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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Business of Myth-making : Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and the Disney Effect
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'In just one of the many extraordinary moments during the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games, thirty Mary Poppinses floated into the stadium on their umbrellas to battle a 40 foot-long inflatable Lord Voldemort. This multi-million pound extravaganza was telecast to a global audience of over one billion people, highlighting in an extremely effective manner the grandeur and eccentricities of the host nation, and featuring uniquely British icons such as Mr Bean, James Bond, The Beatles and Harry Potter, as well as those quintessential icons of Englishness, the Royal Family, double-decker red buses and the National Health Service.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 22 no. 1 June 2015 8571096 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 62-74
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  • Mary Poppins P. L. Travers , 1934 single work children's fiction
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