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New to / Hello &question about P.Scott portrait &photos of JMB &E.Bergner
« Last post by daria on September 18, 2018, 11:57:25 AM »

My name is Daria and I am a scholar of German Literature. I have just completed a book about German-speaking exiles in London in the early 1930s, which will be published by Bloomsbury next year. The first chapter of the book is about the friendship between Barrie and the Austrian actress Elisabeth Bergner. I'm now in the process of sourcing images from copyright holders, but I'm having trouble finding the copyright owners of the Peter Scott portrait of Barrie (1934) and of three photographs showing JMB and Bergner in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1935.

On this website, I found some old posts about the Scott portrait, of which Lord Kennet's son, Thoby Young, might know something. But his - and Barrie's - old house, Leinster Corner, has been sold, so I'm not sure where the portrait would be now and I don't know how to contact Thoby Young.

As for the photographs, which are printed in Bergner's Autobiography (Munich, 1978), I can't find them anywhere online or at the Elisabeth Bergner Archive in Berlin.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks in advance!
JMBarrie / Re: Furniture from Barrie's Adelphi flat
« Last post by Tamra on August 29, 2018, 01:16:11 PM »
Hey there what  happened now did you found any home for it or not
JMBarrie / Re: Thesis on J.M. Barrie
« Last post by Tamra12345 on August 28, 2018, 05:50:15 PM »
welcome to the forum your choice of thesis is same as mine did you translate courage
Davies Family / Re: What Exactly Was Dark And Morbid About Rupert Buxton ?
« Last post by LucasCosby on July 07, 2018, 07:28:50 AM »

                                             No doubt there family tragedies helped get results with phenq 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.
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by jolwerthing on June 26, 2018, 03:26:12 AM »
Here's the post if anyone has trouble finding it:

"Both Dennis Mackail and E. V. Lucas mention that Michael joined the London Scottish Regiment (a territorial unit) as a private in March or April 1921.  The London Scottish archivist has just informed me that Michael attended a regimental camp on Wimbledon Common "a few days" before he died.
This suggests that Michael was not taking his degree studies very seriously, and that he might have been  thinking of a career in the army, like his uncle Guy, after he had finished at Oxford.  JMB's complete silence on this matter may be a sign of his disapproval."

"From The London Scottish Regimental Gazette, June 1921, p.78:

We regret to have  to announce the death of Private M. L. Davies of the 14th Batt. London Defence Corps.  Mr. Davies was an adopted son of Sir James Barrie, and was an undergraduate of Christ Church, Oxford.  He with Mr. R. E. V. Buxton were unfortunately drowned near Sandford bathing pool on the Thames near Oxford.  He was only 21 years of age and left Wimbledon Camp a few days before the sad event to attend an examination."

Post is by the member with the username Nicholas.
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by MichaelDavid on June 26, 2018, 02:54:52 AM »
It would be next to impossible to say who that image is.  Clip is very short.  I rather doubt that is Michael in 1921.  Grasping for straws here, but interesting. 
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by Chanelferris on June 25, 2018, 02:41:25 PM »
Hey, actually to seeing the person you are referring too had me think that maybe it is actually Michael. I had a sense before but I myself wasn’t 100% sure. Let us just wait to see other viewers thoughts. You maybe right.
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by jolwerthing on June 25, 2018, 01:16:09 PM »
Well, that is not a good sign then that you cannot pick him out. Oh well.

He walks right across the camera behind another man, they are both not in uniform. They're both carrying supplies, blankets etc.
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by Chanelferris on June 25, 2018, 12:50:07 PM »
Hello @jolwerthing, I had a look at the video although I couldn’t tell which one was Michael.
Was he holding anything? Now I know you are not 100% sure that is Michael as you said not to get our hopes up but just which person did you think/ or know that was Michael?

Davies Family / Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by jolwerthing on June 24, 2018, 02:19:56 PM »
I don't want to get anyone's hopes up too much, but it is worth asking your opinions on whether this video features Michael walking past the camera at the beginning. I've watched it many looks like the nose is too big to be him...but the light seems to make everyone's noses look a little big. It doesn't help that he contorts his face either...but it is worth posting I think. He also has distinctive 'folds' or creases in his skin coming down on either side from his nostrils to his can see these clearly in the photo of him in Andrew Birkin's book when he is holding something between thumb and forefinger while sitting in a boat, at Eilean Shona I think.

I read an article on here that Michael attended a military camp for the Scottish brigade at Wimbledon, and left the camp to attend an examination at Oxford, drowning a few days later. It seems to be a well-timed search, some videos of that camp have recently been uploaded to Getty images.

Even if it is unlikely to be him, it is still fascinating that Michael would have seen those camps, perhaps spoken with some of the solders in the's the link...

It would be so wonderful if it was him! Eager to hear your opinions, and clarification as to whether the post I read on here was accurate.
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