Well this was the version from my childhood, don't get me started on the 2001 'sequel'. Looking at this film again now I think that it holds up well over time, it is period correct (just look at the 70s Austen films and you'll catch my drift) and is still as charming as I remember it.
Between The Secret Garden and Narnia, another favourite series, you have this post: Secret Doors. Here are some of my favourites...
Pauline De Rothschild's NYC apt.
- maybe create a secret garden indoors?
-or make your home the secret.
I always love hidden doors, and bookcases.
Well, this would be a dream come true..
- a very unexpected secret door, to the butler's pantry?
- and because I'm me, how to make one. Though I have no place for one. Maybe for the day when I do a set design for a stage production of a murder-mystery and the killer escaped through the secret door?
And to leave on a high note, Narnia anyone? Who wouldn't want this in their house, even as an adult? Imagine being a kid and having your parents turn this into the door to your playroom? Though as a set/ costume designer, I would probably go overboard and add trees...