Cinderella Circa 1965

In my current streak of not finding anything that I haven’t seen a million times on cable, I have taken to watching You Tube on the smart TV feature on the television.

I can’t believe what I found tonight.

I am transformed back to my childhood home, with my parents, as I was glued to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

What’s “impossible”, as Celeste Holm is singing as I type this, is I am singing along with it!

Walter Pidgeon and Ginger Rodgers star as the King and Queen.
Celeste Holm is the fairy Godmother.
Stuart Damon is the Prince and Lesley Ann Warren is Cinderella.
Oh my gosh: it is as if I just saw it and it is fifty-two years old.

I know some things were on television, as the Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood, but the kitschy quality of this is just making me smile. In the words of many of the folks who have since gone on to leave this world…

“They just don’t make them like they used to.”


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Sixty two year old married female, care-giving, loving former government employee who is writing to try to keep her sanity.

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