It all started in 1970 when a single woman left for the big city to forge her own path. This show was remarkable in its day showing that women didn’t have to wear pearls and cater to every whim of their husbands. They no longer had to stay in the kitchen but could venture out into the world and create their own future. My next set of Celebrity Paintings is one of my favorites, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I often watch the show right before bedtime to relax and unwind from a hectic day. And in this day and age, we all need a little of Mary in our lives.
One of the most beloved 1970s TV Sitcoms. Mary Richards is a thirty-something single woman who settles in Minneapolis after breaking up with a boyfriend. She lands a job as an associate producer of the evening news at WJM-TV, which happens to be the area’s lowest-rated station. Her boss, Lou Grant, hates her spunk but often looks to her to solve newsroom (or even personal) problems. Mary’s other coworkers include news writer Murray Slaughter, anchorman Ted Baxter and “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White). Mary’s home is a modest studio apartment, with nosey landlord Phyllis Lindstrom and her upstairs neighbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, who quickly becomes a good friend. Later in the series, Mary moves to a plush high-rise apartment before leaving Minneapolis and WJM for good.s a good friend. Later in the series, Mary moves to a plush high-rise apartment before leaving Minneapolis and WJM for good.
Each individual painting is a separate 4×12 oil painting on canvas. Set One is horizontal and another set features individuals in a vertical format. Pictured above is Set One shown with matting and a framed print.
Pictured on the left is Set Two of Mary Tyler Moore Show Print with matting and a frame.
This would be great on a wall space that would not support the horizontal, set one print.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is remembered for its complex, realistic characters and storylines, in contrast to the simplistic plots and characterizations typically seen on broadcast television at that time. It was the recipient of consistent critical praise and high ratings during its original run, earning twenty-nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row (1975–1977); Moore received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series three times. The series also launched three spin-offs: Rhoda, Phyllis, and Lou Grant. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6 on its list of the “101 Best Written TV Series of All Time”.
There are more than just prints available for fans of the show. You can click on the buttons above to purchase prints such as posters, canvas, metal, and even wood! Besides prints, you can get apparel, home decor, stationary, and coffee mugs!
Where’s Betty White? Well, she is actually a part of my Celebrity Painting of “The Golden Girls“. And of course, it is available as prints and more as well! Click on the button above to see more!