Walter Keane Interview - Merv Griffin Show 1966
This Big Eyes movie featurette
features a 1966 Walter Keane interview
from The Merv Griffin Show. When
asked why the children are so sad-eyed and
lost looking, Walter Keane replies, "Well,
I started painting children like this in
Berlin after the war." Walter then
proceeds to hit on another female guest on
the show. This interview is the only known
video footage of Walter Keane.
Margaret Keane Interview
This Margaret Keane interview features the
87-year-old artist discussing painting,
her inspiration for the big-eyed waifs,
and her ex-husband Walter Keane. She says
that she "wasn't very strong" and
describes her situation with Walter as
being a "total nightmare." She says that
living with the lies was a "horrible"
experience that was "tearing me apart."