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John Dorward

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150 Celebration
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:21:04 PM »
Hi, Just a quick note to say that "we" (Kirriemuir; Heritage Trust; busybodies and hangers on) are trying to get some Barrie ideas moving to keep the momentum of Barrie going post 150. Any ideas to assist are greatly appreciated.  One idea which I think would work is a short 20 minute film from a chapter of Sentimental Tommy as discussed (possibly) with Andrew at the celebrations

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Re: 150 Celebration
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 10:40:18 AM »
I tried to get the BBC to commission "Sentimental Tommy" many years ago, but they considered it "too regional" (!). The problem with shorts is (a) raising the money to make them, and (b) getting them shown, other than at film festivals (difficult) or on YouTube (easy) ... what chapter did you have in mind?

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Re: 150 Celebration
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010, 11:00:47 AM »
Hi there,
I work in the British Pathe film archive, and you may like to see some of our footage on JM Barrie. Some of the canister notes, provided alongside each clip, may also be useful and of interest to you. Please do move this post if it could be in a better section of your site.

For example this 1924 video here called "Sir James Barrie receives Freedom of the Borough of Dumfries and tells her the secret of 'Peter Pan". He appears in it with two girls dressed as Tinkerbell and Wendy:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=21406

Then there is this incredibly early clip from 1918 of people admiring the new Peter Pan statue in Kensington palace gardens:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=78030

A 1960s shot of the statue, which also shows a Peter Pan themed grotto in Selfridges:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=1418

Video of JM Barrie becoming the Chancellor of Edinburgh University in 1930:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=4390

In this clip JM Barrie visits Glasgow:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=21222

And here's a 1937 video of his birthplace:
http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=36677

There are more clips in the archive, just search JM Barrie, or Peter Pan perhaps. British Pathe have only recently opened their archive fully to the public.

Thanks,
Jack

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Re: 150 Celebration
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 02:21:03 PM »
These archives are brilliant, thanks Jack! Not only for posting the links but also for telling us of Pathe opening up their archives. Well done, Pathe. Perhaps the links should be in a section of their own, otherwise not every visitor to the site would know where to see these, especially as they're not relevant to the 150th Celebration?

Christine