Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review - It's a Wonderful Life: The Fiftieth Anniversary Scrapbook

In my book reviews, I give my brief thoughts on what I read. Sometimes I will expound on those thoughts, but more often than not, I will just give a brief opinion. I could go into detail about what the book is about, but a lot of people have already done that. You can read their descriptions of the book, plus the official description on Amazon.

It's a Wonderful Life: The Fiftieth Anniversary Scrapbook by Jimmy Hawkins. 1996.

This book is written by Jimmy Hawkins. He played Tommy Bailey, the youngest of the Bailey children. He has written several books about It's a Wonderful Life. This one may be the best.

What makes this book interesting are the interviews with most of the cast and crew of It's a Wonderful Life. It provides their stories, their insights and their memories of the film. Some of the information can be found in a variety of other sources, but the interview format is a fresh take on these ideas.

The other nice aspect is the collection of very large photos found throughout the book.

4 of 5 stars.