Peter Pan on Stage and Screen: 1904-2010

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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


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

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

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

A 1921-22 Scrapbook and the Summer of 2013

Hi Folks! This summer has not exactly turned out the way I thought it would go. We planned on having my shoulder operated on in the spring, just after school ended and would go for a holiday in Chincoteague as always and later in August visit my parents on the West Coast. No such luck! We … Continue reading

Peter Pan Touring Season 1911-1912

The 1911-12 touring company of Peter Pan featured such regulars as Pauline Chase, George Shelton, William Luff, John Kelt, Violet Hollom, and James English. Oh yes, and of course, Jane Wren…tee hee hee. The tour included such cities as Kennington, North London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Bristol, where the company performed at the Prince’s Theatre. … Continue reading

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

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