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J M Barrie to Maude Adams - 1920

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Letter from Barrie to Maude Adams enclosing his screenplay for "Peter Pan", 14 November 1920



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Adelphi Terrace House,
Strand, W.C.2.
14 Nov 1920

My dear Maudie,
Here enclosed is my idea of how P. Pan might be filmed - the first half of it, and I should like much to have your notions. I think it's only worth doing if one can have the many things shown that can't be done on stage., for we may be sure that what <u>can</u> be done on the stage can be done much better than on the screen. But the flying, fairies, lagoon, &c might be beautifully pictured. I don't know whether all this can be done - it is a tall order but they seem will to make a big effort. Of course I'd think of lots of other things. Nobody has seen this except you now so far. My love
J.M.B.
There are various typing errors.

[AB: This letter accompanied the first half of Barrie's 1st draft script that he wrote for Paramount. In the event, Paramount binned it and more or less filmed the stage paly, interspersed with a sprinkling of predictable exteriors.]

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