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Davies Family / Re: What Exactly Was Dark And Morbid About Rupert Buxton ?
« Last post by MichaelHobbs on January 13, 2019, 04:50:39 PM »

                                             No doubt there family tragedies helped cement the bond between them.

Tragedies always tend to recreate the bond between people. I have just gone through a phase where I found myself alone and a tragedy in my family brought all those people close whom I once cherished in my life and wanted them again.

Sorry I'm late for a reply because I've just joined. May God give you strength. I'm also going through a phase where I find myself totally alone. Hoping for a miracle. :)
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JMBarrie / Re: Original JM Barrie Photograph Archive
« Last post by Crocodile on December 16, 2018, 05:47:18 AM »
Since a photograph exists of J. M. Barrie at five years old, and his brother David did not die until Barrie was six, and David was their mother's favorite, should there not be pictures of David?  If so, has anyone found any and where might they be seen?  Thank you very much.
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JMBarrie / Danny Dain
« Last post by Danaity on December 09, 2018, 02:10:54 PM »
Hi That's really interesting. 
I guess you know about I spent years trying to locate the photo album of a local :)
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Peter Pan / Re: sort of a newbie
« Last post by Brutus on November 30, 2018, 05:26:59 PM »
Yes, I know about them but of course, JK Rowling has a lot more clout (and money) to deal with them. Back in the day, Barrie and then GOSH did not have the advantage of the internet to sniff out all those pirate editions and ripoffs. Before WW2, there were many US illustrated unauthorised adaptations, some of them rather strange (one of them renamed one of the Darling boys Richard, one wonders why?).

Nowadays, we have the plague of self-published books, prequels and sequels, whose authors mostly did not seem to bother reading the original but tried to reinvent the wheel... Thank God Barrie did not have to witness or police that!
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Peter Pan / Re: sort of a newbie
« Last post by Crocodile on November 30, 2018, 04:01:00 AM »
That's really interesting.  I guess you know about Harry Potter ripoffs in Russia and China.
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Peter Pan / Re: sort of a newbie
« Last post by Brutus on November 29, 2018, 05:25:17 PM »
Those Kiddles dolls are not on sale in the UK and I doubt GOSH would have got royalties from the American manufacturer. Even Barrie did not receive royalties from many products and merchandise based on Peter Pan made in the early years (such as Peter Pan Peanut Butter or Peter Pan Bus Lines, as copyright was more difficult to oversee then, particularly overseas. In more recent times, because of different copyright terms worldwide, Peter Pan is in the public domain in most countries so no royalties would be due (except where trade marks have been registered, and most of these would be owned by Disney).

Royalties would have been due on books published while the copyright of the novel Peter & Wendy was still running, which I believe was until the 1980s in the US and Australia (for example). Once Peter Pan entered the public domain, no royalties would be due to GOSH, except in the UK where the Copyright Act of 1988 granted them a right to royalty in perpetuity from all commercial exploitation on stage, radio, publishing, or film (but not toys or merchandise), even though it is officially out of copyright.

Hope that helps!

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Davies Family / Re: Davies photo album for sale at Sotheby's
« Last post by Brutus on November 29, 2018, 05:04:04 PM »
It is believed the album got given away or sold after Rivvy's death in his care home and it ended up with a local second hand bookseller. It is possible that the staff just assumed it was just an ordinary old photo album, not realising who the people in the photographs were. The second hand bookseller knew what he had, though.  At least it's been found again and is now in good hands.
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Peter Pan / Re: sort of a newbie
« Last post by Crocodile on November 28, 2018, 07:40:00 AM »
Hey...this is me...same person.  I changed my username back when our profiles were all accidentally replaced with others.  Maybe I will take the time to change it back.  Anyhow, Peter Paniddle was one of my favorite Kiddles and I just wondered whether any companies making Pan-based dolls had to pay royalties such as those making movies.  Also how about the many children's book adaptations?  I have several illustrated kids' versions.

I don't see a way to add a picture here but will see if I can add a link to some good images.

Most of what I can find are auctions.  Here is one with some of the better images.  https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vtg-little-liddle-kiddle-3547-1726732994
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Davies Family / Re: Davies photo album for sale at Sotheby's
« Last post by Crocodile on November 28, 2018, 07:32:59 AM »
This is fascinating to learn!  I wonder whether it was really lost and turned up or whether it was hidden for a time?

I spent years trying to locate the photo album of a local family because they lived in a historic home which fascinated me.  I now have some hope that their album, said to have gone to a family member who did not know where it was, may also turn up!
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Davies Family / Re: Michael as Peter Pan
« Last post by Crocodile on November 28, 2018, 07:22:26 AM »
Thanks.
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