Skip to comments.Jimmy Stewart Museum needs a George Bailey miracle
Posted on 12/12/2010 1:52:52 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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Agreed. These stars were big in their day, but they fade from memory. I'd guess that most people under the age of 35 have never even heard of Jimmy Stewart.
A few years ago I worked with this chick that was just out of high school. She had literally never heard of Johnny Carson.
The other day I asked my XO if he was going to see True Grit this month. He is a 27 yr old Lieutenant and he had never heard of True Grit. He was vaguely familiar with John Wayne, but had never heard of any of his movies.
That was the point I was trying to make in my post #5. It seems a lot of these pieces of history that should be remembered are off the beaten path.
In upstate NY, even baseball's Hall of Fame is out in the middle of nowhere. Podunk Town.
It's as if history is telling us, "Remember us, if you care to, but you'll have to work a little bit, if you want to. But if you don't that's your problem."
When I visited Hawaii years ago, one of the Hawaiian tour guides told us, in his culture, "If you don't tell your children about your past, don't expect them to remember you."
Well, the one thing that Jimmy Stewart has going for his memory is that “Its a Wonderful Life” plays every holiday. I actually don’t like the fact that they’ve reigned in the number of showings on TV to one per year. IAWL is a great American masterpiece. Its also the only movie one that manages to choke me up at the end no matter how many times I see it. Its the scene where his brother makes the toast that does it.
Roy Rogers what a shame I have an idea for Jimmy....there is money the arabs but not our heros???....It is time to stop sending money people who hate and kill us!!!
I saw Jimmy Stewart the last time he was in Indiana thanks to my dad!!!He wa s a true HERO......
Just heard about this thread. Yep, the museum is in trouble. I work just next door, in the courthouse, and used to volunteer at the museum. It’s funny to see visitors get their pic taken with the Jimmy statue outside on the courthouse lawn!
I missed him every time he was here. Last time I had the chance, I was pregnant with my son and too tired! That was 27 years ago. Mr S and our friend went. I missed my chance!
Curious, I strained (no pun intended) to see any rank on the shoulders. The only clue I suppose is the flag. He advanced to the rank of Brigadier General
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