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Dick Van Dyke's Mary Poppins Jacket Fetches $64,000 At Auction

23rd December 2014

The famous striped jacket worn by Dick Van Dyke in Disney classic Mary Poppins has sold for $64,000 (£40,000) at auction.The multi-coloured blazer, sported by Van Dyke when the characters jump into a chalk sidewalk...

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Mary Poppins Jacket Up For Auction

15th December 2014

A famous striped jacket sported by Dick Van Dyke in kids' classic Mary Poppins is expected to fetch more than $60,000 (£37,500) at auction this week (beg15Dec14).The garish blazer is the star lot at Profiles...

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Mary Poppins Fans Tricked Into Thinking Cate Blanchett Will Play Movie Nanny

13th October 2014

Film fans have been tricked into believing Cate Blanchett is set to tackle the iconic role of Mary Poppins in a new Tim Burton movie after a fake movie poster surfaced online.The image featured the...

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P. L. Travers' Lost Stories To Be Published

24th June 2014

A short story by P. L. Travers about the woman who inspired Mary Poppins is to be made available to the public for the first time.The author, who was immortalised by Emma Thompson in 2013...

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Mary Poppins And Pulp Fiction Added To National Film Registry

18th December 2013

Mary Poppins and Pulp Fiction are among the latest movies added to the U.S. National Film Registry.The Disney classic and Quentin Tarantino's groundbreaking crime caper are among 25 films selected to be preserved for posterity...

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Julie Andrews And Dick Van Dyke Reunite At Saving Mr. Banks Premiere

10th December 2013

Mary Poppins stars Dame Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke reunited on the red carpet on Monday night (09Dec13) as they turned out to watch Tom Hanks' new movie about the making of their Disney...

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Colin Farrell Held Bizarre Party For Tom Hanks And Emma Thompson

29th November 2013

Actor Colin Farrell threw a bizarre dinner party for his Saving Mr. Banks co-stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson - the evening's entertainment was a screening of kids' classic Mary Poppins.The Irishman plays an alcoholic...

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Mary Poppins Choreographer Dies

22nd November 2013

Mary Poppins choreographer Marc Breaux has died, aged 89.Breaux put DICk Van Dyke and Julie Andrews through their paces as they rehearsed for the 1964 movie musical and the actor was so impressed with his...

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Mary Poppins Star Finally Watches The Movie

21st November 2013

Mary Poppins star Karen Dotrice has finally watched the film nearly 50 years after she shot to fame as young Jane Banks.The British actress became well known for playing the magical nanny's young charge in...

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Emma Thompson Sings Mary Poppins Tunes At Saving Mr. Banks Lunch

14th November 2013

Emma Thompson showed off her singing skills by performing several tracks from Mary Poppins at a special Los Angeles lunch celebrating the launch of her new film Saving Mr. Banks.The British actress plays author P.L....

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The Things They Say: 3862316

12th September 2013

"Cubby Broccoli called me into his office and asked me if I wanted to be Bond." Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke reveals he was considered for the role of 007 when producers were looking...

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Dick Van Dyke Jokes About Fiery Car Drama

20th August 2013

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke is making light of his car fire drama, joking on Twitter.com that he's keen to sell his burned-out Jaguar.The 87-year-old Tv and movie veteran was dragged out of his...

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Dick Van Dyke Thankful For New Wife's Support After Longtime Partner's Death

23rd January 2013

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke has credited his new wife with helping him overcome the depression of losing his longtime partner Michelle Triola in 2009.The movie veteran first met make-up artist Arlene Silver, who...

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Will A Spoonful Of Sugar Help Poppins' Cancellation Go Down? Broadway Show Replaced By Aladdin

By Lorna Greville  | 9th January 2013

Mary Poppins is one of the best loved Disney Movies of all time, and its adaptation to the stage has gone down equally as well. However, after 6 enormously successful years, they've decided to call...

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Broadway's Mary Poppins To Close

8th January 2013

Hit Broadway show Mary Poppins is to close after more than six years on stage.The musical, based on the children's books by P. L. Travers and Dame Julie Andrews' 1964 Disney film, opened in New...

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Mary Poppins Author Wasn't Happy With Disney's Movie Casting

15th November 2012

The woman who created movie nanny Mary Poppins "hated" the Disney film's stars, according to leading man Dick Van Dyke.The veteran played Cockney chimney sweep Bert opposite Julie Andrews in the 1964 film adaptation of...

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Katy Perry Has Toilet Bucket

8th August 2012

Katy Perry pees in buckets before she goes on stage.The 'Firework' hitmaker - who is believed to be dating John Mayer - admits her glamorous image on stage is a far cry from her performance...

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Julie Andrews Loves Tom Hanks As Disney

24th April 2012

Beloved actress Julie Andrews has applauded casting bosses for landing Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in a new film about the making of Mary Poppins - because the Oscar winner personifies what was special about...

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Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney

11th April 2012

Tom Hanks is to play Walt Disney in a new movie.The 'Forrest Gump' actor has entered talks to appear in 'Saving Mr. Banks' - a film exploring the making of 'Mary Poppins' - as the...

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Tom Hanks To Play Walt Disney In Mary Poppins-related Film

10th April 2012

Tom Hanks is slated to play beloved moviemaker Walt Disney is a new film about the making of Mary Poppins.The Forrest Gump actor is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the movie, which chronicles...

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Dick Van Dyke Marries Make Up Artist

12th March 2012

Dick Van Dyke has married a 40-year-old make-up artist. The 86-year-old actor and Arlene Silver had a ''spur of the moment'' wedding in Malibu, California, on February 29.In a video interview with website RumorFix, Dick...

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Van Dyke Weds Make-up Artist Half His Age

9th March 2012

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke has wed his longtime make-up artist, who is 46 years his junior.The 86-year-old actor exchanged vows with Arlene Silver, 40, on Leap Day (29Feb12), according to RumorFix.com. And Van...

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Van Dyke Weds Make-up Artist Half His Age

9th March 2012

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke has wed his longtime make-up artist, who is 46 years his junior.The 86-year-old actor exchanged vows with Arlene Silver, 40, on Leap Day (29Feb12), according to RumorFix.com. And Van...

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Cheryl Cole Launches Slippers

30th December 2011

Cheryl Cole has added a pair of slippers to her StylistPick shoe line.The Girls Aloud singer - whose eight-piece collection went on sale on the website three weeks ago - has introduced the new Cosie...

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Cheryl Cole's Back-up Flats

27th December 2011

Cheryl Cole carries a "Mary Poppins bag" with flat shoes in. The 28-year-old beauty has recently created her first range of footwear, and although she claims to be comfortable in heels she always has a...

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Cheryl Cole's Back-up Flats

27th December 2011

Cheryl Cole carries a "Mary Poppins bag" with flat shoes in. The 28-year-old beauty has recently created her first range of footwear, and although she claims to be comfortable in heels she always has a...

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Chris Colfer Wants Julie Andrews On Glee

24th August 2011

Chris Colfer wants Dame Julie Andrews to have a cameo in 'Glee'.The 21-year-old actor thinks the 75-year-old screen and stage legend - famous for her roles in musicals 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music'...

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The Things They Say 21532

6th May 2011

"I can't deny that I used to grab an umbrella and think 'I could take off with the right winds' as a kid. I think I could play her if they remade it. Russell could...

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Fascinating Fact 11393

5th May 2011

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke suffers from claustrophobia.

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Van Dyke Opens Up About Alcoholism

5th May 2011

Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke has opened up about his 1960s battle with alcoholism in his new memoir, revealing he was mostly drunk for 15 years until he sought counselling.In his new book My...

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