Sunday, December 12, 2010

I Love Jimmy Stewart

I saw a clip from MSNBC this morning about the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA. I'd never known there was a museum for one of my favorite actors, and was nicely surprised. However, my surprise wasn't all positive, as the museum has come on hard financial times. The director of the museum said he thought it was because the people who were most familiar with Jimmy Stewart were aging.


I have been an enormous fan of Jimmy Stewart for as long as I can remember, and it's sobering to think of myself as soon-to-be extinct. I can't think of a Jimmy Stewart movie I don't like, and some are among my favorite movies. I think most people would choose "It's a Wonderful Life," especially in this season, but my own favorite is "Harvey." One of my most special memories is seeing a stage version when I was in college. I went to New York (I grew up in Connecticut) with my mother and we had a wonderful afternoon seeing Jimmy Stewart, Helen Hayes and Jesse White.  I also like the great Jimmy Stewart films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, especially "Rear Window."

Here's a cheer for the man who gave us Elwood P. Dowd in "Harvey" and George Bailey in a movie most of us will be seeing in the next two weeks...

Bless you, Jimmy Stewart and thank you!

9 comments:

Country Whispers said...

I have yet to sit down and watch "It's a Wonderful Life" from beginning to end. I caught just a bit of it again the other night but plan on watching in it's entirety sometime this holiday season.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have loved Jimmy Stewart too. So sad to think hard times will bring an end to that museum. Hard times have brought an end to many things for many people and I'm praying today that hard time will be no more...Here's wishing for a brighter and happier New Year.

Chatty Crone said...

I love, love, love did I say love Jimmy Stewart. What a GREAT man - he was a good soul.

sandie

Country Dreaming said...

Harvey is GREAT!

Melinda

Bernie said...

Love Jimmy Stewart, my Christmas begins when I watch Its a Wonderful Life......:-)Hugs

She said...

I love Jimmy Stewart, I adored him in The Glen Miller Story, Wonderful Life, Harvey, Spirit of St Louis and many many more. I reckon we should start a Jimmy Stewart Revival, what do you think:)?

Hugs

Sheilagh

Marydon said...

Jimmy Stewart melts my heart ... ALL his movies are fabulous. There is just something about him that one can't help but love ...

Thank you for the beautiful card, my sweet friend.
Pop over & see who we visited this last weekend ... what a grand time. Looking so forward to this spring ... again.

Christmas love, hugs & wishes ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Lorraine said...

I just watched THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER starring Jimmy Stewart. The remake was called YOU'VE GOT MAIL.

Sybil said...

Oh Buttercup, I am a great fan of Jimmy Stewart in fact I used to think he looked a bit like my Father in his young days...as he would be 103 now that was a long time ago LOL...
I never knew that there was a museum to him either. It would be such a pity of it were to close.
Much LOve Sybil xx