“Forgotten Hollywood”- It’s a Wonderful Honky-Tonk…

Posted on November 28, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Dateline:  The outskirts of Chicago…

“`Once you’ve revisited the cinematic depiction of Bedford Falls in It’s A Wonderful Life, you will be able to have a cocktail in a pop-up bar that recreates the movie’s post-World War II-era charm. Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn (off the Oak Park Blue Line exit) is turning their side bar into a recreation of Nick’s; the rough-and-tumble pub that exists in the alternate universe of Bedford Falls where George Bailey was never born.


“`They will feature an antique cash register, complete with a bell awarding angels with their wings; impromptu sing-alongs to Auld Lang Syne; and a raffle at the end of each evening, with tickets drawn from a giant wicker basket.

“`Bartenders serve a menu of cocktails inspired by It’s A Wonderful Life that are available in the tavern. These creations include the Flaming Rum Punch ordered by the guardian angel Clarence Odbody, and a drink called Zu-Zu’s Petals.  Just like Nick’s depicted in the flick, the bar will also serve hard drinks for men who want to get drunk fast.

“`The It’s A Wonderful Lifethemed pop-up bar takes over Fitzgerald’s every Wednesday in December beginning at 5p.  Show up early to listen to a jazz ensemble performing holiday standards; and perhaps a version of Buffalo Gals. Stick around to watch It’s A Wonderful Life in all of its black-and-white glory at 8p; with no commercial interruptions, of course.

“`Another banner day at the Bailey Building-and-Loan so to speak.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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