Oklahoma town celebrates 'A Christmas Story' ties with 50-foot leg lamp
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.
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.