The Mary Martin version of Peter Pan will always be my link to the past when it comes to musical theatre. I grew up watching these characters, dancing along to the Indian dance, and memorizing nearly every line.Mary Martin's portreyal of Peter lacks the aura the author wrote into his first stage play "Peter Pan" (later adapted by him into the book "Peter and Wendy"), which was a reckless, and forever young child. However, Martin's acting prowess soon helps us ignore that fact.It should be noted that though ..
This edition of the famous Mary Martin "Peter Pan" is not the very first 1955 telecast. That telecast is preserved on kinescope, not videotape, and most likely exists only in black and white, as kinescopes were unable to reproduce color. Instead, this is the 1960 production of that same musical, here preserved in color, and those who are expecting a "different" production need not worry. Most of the original Broadway cast is still here--the exceptions are the children, who naturally have been cast to replac..