NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR IN WONDERLAND? @ 10 June 2010 09:42 PM
Here's a cool convoluted thing I just learned. What I was a kid, there was a version of Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass on those 99-cent Happy Time Records. I finally got a copy when it was reissued as simply Alice in Wonderland on Mr. Pickwick Records, which cost a little more.

I later found out that Alice was played on that recording, produced in England, by none other than Juliet Mills, sister of Hayley and star of the fondly-remembered TV series Nanny and the Professor (available free on Hulu). What I did not know was that this was an adaptation of the 1947 Broadway musical version created by the legendary Eve LaGallienne and Florida Friebus (Dobie Gillis, The Bob Newhart Show).



This production was originally conceived in 1932 and was staged for television in 1983 with Richard Burton, Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden (both stars of TV's The Mothers in Law), Nathan Lane, Donald O'Connor and Kate Burton as Alice. The DVD is available here.

Who knew that such a rich legacy was on a 99-cent record you could buy at Grand Union or Kwik-Chek?

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