Frank Capra

Local Historian Dives Into Capra Classic

Historian Leslie Goddard brings her It’s A Wonderful Life presentation to the Benesenville Public Library Sunday 12/16

Historian Leslie Goddard brings her It’s A Wonderful Life presentation to the Benesenville Public Library Sunday 12/16

Throughout the year, you might find Darien based historian Leslie Goddard portraying Eleanor Rooosevelt, Amelia Earhart, or Louisa May Alcott at local libraries or historical societies. For the Christmas season, Goddard developed a different presentation. Instead of focusing on a woman in history; she took a deep dive into a holiday tradition, the movie ‘It’s A Wonderful Life.’ First Light host Brian O’Keefe talked with Goddard and she reminded him the movie wasn’t always so universally loved.

Historical View of 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Leslie Goddard has a PhD in history from Northwestern…but she never lets academia get in the way of having a little fun with history. First Light host Brian O'Keefe talked recently about her latest project, the history of Frank Capra’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

Historian Leslie Goddard created a new presentation for this year's holiday season

Historian Leslie Goddard created a new presentation for this year's holiday season

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