Pownal, Vt.: Historical Society hosts Jim Fisk Jr. birthday celebration

Thursday March 28, 2013

The Pownal Historical Society will host a free showing of the movie "The Toast of New York" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, at the Solomon Wright Library on Main Street to celebrate the birthday of Pownal’s native son, Jubilee Jim Fisk Jr., who was born in North Pownal on April Fools’ Day 1835.

This 1937 RKO picture stars Edward Arnold as Fisk, the country peddler turned Wall Street Bull, Cary Grant as his ally and sidekick, and Frances Farmer as Fisk’s mistress and femme fatale.

Birthday cake will be served. Information: Ken Held at (802) 823-5536.


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