NATIONAL LAMPOON DECEMBER 1980 MAGAZINE COVER PAINTING (BASIS FOR THE MOVIE NATIONAL LAMPOON CHRISTMAS VACATION MOVIE)
We are presenting for sale an original GEORGE I. PARRISH, JR. magazine cover painting done for the CHRISTMAS DECEMBER 1980 issue of the NATIONAL LAMPOON MAGAZINE which featured the John Huges short story, Christmas ’59.
This story was the basis for the movie starring Chevy Chase entitled National Lampoons’ Christmas Vacation. It was released to theaters on December 1, 1989. Christmas Vacation was the best of the whole Vacation series. The title is referenced in the movie when Clark is stuck in the attic and finds an old movie reel labeled Xmas ’59.
Also included with the sale of the painting is a copy of the magazine.
The painting is in excellent condition. It has been professionally matted, boarded and shrink wrapped to archival standards.
Only the painting is being offered for sale. No reproduction rights of any kind are sold with the painting.