More about Mary Poppins

I have given myself a project… to find out as much as I can about Mary Poppins and her creator P.L.Travers. There is now a movie coming out called “Saving Mr.Banks” which is about how Walt Disney fought with P.L.Travers over making the books into a film. Mr Disney is played by Tom Hanks and Mrs Travers is played by Emma Thompson. I love Emma Thompson and I believe that she fits the role perfectly!! I am so excited! 

So far from the trailer they have depicted Mrs Travers as though she is very much like Mary Poppins – which a lot of people thought. Mrs Travers is a mystery to most. From what I can see of the trailer this film will demonstrate that. As well how these two people had many conflicts over the making of the film… 

Here is the trailer… 

It looks so bloody brilliant. I must, I must see it!!! 

It has also sparked my interest in reading more of Mrs Travers’ books as well as more about herself. I will of course share what I find out through here… 

I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Poppins (@MPoppinsLondon)
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 17:08:46

    The more you find out about Mary Poppins / P. L. Travers the more you will see they are reflections of each other. There is an autobiography about P.L. Travers based on papers she left to a library in Australia after her death but also, if you search The Real Mary Poppins on Youtube a documentary will come up that was broadcast around 2004. It’s a really good starting point! Do post anything you find, I’d like to hear other updates.


  2. quirkymelbournian
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 02:47:46

    Thank-you very much for stopping by my blog and commenting! How exciting to have a Mary Poppins read my posts! I had a look at your blog and it sounds like a very nice place to visit. Thanks for the tip on other places to find info about Mary Poppins and P.L.Travers… I am reading Mary Poppins She Wrote by Valerie Lawson at the moment and it reads just like a Mary Poppins story. From this book you can very much understand where those stories came from.


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