Richard Sherman, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Sherman

The Sherman Brothers Visit Cherry Tree Lane

During the filming of Mary Poppins (1964) in 1963, songwriters Richard and Robert Sherman pay a visit to Sound Stage 2 on the Burbank Studio lot to pose with stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, thumbing it on the Cherry Tree Lane set. According to the Sherman brothers, this is the most reproduced photo …

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Disney’s Red Carpet-Ready Magical Movie Makeovers

This Sunday night, the biggest names in Hollywood will come out for The Oscars® and movie fans—not to mention Disney fans—will be watching to see which films and nominees take home the iconic statue. But the fun really starts hours before, when the stars begin to arrive on the red carpet and we see this …

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Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke

About this same time, Walt Disney approached him about playing Bert in Mary Poppins. After reading the script, however, Dick not only wanted to play Bert but also the fearsome chairman of the bank who eventually dies laughing.

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