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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Christmas Story House
Radio Rat came to town the other day and we have been busy seeing the sights. Two days ago we went to the Rock Hall of Fame. While that was great the highlight for Radio Rat, a Christmas fanatic, was yesterdays visit to the house from the movie A Christmas Story. I've driven by it many times but this is the first time I had taken the tour. And of course I walked out of the house without my new camera so I had to use my cell phone camera which did okay. Below is a picture of Radio Rat at the front window with the infamous leg lamp.
Early this morning I took him to the airport and he is on his way home. He told me the first thing he is going to do is watch the movie. I wouldn't be surprised if he blew this picture up to poster size. The scenes where the leg lamp arrives were shot outside and inside the house, as were a couple other segments. Below are a few more shots.
Van Nuys and Valley Connections:
Hazeltine Ave. Elementary School, Cohasset Street Elementary School, Robert Fulton JR. High School
Birmingham High School, Los Angeles Valley College, Van Nuys Demolay, Butler Brothers Department Store, Nahas Department Store, Builders Emporium Reseda, Black & Decker, Makita USA, General Manager Mupro North America (Also Some Western hemisphere), (Mupro also) Rems Tools of Germany Importers, West Coast Mgr Teal Corp. Lake Effect Studio
Follow this link to the Photobucket page of our friend Bob Walance who has scanned yearbooks from the following schools: Van Nuys High School 1972, 1973, 1975 as well as Birmingham High School from 1973. He also scanned the complete yearbook from Taft high School from 1973 as well as quite a few class pictures from Hazeltine Ave. Elementary School. If anyone out there has any additional scanned yearbooks or Hazeltine Class pictures, or any San Fernando Valley School pictures please let us know. *Just Posted Senior Classes for Grant High School Yearbooks for 1972 & 1973*