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    To all my friends on Retro Junk, it's that time again.

    Links and I were both born on March 30th, as for me I am now 56 years old.

    Up to now I have never made a post about a special television event that aired just a few hours after I was born but hey, Eddie's not gettin' any younger, lol.

    On March 31, 1957, CBS aired a live color broadcast of Rogers and Hammerstien's "Cinderella" starring a very young Julie Andrews in her network TV debut for American audiences.

    While the live broadcast was in color, the recorded broadcast was in black & white using the old kinescope process. In the late 50's and early 60's, live broadcasts were a regular feature of network television. As a result there are many shows that are permanently lost to time, including the color version of Cinderella from 1957.

    Keep in mind that this was a Rogers & Hammerstien Broadway stage production performed for television, so there's lots of music and dancing instead of dialogue.



    As the years went by I was lucky to catch the 1965 version starring Leslie Anne Warren. But it wasn't until the YouTube age that I got a chance to see clips of the 1957 broadcast. So much of what I saw during my life has been of the "view once - never see again" variety of entertainment.

    I never expected to so easily share with my friends clips of shows I never thought I would see again in this lifetime. My gift to share!

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      Happy birthday eddstarr!

      I too like this old live broadcast stuff of which much is lost or hard to find. Thanks for sharing this video. The stepsister snort-laugh surprised me and I laughed. And how about that double exposure special effect!
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        LOL! I'm glad you caught that!

        Yes, that's one of the funniest women on television from when I was a kid. Her name is Kaye Ballard and she starred on a number of TV series back in the day.
        In fact Kaye starred with Eve Arden on the hit TV comedy show "The Mothers-in-Law" on NBC back in 1967.

        The entire kinescope of "Cinderella" is on YouTube, it runs about one hour and 20 minutes. As I watch that clip, I'm rather taken by the King and Queen seeing their love in the eyes of the Prince and Cinderella. The scene is very touching for me.

        I'm glad Kaye Ballard didn't pull Julie Andrews' arms out by their sockets, LOL!
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          eddstarr88 wrote:


          Links and I were both born on March 30th, as for me I am now 56 years old.


          Someone besides me remembers Link? Wow!

          Happy 56th b-day, edd! Have a good one!
          There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

          One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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            Thanks thecrow174,

            Yeah I miss my old friend Links. Think I had at least 20 years on him, lol.
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              Happy Birthday to you and Link! I know Link is my age, so he is getting up there, too. :P
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                  Edd, if Marilyn Monroe lived today, would you want her to sing "Happy Birthday" to you?
                  There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                  One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

                  http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                    Happy belated B-Day,eddie!
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                      Happy belated birthday edd! hope you had fun!
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                        Happy belated Birthday!
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                          thecrow174 wrote:
                          Edd, if Marilyn Monroe lived today, would you want her to sing "Happy Birthday" to you?


                          I'm glad you asked that because last week I heard a song from Julie London.

                          For Marilyn Monroe fans I say give a listen to Julie London. Ol' lordy can this woman sing!

                          "yes ma'am - coffee, no sugar and no cream":

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                            Hey Big-D you just reminded me, old Joe Weider died a while ago. The Grand Master of Bodybuilding, Joe was a promoter and a booster for the sport. Both Joe and his brother Ben cleaned up bodybuilding and made it ready for prime time.

                            The "Weider Method" spilled over into many different types of sport and the whole wrestling mania of the 80's owes a lot to Joe Weider.
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