July 25, 1958
The pilot for “The Amazing Adventures of My Dog Sheppy” showed at the Melba Theater in Batesville (Independence County), the only public showing it received. The original film is now part of the archival collections at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Torreyson Library in Conway (Faulkner County). In an effort to promote economic development and tourism in Stone County, a group of local investors under the leadership of Harold M. Sherman had filmed the thirty-minute television pilot. A poor script, inept casting, amateurish acting, and the on-camera killing of a bobcat combined to produce a show that could not be pitched to the national networks.