Free Family Film Screening @manaratalsaadiyat on Saturday, December 15 (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
"IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE", directed by Frank Capra
(New Film Restoration!)
Family Friendly Program
RSVP Required at: http://cs-itsawonderfullife.splashthat.com
Bring all of your family and friends to experience this heartwarming and joyous fable from director Frank Capra celebrating the power of friendship, family and love. Come experience a beautiful restoration of the film!
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
(New Film Restoration!) Directed by Frank Capra
Rating: G (General Audiences)
Synopsis: A timeless classic, director Frank Capra's "It’s a Wonderful Life" was nominated for five Academy Awards and focuses on the story of George Bailey (James Stewart), a struggling businessman who becomes so disillusioned with his small-town life that he contemplates taking drastic measures. His guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), soon intervenes and helps George discover the true value of love and friendship as well as the indelible impact he has made on his home community of Bedford Falls. The film's magnificent supporting cast features unforgettable performances by Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond and Gloria Grahame. Seventy years later, Capra’s life-affirming fantasy continues to be a heartwarming experience for viewers of all generations.
Jack Baker - Elephants
Artist: Jack Baker (1925 - 2011)
Title: Elephant Mother and Baby
Signature: Signed Lower Right
Size: 38 x 46
Style: California Impressionist
Frame: Straight Burl Wood Frame
Frame Size Overall: 43 x 51"
Seller's Notes/Description: Provenance: Estate of Film Actor James "Jimmy" Stewart. Certificate of Authenticity will be included.
Price: $9,500 #jimmystewart#jackbaker#elephants#motherhood#californiaimpressionism#oilpainting
“Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?” —Clarence to George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” one of my all-time favorite movies (and this, one of my most beloved ornaments). ✨
“Remember: no man is a failure who has friends.”
I think it is fair to say that It’s a Wonderful Life is not only time one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time, but one of the greatest movies of all time, period. The story of George Bailey getting a glimpse of what life would be like without him is one that shows just how much of an impact we all have on this world, even if we don’t often see it. Jimmy Stewart portrayed the character so well, that he in a sense became George Bailey. This book is a novelized version of the movie and is a must read (and a must watch) for Christmas!
QOTD: favorite winter reads?
AOTD: I always read a Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, and all of the Christmas picture books this time of year
How’s everyone doing? It’s been super cold and sadly muggy here in Utah. I’ve been working on writing and reading but have also been getting ready for Christmas. On Thursday I am speaking to a book club about my Christmas book, the Innkeeper. Have a great day, all!
Love this production still from "Born to Dance," starring Eleanor Powell and an early credit for Jimmy Stewart. The film, nominated for #Oscars for its Dance Direction and the Cole Porter song "I've Got You Under My Skin," is on @TurnerClassicMovies today at 4:45pm ET.
I just finished reading David Grann's remarkable book Killers of the Flower Moon about the conspiracy of cruel murders that plagued Osage Nation in the 1920s.
Before reading Grann's fascinating account, I was only vaguely aware of this stain on American history thanks to its inclusion in The FBI Story (1959), a sanitized Hollywood take on the first 30 years of the federal agency's history that received J. Edgar Hoover's seal of approval.
James Stewart played the all-American agent "Chip" Hardesty, a fictionalized Forrest Gump of the FBI who takes part in every major operation from battling the KKK in the 1920s and capturing "public enemies" like John Dillinger to working against foreign spies during World War II and the subsequent Cold War era. During the Osage segment, Hardesty assumes the duties of real-life bureau agent Tom White, whose focused investigation led to several convictions. Like his real-life counterpart White, Hardesty goes undercover as a cattleman, his look complete with a felt Stetson hat, denim trucker jacket, gleaming belt buckle, and cowboy boots.
"I have my own rules and adhere to them. The rule is simple but inflexible. A James Stewart picture must have two vital ingredients. It will be clean and it will involve the triumph of the underdog over the bully." -Jim y Stewart. ————————————————
For me at least, both Jimmy Stewart and ice-skating remind me of Christmas 💗
Just look how tiny Joan is compared to him!!! 😍😍😍😍 These are a few publicity stills from "The Ice Follies" (1939) to promote the film. The film itself isn't so great, but I love these pics and also the ending of the movie is in color, which is really nice 💗