I was out at the Spring Antique Show at the TRAC in Pasco, WA last week and happened to stumble upon a rather unique booth. Behind the counter, surrounded by movie posters, books and other mementos from her life on the big screen sat Karolyn Grimes, the actress who played Zu Zu in the iconic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. She is a genuinely charming and delightful lady, very approachable with a wry wit and obvious love for her role as the “Unofficial Ambassador” for the movie.
This is a movie that has touched many lives, and I witnessed an example of that after my interview with “Zu Zu”. After Zu Zu rang the bell and said her famous line, a woman standing near the booth burst into tears, sobbing about how it was her all-time favorite movie and she wept every time she heard the now famous line. Zu Zu immediately came out from behind the counter, consoling her with a big hug. A very gracious woman and an all around class act. Check out her website.
Also, make plans now to attend the Fall Antique Show in Walla Walla on September 25, 2009. Zu Zu will not be there, but you never know who you might meet.