TV When I was Young

margot_cinderella.jpgI woke up this morning thinking about, of all things, Dame Margot Fonteyn. I knew her name when I was 6. I tiptoe-walked, pirouetted, jumped around, and wanted a tutu so bad I could taste it. I probably thought my lack of tutu was the main difference between us.

In that day and age, Dame Margot Fonteyn was huge–a household name. I watched her on TV. She and Rudolph Nureyev danced on The Ed Sullivan Show. Filmed ballets came on the television from time to time and I would go into ballerina/Fonteyn mode, probably kicking and stumbling over my poor little brother quite a bit in the process. (He wasn’t quite as into the ballet as I was–go figure.)

I guess little girls today still love ballerinas, but imagine a ballerina and her dance partner being a guest on Leno (or some primetime equivelent). When I was a little girl, that’s what pop culture (at least occasionally) served up.

Here is Margot Fonteyn as Cinderella, remembering the ball. I’m almost sure I saw this as a little girl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBu18RAuqqQ

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About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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2 Responses to TV When I was Young

  1. Justin says:

    In all seriousness, I think there is a link between the retardation of our (pop) culture and the economic woes we’re facing. Maybe if Leno started putting ballerinas back on, it would facilitate a return of some measure of mental health. And if Leno started doing that, think how great the church would be after 10 years of trickle down!

  2. katiekind says:

    :-D That’s pretty funny to be “in all seriousness”! Still, as you can see, I bit!

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