Faded Fairy Tale

cinderella.jpgContinuing in the vein of old guy romanticizing the past, I rented the 1965 TV movie Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella so that my kids could have it forever glowing in their childhood memories as I do. However, from the moment the show started, I was astounded at how inferior the production values of 1965 television appeared. The music and Leslie Ann Warren’s incredible performance as the abused child shone through for me. But the kids couldn’t get past the Carol Burnett Show sets and the horses hooves clacking improbably on the linoleum sound stage floor. I feebly suggested, “Isn’t this great?”

My daughter’s response: “It’s cheesy!”

I was forced to admit, it was shockingly so…but still great.

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One Response to “Faded Fairy Tale”

  1. Charlene Says:

    I can certainly relate to Omar as far as wanting the kids to enjoy the movie as I had. They too thought it was cheesy (two daughters), but bless their hearts, they let themselves enjoy it with me. If it weren’t for the music, maybe I wouldn’t still be as crazy about it today as I was when I was a child, but none the less, it is still one of the greats. My daughters do, however, love The Sound of Music, another one of Roger’s and Hammerstein’s greats.

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