Jackie Cooper starred in The People's Choice, an NBC television sitcom from 1955 to 1958. But the real star was Bernadette, who played Cleo, a talking (usually wisecracking) basset hound.
This pin or pinback button may have been produced during a presidential campaign year (1956?) and testifies to the popularity of the show and Cleo. (The voice was that of Mary Jane Croft who was also a regular on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Our Miss Brooks, I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Here's Lucy. Jackie Cooper, of course, was a childhood movie star before starring in multiple popular TV sitcoms.
The popularity of the basset hound breed increased markedly with the run of the show.
The pinback is a unique piece of TV memorabilia and quite hard to find. It measures 1 3/8" and has no maker's marks on it. It is in very good condition.
Item ID: 1106