In 1964 we attended the world premiere of Mary Poppins at Grauman’s

Sometimes when we are children we don’t realize that our parents actually know anything.  In fact – it is sometimes much later that it dawns on us as adults that our Moms and Dads were quite extraordinary people and made sure we attended all the proper occasions in our childhood.  In 1964, my Dad took all of five of us to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the world premiere of Mary Poppins.  Evidently my dad was friends with film’s makeup artist Pat McNally and was able to score our family tickets to the film’s premiere.   I remember the event very well, and how my Mom got us all dressed up.


Now 50 years later; I am employed by the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and it is ironic how things are connected. I am very excited to see the new movie come out in December called, “Saving Mr. Banks” and it will be a huge success.  Perhaps I will take my parents who are now in their 80’s to see that film.





About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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7 Responses to In 1964 we attended the world premiere of Mary Poppins at Grauman’s

  1. Layne says:

    Lori, I remember that night so well. It is one of the best memories I have. Then I got the Mary Poppins record album and we had all the songs memorized. I also remember going out to a big dinner after the movie. Love you, Layne

    • Poisematters says:

      I think it was August 27, 1964, I was about to turn 7 years old and you must have been 8 years old. Do you have any pictures from the event I can borrow? On the way home we had a fender bender on the fwy in my Mom’s white Station Wagon, remember? Lori

  2. Mara Schafer says:

    My mother was at the premiere of Mary Poppins in 1964 as well. She says Walt Disney winked at her from the stage.

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