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P.L. Travers Audio from the Mary Poppins Meetings at Disney


P.L. Travers reads through the Mary Poppins script with screenwriter Don DaGradi and brothers Robert and Richard Sherman, the duo behind the film's music. The infamous meetings took place at the Disney Studios in L.A. in 1961. Travers seems somewhat cordial during these particular excerpts from her recordings, but her rigidness can still be detected in the tone of her voice.




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