Just weeks after the famous home and museum was unveiled A Christmas story was for sale, a altercation broke up between (ironically) one of the film’s bullies and the current owner of the house.
Yano Anaya, who plays bully Grover Dill in the 1983 film, stopped by the Cleveland, Ohio, home to take pictures with fans when he was suddenly verbally assaulted by the owner of the real home, Brian Jones.
Jones told Anaya to “f–k out” and told him never to return to the property before nearly chasing him down the street.
The altercation left many confused, but Jones tried to clarify what happened by claiming that he believed Anaya was involved with a GoFundMe page that was trying to crowdsource as a way to buy the house.
“I apologize for the way I expressed myself, but it was out of concern that fans could be tricked into contributing to a GoFundMe campaign that will not result in the purchase of the home,” Jones said. TMZ. “I have no affiliation with any GoFundMe campaign. I am not selling the home through Go Fund Me, so fans are not allowed to contribute to that fund under false pretenses, thinking their money will go to the home. I only receive offers from qualified buyers through my broker.”
Hard to say who the real bully is in this situation.
Original story below.
The holiday season has finally arrived, and with it comes the return to cherished traditions and holiday cheer.
For many, that means rewatching the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, a quintessential Christmas classic that follows adorable Ralphie Parker on his quest to find the toy of his dreams.
Now fans of the movie can buy a piece of movie history, as the house where the Parkers lived just hit the Cleveland real estate market.
Located at 3159 West 11th Street, the yellow house with green shutters and trim has since been turned into a museum estimated to bring in more than $1 million a year, making Christmas story fans and customers to explore the rooms and step into the movie.
“I’m looking for the right buyer,” said current owner Brian Jones WKYC Cleveland. “It’s something you not only own, but you have to take care of.”
The property sits on 3 acres and features an entire museum and gift shop, a separate rental property, guest and visitor parking, and the neighboring house that served as the home of the Bumpus in the movie (The Parker’s Neighbors.)
According to Zillowthe actual Parker home is valued at about $188,000, including four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 896 square feet of living space.
The property has no official price, but Jones says he would consider more than $10 million as a “competitive offer.”
“This adventure has been great, but it’s time for something else,” Jones said of his decision to sell the property. “It’s gone so much further than I expected.”