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Who Was The Real Mary Poppins?

Another post came up from several years ago.  In the event you missed it, here is the actual youtube recording.

 

From Absolute History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9MBbN9Ebow

 

I loved the movie and all of the actors!

 

 

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Re: Who Was The Real Mary Poppins?

Thank you @ECBG  I saved this link to watch later. I love love love this movie. Now I'm humming Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! 😄😄😄😄😄

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Re: Who Was The Real Mary Poppins?

@godi It was one of my favs too!

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Re: Who Was The Real Mary Poppins?

@ECBG -

I did watch this and right after it ended they showed The Secret Life of Mary Poppins which I enjoyed even more! I hope it won some awards.

Anyway, thanks for your recommendationSmiley Happy

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Re: Who Was The Real Mary Poppins?


@ECBG wrote:

Another post came up from several years ago.  In the event you missed it, here is the actual youtube recording.

 

From Absolute History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9MBbN9Ebow

 

I loved the movie and all of the actors!

 

 


This video has been coming up in my YouTube feed as suggested for the last week, a few days before you posted this.  I am just watching it this morning and it is very interesting!

 

I remember checking out the book Mary Poppins at our town library when I was really small, about 8, around 1963.  So I was familiar with the character before the Disney movie came out.

 

Mary Poppins in the book was considerably more magical and sometimes a little scary.  I always remembered the part about her breaking off her fingers and giving them to the children to suck on like candy.  They tasted like peppermint. I couldn't get over how weird that was.  Other things, too, that just seemed a little more of a darker character. 

 

So Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, for me, was considerably softened. 

 

Later I got the entire set of Mary Poppins from a book club, but never have read beyond the first book.

 

I haven't seen the movie with Tom Hanks, and now of course I want to!