Saturday, May 13, 2006
they just don't do it the same these days....
Well tonight I had a few laughs. My husband had brought home 'Babes In Toyland' that he had bought for me on Amazon. They have released the 'Shirley Temple Storybook Collection' on DVD...and many, many years ago I had played Jane in this production of Shirley's Storybook for television. I had forgotten all about the spider forest, Meantown, Shirley as the witch Floretta and that lullaby I sing to my brother, Michel Petit, in the jail cell (what a riot)...It starred Jonathan Winters, Shirley Temple, Jerry Colona and Joe Besser and they were colorful characters and my memories of making this production have all come back to me...It was 'Live' television and that meant there was no stopping for anything...and I remember a few things going wrong...like the mast on the boat was tipping over on us and the director kept telling us when to stop and start from offstage...Anything can happen when you do a show live, straight through from start to finish. I was about 7 years old I think and it was really funny for me to watch. I can't wait to have my parents see it...They just don't make television like that anymore.
Posted by ac at 8:50 PM