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CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (1966)

The Glass Menagerie (original title)
Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past.

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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past.

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The original Broadway stage play "The Glass Menagerie" opened at the Playhouse Theatre on Mar 31, 1945 and ran for 563 performances. See more »

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One of the Greatest Broadcasts in the History of Television
27 November 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The 1966 CBS Playhouse broadcast of "The Glass Menagerie" will stand as a truly seminal moment in the history of television. That same year, "Death of a Salesman" was also broadcast and proved to be a landmark production. The Xerox Corp. was the sponsor of both plays. Arthur Miller's play was released on DVD as part of the Broadway Theatre Archives series. For reasons unknown to the public, this production of "The Glass Menagerie" has not been released in any video format. To deprive everyone of seeing Barbara Loden's transcendent performance of Laura is a true injustice to all who feel that certain moments in television history MUST be preserved. I'm hoping that the people in authority will share this feeling and release this on DVD.


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