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The Rube wrote:

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (Netflix streaming):

Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world’s most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

This documentary was very difficult to make, apparently, many people refused to be interviewed, or backed out of interviews, due to possible legal consequences. It kind of reminded me of the Jim Carey “Grinch” movie. THAT movie went against everything the actual story represented. The business entity that has Ross’ name goes against everything that Ross was.

The reason Ross was awesome? It was only part of his painting talent. The big reason was that he was GENUINE. His on-camera and off-camera persona, if you will, was the exact same. He meant everything he said, he was true to the viewer. He never misrepresented himself.

It was tough to see his kid being interviewed, you can feel the emotion, him bringing back the memories and such.

Great watch.

Fascinating documentary. Loved (and still do) watching “The Joy of Painting”. My wife and I were both stunned that Bob & company had not retained an attorney at some point prior to his passing.