Monday, August 10, 2009

Goodbye John Hughes--Thanks for the House Memories


John Hughes, one of America's notable writer-directors of the 1980's, died suddenly last week at the age of 59. Hughes brought us many memorable ensemble films such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Home Alone.

As we mourned his loss, we checked out the tributes on the Huffington Post. Some were from and about actors whose careers he helped launch, like Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, and Macaulay Culkin. We also read a great blog post on how the soundtracks for his movies provided the soundtrack of our lives--or at least for those of us who were in high school back then. Who could forget "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds?

But we didn't see any mention that Hughes' films gave us two of the coolest houses ever seen on film: the Home Alone house (shown above) and the Ferris Bueller house (below).



Ordinarily, we only discuss houses belonging to celebrities. But this week we're making an exception for the two houses that are celebrities in their own right. To be continued . . .

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