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Hopalong Cassidy (TV Series 1952–1954) Poster

(1952–1954)

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William Boyd insisted on speaking grammatical English during this series, because he knew so many children would be watching and wanted to set a good example.
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From 1949-53 NBC aired 52 theatrical films of "Hopalong Cassidy" .This new series (1952-54), consisted of 40 new episodes made for TV, a half-hour in length, plus 12 additional theatrical features that were edited to fit the 30-minute time slot.
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Edgar Buchanan, who played sidekick Red Connors, would later have the starring role as Judge Roy Bean (1956), a series that was produced by an earlier Hopalong Cassidy sidekick, Russell Hayden, who played "Lucky" from 1937-41.
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of 20 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early US television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "Hopalong Cassidy" has a picture of its star, William Boyd, in character, with Topper the Horse. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Dinah Shore Show (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), The Honeymooners (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: The Howdy Doody Show (1947)), I Love Lucy (1951), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947), Lassie (1954), The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason (1957), The Phil Silvers Show (1955), The Red Skelton Hour (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled Texaco Star Theatre (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as Tonight! (1953)), The Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950).
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When old Hopalong Cassidy movies were shown on TV for the first time in 1948, "Hoppy" becomes television's first hero for kids, and they start to dress like him.
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Hoppy rode Topper.
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