23. All it will take is - SNAP!! Well, maybe not. But I do see SJSU's MLIS as a program that will transform me into a kind of Mary Poppins: making order out of disorder; making sense out of nonsense; making me into a kind of magician of time and knowledge - an archivist.
Walt Disney first attempted to purchase the film rights for Mary Poppins from P.L. Travers as early as 1938. Travers rejected his advances as she didn’t believe a film version would do justice to her creation. Another reason for her initial rejection would have been that at that time the Disney studios had not yet produced a live action film.
Karen Dotrice (Jane Banks) A child actress from the age of just four, Dotrice had starred in Disney's The Three Lives of Thomasina and enjoyed an established relationship with Walt Disney himself when she was chosen to play Jane.
Karen Dotrice and Dick Van Dyke, left, at a 50th anniversary celebration of Mary Poppins, August 2013. The actress, bottom right, starred in the film – but amazingly had never seen it until this month.