The Hamster Musical has been around since it was invented by John Ford, and the first three musical productions were all about Hammers.
The first, Hammers at the Opera in 1877, had Ford singing with a full orchestra.
The second, Hamming the Musical, was a live-action musical from 1884, which featured Hammers, but was also filmed on location in London.
The third, Hamsters at the Ball in 1926, was directed by William Wyler.
These productions, which were both written by Ford and performed by a full cast of Hammers and other animals, were filmed on site in London, and were a hit.
But in the 1970s, Ford started to consider putting a more “modern” spin on the musicals, and they ended up on the shelf in the Hammers’ Museum in Manhattan.
“It was an attempt to recapture the feeling of a live performance, the atmosphere, the musicality,” said George Sonders, the curator of the museum, which opened in 1983.
The museum’s Hammers collection now has a full set of Hamsters from Ford’s production of Hamming and a handful of the musical productions from Ford and his wife, Anna Marie, which are still preserved.
“That’s when I realized, this is the way that I feel Hammers should be.
And I thought, OK, that’s a way that the world should be,” Sonder said.
The Hamsters’ museum now features a collection of the original musical recordings from the Ford-directed productions, and includes recordings of Hammer and the others that are still in the museum.
The collection is also a treasure trove of information about the musical, and also contains a large amount of recordings of the Ford and Anna Marie production, including the final version of the Hamsters Musical, as well as the final recording of the final show.
There are several other recordings of Ford-produced Hammers that have not been recorded, and Sondes said he has no plans to restore or re-release them.
“I don’t think I would have a problem with that,” he said.
“They’re all on the Internet, so there’s lots of stuff to look at.
But I think it’s going to be more interesting to go back and find these things.”
Sondars added that he hopes the Hambers will get a new look sometime in the near future, as he plans to have them “turned into a new museum,” which will open in a few years.
“This has been a very long time coming, but this is one of the highlights of my life,” Sonder said.
He also has an idea for a new exhibit at the museum that will include the original recordings of those productions.