Join Me at the Hill Center for A Tribute to Mary Wickes — Including An Exclusive Showing of Her “Mary Poppins”

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

I am so excited about this!  Steve Taravella, author of the wonderful Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before, and I will host an tribute to Wickes at DC’s Hill Center on November 16, 2014. And we will present an exclusive showing of the very first production of “Mary Poppins,” with Wickes in the title role. It was a “Studio One” broadcast in 1949 and co-stars E.G. Marshall as Mr. Banks and “Lassie’s” Tommy Rettig as Michael.

Wickes was one of the most reliable and versatile character actresses of the 20th century, with many appearances in films ranging from “White Christmas,” to “Now Voyager” and “Sister Act,” as well as dozens of television shows. Here she is with her closest friend, Lucille Ball.

Please join us for what I know will be an unforgettable afternoon.

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