Last week's post (Valley of 'It's a Wonderful Life') about Life magazine's newly available trove of unpublished on-set photos from the film shoot for "It's a Wonderful Life" brought a nice email pointer. In 2006, the L.A. writer Michael Fessier ran a quirky piece in the late West magazine about coming upon all that fake snow in Encino when he was a boy. He remembers it being the hottest day of 1946. Another reason why Jimmy Stewart is sweating in frigid Bedford Falls.
Photo is from the Life online gallery, credited to Martha Holmes. See the whole Life gallery