Fascinating unaired pilot from the early ’60s about a little girl growing up in a family of Greenwhich Village beatniks. Desilu Studios adapted the popular children’s book Suzuki – a satire of Kay Thompson’s Eloise series – into a TV pilot, which ultimately did not find a sponsor. This shortened version eventually aired with another recycled pilot and some new material with Lucille Ball and Gale Gordon as part of The Victor Borge Comedy Theater. (via SissyDude)
Suzuki Beane was a children’s book written in 1961 by Sandra Scoppettone and illustrated by Louise Fitzhugh (of Harriet the Spy fame). The story, sometimes described as “the Eloise of Greenwich Village”, is told from the viewpoint of a young child of Bleecker Street beats.