It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week: “What is your favorite fairytale story?”
This is going to sound really unoriginal, but my favorite fairytale was always Cinderella. This tale has been told in various forms throughout history, but Frenchman Charles Perrault often gets the credit for adding the pumpkin, fairy godmother and glass slippers in 1697. But the reason I love the story so much is because I have fond memories of my sister and I watching the annual TV showing of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella when we were children. It came out in 1965, and starred the young and beautiful Lesley Ann Warren as Cinderella. It was broadcast annually on TV for ten years, and it was one of the highlights of our year! We always swooned over Prince Charming, the music and dancing, and the romantic tale. I’m sure if I watched it today, it would seem a little dated and silly, but I’d still love it for the wonderful childhood memory it evokes!
The video belows shows Lesley Ann Warren performing the classic Cinderella song, “In My Own Little Chair.”
So, what is your favorite fairytale and why? CLICK HERE for links to the other blogs participating in this meme to see what their favorite fairytales are (and join the Literary Addicts while you’re there)!