"It was a Wonderful Life is a labor of love and passion. It takes great courage to create such work." -Kelly Stewart, daughter of Jimmy Stewart Years have passed and George Bailey is being sent back to earth to earn his wings while rediscovering the town of Bedford Falls. While seeking old friends, George Bailey discovers he has a secret to unlock that will release Zuzu from her pain. Be prepared for a journey into old friendships, new beginnings and great surprises that will leave you teary eyed and yearning for more.
Even the most ardent fans of It’s a Wonderful Life will be surprised and delighted by the insightful discussions of film details, cast anecdotes, curiosities, and gaffes found in this charming guide. Providing a fresh perspective, this companion includes a handy film chronology and an overview of the plot, a complete breakdown of the musical score, a fun and challenging quiz, a DVD bookmarking feature designed to give instant access to favorite scenes and other points of interest, informative historical sidebars, the complete lyrics to "Buffalo Gals," and never-before-seen maps and diagrams of downtown Bedford Falls, downtown Pottersville, the Building and Loan, and 320 Sycamore. In addition, film lovers will learn why George should have spent Christmas Eve in jail, who crashes the Bailey family Christmas Eve gathering, the story behind the sudden demise of Mr. Gower’s son, how to make a flaming rum punch, the real-life site of the Bedford Falls High School "swim-gym," and other fascinating trivia related to the classic.
Tells the entire story of the film's production and presents us with an extraordinary wealth of original material. More than 200 photos.
Vignettes of a Wonderful Life is a true love story of the fascinating and exciting lifetimes of two Christians in love with each other and with God. It provides brief and often funny glimpses of the Palmers’ lives from adventures as children in the 1920s—involving rattlesnakes, bears, and pumas—to our present space age. It includes their romance and marriage, plus wryly humorous and profoundly difficult times during the Great Depression, military service in World War II, and mission work among Native Americans and Chinese immigrants, as well as time spent as overseas missionaries on the island of Jamaica and in Japan. Their stories include service as educators, speakers, pastoral ministers, executives in higher education, in regional work, and in the Disciples Mission Board.
52 heartwarming lessonscrafted from the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life. "No man is a failure who has friends." "Each man's life touches so many other lives." The more obvious lessons of the holiday classic It's a Wonderful Life, have become fodder for familyconversations for years. Now, Gold Medallion Award-winning author Bob Welch takes us deeper into the nuances of Frank Capra's 1946 tribute to bedrock values. From the lightheartedness of George and Mary's floor-parting dance to the poignancy of a community that rallies to save a desperate man, 52 Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life will inspire you to live for the deeper stuff that, as George Bailey finds, matters most.
Quicklets: Learn more. Read less. Every year around Christmas time there are a few movies that families all around the world like to pop into the DVD player, and Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is certainly one of them. This story about a man who gets the chance to see what life would be like if he was never born is a rich, feel-good tale that American families have adored for well over half a century now. With a production budget of just over 3 million dollars, It's a Wonderful Life has grossed about 6.5 million dollars and another 20 million in domestic DVD sales. At the Academy Awards, Itâ's a Wonderful Life earned five nominations, including Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Stewart as George Bailey), Best Director (Frank Capra), Best Film Editing (William Hornbeck), Best Sound (John Aalberg) and Best Picture. The American Film Institute (AFI) has ranked It's a Wonderful Life the 20th best film of all time in its "100 Years, 100 Movies" list. AFI also ranks the protagonist of the film, George Bailey, as the 9th greatest hero in American cinema and Mr. Potter (the film's antagonist) as the 6th greatest villain of all time. AFI ranked It's a Wonderful Life as the No. 1 Most Inspirational Film. AFI ranked It's a Wonderful Life as the 3rd best fantasy film of all time. AFI also ranked the film the Most Powerful Movie of All Time. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) ranks It's a Wonderful Life as the 30th best film of all time.
This book deals with the many things we face in life. Each poem deals with what we face day by day. It tells us how to have a better relationship with man and God. I also have a comment section on each page and also have scripture verses that I think is appropriate for the poems. The poems are about love, joy, peace, pain, suffering, the storms of life, facing old age, anger, worry, and many other things. Some have humor, while others are more serious. It appeals to the senior citizens because they are the ones who are facing life-changing events in their lives. This book of poems also encourages us to get into a closer walk with the Lord and to trust him for all our needs. It reveals that we are all sinners and that Jesus died for our sins on the cross of Calvary.
Celebrating one of the most beloved, heartwarming films of all time, this book is replete with movie lore and recipes meant to delight cooks, tempt their friends and families, and entertain movie buffs and collectors alike. You'll find old-Fashioned recipes Henry Potter Pot Pie, Fifty-Cents-on-the-Dollar Chuck Roast, Harry Bailey Hero Sandwich, Mrs. Martini's Creamy Linguine, Clarence Oddbody's Heavenly Hot Mulled Wine, "Zuzu, My Little Gingersnap Cookies, and many other dishes inspired by or evocative of fictional Bedford Falls. As a bonus, the book is filled with stills, bits of trivia from the movie, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and reminiscences from the stars of the film and others who helped make it. Karolyn Grimes appeared in eighteen movies as a child actress with many of the greats, including John Wayne, Cary Grant, and Bing Crosby. Best remembered for her role as Zuzu in It's a Wonderful Life, she is still acting and singing, and lives new Kansas City, Missouri. Franklin Dohanyos, a published songwriter, runs a public relations firm near Detroit, Michigan.
This is about my memories of event that I remember throughout my life.
Cherie Y. Mullins is the wife of Evangelist Roger Mullins. She is the daughter of the late Leo and Beverly Forse, of Binghamton, NY. As she grew up, they were members of the well-known Lit-tle White Church of Conklin, NY. Her family and church foundations play a tremendous role in her life of ministry with her husband today. As a couple, they have served the Lord faithfully in full-time evangelism, Christian music, and missionary work since 1969. They reside in McDonough, GA and are members of Glen Haven Baptist Church. She studied piano from first grade through high school and continues using her musical talent today. During their years on the road, she sang and played the piano as "Mama" in The Mullins Family as they traveled America in evangelism and gos-pel music from 1978 1994. Her family has recorded forty music projects which include a piano solo CD by Cherie. To-day, she works daily in the office of Hope for the World Albania with her husband, Roger and their daughter, Cindy. Since 1994, they have been ministering to thousands of orphan children of Albania, hundreds of senior citizens and the handicapped through Hope for the World as Directors of this ministry. This book is her third in a series under the title of "The Making of a Wonderful Life" . The first was subtitled "Recording Reflections" and specifically pertained to two of the family's recording projects produced in the 90's. Her second book was subtitled "Family Foundations" and covered Cherie's childhood days through the beginning of Bible College for her husband. This book, subti-tled Joyous Journey takes you through their lives from 1970 1994 in which they were involved full-time as a family in church ministry, evangelism and gospel music. Cherie believes she has one more book to write which will portray their years since 1994 in the field of foreign mission work in the country of Albania with Hope for the World. They have fo-cused on assisting orphans, widows, and handicapped and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. She believes that book will be subtitled "Mission Memoirs", or something very similar. She hopes to have that one published within a couple of years. It is her desire that as you read this book, you will get to know her family personally and understand all that went into The Making of "their" Won-derful Life through this volume subtitled "Joyous Journey".
A West Kentucky boy from a well-to-do family experiences the trauma of the Great Depression, followed by the devastating flood of 1937. His family is thrown into poverty. His story of this tragedy and what followed is a fascinating journey through his challenges in childhood work, education, sports, military service, love, faith, business, politics, religion, family, and world travel. At the age of eighty-seven, he looked back on the many key events of his life and created an impressive autobiography—The Crossroads of a Wonderful Life: Treasured and Not-So-Treasured Memories, which he published and shared with family and friends. It was well received and now is offered to a larger audience. Witness the ups and downs of his and his family’s lives—a remarkable replay of a business career that included noteworthy progress in a major company, almost unbelievable corporate intrigue, spying on the competition, CEO confrontation and early retirement, a new and exciting CEO role, public service, and his lifelong commitment to his Christian faith. Enjoy the wonderful travels and photos of his family and friends. Finally, he incorporates messages learned through life about his ideas for career selection by the young graduate, points for the new executive to consider, a financial plan for life, and evidences of his lifelong commitment to his Christian faith—all of this enhanced by a revealing collection of photographs.
Jimmy Hawkins who played four-year-old Tommy Bailey, takes you behind the scenes for a first-hand look at the American movie classic "It's a wonderful life".
Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and, of course, It’s A Wonderful Life are far more than mere movies; they are visions of America as it wanted to be seen. With his inimitable (though widely mimicked) down-home drawl, Jimmy Stewart came to embody the ideal American male, lean, affably sarcastic, honorable, endearingly awkward. His double takes were memorable; his way of muttering his asides charmed audiences. Most of all, he was the man whose heart was always in the right place, and who would see always see his way clear to doing the right thing. “If Bess and I had a son,” Harry Truman once said, “we’d want him to be just like Jimmy Stewart.” Jonathon Coe traces Stewart’s beginnings in a small town in Pennsylvania, his amateur dramatics and college years at Princeton, and the early films and stardom through to his heroics as an air force pilot during World War II and his triumphant return to Hollywood. Though he was adored in black and white, Stewart’s mature work shows his range as an actor, his ability to play far more than just the good-natured leading man. By the time he retired from acting, Stewart had films credits that were unparalleled—and a place in the American heart that was unrivaled. Illustrated with 150 photographs, taken on and off the set, this handsome tribute gives us the private man as well as the screen legend and guides us through the whole wonderful life of Jimmy Stewart.
Thomas surveys Stewart's life and career, and reviews the circumstances and plot of each of his films, from his small part in 1935's Murder Man to his last role as a grandfather in a 1981 Lassie movie.
John Skelton left school at 14 and went to work as an office boy where he met Peggy, the woman who was to become the love of his life. His memoir tells of their 66 years together and includes an emotional and startling first-person account of a little-known aspect of the war.
Paperback release of 2003 holiday bestseller which offers behind the scenes info on this holiday classic as well as current info on stars from the show.