This is an 8" x 10" color photo of two of the mermaids in the l953 Disney film, Peter Pan. There are many folks who do not know that I actually spoke words in the film, Peter Pan. It was not the voice of Tinker Bell but the voice of the red-headed mermaid! On this photo, I wrote, "What's Tinker Bell got that I haven't got?!? I then signed "The red headed Mermaid Margaret Kerry." This is my original signature, not a copy.
This 8" x 10" photo is matted to an 11" x 14" size with a blue outer matte and a maroon inner matte. An acid-free backing board has been placed behind the photo to protect it. The photo will come with a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by me, guaranteeing for a lifetime the authenticity of the autograph, or a full refund would be made.
I would like to add a little background on my role as the redheaded mermaidl. In the film, I said, "Oh, Peter, we're soooo glad to see you!" That was one of the lines I recorded for the picture. And that changed the direction of my career to voice-over acting.
The live-action pantomiming for the mermaid was the same as the live-action reference modeling for Disney's Tinker Bell for Marc Davis. But it was the voice-over recording that got me thinking. Let's see. In voice-over work you stand in front of a microphone, speak the lines of an animated character which you don't have to memorize, you never have to put on stage make-up or worry about your hair. You don't even have to be fitted for a costume.
You grab a script as you stroll into the sound studio. You're cast in a part (or parts). You study the character's model sheets and the storyboard and you give-it-a-go. If the director thinks its should be done another way, well, they've lots of audio tape.
You're usually done in about two to three hours and you've had fun along the way. It was a voice-over actress's life for me. I recorded over 600 episodes in several TV animated series. I still record radio commercials today. I love it.