May 28, 2015

Dolly Parton's Classic "Coat Of Many Colours" To Become A Movie


Dolly Parton’s Song of Many Colors, which Parton says is her favourite song she has ever written, will be turned into a television movie by NBC.

It will be the first production in a new deal between Parton and the network that will see a number of her songs turned into movies.

NBC made the announcement at their upfronts on Monday morning as part of their events programming for the 2015-2016 season. The film will tell the story of Parton’s childhood with Dolly executive producing in conjunction with Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Brothers Television.

Coat of Many Colors was written by Parton in 1969 and released two years later as the second single from the album of the same name. It tells a story from Dolly’s childhood where her mother would take rags that had been donated to the family and sewed them together to make a coat. While making the garment, she told Dolly the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors from the bible.

Coat of Many Colors peaked at number 4 on the Country Singles chart but has gone on to become one of Parton’s most loved classics.

Picture and story with thanks to Noise 11
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