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Peter Pan, Fanny, Silk Stockings, The Boy Friend and the Baird Puppets!

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Once upon a time when cast recordings were very popular...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CztK-raeAhg



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Updated On: 7/31/07 at 10:27 PM
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Thank You,B.F.B.!!!

That was so freakin' cool!!!

Television commercials for original cast albums...

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I loved the Bill Baird marionettes.
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I saw the Baird Marionettes in Kansas City when I was a kid. It was a wonderful, full-length production of Pinocchio!

Thanks for sharing this, BFB!

Can you imagine somebody doing this spot today, with puppets for Wicked, Hairspray, Jersey Boys and Spring Awakening? GOD, I would love that.
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I understand that it was broadcast at the end of the original Peter Pan telecast.

Has anyone seen the original B&W version? Was it different from the color version?
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It's different in that the staging is different. The 1960 color version was filmed just for TV and wasn't with a live audience.
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I didn't know the original Broadcast was with a live audience. I need to see this!
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Though, what's with the guy patting the "Silk Stockings" marionette on the butt at the end of the commercial?

What was he thinking? "Gee, that's a nice a piece of wooden ass she's got there...."
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Did you just say...."the guy"????
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle