See It's a Wonderful Life as
it was meant to be viewed – on the big screen.
On Sunday, December
16, the classic holiday movie, starring Denison native Donna Reed and
Jimmy Stewart, will be screened twice – at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the
Donna Reed Theatre. Free admission.
Bedford Falls display returns.
A miniature replica of Bedford Falls returns to the front
window of the Donna Reed Heritage Museum for a winter showing. The HO scale replica was built by model
building enthusiast from the Quad Cities area and, for several years,
was displayed by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center in
Davenport, Ia. before being donated to the Donna Reed Foundation.
Exhibit on the making of It's a Wonderful Life continues inside.
Step inside the museum and view an expanded exhibit that features a variety of items from the Donna Reed
Collection relating to the making of the movie. It includes a letter to
pen pal Violet Lindsey mentioning the
upcoming filming of the movie; daily call sheets detailing the daily
shoot schedule; daily production reports tracking expenses and
progress of the filming of a various scenes; Donna Reed's invitation to a screening of the movie from
director Frank Capra; and the review of
the movie which appeared in Variety. Of
particular interest are photos of the new snow-making process developed
especially for this film that replaced the practice of using painted
cornflakes for falling snow.