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April 05, 2005

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!


"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"

The home where the classic holiday movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed has been purchased on eBay by a California man for $150,000. Brian Jones could not resist when his wife told him eBay was offering the Cleveland home where the film family lived in the 1940s and the main character, a boy named Ralphie, daydreamed of shooting bad guys with a BB gun he hoped to get for Christmas.

The starting bid for the four-bedroom house was $99,999.

Jones, 29, of San Diego, plans to restore the home's exterior to the deep yellow with green-trimmed windows it had in the movie and revamp the interior to resemble its movie appearance.

He also wants to create a museum in the home and open a gift store selling items linked to the movie, including Ovaltine, Little Orphan Annie decoder rings and "leg lamps" like the one Ralphie's father proudly displayed in the front window of his family's house.

--I adore this movie. When he gets the museum up and running, I'm SO there!


Posted by Lawren at April 5, 2005 07:03 AM

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What a fun idea! I love this movie as well and would definitely take a trip to see the house once it opens to the public.

Says: Michelle at April 5, 2005 09:01 AM

I can't believe that house went for ONLY $150k. That's pathetic. If he can get the permits and zoning for a museum/shop he will make it all back and lots, lots more. What else is there to do in Cleveland??
~L.

Says: Laura at April 5, 2005 10:09 AM

ROAD TRIP!!!!

Plenty to do in Cleveland. Rock & Roll muesum, watch the Indians play...err...watch some other team play the Indians, this house, and a few good bar districts.

The lamp is pronounced fra-gil-le ;-)

Says: Brian D. at April 5, 2005 11:06 AM

Of course it's pronounced that way. It's Italian! :-)

Says: Kevvy the Unnamed Source at April 5, 2005 10:59 PM

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