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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

“LIVE Peter” Pan on NBC? Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

The big news at NBC, besides the retirement of Jay Leno, is that the network is going to produce a “live” version of the Comden/Green/Charlap/Leigh/Robbins and Mary Martin musical comedy. It seems that their Sound of Music far out reached their viewer expectations and they want to follow-up with another blockbuster. My only negative comment: what took them … Continue reading

Special Private Performances by Juvenile Members of the London Company

In his book, Fifty Years of Peter Pan, Roger Lancelyn Green, listed three special private performances by the juvenile members of the London company, beginning with a February 19, 1907 performance followed by another on February 9, 1909, and concluding with one from February 3, 1911. The juvenile performances are difficult as only a few programmes were printed … Continue reading

The 1907-08 Tour Season

Despite my search over the years for early touring programmes of Peter Pan, I have not been able to locate programmes from several years including the 1907-08 through 1908-09 seasons. (And let us not forget the 1906-07 tour with Zena Dare; an elusive programme if ever there was one.) While there were two touring companies … Continue reading

Peter Pan Opened Last Night, December 27, 1904

“Peter Pan” at The Duke of York’s Theatre Again Mr. J.M. Barrie has drawn one of the great prizes of the theatrical lottery. There will be divergent opinions, no doubt, as to the quality of the humour which inspires and pervades “Peter Pan,” but all the world and his wife will go and see it, … Continue reading

John Hassall’s Posters at the Duke of York’s Theatre

In 1907, artist John Hassall created a series of posters depicting various scenes from Peter Pan, six of which were sold in the lobby at the Duke of York’s Theatre during its annual run of the play. Inside one of my Pauline Chase programmes from that year I found an insert advertising them. Offered were … Continue reading