Adapted by Walt Disney Productions from the books by P.L. Travers, "Mary Poppins" premieres in Los Angeles. The movie was a financial and critical success -- No. 1 at the box office for the year and nominated for 13 Academy Awards (winning five, including best actress for Julie Andrews and best song for "Chim Chim Cher-ee").
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* Review (Life magazine, September 25, 1964): @
* "At last Hollywood 'discovers' the toast of Broadway" (Life, November 13, 1964): @
* ' 'Mary Poppins' Lifts Disney to New Heights" (Associated Press, June 1965): @
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