Behind the Bells

“I Believe… it’s silly but I believe”

The holidays are upon us! And what a better way then finish our dive into Miracle on 34th Street. Now it’s time to see how Fox managed to get Macys and Gimbels to agree to use their names for the movie. Learn how the movie’s filming of the annual Thanksgiving parade would be the first time a lot of people around the world would see it.

Also learn how Maureen O’Hara was forced by contract to do Miracle, how Natalie Wood was already a pro actress at age 8 and Edmund Gwen was so perfect for the part that many of the children actors believed he was Santa. We also look into how Fox insisted on a Summer release… and it’s strategy would make it a bit hit.

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Author: Robert Nicholas

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Part 2: Getting Macy’s to Agree, Filming the Parade and Store, a Christmas Film in Summer and Santa Wins an Oscar

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