At the tender age of 10 I was taken to see Hayley Mills in her first Disney movie, Pollyanna, and fell instantly in love with her. But, who didn't with that big beautiful smile, those flashing blue eyes, and her lovely English accent?
As years passed I amassed everything I could get my hands on pertaining to her life and career. This Hayley Mills Tribute website is a result of my sincere admiration and appreciation for Ms. Hayley Mills - an actress who has brought a lot of pleasure and enjoyment not only to me but to her millions of fans all over the world.
I would like to share my memorabilia with those fans and friends who continue to support her and enjoy her work. My collection has received both local and national recognition from television and the print media. After writing and exchanging letters with Hayley over the years I finally got to meet her at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia while she was touring with the musical play The King and I in 1997.
When I introduced myself Hayley remembered me and the letters that I had sent her over the years. I was fortunate to meet her again a second time as her tour of The King and I was coming to an end in 1998 at the Jones Hall Theatre in Houston, Texas. Shortly after that I was asked by Van Ness Films, who are affiliated with filming shows for the A & E Biography Network, to participate in a salute to Hayley's life and career. My good friend Anne Nochella referred the films producer to me. I was asked to provide the show with some items from my vast collection and was delighted when I saw them on the program which aired on June 22, 1999.
Hayley Mills has that magic, talent and determination it takes to be a great actress. She continues to entertain us through her many stage plays that she has done over the years and her recent T.V. appearances. In England she has appeared in the mystery show Midsomer Murders and Moving On in 2014.
She has also continued her theatre career in England with a 9 city tour of the play Ladies in Lavender in 2012 and most recently starred with her sister Juliet Mills and brother in-law Maxwell Caulfield appearing in the comedy Legends in Australia which opened in May 2015 and went on to play in Sydney in June.
Thank you, Lisa Ison, for all the time you spent photographing my collection. I appreciate all you have done for me. You are a really talented actress, singer and photographer in your own right. May God bless you in all that you do. You are an angel.
My thanks and appreciation go out to Ronnie Whitsitt owner of WebTech Design Group for all his patience, help, advice and ideas (Ronnie, I could not have done this new website without you - you are so greatly appreciated), and to Phil Duncan for print editing. I owe a very special thanks to my dear friend, Mr. Christopher Morris, for allowing me to use his Tiger Bay, Whistle Down the Wind and Secretary Bird photos. Another big thanks goes to Timothy Latimer for his extensive list of all the plays Hayley has done over the years, and one more thank you goes to Ms. Vicki Ahmad for her support and friendship. Thanks again to all of Hayley's fans for their love and support.
Most importantly, thank you Hayley Mills for all
the joy and happiness that you brought into my life.
You are a dear and lovely lady. God bless you all
Thomas A. Stebick