Matthew Garber (Michael Banks)  A childhood friend of Karen Dotrice and another favourite of Disney's, Garber also starred in The Three Lives of Thomasina before signing on to play young Michael Banks.

Matthew Garber (Michael Banks) A childhood friend of Karen Dotrice and another favourite of Disney's, Garber also starred in The Three Lives of Thomasina before signing on to play young Michael Banks.

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.

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.

Day twenty six..most magical moment: In Mary Poppins when they jump into the chalk.

Day twenty six..most magical moment: In Mary Poppins when they jump into the chalk.

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.

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 (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.

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.

How to Raise Healthy, Good Looking Children.  Be sure they close their mouth!

How to Raise Healthy, Good Looking Children. Be sure they close their mouth!

Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in the years before her death. Read more about her feud with Walt Disney and see pics. http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/saving-mr-banks.php

Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in the years before her death. Read more about her feud with Walt Disney and see pics. http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/saving-mr-banks.php

*MR. & MRS. BANKS ~ Mary Poppin's, 1964. The dress Mrs. Banks is wearing was always my favorite.

*MR. & MRS. BANKS ~ Mary Poppin's, 1964. The dress Mrs. Banks is wearing was always my favorite.

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