Time traveling granddaughter

I remember watching this movie in a sort of “musical appreciation” class back in elementary school in the late 90s. It was in English, and in color. From what I remember of the movie, a little girl visits her grandmother who used to be a dancer. She finds an old costume (probably a dress with fairy wings) and finds herself transported back in time to when her grandmother was a young woman trying to be a dancer in some theater production.

In the past, the girl is like a “ghost” where no one can see her except for the writer/director/some managerial person of the production. There was some kind of romantic tension developing between the girl’s grandmother and the director, but there is also a singer who acts really snobby and is probably going to make the romance a love triangle.

At one point the girl’s grandmother dances outside with only a couple people in the audience (including the director and the singer). The little girl also dances on the side and the director sees her and says really supportivly, “You are a dancer!” But the snobby singer looks really confused, thinking he is talking about the grandmother and thinks that he is just stating the obvious.

This was about 20 years ago, and obviously my memory may be inaccurate. I never saw the ending of this movie, so I don’t know what happens next. Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “Time traveling granddaughter

    1. That’s an interesting sounding movie, but unfortunately not what I’m looking for. The granddaughter is a little girl, and she’s not the one involved in the romance.

      Thank you for trying!

  1. Maybe “Rossini’s Ghost” (1996)?
    Watched this and similar made-for-TV movies quite a few times in elementary school music class.

  2. So I saw a movie about 50 years ago but I think it was made in the 1940s. The story is about a woman now much older and somehow she finally meets up with a man she had a brief affair with a long time ago. She had fallen in love with him then. She was thrilled to see the man many years later, but he does not even recognize her. She tries to refresh his memory, but he seemed blasé about it. She is crushed because she was sure he loved her. It was humiliating for her. somehow the name of Seabiscuit » is a part of this movie, I think. Not sure if the name was used as an ad in lonely hearts ads. The actress looked like Merle Oberon but I don’t think it was her.

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