Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Something to celebrate

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! The 1957 originally televised version of Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella is finally out on DVD (see my sidebar for an Amazon link with more information). The 1960s version with Leslie Ann Warren is vile, and the recent Whitney Houston/Brandy production, while lavish, is charmless. The original, though! Well, you'll have to see it for yourself to appreciate the charm of a fresh-faced 21-year old Julie Andrews, at the peak of her singing powers. The supporting cast is wonderful, the music delightful, and the whole show so good that you'll forgive the grainy, black-and-white kinoscope footage.