65 years later, the movie still resonates…
LOS ANGELES — George Bailey can rest easy. He really did make a difference in the lives of people, including all 3.8 million in Los Angeles.
Bailey, for the one or two people who still haven’t seen the classic Frank Capra film "It’s A Wonderful Life," is a man driven to the brink of suicide when he comes to believe his life never really mattered.
It’s up to his quirky guardian angel Clarence to set him straight by showing Bailey, played by Jimmy Stewart, what the world would have been like without him.
In honor of the film’s 65th anniversary, the City Council declared Friday "It’s A Wonderful Life Day" in Los Angeles.
To get people in the spirit, Councilman Tom LaBonge, several members of Capra’s family and a few others gathered at the director’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on a sunny holiday morning.