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Dinah Sheridan Dies at 92: She Played Peter and Wendy in 1937

During the last few weeks I have been directing a play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, as well as painting illustrations for a new book I am writing, Izzy and Whitey, so I have not been paying much attention to the news unless it is on NPR. Therefore it was through my friend, Christina De Poortere of … Continue reading

What Were They Thinking? #2 A Peter Pan Hair Brush

Here’s an entry from my friend, Christine De Poortere of G.O.S.H., for the “What Were They Thinking?” contest. No, there is no prize other than the satisfaction of submitting the weirdest Peter Pan products and sharing them with others. Christine has also promised some other products with peter’s name on them so keep on looking here, folks. … Continue reading

What Were they Thinking?

Through the years, even in Barrie’s own life time, Peter Pan’s name has been used to aid various enterprises ranging from J.M. Barrie’s generous gift to the Great Ormond Street Hospital through Peter Pan Records and Peter Pan Phonographs (that have nothing to do with the character or play except the use of the name as for the companies), to … Continue reading

What I Am Not Getting For Christmas!

Last week, my partner, Dale, sent me an email with the title, “What You Are Not Getting For Christmas.” Before opening it I assumed it was some fabulous holiday in the Caribbean or Europe; perhaps a house in the Hamptons; or even a new car. You know what I mean; something way above our standard of … Continue reading

Remembering a Visit From Barrie in Kirriemuir

A few months ago Christine De Poortere of GOSH sent me a copy of a letter written by Mrs. Edth Wild who, writing to Rob Sergeant, the author of Sir J.M. Barrie of Thrums, described when she saw  Barrie  at an auction in 1933 in the town hall. Mrs. Wild, an 84 year-old resident of Wester … Continue reading

The Holloms- A Family Tradition Continued

THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOTES First of all, let me thank everyone for their notes of concern regarding my arm. The last of the test results were given to me yesterday. Results; no operation necessary. I was  given a steroid shot instead. Secondly, I received an email from Lisa, the head editor at McFarland,  that everything was in order (she … Continue reading

The Peter Pan League

Murphy’s law! Just as I was proof reading and creating an index from the proofs I came down, rather suddenly, with Septic Bursitis in my left shoulder. The pain shot down to my hand with such a fierce force that I was taken by Dale to the emergency room of our hospital here in Petersburg. Three weeks … Continue reading