Mary Poppins | Robert Stevenson | 1963
Shooting script for the 1964 film. Based loosely on the P.L. Travers book series.
Julie Andrews is a magical nanny briefly employed by a dysfunctional Edwardian London family in this classic Disney feature that combines both live action and animated sequences. The film won five Academy Awards and was nominated for another seven, including Best Picture, making “Mary Poppins” the highest-awarded Walt Disney feature ever. Novelist Travers famously voiced her objections to the Disney adaptation of her character, particularly the animated scenes and musical numbers for which the film later gained so much acclaim.
Blue studio wrappers, noted as SHOOTING SCRIPT on the front wrapper, marked production No. 2162, dated February 11, 1963, with credits for screenwriters Walsch and DaGradi, songwriters Sherman and Sherman, and novelist Travers. Title page present, dated February 11, 1963, noted as Shooting Script, with credits for screenwriters Walsch and DaGradi, songwriters Sherman and Sherman, and novelist Travers. 207 leaves, mimeograph, with blue and green revision pages throughout, dated variously between 5/14/63 and 6/26/63. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound with three gold brads.
National Film Registry.