Wonderful Memories of It’s a Wonderful Life

By Jimmy Hawkins
Foreword by Frank Capra Jr.
Read by Jimmy Hawkins

1.53 Hours 09/01/2002 unabridged
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When the movie It’s a Wonderful Life opened in December 1946, it captured five Academy Award nominations. It also captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Over the past fifty years, It’s a Wonderful Life has become as much a holiday tradition as Thanksgiving dinner and the Christmas tree. For many people, Christmas just isn’t complete until they see Jimmy Stewart running down Main Street yelling, “Merry Christmas!” It’s a Wonderful Life has become the American version of A Christmas Carol, with its own timeless message of innocence, personal struggle, and hope. Now listeners can hear about the making of this film firsthand from the memories of actor Jimmy Hawkins, who played four-year-old Tommy Bailey in the film, as well as archived interviews with Jimmy Stewart, director Frank Capra, and many others who were part of the filming of this treasured holiday classic.

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When the movie It’s a Wonderful Life opened in December 1946, it captured five Academy Award nominations. It also captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Over the past fifty years, It’s a Wonderful Life has become as much a holiday tradition as Thanksgiving dinner and the Christmas tree. For many people, Christmas just isn’t complete until they see Jimmy Stewart running down Main Street yelling, “Merry Christmas!” It’s a Wonderful Life has become the American version of A Christmas Carol, with its own timeless message of innocence, personal struggle, and hope.

Now listeners can hear about the making of this film firsthand from the memories of actor Jimmy Hawkins, who played four-year-old Tommy Bailey in the film, as well as archived interviews with Jimmy Stewart, director Frank Capra, and many others who were part of the filming of this treasured holiday classic.

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“In a way that only audiobooks can capture, this tape becomes a kind of spiritual sequel to a cherished institution.” AudiobooksToday.com

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Author Bio: Jimmy Hawkins

In addition to Its A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Hawkins has over eighty motion picture credits to his name. He costarred in two MGM Elvis Presley movies and has appeared in over four hundred television shows, including six years as Tagg Oakley on The Annie Oakley series, eight seasons on The Donna Reed Show, and four years on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He is also a producer with numerous movie and TV credits. Jimmy serves on the board of the Donna Reed Foundation and the Jimmy Stewart Museum. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 1.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English