Facts & Trivia

Jimmie the Raven Jimmie the Raven is an actual, real life bird (there’s some debate as to whether he is a crow or a raven–he’s been credited as both), that according to reports appeared in over 1,000 films from the 1930s through the 1950s including The Wizard of Oz. Frank Capra cast him in You […]

Found in an old issue of Life magazine, in an article titled, “Life goes to a party with seven stars in Houston, Texas.” (August 5, 1940) The seven stars were Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene, and Olivia de Havilland. My favorite picture caption: “Henry Fonda, exhibiting deadpan technique, does tricks […]

The Films of Jimmy Stewart

The Spirit of St. Louis (April 20, 1957) Synopsis Unknown aviator Charles Lindbergh completes the first successful flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Thoughts Lindbergh took off from New York on May 20, 1927, James Stewart’s 19th birthday and the story goes that Jimmy built a model of the Spirit of St. Louis and hung it […]