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Frank Capra

American Christmas Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' is Based on an Italian-American

(20 12 2016) Darrell Fusaro

Frank Capra was so impressed with Amadeo Giannini's humility and generosity that he based the main character "George Bailey" in his 1946 film "It’s a Wonderful Life" on him.

George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life" is based on an Italian-American

(09 08 2012) Darrell Fusaro

The main character in the American holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" is based on the most incredible Italian-American you've never heard of.

Frank Capra Films Italian-San Francisco

(03 02 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

Capturing Italy’s encounter with California in Frank Capra’s documentary "La visita dell’ Incrociatore Italiano Libia a San Francisco, Calif., 6-29 Novembre 1921"

Westward the Women

(07 07 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

What Frank Capra and an obscure William Wellman western might tell us about Italian American women.

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