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In a message dated 97-05-20 17:03:30 EDT, you write:
 
<< On Wed, 14May97, eva katz <[log in to unmask]> asked:
 >I would like to get some examples of films that were
 >developed to TV series and some ideas to teach this topic.
 >Thanks   Eva Katz   Media Education Dept.  Beit Berl College
 >Israel >>
 
 
Hotel - (Hotel 1967)
Fame - (Fame 1980)
Flamingo Road - (Flamingo Road 1949)
Stage Door - (Stage Door 1937)
Mama - (I Remember Mama 1948)
Amos 'n' Andy - (Check and Double Check 1930)
Flash Gordon - (Flash Gordon a.k.a. Spaceship to the Unknown 1936)
The Thin Man - (The Thin Man 1934)
Zorro - (The Mark of Zorro 1920)
Destry - (Destry Rides Again 1932)
Gidget - (Gidget 1959)
Daktari - (Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion 1965)
Anna and the King - (Anna and the King of Siam 1946)
Born Free - (Born Free 1966)
Alice - (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 1975)
Operation Petticoat - (Operation Petticoat 1959)
The Paper Chase - (The Paper Chase 1973)
House Calls - (House Calls 1978)
9 to 5 - (9 to 5 1980)
Baby Boom - (Baby Boom 1987)
Alien Nation - (Alien Nation 1988)
Parenthood - (Parenthood 1989)
Snowy River:  The McGregor Saga - (The Man from Snowy River 1982)
 
etc., etc., etc.  I have a list of approximately 164 television series that
came from movies if you are interested.
 
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