CHICKASHA, Okla. (KAKE) - A 50-foot-tall version of the iconic leg lamp in the classic film “A Christmas Story” stands in a small Oklahoma town to honor the artist who inspired it.

The statue boasts a black high heel and a fringed fiberglass lampshade atop a 10-foot crate marked “fragile” in Chickasha. The Oklahoman reports the statue was the brainchild of the late Oklahoma University visual arts teacher Noland James.

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A 50-foot version of the sexy leg lamp from the 1983 move “A Christmas Story.”
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After James died in 2020 at age 89, the Chickasha Economic Development Council set up a temporary 40-foot inflatable version of the lamp. Construction got underway on the permanent statue version of it in September.

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The leg lamp in the movie is said to have been inspired by a local artist. 
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