But in real-life Seneca Falls, scenes are immortalised from the 1946 film. 75 days of chaos and denial: How Donald Trump can keep fighting his inevitable defeat until Joe Biden is sworn in - and even then how does he get removed from the White House? Capra is said to have visited Seneca Falls in the 1940s, but whether he ever set eyes on Fall Street, or walked across the steel truss bridge that's a dead ringer for the one in the Christmas classic, before the movie was made remains up for debate. "It's a Wonderful Life is such a fabulous film; it needs to leave a footprint somewhere," said Karolyn Grimes, 78, who at 6 portrayed Zuzu, the youngest child of George and Mary Bailey, in the 1946 movie. "I feel it's one way to keep this movie alive for the generations to come, because, you know, I'm going to get my wings," she said with a laugh. Locals dressed as characters from “It’s a Wonderful Life” greet the crowd as they walk through downtown Seneca Falls, N.Y., during the 2017 festival parade. ", And perhaps most poignantly, Zuzu exclaims, "Look, Daddy! In the end, there's the hopefulness that  everybody's life has an impact that makes a difference.". "I sent 200 items to be on display to start the museum," Grimes said. (December 9 was indeed the date.) Sixty-five years ago Bedford Falls was the talk of the town as the setting for Christmas classic 'It's a Wonderful Life'. Paraphrasing Sheldon Leonard, who played Nick the bartender in the movie, Jimmy Hawkins says, "the movie never changed; people changed."

), as the “birthplace of the women’s rights movement,” it’s still worthy of a weekend getaway. Lining the village streets are signs proclaiming 'You are now in Bedford Falls', not far from road signs emblazoned Bedford Hills Blvd. Seneca Falls prides itself on continuing to embody the values that inspired the movie in the first place—family, faith, and community. Trumpocalypse now: A President refusing to walk and smearing the election as a fraud, gun sales soaring, a nation at boiling point... JUSTIN WEBB on why America faces its greatest peril since the Civil War. The famous steel truss bridge is not unlike where George Bailey stands as he looks into the water. Seeing her distress, a 17-year-old canal worker named Antonio Varacalli jumped in after her, despite his own inability to swim. Then there is what residents say is final proof Capra himself visited the town in late 1945, and famously had his hair cut by a local barber while trying to talk Jean Arthur into the female lead. hide caption. Teacher, 48, claims she's been forced to quit her job due to Long Covid lasting eight MONTHS that leaves her... Quarantine for arrivals in the UK 'could be slashed to FIVE days' under new 'test and release' system in... JAN MOIR: Four mothers who epitomise everything that's awful about Britain, EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: The zipless dress once considered 'risque'... that has proved a hit thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Co-op, Labour and a betrayal of values, TOM UTLEY: At last, a genuine medical condition that explains why I never listen to a word my wife says, RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Life's too short to measure a goldfish, Press the panic button... Lucifer's legged it: The Mail's theatre critic is directing his village's Easter play. "I just love that people here are still celebrating that message that was so important to him. Tribute: A street in Seneca Falls, New York pays homage to the 1946 movie 'It's a Wonderful Life'. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp - 1955 Take Back Your Town 2-13 was released on: USA: 4 December 1956 How do you an unfertilized egg on harvest moon a wonderful life? On December 10, 2010, the "It's a Wonderful Life" Museum opened in Seneca Falls, with Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in the movie, cutting the ribbon. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Joe Biden WILL address America TONIGHT as he closes in on victories in Nevada, Arizona and overtakes Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia - where a RECOUNT is called - but Trump rages: 'He should not wrongfully claim victory. Seneca Falls even holds an annual festival dedicated to all things IAWL. Italy ... You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Want to spend time with the individuals themselves? hide caption.

In mid-2009, The Hotel Clarence opened in Seneca Falls, named after George Bailey's guardian angel. The movie gives us a tool to discuss many important issues related to human rights, related to caring  about each other and valuing each other. Zuzu Bailey\'s Real-Life Tragedy, 36 Best Pumpkin Farms to Visit This Autumn, 30 Best Fall Flowers and Plants for Your Yard, 10 Charming Country Products by Black-Owned Brands, 24 Interesting "It\'s a Wonderful Life" Facts, On the 70th Anniversary of It\'s a Wonderful Life, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. In addition to movie memorabilia —   Grimes donated many items related to the film — the museum shares stories of oppressed people. So in other words, now is the perfect time to finally pay a visit. Standing here on a raw, blustery December day, it is the spitting image of the one George stands on. Fran Caraccilo is a local resident who got hooked on the idea that there's a real connection between his town and the town in the movie. Seventy-two years after the premiere of the movie It's a Wonderful Life,  275 miles away in New York City, folks here celebrate Frank Capra's crowning achievement with the It's a Wonderful Life Festival, boasting that the famous director based its fictional town on this Finger Lakes community. The town is  home to the Women's Rights National Historical Park.