The Fort Worth Star-Telegram had this nugget of info connecting Mrs. Parker with the cinema legend of George Bailey & Clarence the angel:
On Dec. 20, 1946, Frank Capra’s film It’s a Wonderful Life has a preview showing in New York before going on to flop at the box office. World-class wit and cynic Dorothy Parker did script-doctoring on the film, but it’s hard to detect her hand in the sweet, some say syrupy, result.
And I came across this in the Chicago Sun-Times:
Among the uncredited writers who worked on the screenplay were Dorothy Parker, Dalton Trumbo and Clifford Odets.
Did anyone ever hear of Mrs. Parker working on this classic? It’s not in any books I’ve come across. It does seem hard to imagine that she worked on the famous Jimmy Stewart holiday staple. Watch closer when it’s on TV this holiday season?