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This elaborate “Music Man” wardrobe test was for Shirley Jones. She played Marion (“the librarian”) and was pregnant at the time. Jones was no stranger to musicals and had previously appeared in “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.
Photo Credit: The Academy

This elaborate “Music Man” wardrobe test was for Shirley Jones. She played Marion (“the librarian”) and was pregnant at the time. Jones was no stranger to musicals and had previously appeared in “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.

Photo Credit: The Academy

Here’s a behind-the-scenes picture from “The Music Man,” celebrating its 50th anniversary. This was a wardrobe test shot for Shirley Jones, who played Marian (“…the librarian”) and was pregnant at the time; she had previously appeared in such iconic musicals as “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.”
(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)

Here’s a behind-the-scenes picture from “The Music Man,” celebrating its 50th anniversary. This was a wardrobe test shot for Shirley Jones, who played Marian (“…the librarian”) and was pregnant at the time; she had previously appeared in such iconic musicals as “Oklahoma!” and “Carousel.”

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)

Fifty years ago in June, the Oscar-winning musical “The Music Man” opened.
Here’s a fun casting tidbit: the role of Harold Hill was offered to Cary Grant, but he refused – insisting to Warner Bros. that the only man who could play it was Robert Preston, who originated the part on Broadway.
(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)

Fifty years ago in June, the Oscar-winning musical “The Music Man” opened.

Here’s a fun casting tidbit: the role of Harold Hill was offered to Cary Grant, but he refused – insisting to Warner Bros. that the only man who could play it was Robert Preston, who originated the part on Broadway.

(Image via Margaret Herrick Library)