December 22nd, 2009 by Ralphie
CLEVELAND — A reality TV star gets to spend a couple of nights living like Ralphie in the house used for the movie “A Christmas Story.”
The experience is a “major award” for Billy Jeffrey, who says he’s obsessed with the 1983 film. He bid $4,200 in an online charity auction and was scheduled to make his sleepovers Monday and Tuesday nights.
The house in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood is now a tourist attraction.
The Christmas cult classic film stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie Parker, a young boy determined to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
High bidder Jeffrey was a cast member on the ABC reality TV series “True Beauty” last winter and has toured as a Chippendales exotic dancer. He said Monday it was his first visit to Cleveland.
On the Net:
The Associated Press.
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