Behind the Scenes photograph of Don Knotts, Andy Griffith, and Jim Nabors, c. 1963.
The blackened buildings of burned Atlanta from the filming of “Gone with the Wind” decades earlier serve as a backdrop for three of Mayberry’s finest, who are all smiles on the Forty Acres backlot in Culver City, California, during a break in filming “The Andy Griffith Show”. Most of the sets used to create Mayberry’s exteriors were located on the Forty Acres. “Gone with the Wind”, “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.”, and “Star Trek” all used the sets at Forty Acres. Stalag 13 on “Hogan’s Heroes” was also in a corner of the lot. Over a hundred television shows and movies were shot on the backlot during its fifty-year lifespan. #andygriffithmuseum#donknotts#andygriffith#jimnabors#fortyacres#culvercity#california#desilu#classictv#visitmayberry#mountairync#visitnc
“Shazam!” Celebrating Jim Nabors who was born on this day in 1930. He was born James Thurston Nabors in Sylacauga, Alabama, and is best known for his portrayal of our beloved Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” The photograph features Andy Griffith with Nabors in a comedy skit about a sheriff and an innocent lawbreaker on the premiere broadcast of “The Jim Nabors Hour,” on Thursday, September 25, 1969 in color on the CBS Television Network. Nabors was the host of this hour long variety show that ran from 1969-1971. With his beautiful baritone voice, he recorded numerous singles and albums throughout his career. “Golly,” Jim! Thanks for all the songs, the smiles, and the laughs. #andygriffithmuseum#birthday#jimnabors#gomerpyle#gomerpyleusmc#baritone#beautifulvoice#music#laughter#visitmayberry#mountairync#visitnc
"I really never watched myself on TV." — #JimNabors
We sure did. From "Andy Griffth" to "Gomer Pyle" to his own variety show, we grew up watching Jim. He would have been 88 today.
See him in THE JIM NABORS HOUR Sunday, June 17 at 10pm ET on getTV #BornOnThisDay#Quote#Birthday
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