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Mary Poppins (musical)

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  • Meryl Streep rebukes Walt Disney: Anti-Semitic and 'a gender bigot'

    Meryl Streep rebukes Walt Disney: Anti-Semitic and 'a gender bigot'
    One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York....
  • Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what?

    Meryl Streep is right: Walt Disney was a 'gender bigot.' So what?
    Meryl Streep is right. At some point in his storied career, Walt Disney belonged to an anti-Semitic group and surely was sexist -- or a "gender bigot," as she put it Tuesday when she presented a National Board of Review award to Emma Thompson for her...
  • Laura Benanti enjoys the spotlight with 'Sound of Music' TV splash

     Laura Benanti enjoys the spotlight with 'Sound of Music' TV splash
    "The Sound of Music" has been sweet to Laura Benanti. In 1998 at the age of just 18, she made her Broadway debut as Maria in a revival of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, but it was her role last month as Maria's rival, the jilted Elsa Schrader, in NBC'...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' director: 'Such an advantage' shooting in L.A.

    'Saving Mr. Banks' director: 'Such an advantage' shooting in L.A.
    John Lee Hancock's new film, "Saving Mr. Banks," about Walt Disney's efforts to persuade testy British author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a screen musical, is one of an increasingly rare breed: a studio picture shot in Los Angeles....
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • 'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office

    'Anchorman 2' to challenge reign of 'Smaug' at the box office
    Paramount Pictures' "Anchorman" sequel is on its way to a solid opening. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," is poised to gross around $45 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada over the five-day period ending Sunday, after taking in more than...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' cast on Walt Disney and P.L. Travers' clashes

    'Saving Mr. Banks' cast on Walt Disney and P.L. Travers' clashes
    As the respective creators of Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins, two of the most cheerful, beloved characters around, it's odd to imagine studio head Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers quarreling. But that's precisely what happened when Disney tried to...
  • With Golden Globe nods, 'American Hustle' gains ground in best picture sweepstakes

    With Golden Globe nods, 'American Hustle' gains ground in best picture sweepstakes
    Since taking the Telluride and Toronto film festivals by storm in the early fall, "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have dominated the Oscar conversation. Three months of screenings and cocktail receptions and glad-handing have done little to alter the...
  • The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'

    The perfect time for the 'Perfect American'
    Philip Glass, who turned 76 the last day of January, held a large sway over opera and music during 2013. Walt Disney, who died 47 years ago this month, held his own sway over classical music and opera. One sway, moreover, led to and importantly...
  • Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?

     Is 'Saving Mr. Banks' too hard on 'Mary Poppins' creator?
    In the winter of 1933, in a thatched cottage in Sussex, England, a complicated woman named Pamela "P.L." Travers began to write "Mary Poppins," the first in a series of novels that would inspire the beloved 1964 Walt Disney movie and supply generations of...
  • Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'

     Karen Dotrice looks back fondly at 'Mary Poppins'
    Though it's been nearly half a century since she played the winsome Jane Banks in the 1964 classic "Mary Poppins," Karen Dotrice still refers to Walt Disney as Uncle Walt. "He went out of his way to be solicitous," Dotrice, 58, said at her Brentwood...