“Forgotten Hollywood”- ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Museum Opens

Posted on December 11, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Frank_Capra

   At the time It’s a Wonderful Life was made in 1946, more than a few folks speculated that Director Frank Capra based his mythical community of Bedford Falls on the New York mill-town of Seneca Falls in Upstate New York. Well, the community has embraced this urban legend, and has just opened The Seneca Falls It’s a Wonderful Life Museum. The museum is free to the public during the week, and  displays several exhibitions that include movie posters, photographs, magazine covers, and memorabilia.   DIRECTOR FRANK CAPRA  —>

Wonderful_Life1-300x225   Seneca Falls annually decorates its Main Street with holiday lights and wreaths, and resembles the town in the film. And, even though Capra never acknowledged the societal homage, he did often visit an aunt in nearby Auburn. He had a unique familiarity of the town. Also, characters in the movie refer to cities close to Seneca Falls (Elmira and Rochester).

   On hand for Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony was Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu, the youngest daughter of George and Mary Bailey in this heartwarming motion picture. At the end of the film, she tells James Stewart and Donna Reed:

Teacher says – Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.”

   Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History is proud to include special stories about many of the actors from this timeless classic including Beulah Bondi, Thomas Mitchell, Lionel Barrymore,  Ward Bond, and Gloria Grahame. And I believe, winter is the perfect season to open this most Wonderful museum.

“Atta boy, Clarence…”

—————————————————–Manny Pacheco Sr. at film festival

  For me, personally, the Holidays always begin when I get to celebrate my father’s birthday. Happy birthday POP !!  I love you…       ————————>

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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