Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Pinocchio NBC 1957 on Wilderwood Podomatic


Check out Pinocchio (1957) on Podomatic.

On October 13, 1957 - 50 years ago today - NBC aired a live, nationally-televised production of Pinocchio featuring music composed by Alec Wilder. It is widely considered one of the classics from "the Golden Age of Television".

Wilderworld recently asked Pinocchio lyricist William Engvick to share his recollections of the production. Here is what he related...

A video or DVD of the Pinocchio broadcast has never been released commercially, although a kinescope copy of it exists at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Listen to Your Heart, Happy News, Pinocchio's Song, Lullaby, The Fox's Pitch, The Jolly Coachman, The Birthday Song from LP Pinocchio (Columbia CL 1055); Sung by Fran Allison, Stubby Kaye, Mickey Rooney, Gordon B. Clarke, Martyn Green, Jerry Colonna and chorus...

Thanks to Nicomar for the tip!