1924, Peter Pan on film – James Wong Howe and Betty Bronson

betty bronson peter pan 1924In 1924 Betty Bronson was chosen to play Peter Pan on film by the author J.M. Barrie – other contenders for the role were Mary Pickford and Gloria Swanson. Here the elfin actress leaps to the window, directed by Herbert Brenon and photographed by James Wong Howe.


  1. Well I have just boarded my time travel machine otherwise known as Google and skipped back through the decades to find Betty Bronson.What a lovely face.Am I suffering from a bad case of Bonkers Brit disease or were actresses more attractive and charming then than now.I would cover my walls with them.

    • She was lovely and had studied ballet and when she died every letter that Douglas Fairbanks Jr. wrote to her was found in her keeping. I haven’t watched the footage on YouTube, but I’ll get to it!

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