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  • The Story Behind ‘A Christmas Story’

    12/22/2017 10:40:49 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 82 replies
    WSJ ^ | 21 Dec 2017 | Thomas Lipscomb
    By the early 1980s, Shep’s radio show was over. This movie idea was his last chance to avoid the poorhouse. Shep, Leigh and Clark collaborated on the screenplay, and she helped keep Shep off Clark’s set. Shep, who considered himself a co-director, was constantly “helping the actors” and haranguing visitors, most of whom had never heard of him. Shep was no longer a has-been. Like “the Old Man” he had finally won his own “major award.” And no one could steal this idea. Shep’s late-in-life success had been created out of the magical world of his own childhood, one he...
  • ILLEGAL DETAINED IN DEATH OF 'CHRISTMAS STORY' DIRECTOR (2007 Flashback)

    12/24/2015 5:37:49 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 04/06/2007 | WND
    An illegal alien suspected of causing a traffic accident and killing movie director Bob Clark, whose "A Christmas Story" has come alongside "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" as a perennial holiday must-watch, has been placed under an immigration hold by federal authorities. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency placed the hold on Hector Velazquez-Nava, 24, a Mexican national who was living in Los Angeles as an illegal immigrant, according to a report from Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee. Agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice said the hold means Valezquez-Nava, when his Los Angeles court proceedings...
  • A Christmas Story tour: Where to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary in Cleveland

    12/05/2013 10:59:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 44 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | December 05, 2013 | By Laura DeMarco
    The A Christmas Story House and Museum is not the only way fans can celebrate the film's legacy in Cleveland. Read on for a guide to all things "A Christmas Story"– just don't shoot your eye out. A Christmas Story House and Museum: Open seven days a week, year-round, at 3159 West 11th St. in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Call 216-298-4919 or email info@achristmasstoryhouse.com. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children (ages 7 to 12) and free...
  • 'A Christmas Story' at 30: now part of the family

    11/28/2013 7:48:11 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    TUCSON NEWS NOW ^ | 28 NOVEMBER 2013 | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn't get old. The film "A Christmas Story" opened 30 years ago to mixed reviews but has shown its staying power as a holiday family favorite. Cleveland, where parts of the movie were filmed and hard-luck Ralphie dreamed big, is celebrating the anniversary with iconic leg lamps, holiday store windows like the ones that drew Ralphie's wide-eyed stares and stage and musical versions of "A Christmas Story." "It becomes part of your fabric for your whole life," said Kevin Moore, managing director of the Cleveland Play House, where the stage...
  • Dad Says Facebook Photo of Son with Gun Brought Cops to House (A Century 21 Christmas Story BB Gun)

    03/19/2013 8:04:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | March 19, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Dad says Facebook photo of son with gun brought cops to house A New Jersey man says that, on the basis of mere hearsay about a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son with a .22 rifle, police and child protection arrive at his door and demand entry. I am sure there are several 11-year-old boys who are terribly proficient at handling a gun. But, given that I wouldn't trust an 11-year-old boy with a popsicle, I would just as well not be anywhere near them. This, however, doesn't appear to have been the policy of the authorities in New Jersey....
  • 'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?

    12/26/2012 10:34:14 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    NYDailyNews. ^ | December 26, 2012
    '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 ...
  • A Christmas Story

    12/24/2012 6:46:31 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 81 replies
    "The old man could replace a fuse quicker than a jackrabbit on a date." Discuss.
  • 'A Christmas Story': Where Are They Now?

    12/25/2011 4:26:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 92 replies · 3+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 12-21-2011 | Staff
    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 ...
  • Once there was 'A Christmas Story'

    12/25/2009 3:22:56 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies · 2,531+ views
    wnd ^ | December 25, 2009 | Ilana Mercer
    Set in the 1940s, "A Christmas Story" depicts a series of family vignettes through the eyes of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who yearns for that gift of all gifts: the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun. This was boyhood before "bang-bang you're dead" was banned. Family life prior to "One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads," and Christmas without the ACLU. If children could choose their families, most would opt for the kind depicted in this film, where mother is a homemaker, father is a regular working stiff, and between them they have zero repertoire of psychobabble to rub together. Although...
  • "Official" "A Christmas Story" "Annual" Thread

    12/11/2009 1:16:01 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 105 replies · 1,744+ views
    11 Dec 2009 | US Navy Vet
    Place your "A Christmas Story" thoughts here
  • Barack Husein Obama wins "Major Award"!

    10/09/2009 12:13:04 PM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 8 replies · 512+ views
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    When asked for comment, BHO replied "It's a major award!"
  • Canadian Fans Film Documentary about Making of 'A Christmas Story'

    12/24/2008 8:31:13 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 60 replies · 1,789+ views
    CBC ^ | 12/23/08
    Curiosity about the behind-the-scenes stories and locations where director Bob Clark shot his cult holiday classic 'A Christmas Story' has inspired a documentary by two diehard fans of the film. Tyler Schwartz and Jordie Smits spent the past two years researching, interviewing and filming the documentary Road Trip for Ralphie, a chronicle of their travel to the film's locations. Filmed in Ohio and in Ontario, the 1983 original continues to appeal to audiences today. "It's so funny. It's so down to earth," Smits told CBC News on Tuesday morning. "It's a real story about a family at Christmas time. It's...
  • Where are they now? "A Christmas Story"

    12/08/2008 10:15:35 PM PST · by pillut48 · 56 replies · 1,747+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | 12/08/08
    "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. 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."
  • ‘A Christmas Story’ still hits people where they live after 25 years

    12/05/2008 11:11:43 AM PST · by qam1 · 202 replies · 4,446+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 12/04/08 | Star news services
    Fans of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” are celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary with a convention and trips to the house where the movie was made. The 1983 film, an adaptation of Jean Shepard’s memoir of a boy in the 1940s, was set in Indiana but largely filmed in Ohio. The movie starred Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The film was a modest theatrical success, but critics loved it. It eventually joined “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” as a Christmas classic. “It’s...
  • OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH FFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDGGGGGGGGGE....

    12/25/2007 5:50:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 71 replies · 274+ views
    tbs | 12/25/2007
    The TBS channel is currently airing their 24 hour marathon of the Christmas classic: A Christmas Story.
  • Illegal Sentenced In 'A Christmas Story' Director's Death

    10/12/2007 9:31:30 AM PDT · by skeeter · 52 replies · 1,462+ views
    KRLA News ^ | OCt 12, 2007
    A man convicted of causing a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that killed the director of "A Christmas Story'' and his son is scheduled to be sentenced today. Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava faces a six-year state prison term. Velazquez-Nava pleaded no contest to two counts of manslaughter in August in the deaths of Robert Clark and his son, Ariel Hanrath-Clark. Authorities said Velazquez-Nava, an illegal immigrant, had a blood-alcohol content of .24 -- three times the legal limit.
  • Man Pleads No Contest In Deadly PCH Crash [killed "Christmas Story" director]

    08/29/2007 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies · 1,342+ views
    <p>A man who caused a crash on Pacific Coast Highway that killed the director of ''A Christmas Story'' and his son pleaded no contest Wednesday to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.</p> <p>Hector Manuel Velazquez-Nava, 24, faces a six-year state prison term when sentenced Sept. 27 at the Airport Branch Courthouse, according to the District Attorney's Office.</p>
  • Driver accused in crash (Illegal alien killed "Christmas Story" director)

    05/11/2007 6:59:45 PM PDT · by stinkerpot65 · 19 replies · 1,221+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 4/6/07 | Valerie Reitman and Andrew Blankstein
    Velazquez-Nava had a blood alcohol level of 0.24 percent, three times the 0.08 legal limit for driving. There was no evidence the Clarks had been drinking, police said. Velazquez-Nava does not have documentation of legal U.S. residency, nor does he appear to have ever had a U.S. driver's license, authorities said.
  • Driver accused in crash that killed director pleads not guilty (Illegal Immigrant)

    Velazquez-Nava, 24, had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit when the crash occurred early Wednesday on Pacific Coast Highway, police said. He is a native of Mexico who federal authorities said was in the U.S. illegally. The crash killed Clark, the director of "A Christmas Story" and the "Porky's" movies, and his son Ariel, 22. Velazquez-Nava suffered minor injuries in the accident.
  • Deportation proceedings ahead for man arrested in 'A Christmas Storys' director

    04/06/2007 3:38:23 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 8 replies · 424+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 6, 2007 | AP
    A Mexican national accused of causing the crash that killed ”A Christmas Story” director Bob Clark and his son will face deportation proceedings once the charges against him are resolved, officials said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement put an immigration hold Wednesday on Hector Velazquez-Nava, a 24-year-old illegal immigrant living in Los Angeles, said agency spokeswoman Virginia Kice. The action means Velazquez-Nava will be turned over to federal immigration officials and placed in deportation proceedings once his local case is completed. He was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol and gross vehicular manslaughter, and was...