1965 through 197???


If (childhood) memory serves, this aired on TV annually through, well, half of the '60s & the last time that we saw it was c. 1970 ...

Does anyone know if this correct & in what year it last aired?

Thanks. TH

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My son (aged 27) came down while I was watching it just now and said that he'd seen it on the Disney channel in the 1980s, so it's possible (pardon the pun!) that it was shown there for a while.

I do know they re-made the program with Whitney Houston and Brandi...
wolfy

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Yes CBS itself showed it every year in late winter or early spring until somewhere in the mid-1970's.
Not sure where it went after that.

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Thank you! I seemed to recall it airing every year towards Easter, but, wow, it was so long ago... Anyway, we no longer saw it after, oh, maybe 1971.

After that, eventually, it went to video possibly under the category "What was Lesley Ann Warren, like, 18, when they made this?"

:-)

TH

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Thank you. (& yes, "impossible" things are happening every day...)

The 1997 version, starring Brandy, Whitney Houston, et al., was I believe the THIRD production of the *Rodgers & Hammerstein* musical Cinderella.

If memory serves, in addition to other changes/updates, they also added to that version Richard Rodgers' haunting 1962 song "The Sweetest Sounds."

TH

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The last year CBS showed Warren's version was February 3rd 1974.

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<The last year CBS showed Warren's version was 1974.>

Thank you!

Can you believe that she has won neither an Oscar nor an Emmy (although she has certainly been nominated for each)?

TH

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She is long overdue for both. Incidentally, people are charging (and people are PAYING) up to $250 for this on DVD via sites like EBAY. Astonishing, considering many are bootlegs- sold elswhere online for as little as $15. And, this show is NOT, nor has it EVER been in ''Public Domain'' as many ''sellers'' are claiming. I bought my authentic Columbia/Tristar DVD copy the day it was released (2002) and, as usual, I'm not ''stuck'' paying inflated prices later.Even the VHS is going for big $$$ on EBAY and AMAZON. People are bitching, but they ARE paying. When will they learn?.

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I waited for this version every year when I was a kid and was sad when it didn't come on in 1975. CBS decided it was over for that version.

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I think it was a rights issue. Richard Rodgers and (the Estate of) Oscar Hammerstein owned it. CBS merely had the rights to broadcast it for a set number of years. The show was still attracting a large audience whenever it was rerun, so, had the network been able to extend the contract, they probably would have. Rodgers and the Hammerstein Estate are most likely the ones who pulled the plug when CBS had shown it per the terms of the agreement.

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I don't know how long it came on but I remember seeing it as a kid. I remember this coming on every year like the sound of music and the wizard of oz. And I saw the broadway play this past weekend and that bought back memories. I actual remembered some of the songs.

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Yes, I do remember seeing the Leslie Ann Warren version of Oscar and Hammerstein's Cinderella around February on CBS every year until 1974. Leslie made many an adolescent boys' heart skip a beat and she still does even to this day. 

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