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1985 Shall We Dance collector plate by William Chambers from the King and I series $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1985 Shall We Dance collector plate by William Chambers from the King and I series. Plate number 2414D. This plate shows Yule Brenner dancing with Deborah Kerr. It is signed on the front by William Chambers and signed by the authorizing parties from The Rogers and Hammerstein estates.
1985 Puzzlement collector plate. This the first issue in the King and I series $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1985 Puzzlement collector plate. This the first issue in the King and I series and created by William Chambers for Edwin M. Knowles. Plate number 4273Z. This plate shows Yule Brenner with hands on hips wondering about Deborah Kerr (or at least her character , Mrs. Anna Leonowens).
1985 Getting to Know You plate from the King and I series $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1985 Getting to Know You plate from the King and I series. Another plate based on the hit musical The King and I starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr.
1985 We Kiss In The Shadows plate from the King and I series $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1985 We Kiss In The Shadows plate from the King and I series. Another plate based on the hit musical The King and I starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr.

The King and I

collector plates

 The King and I plates series is based on the 1956 film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and derives from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The story deals with the experiences of the British schoolteacher, who is hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the play, as well as by a love that neither is able to express. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951 at Broadway's St. James Theatre.
 In 1950, theatrical attorney Fanny Holtzmann was looking for a part for her client, veteran leading lady Gertrude Lawrence. Holtzmann realized that Landon's book would be an ideal vehicle and contacted Rodgers and Hammerstein, who were initially reluctant, but who agreed to write the musical. The pair initially sought Rex Harrison to play the supporting part of the King—he had played the role in the 1946 movie made from Landon's book—but Harrison was unavailable. They settled on Russian-American actor Yul Brynner.
 The musical was an immediate hit, winning Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner). Lawrence died unexpectedly of cancer a year and a half after the opening, and the role of Anna was played by other actresses during the remainder of the Broadway run of over three years (1,246 performances). A national tour and a hit London run followed, together with a 1956 film featuring Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr and Rita Moreno.

Won 5 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations