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bkhanson has written 62 posts for Peter Pan on Stage and Screen

Can I Keep Them? I Mean…May I Pease? A New Children’s Book

My first children’s book, Can I Keep Them? I Mean…May I Please, was published in November although it was not actually available for sale until two days before Christmas. A  few weeks later Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, was published ahead of time and immediately became a best seller on the New York Times … Continue reading

In Search of WILLIAM AMBROSE GOMERSAL MANNING

PLEASE HELP: I NEED TO IDENTIFY WILLIAM AMBROSE GOMERSAL MANNING, VICTOR PIERPOINT, WALLIE SCOTT, P. GRATA AND OTHERS IN A 1912 PHOTOGRAPH. A few years ago I came across an autograph album belonging to one William Ambrose Gomersal Manning. Dated 1903, it was given to the nine-year old boy, presumably by a family member. I … Continue reading

Two Fun Photos of Peter Pan

Here are two interesting photos featuring Peter Pan. The first, that I bought a few months ago, is photo-postcard of a float of Peter and Wendy in the Mersey Tunnel Pageant of 1934. The float includes a Wendy House, the pirate ship, and a small wooded area with Peter seated on a mushroom. The second photo I … Continue reading

For the Record: I have been writing “For the Record: Confessions of a Vinyl-Soundtrack Junkie”

Dear Friends and Followers, I am so sorry that it has been so long since my last entry. While I am still very much collecting Peter Pan ephemera and even planning another book on the boy who would not grow up, I have spent the last three years writing a book of humorous anecdotes centered … Continue reading

1955 and 1956 Peter Pan: Finally a Legit Release

About twenty-seven years ago I directed the musical version of Peter Pan at the F.M. Gaudineer Middle School in New Jersey. As my students had grown up without ever seeing the oft televised video tape of the Broadway version starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, their only association with the boy who wouldn’t grow up … Continue reading

Peter Pan Ink Well? Maybe…or Perhaps a Lamp by Hungarian-American sculptor George Julian Zsolnay

Recently I won a plaster sculptural piece by Hungarian-American sculptor, George Julian Zolnay at an auction. I call it is a piece because I am not sure what it was truly intended for. What attracted me first to this plaster work was that it was the first sculptural depiction of Peter Pan that I have … Continue reading

What a Shame: A Bored Peter and a Boring Peter Pan

In the musical, Peter Pan, Captain Hook asks Pan who he is during his last encounter with the boy who would not grow up. “I am youth, I am joy, I am freedom!” Peter declares with a passion that can work in performance as well as on paper. Of course, this is an abbreviated version … Continue reading

Summer of 1908 and 2014

This summer has been such an improvement over last year when I had my operation and could not draw or throw pottery. Although the weather has varied from extreme heat to too much rain all at once, I have been throwing pots on my back porch. Since December my work has been selling at a … Continue reading

Very Rare Peter Pan Ephemera for Sale

I am sorry for adding this entry so late to any of my friends and readers of this site. As to prevent my ever-growing collection of Peter Pan ephemera and “stuff” from getting out of hand, I have been listing some rather rare Peter Pan memorabilia on Ebay. Dale, my partner, asked me a few … Continue reading

Letters to Peter Pan

In December of 1908, a clever young actress compiled a group of letters written to her by members of her audiences at the Duke of York’s Theatre, which were published in a book by Ballentine & Co., Limited. The book was Peter Pan’s Post Bag and the actress was Pauline Chase, who for many years, enjoyed an … Continue reading