Tuesday, December 25, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 25

*December 25, 1993 - Shot entirely in Minnesota, the movie Grumpy Old Men was released on this date.1 While the protagonists played by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the movie live in Wabasha, Minn., only a few outdoor scenes were really shot there; “most location shots were actually filmed in other Minnesota communities.”2 For example, Jon Gustafson (Jack Lemmon), Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) and Arriel Truax’s (Ann-Margret) houses are actually located in St. Paul near Lake Phalen.3


Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon's houses in Grumpy Old Men

Ann-Margret's house
Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain 12-25-2012,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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