Finally, I have Jon’s work from the 1957 live television broadcast of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. I’ve been after some high quality stills for you and I finally got them. I have to apologize for the lesser quality of the screencaps and some of the production material, however, I was limited to the quality of the DVD. Unfortunately this hasn’t been remastered for a Bluray release and I’ve found nothing denoting there will be one. Sad really considering the milestone this original broadcast has in television history. This aired live on CBS on March 31, 1957 to massive ratings, massive for that time. According to Jon who of course plays our Prince, after the airing he walked out onto Times Square in New York to empty streets. May I say, Jon never looked more dashing. The line he cuts in his dancing, costume and his fine honey-dripped voice leaves much to a girl’s heart to desire in a Prince to wish for. The way he takes Julie Andrews into his arms and eyes makes us all swoon for the day our prince does come. Until that time, Jon can be that placeholder. I know for me he’ll always have a place in my heart. I”ve also included the soundtrack for your listening pleasure. Click on the iPod and open in your preferred listening application. The soundtrack is available on iTUNES. CINDERELLA also stars Howard Lindsey, Dorothy Stickney, Alice Ghostley, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams, and Kaye Ballard.
- [ 1610 ]SCREENCAPS: CINDERELLA
- [ 0004 ]PRODUCTION PHOTOS: CINDERELLA
- [ 0020 ]SOUNDTRACK: CINDERELLA
- [ 0860 ]SCREENCAPS: CINDERELLA – A LOVELY NIGHT THE MAKING OF CINDERELLA
- [ 0004 ]HQ STILLS: CINDERELLA
- [ 0007 ]DVD ARTWORK: CINDERELLA
- [ 0018 ]GALLERY ONE: CINDERELLA – COLOUR & PRODUCTION PHOTOS
- [ 0005 ]GALLERY TWO: CINDERELLA – STUDIO PHOTOS
- [ 0002 ]GALLERY THREE: CINDERELLA – MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOS
In light of the new Kenneth Branagh version of CINDERELLA due out in theatres in March, I thought it might be time to take another trip down that staircase with the glass slipper and remember Jon in his role as Prince Christopher from the 1957 live televised airing of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical of the same name. Though in the new version the part of the Prince is being played by Game of Thrones star Richard Madden. In this version the Prince has a new name. That is Kit. Can Richard compare to Jon? I think he’s my close second since no other can compare to Jon. The clip is the part where Christopher is in search of his princess and is all about to give up hope. Here Jon joins Dorothy Stickney in a reprise of Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful. In the making of on the DVD, Jon tells of his flub up where he sang over Dorothy. You can tell he knew he’d done the unforgivable, though I will give him a pass because he’s Jon Cypher and he was just so earnest in his wanting to find his princess. And if that princess was Julie Andrews, wouldn’t you be?
Another example of Jon’s stunning voice. This one gave me chills. Thanks Mr. Cypher for your incredible talent.
Just because it needed to be posted. One of Jon’s singing roles. This is while I get the next round of screencaps up in the gallery. Until then enjoy Jon’s incredible voice, not to forget the hot costume that shows off the Cypher body. Mighty fine there Jon.