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'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?
NYDailyNews. ^ | December 26, 2012

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:34:14 AM PST by US Navy Vet

'A Christmas Story' It wouldn't be Christmas without 'A Christmas Story,' the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic thanks to its winning cast and quotable scenes. The film is as time-honored a tradition as getting your tongue stuck to a pole in freezing weather. Here's a then-and-now look at the gang from fictional Hohman, Indiana, who brought the 'original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, all-American Christmas' tale to life ...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: achristmasstory
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1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:34:17 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

Blocked at work...the url contains the word ‘entertainment.’


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:48:23 AM PST by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: US Navy Vet
I was a Jean Shepard fan for many years. Unfortunately, about a year before he died, Shepard did an interview with he Chicago Tribune where he revealed that he really disliked his childhood in NW Indiana, and never really cared about the childhood characters (Flick, Swartz, Bruner) he developed and used in his stories. It was a kick in the teeth for me and I can never look at his work the same again.
3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:51:42 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality factory loaded ammunition ---- The New Gold)
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To: US Navy Vet

Scut Farkus still looks the same :)


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:51:59 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: US Navy Vet

Maybe it’s just me, but I always thought Melinda Dillon was sorta major league HOT!!


5 posted on 12/26/2012 10:57:02 AM PST by djf (Conservative values help the poor. Liberal values help them STAY poor!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

>>Clark was killed in a car accident in 2007.

The director and his son, who hoped to also get into
the movie business, were killed by an illegal
alien driving drunk

99 cent podcast (scroll down) of “Stu’s Show” with guests
>>A look back at the now cult classic 1983 feature, “A CHRISTMAS STORY” with guests SCOTT SCHWARTZ (Flick), ZACK WARD (Scut Farcus), and YANO ANAYA (Grover Dill).

http://www.stusshow.com/archives.php?y=2010


6 posted on 12/26/2012 11:11:24 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: US Navy Vet
...the 1983 movie that became an instant holiday classic...

If memory serves, the movie was not all that popular when it first came out. It wasn't until a cable network began running it that it became so popular.

7 posted on 12/26/2012 11:15:22 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I love this movie! I personally think the seeds for National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation blossomed in A Christmas Story.


8 posted on 12/26/2012 12:41:15 PM PST by tob2 (Happy New Year to all!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Of course I watched it again this year, and with my kids.
We were a bit surprised, for some reason, when the occasional profanity slipped out, even though one of the major memorable scenes revolved around the ‘f’ word.

I asked my daughter, after one of those profanities was uttered, if she heard the “bad word” that was said.
She said she couldn’t understand what the characters were saying.

It then occurred to me that throughout the show they use nonsense “profanity” out of the father & Ralphie, and mix in the occasional real profanity, and to a kid that doesn’t hear those words, it ALL sounds like nonsense words.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 12:46:33 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: djf

Oh believe me, it’s not just you.


10 posted on 12/26/2012 12:48:28 PM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: djf
Maybe it’s just me, but I always thought Melinda Dillon was sorta major league HOT!!

Yup...me too...

11 posted on 12/26/2012 12:53:27 PM PST by Getsmart64
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To: raccoonradio; US Navy Vet
They'll mention one of the actor's foray into pornography, but won't mention Bob Clark was killed, and killed by an illegal alien.
12 posted on 12/26/2012 12:58:42 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: US Navy Vet

There is another movie of an even greater vintage (1955) that I missed seeing this season. Anyone else remember “We’re No Angels”? It is a Humphrey Bogart movie for goodness sakes and a star cast on top of that with Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, Leo G. Carroll AND directed by Michael Curtiz! With 500 channels, they can’t give us this good stuff?


13 posted on 12/26/2012 1:13:25 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Peter Billingsley grew up to be a handsome fellow.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 1:34:14 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: US Navy Vet

TV Guide channel just aired a retrospective within the past couple weeks (probably repeated ad nauseam, and I don’t even know if it was original to this year).


15 posted on 12/26/2012 1:36:01 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: US Navy Vet

“You filty sicken hook-aid! Oh, smelly wok buster! Grout shell fratten house stickle fifer! You bladder puss nut grafter! Dorton hoper…smick melly whop walker. You wart mundane noodle! You shotten shifter paskabah! You snort tonguer! Lame monger snaffa shell cocker!”


16 posted on 12/26/2012 1:37:08 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Getsmart64; djf

Maybe you guys are missing it, but...

and actress playing the role of a traditional wife and mother is going to get about a 3 point boost on the “10” scale.


17 posted on 12/26/2012 1:41:12 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lockbar

When I was a kid in the 60s, the rumor went through my school that Jean Shepherd had a son, his name supposedly was “Beaver”. This was something of a shock as it was never mentioned on the radio show, and the immediate assumption was he was born out of wedlock.

Turns out he did have a son in 1951 named Randall (the source for his brother’s name in the movie, perhaps), and that was by his first wife.

I was bothered by this, but I came to realize that the stories that he told really were fiction, though always with a basis in fact.

No one criticizes Mark Twain for fictionalizing his early life in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”.

Public figures always have private lives, and they aren’t always what we would like them to be.

So, I eventually let all this slide because I enjoyed Shepherd’s work so much.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 1:49:17 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SES1066

It was on TMC


19 posted on 12/26/2012 1:52:27 PM PST by tiki
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To: US Navy Vet

For real:

I got a leg lamp Christmas-tree ornament and a Daisy pellet rifle for Christmas this year.


20 posted on 12/26/2012 2:42:25 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: SES1066

Thought Aldo Ray was a dud. Loved Peter Ustinov quoting about his stay in Marseille, France. Something like “It was the most depraved place I ever saw - loved every minute of it.”

Reminded me of pre-Castro Cuba in my Navy days.


21 posted on 12/26/2012 3:22:04 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: RedMDer

Scut is the “new” Obama. Ralphie needs to beat the crap out of him.


22 posted on 12/26/2012 3:25:15 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SES1066

Were No Angels is one of my favorites! Wasn’t the snake they let loose called Adolph? Peter Ustinov was a treasure of of course Bogie was Bogie.


23 posted on 12/26/2012 3:25:27 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: bicyclerepair

You people piss me off. Why can’t anybody on my list be so rich as that. Merry Christmas!


24 posted on 12/26/2012 3:27:39 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress
Scut is the “new” Obama. Ralphie needs to beat the crap out of him.

Yes!
25 posted on 12/26/2012 3:49:59 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: bicyclerepair
Early present for me on Christmas Eve :)

26 posted on 12/26/2012 3:54:10 PM PST by RedMDer
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To: Lockbar
I was a Jean Shepard fan for many years. Unfortunately, about a year before he died, Shepard did an interview with he Chicago Tribune where he revealed that he really disliked his childhood in NW Indiana, and never really cared about the childhood characters (Flick, Swartz, Bruner) he developed and used in his stories. It was a kick in the teeth for me and I can never look at his work the same again

I've read most of his stories several times over or the better ones anyway. My dad had me read them in my late teens.

The dad in the movie was not even close to being like the dad in the written stories LOL. I live in East Tennessee. But my uncle lived and grew up close to Gary, Indiana. Yea he was like The Old Man in the stories even down to the Lucky in his mouth and scalding hot black coffee and that stare in the mornings. LOL.

Although the cars we had in my your were 1950's vintage mainly I can relate to jumping on the bumper to get the solenoid to engage on our old 59 Rambler wagon that acquired a taste for them.

My ad wasn't the old man in the stories though. :>} He just taught me such things like cars as I grew.

Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss was my favorite of his written stories. "I wanna peanut butter and jelly sandwich" LOL

27 posted on 12/26/2012 5:34:05 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
Let me correct that post. I hate HP wireless keyboards.

I've read most of his stories several times over or the better ones anyway. My dad had me read them in my late teens.

The dad in the movie was not even close to being like the dad in the written stories LOL. I live in East Tennessee. But my uncle lived and grew up close to Gary, Indiana. Yea he was like The Old Man in the stories even down to the Lucky in his mouth and scalding hot black coffee and that stare in the mornings. LOL.

Although the cars we had in my youth were 1950's vintage mainly, I can relate to jumping on the bumper to get the solenoid to engage on our old 59 Rambler wagon that acquired a taste for them. My dad wasn't like the old man in the stories though. :>} He just taught me such things like cars as I grew. Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss was my favorite of his written stories. "I wanna peanut butter and jelly sandwich" LOL

28 posted on 12/26/2012 5:51:23 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

As is often the case, the book is better than the movie.

As I watched it the first time, being very familiar with the written stories, I kept waiting for my favorite moments, many of which never came. I was very disappointed.

Example:

When Ralphie was sitting on Santa’s lap, he observed:

“Santa smoked Camels, like my Uncle Charles.”


29 posted on 12/26/2012 6:50:05 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

LOL yea a lot is left out. I also liked his story about the Polish Wedding. Pricelass.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 8:39:56 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: US Navy Vet
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31 posted on 12/26/2012 10:15:24 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Huntress; US Navy Vet
Peter Billingsley grew up to be a handsome fellow.

Indeed he did. Not all child stars are that fortunate.

32 posted on 12/26/2012 10:43:04 PM PST by thecodont
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