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Messages - Dani1923

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Hi James! (or Spencer whichever you prefer) Even though Iím not a screenwriter and canít help you with your project, I do still love Peter Pan and if you ever get this project done, I would love to see it! Best wishes!  :)
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General topic / Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:19:55 PM »
Whatever happened to Michael and Simon Asquith?

I think they, especially Simon, were Barrieís last very close boy companions.

I know they are both long dead and they both had children, but what were their careers when they grew up?

Did they ever talk about Barrie after Barrieís death? Like in an interview or something like that?

I just found out that Simonís oldest son Conrad was, probably still is, an actor, and one of his jobs was a role in Doctor Who in the 70ís!
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General topic / Re: Ian Holm, 1931-2020
« on: June 24, 2020, 02:23:44 AM »
RIP Ian Holm (aka Uncle Jim)!!
2020 can really just flush itself down the toilet and disappear forever for all I care at this point! This year SUCKS!!
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Davies Family / Re: Jackís children
« on: January 04, 2020, 12:05:16 AM »
Hereís links to pictures of Timothy and Maryís graves in case anyone wants to see them:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/122176878/timothy-llewelyn_davies

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142952959/mary-elizabeth-llewelyn_davies
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Davies Family / Re: Jackís children
« on: January 03, 2020, 11:59:42 PM »
I found the obituary of Timothy Llewelyn Daviesí wife Mary Llewelyn Davies, who died in 2013, and according to that they had no children. It also doesnít say that she was a step-mother to anyone either in case Timothy had children with another woman. So I donít think Timothy had any children.

Hereís the link to the obituary:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/40227709/obituary_for_llewelyn_mary_davies/
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Davies Family / Re: JMBís First Christmas Gift to Timothy
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:18:17 PM »
In case you canít access the page through the link for some reason, hereís what the page says, not including the picture of JMBís inscription because I canít upload it here. :

Christmas, 1921, JM Barrie is casting about for a gift to Timothy, son of "one of the Peters", on child's first Christmas.

A new edition of Peter and Wendy has just come out in 1921, the one illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Problem solved: Barrie gives young Timothy a copy of the book his father helped create.


"Timothy- His Book No.1- from his loving godfather- J.M.B."

This inscription fills about a third (vertically) of the ffep, and is about 7cm high, top of "T" to bottom of "1921".

Note that "Fred Bloggs/ His Book" was quite a common way to indicate ownership of a book. Hence Barrie is being whimsical when he says "Timothy/ His No.1 book".

As with anything to do with Barrie, the story is complicated. He may or may not actually have been the child's godfather. There's no great mystery, it is just not something I can attest to... but I have heard that Barrie sometimes used the word loosely.

I spoke of Timothy as "son of one of the Peters". Timothy was Jack's son. And one of Jack's brothers bore the name Peter... but Barrie always said that Peter Pan was an amalgam created out of all five of the Lewellyn-Davies brothers.
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Davies Family / JMBís First Christmas Gift to Timothy
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:13:35 PM »
Here is the link of a page I found talking about JMBís first Christmas gift to Jackís son Timothy in 1921, the novel Peter Pan, with an inscription on the inside of the book in JMBís hand!

http://sheepdogsoftware.co.uk/BookColl/Specif/BarrPeterTim/BarrPeterTim.htm
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JMBarrie / Re: Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« on: September 14, 2019, 07:08:07 PM »
Youíre very welcome Andrew! Iím so glad that I randomly discovered it!
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JMBarrie / Barrie in Masks and Faces silent film (1917)
« on: September 14, 2019, 02:30:32 PM »
A few days ago I discovered that Barrie was in a silent film called Masks and Faces. Itís on YouTube and he appears at the very beginning at :30 and you see him at various times until 3:30. He even has a line, but of course because itís a silent film you can only read it, at 1:15.

I didnít watch the whole movie so I donít know if he appears at any other point.
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JMBarrie / Re: Lost Boys Script
« on: September 06, 2019, 01:45:35 AM »
Thank you so much Andrew!
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JMBarrie / Re: Lost Boys Script
« on: September 02, 2019, 03:36:26 PM »
Andrew, you wanted to be reminded to upload the script for The Lost Boys if you hadnít done it in the summer, so this is just a reminder to you since it is now September.
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Davies Family / Re: Boysí Engraving initials in tree
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:49:58 PM »
No he didnít go into detail. Not in the letter that I read anyway. Not sure if he ever mentions it again. I think the exact location will always remain a mystery unless somebody found the tree, if it even still exists!
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Davies Family / Re: Michaelís 1916 Drawing
« on: August 20, 2019, 06:51:47 PM »
Thank you for replying Andrew! Sad we will never get to see the drawing!
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Davies Family / Michaelís 1916 Drawing
« on: August 19, 2019, 04:36:49 PM »
I just read a letter from Nico to Mary Hodgson from the 25th of November 1961, I canít read all the words, but basically on page 1 he mentions a comic letter dated 24th of August 1916, ďWith the picture at the end drawn by Michael.Ē

Where is this comic letter and drawing now?
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Davies Family / Re: Boysí Engraving initials in tree
« on: August 18, 2019, 04:39:52 PM »
This story of the engraving sounded familiar and I knew I had read it before, so I looked on the database and I found the evidence!
It comes from page 1 of a letter from Nico to Mary Hodgson on the 15th of August 1915. Nico writes:
ďWe went to Dhivach last Monday. We saw the fall in the burn and the place where Uncle Jim and George and Jack played cricket, and also of course the house. We did not see Togo and Dewet. Mr. Macdonald is now staying there. He was the proprietor of the hotel. It was through him we got Dhivach. In the arbour we found the initials of all our names still there.Ē
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