A Christmas Story…About “A Christmas Story”

Child Stars, holiday, Journalism, Movies

I suspect Scott Schwartz hasn’t gone a holiday season since 1983 without being asked about the frozen-pole scene, so I’m glad he didn’t mind talking about it, and sharing some triple-dog-dare insider info. (For Yahoo! Movies)

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When a “Christmas Story” Kid Met Richard Pryor

Child Stars, Journalism, Richard Pryor, Scott Schwartz

For this interview I did for Yahoo!, I figured Scott Schwartz¬†would talk about his two signature films, A Christmas Story and The Toy, as well as his current work with the child-actor advocacy group, A Minor Consideration. I did not figure on Schwartz talking so much, and with such affection, about Richard Pryor:¬†“I joked with Richard for years, and he joked back: I was the white son he never had.”