April 2009 Newsletter

Schwartz & Randy’s Stocking Cap – Can now be yours!

Schwartz Stocking Cap A Christmas StoryAfter numerous fan requests we decided we just had reproduce the stocking caps worn by Schwartz and Randy.  Take a nostalgic step back into time with your very own knit stocking cap like the kids in “A Christmas Story” wore.  The original movie worn stocking caps on display at “A Christmas Story” House and Museum were used as the model for the reproduction to ensure proper color and proportion.  Each cap is handmade in Cleveland, Ohio.  These stocking caps are great for children and adults alike! One Size Fits Most and available in our online gift shop in two styles, named after the boys who wore them, Schwartz and Randy. 

For more information and pictures or to purchase stocking caps click here.

The stocking caps are just two of the many new products being released this year!   Stay tuned for further details as products become available.

THE MUSICAL Announces World Premiere Location
A Christmas Story House Logo Kansas City will be the location for the World Premiere Pre-Broadway run of “A Christmas Story, The Musical.”  The Kansas City Repertory Theatre has partnered with producers Gerald Goehring and Michael Jenkins to bring to life the most beloved Christmas movie of all time as a musical. “A Christmas Story, The Musical” is quickly becoming one of the most highly anticipated shows in the theatrical world. The show will be directed by Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen.  Performance dates have not yet been announced.

For more information A Christmas Story, The Musical click here.

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Mark Klaus’ Hollywood Christmas Movieland


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For those of you who love Christmas movies then Mark Klaus’ “Holly”wood Christmas Movieland is a must see next time you come to see “A Christmas Story” House! Christmas Movieland opened last year for the Christmas season just outside of Cleveland and will reopen later this year as a permanent year round attraction.  Christmas Movieland has 100s of original props, costumes, and production stills from your favorite Christmas movies!  There is no greater Christmas movie collection of rare, kooky and memorable props and costumes any where!
 “A Christmas Story” House & Museum and Christmas Movieland are partnering to provide the best Christmas movie experience possible. Christmas Movieland owner, Mark Klaus, is eager to recreate the Santa Mountain that Ralphie visits in “A Christmas Story” once he establishes a permanent location.   We hope you will soon be able to bring your family to experience Santa just like Ralphie did!

In addition to owning Christmas Movieland Mark Klaus is also well known and accomplished artist.  This year he will be producing the first ever ornament of “A Christmas Story” House.  Mark is well known by his collectors for the intricate miniature details included in his sculptures.  The ornament of the house is sure to be just as amazing as his other works.  For more about Mark Klaus and his work visit: christmasmovieland.com/collectibles
For more information on Christmas Movieland visit: christmasmovieland.com

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The sleigh form The Grinch on display at Christmas Movieland!

Disney Family Travel Feature & The Wizard of Oz Munchkins


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Disney Family Travel recently rated “A Christmas Story” House & Museum #5 in their web article “Lights, Camera, Action: 13 Places to Live the Movies”.

To read the full article about all the fun place to “Live the Movies” please visit: family.go.com

For those of you that do love to live the movies this year is the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind.  The Clark Gable Foundation in Cadiz, Ohio is having a 70th Anniversary Celebration May 1-3.  In attendance for the celebration will be three of the original Munchkins from Oz; Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid), Margaret Pellegrini (Sweetheart of Oz) and Karl Slover (1st Trumpeter of Oz) and from Gone With the Wind: Cammie King (Bonnie Blue) and Ann Rutherford (Scarlet’s Younger Sister).  You can also tour Clark Gable’s birthplace and boyhood home while at the celebration.

For more information on the 70th Anniversary Celebration visit: clarkgablefoundation.com

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A Christmas Story House & Museum is open year-round on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Tours of the house run every 30 minutes. Regular admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children (ages 7-12) and free for children ages 6 and under. For more information, visit www.achristmasstoryhouse.com or call 216-298-4919.

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