Omnibus

Sleeping Beauty in the Woods

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 1/31/54
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  • Episode Description
  • 1) The first segment is the ballet performance of "Sleeping Beauty". The opera opens with a puppet sequence in an enchanted forest. Fairies and elves are summoned to present their gifts to the princess, but the wicked witch arrives to cast a spell. 2) The second segment "Skiing" with cinematographer John Jay who discusses the popular winter sport and illustrates his topic with a number of his films showing novices and professionals in action. 3) The third segment "The Conquest of Everest" Sir Edmond Hillary and other members of Sir John Hunt's expedition explain their successful ascent of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. Films, drawings and a model are used to illustrate their historic feat. 4) Plus other fine features of the Greyhound Bus; Nash-Kelvinator; Scott Paper.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alistair Cooke

    Host

  • Martin Gabel

    Narrator

  • Robert Banner

  • Jim Hawthorne

    Himself

  • Jo Sullivan

    Herself

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  • Notes (1)

    • Opera by Ottorini Repighi

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