“Forgotten Hollywood”- Book Series Visits Bedford Falls…

Posted on January 12, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The Forgotten Hollywood Book Series have found a new home in Seneca Falls, New York. The hamlet is located Western Upstate New York. Some believe that Seneca Falls may have been the inspiration for the fictional town of Bedford Falls portrayed in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic film It’s a Wonderful Life.


movie_bros   In that spirit, the Seneca Falls It’s a Wonderful Life Museum has just ordered Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History for their really quaint book shop. Many of the character actors featured in my paperbacks are in the motion picture, including Thomas Mitchell (with James Stewart–> Lionel Barrymore, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, and Beulah Bondi.

movie_store   As I previously reported, the museum opened in the Winter of 2010. The ribbon-cutting event was attended by Karolyn Grimes, who played Zuzu in the movie. The location is free to the public during the week, and  displays exhibitions of film posters, photographs, magazine covers, and memorabilia.

   Seneca Falls annually decorates its Main Street with holiday lights and wreaths, and resembles the fictional town. Though, Frank Capra never acknowledged the societal homage, he often visited an aunt in nearby Auburn. Characters in the flick also refer to cities close to the hamlet (Elmira & Rochester).

   The Seneca Falls It’s a Wonderful Life Museum is open year-round. It’s at 32 Fall St.,  you can visit Tuesday-Saturday, 11a–4p. Each day, an It’s a Wonderful Walking Tour takes place.

   It’s nice to see that my guardian angel Clarence is officially watching over my Book Series…



   I’m spending a lot of time this weekend on the radio on AM 15-10 Financial News and Talk. My Forgotten Hollywood program will air today at 3p (pst). We’re spending an hour exploring the work of Michael Feinstein, the official ambassador of The Great American Songbook. This wonderful partnership with the Library of Congress is combing the nation to retrieve the lost compositions of the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, etc.

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                                           MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

   I’m also a Sunday guest on Close Up, a public affairs show. We’ll be chatting about this year’s film-award season, including the Golden Globes; and last Thursday’s announcement of the Academy Awards nominations. The interview will air twice – 6a and 6p (pst).


   Here’s a link to listen if you live outside the Southern California broadcast area, and if you love the motion picture industry (past and present):


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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