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Posted on: October 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] It’s a Wonderful Life: The Making of a Holiday Classic


Sunday, December 2, 2018

“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 a hundred times, you'll have fun learning about the making of the movie with popular historian Leslie Goddard. Enjoy rare behind-the-scenes photographs and find out how the script evolved, how the cast was chosen, and many technical challenges that were overcome. 

Registration required: Online at on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879.

Location: Elmhurst History Museum, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst

Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Cost: Members-Free; Non-Members $5

More info: or 630-833-1457

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