arts 08.14.09

Mary Poppins
Plus: the skint

Seventy-five years ago, the P. L. Travers' Mary Poppins was first published in the U.S. and 45 years ago this month, the much-loved movie opened. A tip of the umbrella. [Ed: Yes, slow news day.]

The musical is playing at the New Amsterdam.

Signed Book
Julie Andrews apparently signed
a number of copies of Travers' book. $585.

A Mary Poppins sound sampling called Expialidocious,
created by an ingenious young Aussie named Pogo.

Pez Dispenser
No doubt Pez collectors can explain the rationale for the $925 price
of a vintage Mary Poppins dispenser.

The Boys, a biopic of the Sherman brothers
(composer and lyricist of Mary Poppins among much else),
whose relationship with each other was rarely sunny.

Scary Mary Poppins Recut Trailer:
editing turns Mary Poppins into a horror film.

Hebrew edition
Vintage lunchbox and thermos
Vintage dolls
Cookie cutter

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

dance co. morphoses/the wheeldon company perform w. musical guest martha wainwright @ summerstage [fri-sat 8pm, free]

go deep + prowl the world's oldest subway tunnel at the atlantic ave tunnel tour (rsvp quickly!), $10-15 [sun 11am, 1:15pm]

india day parade colonizes madison bet 41st + mad sq pk, w. 60+ cheap, authentic food stalls lining the route [sun 12-5:30pm]

myanmar baptist church fun fair = cheapo foodie bonanza. more info here and here (briarwood, queens) [sat 12-6pm]

see buzzy doc '24 hours, 24 million meals: feeding new york' @ mcny, free w. museum admission ($10 sugg) [sun 2pm]

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