Miracle on 34th Street

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Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, and Maureen O'Hara in a scene from MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, 1947.
Insanity is a crazy thing, isn’t it? Sometimes you don’t even know you have it until someone lets you know. Luckily, everyone in this film is infected.

With little Susan reciting “I believe, I believe, …it’s silly, but I believe”, poor janitor Albert just realizing he had childhood issues with his father, Kris Kringle being committed in and out of Bellvue, Doris not believing in fairytales, and Fred Gailey unsure of that cane leaning in the corner, the whole film may as well have been filmed in a nuthouse!

Luckily we’re still using its wonder and magic in life today.

Nothing brings out the crazies like the holiday season- give in and enjoy it.


Edmund Gwenn

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September 26, 1875 ~  September 6, 1959                Miracle on 34th StreetThe Doctor Takes a Wife

Everyone who has ever seen Miracle on 34th Street with Edmund Gwenn, automatically gains a soft spot for the actor that plays Santa. He’s insightful, sleeps with his whiskers out, and stands up for Alfred the janitor. What’s not to like? In Doctor Takes a Wife, Gwenn plays opposite Ray Milland and Loretta Young, gently consoling the fake-married couple in the midst of a fake-lover’s spat. Compassion and empathy, and faith just seem to be part of his personality. It was however funny to learn that his only marriage turned into a divorce within a matter of hours, not something we expect for our own beloved Santa.

Happy Birthday Edmund!


Max Steiner

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May 10, 1888 ~ December 28, 1971

Gone With the Wind, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Unfaithful

Happy Birthday Max!