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The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) Poster

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Janet Leigh's first film.
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Norma Shearer met Janet Leigh for the first time during production of this film. Shearer was responsible for Leigh's blossoming career because she discovered Leigh from a photograph at a ski lodge. Because of her advice and support, Leigh called Shearer her very own fairy godmother.
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Said on TCM that Van Johnson was responsible for her stage name. He suggested she shorten her first name to Janet; and he though that since the film they were doing was a civil war drama; lee would go well. But then he suggested she spell it Leigh. She was concerned there might a problem with confusion with Vivian Leigh; but then Van Johnson reminded her of Van Heflin. He said "there's two Van's and it hasn't hurt either of us".
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 23, 1950 with Janet Leigh reprising her film role.
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Wednesday 7 November 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 12 November 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in Chicago 12 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2) and in New York City 22 February 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Minneapolis it was first telecast 17 September 1958 on WTCN (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 6 June 1959 on KGO (Channel 7).
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