IT’S A WONDERFUL BOOK TALK with Karolyn Grimes a.k.a. “Zuzu Bailey”

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December 9, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Mark Twain House & Museum celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with our friends at Hartford Stage! This year we have three times the reason to celebrate the holidays: 1) 2021 is the 75th anniversary of the timeless classic It’s a Wonderful Life; 2) Hartford Stage is producing Joe Landry’s beloved stage adaptation of the film as a live radio play; and 3) the original Zuzu Bailey, Karolyn Grimes, is releasing ZUZU BAILEY’S IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE COOKBOOK
Joins us as we revisit Bedford Falls, George Bailey, Clarence the Angel (clutching his copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – we approve!), and, of course, Zuzu and her petals. We are delighted to present Karolyn in conversation with playwright Joe Landry and Hartford Stage Artistic Producer Rachel Alderman, co-director of the upcoming production of It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play. The panel will discuss the film, the play, the book, and that evil Mr. Potter! 
FREE virtual event, although donations are gratefully accepted. REGISTER HERE.
DON’T FORGET! Every time a cookbook sells, an angel gets its wings. Copies of Zuzu Baileys ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE COOKBOOK signed by the author are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.
Get more information about Hartford Stage’s production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – A Live Radio Play by clicking here.
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 Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation. For more information call 860-247-0998 or visit


December 9, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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