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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

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

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

Deanna Durbin: The Spirit and Personification of Youth

In June of 1993, a month before my first book, The Peter Pan Chronicles, was published, I wrote a letter to Mrs. Deanna  Durbin David regarding a biography I wanted to write about her life. I was much more interested in the idea that she gave up show business for a “normal life” than her life as … 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