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magic prince fairy tale live broadcast live television based on fairy tale tv special


Release Date: March 31, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «The classic fairy tale with a Rodgers and Hammerstein score and performed live on TV.»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance, TV Movie
Production Companies    :   CBS Studios
Director    :   Ralph Nelson
Producers    :   Richard Lewine
Writers    :   Oscar Hammerstein II, Oscar Hammerstein II
RunTime    :   77 mins.

Julie Andrews was nominated for an Emmy for portraying the titular scullery maid who finds true love with a prince in this legendary adaptation of one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. A musical, made-for-television, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, it is the only of the legendary composing team's musicals created specifically for that medium. It was originally broadcast live on CBS on March 31, 1957, and was a phenomenal success, viewed by more than 107 million people. Though it originally aired in full color, only a black & white kinescope of the production has survived.

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