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Betty Bronson

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George Frampton’s Bronze Study of Peter Pan to be Offered at Auction at Bonhams on June 19th

Last week my partner, Dale, sent me an email about a gift he would not be buying me for Christmas (he does this from time to time): a 1915  signed patinated bronze study of ‘Peter Pan’ by George Frampton. The sculpture,  53 cm high, is based on the character created by J. M Barrie. The youthful figure is depicted in  … Continue reading

Marilyn Miller as Peter Pan on the I. Miller Building? Not!

In 1999, The New York Times published an article about the sculptures that were created by A. Stirling Calder in the 1920s for the I. Miller Building on Broadway and Forty-Sixth Street in New York City. The sculptures, depicting four women, selected in a poll as the most popular performers in the United States, feature stage actress Ethel Barrymore, opera singer Rosa Ponselle, … Continue reading

Proof Reading the Proofs of Peter Pan On Stage and Screen, 1904-2010

I must confess that I am really enjoying writing this blog. This is all very new to me (and habit-forming). However, this week I will be proof reading the first half of my book and working on the index. The proofs that McFarland Publishing sent look fantastic with a clean but  imaginative layout and the … Continue reading