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Peter Pan / Re: First Performance Rumours
« Last post by Rinnleys on November 01, 2018, 05:00:21 PM »
(How did I know I'd get the National Theatre of Scotland wrong? .____.' ) Goodness!

same question  8)
Davies Family / Re: Possible Video Of Michael
« Last post by Nicholas on September 29, 2018, 08:12:02 PM »
I have just looked at the videos available from Getty Images and, for what it is worth, I do not recognise any of the men as Michael, but thank you for uncovering these films, which capture some of the atmosphere of the period. The men in the films - mainly unemployed workers and a few disgruntled officers - look rather as I imagine the infamous and contemporary Black and Tans to have been. 

To be accurate, Michael either joined London Scottish Regiment directly or was seconded to LSR from the Oxford University OTC. LSR was one of the units making up 14th Battalion London Defence Corps. The LSR archivist did not have Michael's army number on file so he was probably on secondment. Michael was first involved with London Scottish in March or April 1921 at the time of the coal emergency panic, and attended the Wimbledon camp in May.  It sounds pedantic but please write: "London Scottish Regiment" and not "Scottish brigade" which is misleading.
General topic / Children Still Love Peter Pan!
« Last post by tcarroll on September 22, 2018, 01:06:33 PM »
I have a grandson who just recently turned four years old.  He, like most children in the USA is a big fan of Disney movies and cartoons.  His parents bought a few movies for him just in the last two weeks, one of them being the Disney cartoon version of Peter Pan.  For his third birthday, my husband and I bought him two ships, The Jolly Roger, and a ship named "Bucky" from the Disney cartoon "Jake and the Neverland Pirates".  He also recently picked out for himself a toy, and chose a sword so he could play "Captain Hook". :)  Though it seems I am rattling on and on, my point is this...children STILL love Peter Pan!  I sometimes sit and think about the fact that all of his fun, and his wonderful play time stems from the imagination of Mr. Barrie so many years ago!  How wonderful that is!  I think Mr. Barrie would be very proud that he is still bringing happiness to children everywhere... and even more proud that he is still fueling their imaginations!
Thanks, Brutus - this is all very helpful!
I'll do as you suggest.
All best wishes,
Hi Daria

It appears the Peter Scott portrait of Barrie is now in the Beinecke Library, Yale University : However, having ownership of the painting does not necessarily mean the Library also owns its copyright, as this might have been inherited by Peter's son, Falcon Scott. If any case, I should think the Beinecke would be able to help you.

I don't know anything about Elisabeth Bergner's pictures but as you may know, the Beinecke has the largest collection of archives relating to Barrie so they may be able to help you (although I can't see them listed in their database).

Another person who may be of help is the French author (and expert on JMB) who runs the Facebook page of Sir James Matthew Barrie ( whom you could contact by sending her a message via FB. She has done extensive research on Barrie and contemporary actors who performed in his plays.

Good luck with your research and your book!

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.
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