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Barrie on Film (1932) -- J. B. Priestley's House
« on: May 10, 2020, 02:09:29 PM »
I discovered the following footage of J. M. Barrie at J. B. Priestley's home in 1932 ( ) . I found this video a while back and then lost it and found it again. I believe it is from Priestley's webpage

Like Barrie, Priestley was a playwright. Priestley's plays often focus on a time slip, so that past, present and future are all connected in one scene. After Barrie's death, Priestley gained recognition on radio with his series of short propaganda pieces in 1940, during the Battle of Britain.

Does anyone know more about the friendship of Barrie and Priestley?


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Re: Barrie on Film (1932) -- J. B. Priestley's House
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 11:23:07 AM »
Yes, it's a lovely film. I don't know if it originally came from the J B Priestley website, but was posted on YouTube by the French Barrie site (which incidentally is a treasure trove of Barrie information).

I haven't been able to find much about Barrie's friendship with Priestley, but he was godfather to Priestley's son, so it must have been a close one. It was Priestley who unveiled the plaque placed in the chapel of Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory and gratitude to Barrie after his death.