Donna Douglas Elly May Clampett
May 9, 2011 by Post Team
Donna Douglas who played Elly can Clampett in the 1960 television series “The Beverly Hillbillies”, is suing Mattel for the Barbie Elly May “which was released in December. She says the company is “involved in unauthorized use of [his] name, likeness, image and attributes” as Elly May, reports CNN.
The complaint alleges a photo of Douglas in the character used in the packaging and promotional blurbs mention the television program. A spokesman for Mattel said that “in addition to the rights of ‘Beverly Hilbillies’ of this product through the proper channels.”
Douglas and 75,000 for damage and requires a jury trial. The lawsuit also claims Douglas is still making appearances in connection with the character of Elly May.
The actress who played creature loving Elly May Clampett pump in the hit television series 1960 “The Beverly Hillbillies” sued Mattel for its “Elly May Barbie doll.
Federal lawsuit Donna Douglas’, presented in Louisiana, claims the toy maker is “engaging in the unauthorized use of (his) name, likeness, image and attributes” as Elly May.
Douglas never gave permission to sell Mattel doll or use your support to promote, according to court documents. However, according to demand, a photo of Douglas, Elly May character is used in the packaging, and Mattel has in promotional material that the doll “captures the essence of the character of the 60 classic TV show.”
A representative of Mattel Inc. has recalled to CNN, telephone or e-mails. Douglas’ attorney, Philip J. Shaheen, did not respond to requests for comment.
Douglas suit seeks compensation of more than 75,000 for each of the four alleged violations of their right to control their public image, like endorsements, and advertising as Elly May Clampett, a very identified with it. She demands a jury trial.
“The Beverly Hillbillies,” starring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr. and Douglas, ran on CBS for nine years, between 1962 and 1971, and was immensely popular. For the first two seasons, was the No. 1 television? It lives on in syndication 40 years after the last concert.
The show followed the antics of a southern rural families moving to the glitz of Beverly Hills after patriarch Jed Clampett accidentally discovered oil, became famous in the topic:
“Come hear a story about a man named Jed A poor mountaineer, barely kept her family food, until one day he was shooting at some food, and through the ground came a bubbling ‘crude. Petroleum that is, black gold, Texas tea.
Well, the first thing you know, old Jed’s a millionaire, relatives said, “Jed move away,” he said, “Californy is the place to be ‘so they load the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills, that is. Swimmin pools’, movie stars. … ”
Douglas, who lives in Zachary, Louisiana, played Elly May Clampett “on all the 274 episodes” of the show, according to court documents. Elly May, a naive tomboy plump with a Southern accent, wore tight jeans, a rope belt and a plaid shirt or tables.
Like her character Elly May, Douglas is very fond of animals. After the end of “The Beverly Hillbillies”, had a successful career as a real estate agent in Beverly Hills and as a gospel singer.
Dorothy Douglas Smith was born in Pride, Louisiana, according to a biography on the Internet Movie Database. She once described playing Elly May in an interview quoted on this site:
“She was a slice of my life. And of course” The Beverly Hillbillies “was a story about the American dream. No matter who tried to waterproof or take advantage of us, who always came first.”?
Douglas continues to make public appearances in connection with her role as Elly May, according to your demand.
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