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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

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

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

Will There Ever Be Another Blog?

My goodness, I can’t believe how long it has been since I’ve posted something on this site. It’s not for having nothing to write; I have just been so busy with directing chores at school and painting watercolors for a children’s book I’m writing. Meanwhile, I am still looking for Peter Pan ephemera and other items and art … Continue reading

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

Adventures in Auctionland

A week or so into December a friend of mine from England emailed me to inform me of an auction featuring an original  drawing of Pauline Chase as Peter Pan. Going to that site I was full of trepidation on what to expect and doubtful that I could win such a drawing if I wanted … 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

Peter Pan on Porcelain

In Virginia, about 20 miles or so from Norfolk, there is a beautiful little town named Smithfield, which, although famous for their hams, has developed into a primary spot for tourists looking for antiques, a good bed and breakfast, a fantastic bakery, and an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor. About ten years ago Dale and I were … Continue reading