Whew. So. The paperwork Mel sent Oksana also included a notice about an upcoming court hearing, so we assume they'll sort out custody and support issues concerning Lucia with lawyers present. And then they'll go away and Mel will go back to making good movies! Well, a girl can wish, anyway.
A fan of the movie purchased the house that was used as the exterior shots in the movie on eBay for $150,000. He then renovated it to look exactly like the set shots on the inside. In 2006, the house opened for tourists to view. Brian Jones spent $500,000 to fix up the house and turn it into a tourist destination.
3. House Address
For those of you who are now planning a trip to Cleveland (for whatever reason), you can find the house at 3159 W. 11th Street.
According to Billingsley, in order to get A Christmas Story made, Clark had to agree to make a horror film for the studio as well.
9. Don Geyer might be a Christmas ghost
The guy who played the scarecrow was actually the head of Display and Fixtures at the real Higbee's/Dillards department store. Coworkers said that after Geyer passed away in 1999, they spotted him on a loading dock and some say that his voice was overheard on the PA system. Creepy!
10. Bob Clark appearance
Clark appears in the movie as the gawking neighbor who admires the Leg Lamp from the street.
11. Jean Shepherd
The writer of the movie is also the narrator voice of Ralphie. He also makes an appearance in the movie as the angry man waiting for Santa.