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At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins' added to National Film Registry

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Pulp Fiction," "Mary Poppins," "Roger & Me" and "The Quiet Man" are among the 2013 additions to the National Film Registry, the U.S. Library of Congress said.
'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

'Saving Mr. Banks' to open AFI Fest in Hollywood this fall

BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- "Saving Mr. Banks" is to open the American Film Institute's festival in Hollywood this fall, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures announced Wednesday.
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, 6, attended Kentucky Derby

Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, 6, attended Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 6 (UPI) -- Dannielynn Birkhead, the 6-year-old daughter of Larry Birkhead and the late Anna Nicole Smith, dressed as Mary Poppins for the Kentucky Derby.

Dick Van Dyke, 87, suffering from neurological disorder

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Dick Van Dyke's publicist said the actor-comedian has canceled a public appearance in New York next week because he is suffering from a neurological disorder.
'Wizard of Oz' tops list of greatest movies for kids

'Wizard of Oz' tops list of greatest movies for kids

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The 1939 Hollywood classic "The Wizard of Oz" topped Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Movies For Kids.
Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

Reiner, Baldwin to present Van Dyke with lifetime SAG honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Writer, director and producer Carl Reiner and TV star Alec Baldwin are to present the Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles.
'Mary Poppins' to close on Broadway March 3

'Mary Poppins' to close on Broadway March 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The musical "Mary Poppins" is to end its Broadway run March 3 after more than six years and 2,619 performances, producers announced Tuesday.
'Newsies' cast to perform on 'Dancing'

'Newsies' cast to perform on 'Dancing'

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Newsies," led by Corey Cott, is to perform on "Dancing with the Stars" next week, producers said Tuesday.

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Dick Van Dyke to get SAG achievement honor

Dick Van Dyke to get SAG achievement honor

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke is to receive a Hollywood life achievement award for his career and humanitarian accomplishments, the actors guild said Tuesday.
Obama ladies attend 'Poppins' performance

Obama ladies attend 'Poppins' performance

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia attended the first Washington performance of "Mary Poppins" Thursday night.
'Mary Poppins' tour to stop in LA

'Mary Poppins' tour to stop in LA

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The "Mary Poppins" stage musical is set to begin its limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this weekend.

Tech glitches scrap Chicago 'Poppins' perf

CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- A Chicago audience for a weekend stage performance of Disney's "Mary Poppins" was sent home after computer malfunctions forced its cancellation, producers said.

'Mary Poppins' going international

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher say their musical "Mary Poppins" has recouped its entire Broadway investment in a year.

'Mary Poppins' umbrella sales increasing

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Since the musical "Mary Poppins" began previews Saturday at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre, sales of its trademark umbrella have dramatically increased.

'Mary Poppins' takes 'Lion King' venue

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Disney Theatrical Productions is bumping its Broadway hit, "The Lion King," from the New Amsterdam Theater to make way for "Mary Poppins."

'Mary Poppins' tops Olivier nominations

LONDON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The British theatrical production of "Mary Poppins" has garnered nine nominations for the prestigious Olivier Awards.

Mary Poppins flies again

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- London theatergoers are hailing a $17.5 million production of "Mary Poppins" at the Prince Edward Theater, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

'Mary Poppins' coming to London stage

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- London theater producer Cameron Mackintosh is set to bring "Mary Poppins" to West End in the 1964 Disney film's first stage production.
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