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Can call one of the most inspirational movies ever it's a wonderful life has become a -- classic over the years -- -- 65 years since it first at the big screen we're looking back.
Yeah today I had another big red letter day for the day and it.
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-- -- But we're joined right now by one of the film stars little Jimmy hawk NC played Tommy Bailey he's all grown up and he joins us from LA good morning to you sir good morning you guys thanks for having me again -- -- and it.
65 years it's agency -- one of the reasons it has become a holiday classic is.
-- and some bonehead at the studio forgot to renew the copyright and what happened.
Well back in 73 they dropped a copyright and TV stations all over the country could play it preferring it.
They take advantage of that its television mated -- hit.
And that people started -- it's one -- -- parties and it just grew and grew and now it's.
-- go to the most inspirational movie of all time.
I met with the -- -- bonds -- councilman.
Here in Hollywood.
-- heard the LA city console and he proclaimed it's a wonderful life day and.
No film in the history of Hollywood has ever had its own day so it's growing and getting bigger and bigger it's.
It's amazing story there and an amazingly at -- and a half years old.
You had -- memories of your time on the facts tell me.
-- -- -- -- Well I remember getting their real early in the morning in walk in on in the -- that never smell outside of the -- that they build on the stage.
And then coming into the living room with that Christmas tree and everything in my siblings were there and we play.
A member Frank Capra.
Giving me the directions on the FC -- -- all the excuse me say.
Would stop all the -- -- and crouch down and talk to me one on line and say I want to stop right here you see when we walk.
You'd you can stop right here you understand that it's alias there and so then we get up and walk couple more feet -- stop Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed many crouched down again and.
-- -- I want to say it here they did that two or three times and then -- Took a couple takes them that was editor that states and that was it but now he's trying to say that this wasn't an -- classic -- a recent classic.
Well yes that television -- hit it the -- 500000 dollars at the box office when it first came out.
But television made it and hit that is amazing it is kind of feel good for you to be part of -- History.
As you just mentioned the most inspirational movie of all time.
Yeah -- re really is send.
I've written some books on it do.
For a new audience.
Because I know black people tell me they sit down with their kids and watch the film and sometimes kids don't understand banking and building alone so I wrote this -- -- five.
For kids coloring book.
And it tells this story from Tommy's -- -- -- -- my character I know that that kids can get the message of Frank Capra because it -- wanted to tell people that.
Each life touches so many other lives that they weren't around it would leave an awful whole picture and -- I let the kids know from.
Somebody their own aides that they are important that they.
Make a difference that I've -- all right we'll link to your coloring book in -- on our website FOX & Friends dot com.
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