Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine DaviesGenerations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.
Miracle On 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street , American comedy film , released in , that became a perennial family favourite at Christmastime. After a jealous fellow employee frames him for an assault, Kringle is placed in a mental hospital. At the ensuing sanity hearing, Kringle and his attorney attempt to prove that he is indeed Santa Claus. Although the movie was released in the summer, it became a box-office hit and ran in theatres through the holiday season. The popularity of Miracle on 34th Street is due in part to the perfomances of Gwenn, who won an Academy Award , and Wood.
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Yes, Miracle On 34th Street is pure Hollywood hokum, a blatant piece of sub-Capra populism designed to advance the controversial proposition that Santa is real and children should be allowed to let their imaginations run free. How did Fox keep the protestors at bay? But the film is pretty savvy too, getting a jump on mounting anxieties about the post-war cult of consumerism, soon to be savaged by beatniks, cartoonists, and underground stand-up comics. The story of a real "Kris Kringle" played by the inimitable Edmund Gwenn earning the trust of upper management at Macy's and teaching young Natalie Wood and her progressive mother Maureen O'Hara to believe in Christmas again is really an object lesson in how to put one over on the buying public. What does the Macy's customer say when Santa sends her to another store to buy her son a fire truck?
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