Iconic original Emmy statuette awarded to ABC technical director Ted Hurley, standing 15″ tall with a base diameter of 7.5″, engraved on the base: "Outstanding Achievement in Electronics Camera Effects, 1961-62 Awards Period, Ted Hurley, Technical Director, Ernie Kovacs Specials, ABC." In fine condition, with some minor wear and scratches to the base. Accompanied by an archive of affiliated ephemera, highlighted by Hurley's production documents, storyboards, and scripts (authored by Kovacs himself) for the award-winning shows: Ernie Kovacs Special #6 (aired 11/21/61) and Ernie Kovacs Special #7 (aired 12/12/61). Also includes congratulatory letters to Hurley, an invitation and two golden passes to the Emmy award ceremony, and a photograph of Hurley posing with the award.
The eight Ernie Kovacs Show half-hour specials aired on ABC from April 1961 to January 1962, and are considered to be Kovacs' best television work. From a production standpoint, these specials were innovative in that they were shot on videotape using new editing and special effects techniques. A supremely desirable Emmy award, enhanced by the inclusion of papers pertaining to the production of these classic television specials.