Dolly Parton Producing TV Movie
Dolly Parton made a surprise appearace at the NBC Upfronts in New York City on Monday, May 11th where it was announced that NBC has greenlit the first original movie under its development deal with the legendary entertainer. Coat of Many Colors, named after Dolly’s song, will be based on the superstar’s upbringing. She will serve as executive producer.
The 1971 track, “Coat of Many Colors,” tells the story of how Dolly’s mother stitched together a coat for her daughter out of rags given to the family, telling her the biblical story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors. In the song, when the girl excitedly shows off the new coat at school, she is ridiculed by her classmates for wearing rags.
The original coat is now on display in Dolly’s Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.