disney brought me out to Hollywood in 1946 to work on a picture that would have been sort of an American operetta about the life of Davy Crockett. Well, Disney had just put up a huge modern studio and was tremendously overextended financially, and his operations were actually under the control of a big New York City bank. And ...
hired Benton to paint a portrait of him in character as The Kentuckian
(1955) to be used for publicity purposes. Benton traveled to the film location in Rockport, Indiana, in autumn 1953 to watch the filming. The painting, which pictures Lancaster as Eli Wakesfield and his son Little Eli, played by Donald MacDonald
, was only exhibited at the Washington, D.C. film premiere, although...