Lost La Galliene Alice Found!!

Alice in Wonderland, 1955

Eva Le Gallienne’s legendary 1932 Broadway version (Josephine Hutchinson as Alice, Burgess Meredith as the Duck, Eva Le Gallienne herself as the White Queen) was re-created and broadcast on television by the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1955, starring Gillian Barber as Alice, with featured players including Tom Bosley and Elsa Lanchester. That video has been considered “lost” to this day; it wasn’t even listed in the definitive “Alice on the Screen” in the 2018 Annotated Alice! But somehow, miraculously, it has now become available as streaming video on Amazon Prime (one can also purchase it on DVD – scroll down the page to find the little box on the left).

The production was re-created in 1982, as we all know, with Richard and Kate Burton, Colleen Dewhurst, Donald O’Connor, Nathan Lane, etc., which is widely available.

(A tip of the Hatter’s hat to Terry Steven for letting us know about this!)