I enjoyed the AP (Associated Press) article on how “A Christmas Story” has become a part of our deeply-rooted Christmas tradition (“‘A Christmas Story’ at 30: Now part of the family,” AFN, Dec. 4). However, I was surprised and disappointed at the writer’s failure to mention the story’s author, who narrated the film and who also appeared in it as the gruff gentleman who directs Ralphie and his brother to the end of the line to see Santa at Goldblatt’s.
In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, visitors wait to tour the house in Cleveland where much of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed. The house and adjacent museum expect an influx of visitors on the 30th anniversary of the quirky holiday film turned classic in the city where Ralphie's house was restored on a bluff overlooking the steel mills. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, the kitchen of the house in Cleveland where much of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed is restored to the 1940s look of the film. The 30th anniversary of the quirky holiday film is expected to boost visits to the home in the city's Tremont neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, a leg lamp is framed in the window of the house in Cleveland where much of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story" was filmed. A surge of visitors is expected to tour the restored house, and purchase a miniature lamp or two at the gift shop, on the 30th anniversary of the quirky holiday film. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
The AFN has now published two rebuttals to a guest comment by AZ PASS Chair Ellen Davis following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida. Ms. Davis asked us if we wanted a society in which aggressive gun-toting people get to shoot the rest of us without a fear of legal consequence?
It’s not often art lovers get to see a work in progress let alone contribute to it, but Arizona Opera gives fans the opportunity to do just that this weekend when they present the first reading of “Riders of the Purple Sage” — an original opera based on Zane Grey’s western novel, set on the Arizona-Utah border.