Saturday, December 24, 2011

GlamAmor-ous Holidays--Donna Reed Gets the Moon in 1946's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE


In director Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, I love the moments toward the middle of the movie when George and Mary (Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed) begin falling in love.  First when their eyes meet at the local dance and all the way through the evening when we're with them walking home...still somewhat soaked from falling into the high school pool.  Their scenes together are all so rich with emotion that I felt compelled to include multiple clips from the film (below).  Of course characters from this 1946 movie serve to remind us of several important lessons.  As George discovers, everyone's life has meaning and the greatest gift is being loved.  And then Mary inspires us to reach for the moon.  As she finds, by believing, we can all make our dreams come true.

Costumes by RKO's Edward Stevenson.

Happy holidays!


First dance together
and then the walk home



Their emotional kiss



Merry Christmas!


1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!

Forgot to include a link for you to the scene where they lasso the moon (don't think the embedded video comes through via email)...here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC1HT3UjyDA&feature=player_embedded

Happy holidays!

Kimberly

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