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Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders
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Jeff Kurtti
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Practically Poppins in Every Way: A Magical Carpetbag of Countless Wonders

Jeff Kurtti


Disney Editions

Art & design styles: from c 1960;
Electronic, holographic & video art;
Film, TV & Radio;
Films, movies & cinema;
Popular culture


224 pages

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Ever since 1934, when Mary Poppins descended from the skies over London into Cherry Tree Lane in the beloved book by P. L. Travers, the world has adored the enchanting adventures and peculiar wisdom of this magical nanny.

For more than eight decades, Travers's staunch but charming heroine has been beloved in the pages of eight popular books-and in media-from movies to stage, and music to television, all around the world.

Now Mary Poppins has come to light up cinema screens again in a magical, musical new incarnation, Mary Poppins Returns. From the Walt Disney Studios, this film is a colorful and charming new story-a sequel to the 1964 classic-featuring an all-star cast and brought to life by a stellar creative team. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal, grievous loss. She's back just in time. And through her unique magical skills andpresence, plus the aid of her friend Jack, Mary helps restore for the troubled family the joy and wonder that's been lost in their lives.

Every incarnation of Mary Poppins has had at least one thing in common: she's always arrived out of the blue, though the stay is for an all-too brief period of time-until the wind changes or the chain breaks-whereupon she flies away again for, as Pamela Travers put it, Apparently . . . nowhere. Practically Poppins In Every Way is a showcase of the varied creative forces that have brought Mary Poppins to life, generation after generation. It is accompanied by erudite and informative text, essays, and observations by creative luminaries such as Cameron Mackintosh, Thomas Schumacher, Gavin Lee, and John Myhre, as well as renowned Disney authorities Brian Sibley, Jim Fanning, Paula Sigman Lowery, Craig D. Barton, and Greg Ehrbar.

This colorful and lavish showcase is a rich, vivid, and frequently surprising visual document of the development behind the stories of Mary Poppins on the page, screen, and stage. Treasures collected by the Walt Disney Studios, the Walt Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Archives Photo Library, the Walt Disney Animation Studios Research Library, the Disney Publishing Archives, and Disney Theatrical Group abound throughout the book.

Practically Poppins in Every Way is a magical carpetbag containing countless wonders and a bit o' magic that will captivate, inform, and entertain readers of all ages.

By:   Jeff Kurtti
Imprint:   Disney Editions
Dimensions:   Height: 307mm,  Width: 231mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9781368022576
ISBN 10:   136802257X
Series:   Disney Editions Deluxe (Film)
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeff Kurtti is a leading authority on The Walt Disney Company, its founder, and its history. He is the author of more than twenty books, a writer-director of award-winning documentary content, and a respected public speaker. Kurtti worked as a production coordinator on the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival, followed by two years as the assistant to the president of the California Institute of the Arts. For several years, he worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, the theme park design division of The Walt Disney Company, and then for the Corporate Special Projects department of Disney. Since 1995, Kurtti has enjoyed a career as an author, write, and consultant in the motion picture, theater, and theme park entertainment industries. He was creative director, content consultant, a media producer for The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and a producer of The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story, a critically acclaimed documentary about the famed songwriters.

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