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Paper Moon aired from September 1974 until January 1975 on ABC.

This was a gentile comedy about an itinerate Bible salesman/con artist and his precocious 11-year-old daughter, traveling across Kansas during the Depression years. If Moze ( Christopher Connelly) and his daughter Addie ( Jodie Foster) never had much money, it wasn't for lack of trying every fast-buck scheme in the book. Though they just " got by," and were often only one step ahead of the law , they at least had each other. Much period flavor was featured in this series, including an authenic 1933 theme song. The series was filmed on location in Kansas.

Based on the 1973 movie starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neal, which had in turn been taken from the novel, Addie Pray by Joe David Brown.

A Review from Time Magazine

Monday, Nov. 11, 1974

The car in Paper Moon (ABC, Thursday, 8:30 p.m. E.S.T.) is cute rather than awesome, as befits what is intended to be a comedy. An ever-open convertible is often glimpsed gleaming invitingly in the ceaselessly shining sun. The car is a symbol of the footloose lifestyle Moze and Addie Pray (Christopher Connelly and Jodie Foster) have chosen as the best way for con man and girl to survive the Depression '30s. It is, apparently, a rolling Camelot. The pair have yet to encounter any bad weather, let alone any bad vibes on ABC the roads they (theoretically) share with the dispossessed multitudes inscribed on our consciousness by the fiction and photography of the period. Documentary verisimilitude is too much to ask of a sitcom, but surely there might be some semblance of the vulgar energy that animated the movie from which the show is derived not to mention Joe David Brown's fine novel.

As it now stands, Paper Moon is the most spiritless comedy regardless of setting on the tube.

Here is Christopher Connelly's Obituary

Christopher Connelly, Actor, 47

Published: December 9, 1988

Christopher Connelly, who starred in the television series ''Peyton Place'' and ''Paper Moon,'' died Wednesday of cancer. He was 47 years old.

Mr. Connelly's first professional credits included the television series ''The Eleventh Hour,'' ''Sam Benedict,'' ''Alfred Hitchcock Presents,'' ''Mr. Novak'' and ''Gunsmoke.'' He was featured as Norman Harrington for five seasons in the romantic drama ''Peyton Place,'' the first of the prime time serials.

To watch the pilot of Paer Moon go to

For more on Paper Moon go to

For an episode guide go to

For a fansite dedicated to Jodie Foster go to

For a Website dedicated to the 1930's go to

For a Website dedicated to The Great Depression go to

To watch the opening credits go to
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