The Blue Fairy - Dainty fairy host of the Chicago
based children's series THE BLUE FAIRY broadcast Monday nights on independent
station WGN-TV in the late 1950s.
The Blue Fairy (played by 14-year-old Brigid Mary Bazlen) lived in the Blue
Forest. Seated on a mushroom, the elfin-winged fairy visited with such creatures
as Tugnacious R. Jones, Myrtle Flower, and an old nasal-voiced wizard. The
fanciful forest puppets were designed by George Nelle and writer-director Don
The program was recognized as the top children's program in 1958 and was
nominated for a Peabody Award in 1959.
TRIVIA NOTE: In children's literature the Blue Fairy changed the wooden puppet
Pinocchio into a real live boy in the 1883 story "The Adventures of Pinocchio"
written by Carlo Collodi.
The Blue Fairy in the Disney film Pinocchio
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