Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shooting your eye out for 25 years!


Leg lamps, Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder pins, and, of course, Red Ryder BB guns: given the extent to which these Christmas Story set pieces have been woven into yuletide popular culture, I guess it isn't shocking that the film turns 25 this year.

CNN has a story on the relatively-booming industry attached to the movie, including the sale of real leg lamps, pink bunny suits, and annual pilgrimages by "Ralphies" (i.e., Star Trek's Trekkies) to the house at which it was shotnow, the A Christmas Story House and Museum.

PS: Did you know that that was Peter "Ralphie Parker" Billingsley, now a producer, you saw playing supporting roles in The Break-Up, Iron Man, and another modern Christmas classic, Elf? (He's pictured above.) 

4 comments:

Jenny said...

I can't believe it's the same guy! It's weird to see Ralphie as an adult...

Eric said...

it's a good thing he didn't shoot his eye out.

Anonymous said...

Wait, is he the guy in red glaring at Buddy?

John Potter said...

He is, indeed.