JMBarrie => Peter Pan => Topic started by: Dani1923 on December 27, 2020, 02:25:39 AM

Title: Peter Pan Day
Post by: Dani1923 on December 27, 2020, 02:25:39 AM
Where I am, tomorrow is December 27th, but for some of you it might already be the 27th, and on December 27, 1904, Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up premiered at the Duke of York’s Theatre and introduced the Peter Pan story as we know it today to the public!

So to celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the Peter Pan story, I think it would be fun to write down what introduced you to the Peter Pan story? Was it the book, the play, the musical, one of the films? And what made you interested in the story of J.M. Barrie and the Llewelyn Davies boys?

As for me, I was introduced to Peter Pan from the 1953 Disney movie on VHS, which I still have today! I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw it, but I must have been between 3-6 years old.

And I think I became interested in JMB and the boys’ story in 2011 when I was 15 or 16 years old. I think I was looking up JMB for some reason on Wikipedia, and I looked up his adopted sons and read the info about them, and I think I saw that there was not only Finding Neverland movie, which I had seen already, but also another movie made in the 70’s called The Lost Boys. And sometime later I happened to come across a clip of the movie on YouTube with draughts scene between Barrie and Michael.

This is the exact video I had found:

And after I saw this, I was hooked. Eventually, as years went by, I discovered this website and bought the The Lost Boys book and DVD, and I’ve been a big Pan Fan and JMB fan ever since!