West Side Story Turns 50

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"It's just really hard to believe that its 50 years," said Chita Rivera after the curtain went up on the West Side Story half a century ago this week.

Chita Rivera, as the original Anita, would help change the American musical, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason.

"When you take me back, its still so thrilling and so moving," said Rivera.

The movie would later take it to the rest of America. West Side Story was young, edgy and ethnic. And in 1957 Broadway had never seen anything like it.

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