Forever young, NBC's 'Peter Pan' is live and aloft

December 2, 2014 3:45 PM

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The boy who refused to grow up: It sounds like men today in this youth-obsessed culture. But nearly a century before his name found its way into pop psychology, Peter Pan was born as the high-flying hero of a play by Scottish writer James M. Barrie.

Many adaptations later, 1954's Broadway musical version of "Peter Pan" came to TV in a live NBC telecast in 1955, then was re-staged a year later with Mary Martin yet again in the title role.

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