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Saturday, 12/8, 2-3:30 PM, It’s a Wonderful Life: The Making of a Holiday Classic


Did you know Cary Grant was supposed to star in It’s a Wonderful Life? That the gym floor turned swimming pool was real? That the movie bombed at the box office? Even if you’ve seen the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life 150 times, you’ll have fun exploring the movie’s creation with Dr. Leslie Goddard, including how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen, and the technical challenges that were overcome. Enjoy rare photographs taken behind-the-scenes and find out what happened to the cast.This program is brought to you in partnership with River Forest Township.