P.L. Travers Recorded Discussing "Feed the Birds"
This P.L. Travers recording features the
author discussing the Mary
Poppins song "Feed the Birds" with
Richard and Robert Sherman in 1961. During
the discussion, Richard Sherman plays the
song and Travers sings along. Unlike the
Saving Mr. Banks movie, the true
story reveals that "Feed the Birds" was
actually the song that won her over.
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.