Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers
Aurum, 2005 - 380 頁
Mary Poppins opened last year in London's West End in Cameron Mackintosh's musical production and has proved a huge success predicted to run for at least five years. Next year it is due to open on Broadway in New york. Meanwhile the Disney film has just been re-released on DVD, and the books remain in print and as classic as ever. But this is the first full biography of the woman who wrote the Mary Poppins books, and a fascinating and extraordinary life it was too. P.L. Travers was Australian, came to London as a journalist early in the twentieth century, became involved with Theosophism, got to know W.B. Yeats and George Russell, took her lifelong quest for guru-figures on to Gurdjieff and Krishnamurti - and lived into her nineties. By the end of her life, in the seventies, she was living in a flat off London's Kings Road and going to chat to the punks outside Malcolm McLaren's clothing shop life that spanned most of the twentieth century: it also sheds a fascinating light on the writing, and the true essence, of the Mary Poppins books: Mary Poppins herself was above all a kind of guru-figure who floated in and out of the Banks family's life to show them the possibility of other worlds...
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They had recognised the face from the movie news.26 The fame was splendid,
but AE was more entranced by 'magical Arizona with its rose amethyst mountains'
which he thought resembled 'the mountains in a fairy book'.27 Pamela was ...
... a large cake of Sunlight soap, a toothbrush, a packet of hairpins, a bottle of
scent, a small folding armchair, a package of throat lozenges, and a large bottle
of dark red medicine which is as magic as Alice in Wonderland's 'Drink Me' bottle.
She was sure the Edwardian atmosphere would give an air of magic and fairy
tale to the film. No taxis and cars, but hansom cabs, street cries and penny
farthing bicycles. Disney would disappoint his audience if he did not include the
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing
I adore the Mary Poppins film by Walt Disney Studios. The film is one of few that I feel is better than the source material. I sawthe film about PL Travers and Walt Disney's long-time negotiations for ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ceg045 - LibraryThing
I received Mary Poppins, She Wrote as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I'm not familiar with P.L. Travers or Mary Poppins. Growing up, I knew of the latter, but never read the books and only saw bits and ... 閱讀評論全文
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