I attended the 2013 D23 Expo in Anaheim and was totally in awe of everything that I saw. One exhibit in particular just blew my socks off. The exhibit was the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives featuring Mary Poppins. I spent at least an hour looking at the exhibit and reading every title card and explanation about the item. I am pretty sure I took a picture of everything in the exhibit. Unfortunately flash photography was not allowed in the exhibit and it was crowded so some of my pictures are not the best BUT they are still cool.
I will be posting these pictures in separate blogs because there is just too much goodness for one post.
This particular post focuses on a small case that was in the corner of the room near the items from the world premiere of Mary Poppins. This case held a lot of history in one little area. In it was a P.L. Travers book “Mary Poppins In the Park”, the shooting script, items from the world premiere, an original soundtrack record, a gold record and the 1964 Grammy for Best Original Score. One of my favorite items is a letter from P.L. Travers to Walt Disney after the world premiere. You will need to click on the picture to enlarge it so you can read it. After seeing Saving Mr. Banks I feel that this letter means so much.
Enjoy the pictures and I will link up the next blog posts as they are published.
You can view these Disney treasures (and more) for your self at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL through May 4, 2014. For more information see their web page at – http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/treasures-of-the-walt-disney-archives/
Want to see more? View part 2 in my blog series of Mary Poppins treasures from the Walt Disney archives.