A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Behind the Scenes of A Holiday Classic

eBook - 2013
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The definitive guide to everything fans want to know about A Christmas Story shares the inside story behind the film's Production, release, and unlikely ascent to the top of popular culture. From Jean Shepherd's original radio broadcasts to Bob Clark's 1983 sleeper hit film and beyond, A Christmas Story has become a beloved Yuletide tradition over the last three decades. In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of its theatrical release, this is the untold story of the making of the film, and what happened afterwards. Ralphie Parker's quest for a Red Ryder air rifle didn't end with the movie's release; the tale inspired massive VHS sales, a Broadway Production, and a mountain of merchandise. Complete with rare and previously unreleased photographs, now fans of the movie and film buffs alike can lean all they didn't know about the timeless classic.
Publisher: [United States] : ECW Press : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
ISBN: 9781770904156
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.


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Nov 27, 2017

This lavishly illustrated book would be a nice gift for the "A Christmas Story" fan in your life. Although the house in the movie was in Cleveland, Ohio, most of the movie was shot in St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada. The author, a self-described super fan, has made the trek to the various locations and sought out locals who still remember the movie shoot in the early 1980s. The book also describes the rise of the movie merchandising that still continues to today. Ian Petrella, the actor who portrayed the younger brother Randy, has made a second career out of living in the restored Christmas Story house and signing photos at various fan events. The chapter, "Applauding the Geniuses on Cleveland Street", discusses the development and staging of the live musical version, that keeps audiences entertained and grows a new audience for the movie.


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