“Forgotten Hollywood”- NBC Secure Rights to The Music Man

Posted on May 13, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   NBC says it’s planning to air a live production of The Music Man. The network has acquired rights for a television version of the 1957 Meredith Willson musical.

215px-TheMusicManPoster   The network had success with a live production of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, and is following that with a live version of Peter Pan in December. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers for the most recent versions of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, did the 2003 small screen version of The Music Man with Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth. NBC has not commented if they will produce the latest version of the production. And, there is no word on a future air date.

   The 1962 film adaptation starred Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Paul Ford, Buddy Hackett, and Ronnie Howard. The score included Till There was You, Ya Got Trouble, Lida Rose, 76 Trombones, and Goodnight My Someone.

   By the way, I’m available to play Professor Harold Hill… just sayin’!


22x30_Cannes2014   Herve Chigioni and his graphic designer Gilles Frappier have based the poster design for the 67th Festival de Cannes on a photogram from Fedirico Fellini’s 8 1/2, which was presented in their Official Selection in 1963. In Marcello Mastroianni and Fellini, they celebrate a cinema that is free and open to the world, acknowledging once again the artistic importance of Italian and European cinema through their most stellar collaborations. The actor encapsulate everything that was most innovative, nonconformist, and poetic about cinema.

   The Festival de Cannes thanks Gaumont, which owns the rights to the movie. The 2014 Festival poster was designed by Lagency / Taste, Paris.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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