Remember the Night is one of my all-time favorite Christmas movies for so many reasons: the incredible Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hollaway, and Beulah Bondi. The clever Preston Sturges script. And because it features one of my favorite old songs “A Perfect Day” written by Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862–1946) sung by Hollaway (the original voice of Winnie the Pooh.)

Jacobs-Bond “I Love You Truly” was one of the most popular songs sung  at weddings at the turn of the century buy thyroid medication over the counter (and chances are at one of your ancestor’s nuptials) and was featured in arguably the most popular Christmas movie ever: It’s a Wonderful Life.

The life of Carrie Jacobs-Bond was truly inspiring. I picked up an old copy of her autobiography The Roads of Melody (out of print) on eBay, and copies can still usually be found there. She overcame the difficult odds and became a very successful song writer.




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