On this date in 1964, one of my favorite movies of all time was released to the theaters! Happy anniversary to Walt Disney's fabulous production of Mary Poppins, based on the series of books by P.L. Travers. If you read my blog with any regularity, you may already know that when I really love something, I can become a wee bit obsessed. Of course I have the original soundtrack LP:
And the movie on VHS (If I were wealthy, I would upgrade everything to DVD - can't do it):
I also have the piano music book, the soundtrack on cassette and CD, and this Big Golden Book from 1964:
and also this Little Golden Book:
and this one:
and the Whitman book. My sister had this when we were kids; she still has her copy - I had to get one, too!
I have also collected all of the original books by P.L. Travers, but they are packed away so I can't show you those today.
So, okay - maybe more than a WEE bit obsessed. Did I already say that I LOVE this movie? And all of the actors in it, and the animation, and the sets, and the wonderful music and songs by The Sherman Brothers!!