Two ball gowns of completely different designs were worn by Julie Andrews. Early publicity stills of the production (some of which still exist today) show Andrews in a traditional, storybook-like tulle skirt gown. This gown was ultimately never used for the broadcast, dismissed as too big and heavy to utilize through all the live broadcast maneuvers. A simpler, sleeveless white sheath fitted closer to Andrews' body was used instead. See more »
The shadow of the boom mic visible on the right side of screen when Cinderella sings "In My Own Little Corner". See more »
Just saw this b&w copy on KET2 (Kentucky Educational Television). What a treat! Julie Andrews' voice was marvelous (though I didn't think she quite captured the innocence of Cinderella, even at 21). Edie Adams really hammed it up as the fairy godmother -- she was terrific! And it was fun seeing familiar character actors such as Jon Cypher and Alice Ghostley in their earlier days. The version I saw broke in periodically for current-day commentary by Julie Andrews, Jon Cypher, Kaye Ballard, etc. It was fascinating that they did it in real time, with costume changes just barely beating the camera!
If you get a chance to see this, go for it! It's a national treasure, even if the old Cinderella story is not your cup of tea.
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