REMEMBERING THE QUAINT HOUSE USED IN THE TV SHOW "GRACE UNDER FIRE"


GRACE UNDER FIRE



GRACE UNDER FIRE WAS A 1993 - 1998 TV SERIES, WHICH STARRED BRETT BUTLER.

THE SHOW WAS CREATED BY THE CURRENT "HOTSHOT PRODUCER DU JOUR" - CHUCK LORRE.

THE SHOW FOCUSED ON A DIVORCED MOM OF 3 CHILDREN, WHO WAS ALSO A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC

THE TV CHARACTER, GRACE KELLY  WORKED HER BUTT OFF TO SURVIVE THE PITFALLS OF LIFE.
 
HER FRIENDS WERE A CONSTANT SOURCE OF HELP - PHYSICAL HELP, AND EMOTIONAL HELP.

SURPRISINGLY, SHE ALSO HAD A LOT OF HELP FROM HER FORMER IN-LAWS.

THE INLAWS SEEMED TO BE MORE ON GRACE'S SIDE, THAN THEIR "GOOD FOR NOTHING" & STUPID SON.
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GRACE COULD ALSO BE COUNTED ON FOR A GEM QUALITY SARCASTIC & HUMOROUS COMMENT.

GRACE KELLY WAS FORCED TO WORK IN A BLUE COLLAR OIL REFINERY, SIMPLY BECAUSE IT PAID WELL.

SHE WAS ALSO FAR MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THE PEOPLE THAT SURROUNDED HER.

OF COURSE, SINCE HER FORMER HUSBAND & MOTHER-IN-LAW WERE DUMBER THAN DIRT.... WELL?

EVEN TAKING THE THE LOW END OF THE INTELLIGENCE CURVE AWAY, SHE WAS STILL A SHARP COOKIE.

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GRACE KELLY HAD A BEST FRIEND WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR - NADINE SWOBODA.

NADINE'S HUSBAND WAS LIKE A BIG BROTHER / GUARDIAN ANGEL TO GRACE'S FAMILY.

IF A REFRIGERATOR BROKE DOWN - WADE SWOBODA WAS THERE TO HELP, WITHOUT BEING ASKED.

A FELLOW INTELLIGENT VOICE COULD ALSO BE HEARD FROM HER FRIEND - THE LOCAL PHARMACIST.

DAVE THOMAS PLAYED THE PHARMACIST RUSSELL NORTON.

RUSSELL COULD ALSO BE COUNTED ON FOR AN INSIGHTFUL & HILARIOUS COMMENT.

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I HAVE TO CONGRATULATE CHUCK LORRE FOR HIS UNCANNY ABILITY TO ATTRACT TOP NOTCH TALENT.

THE CAST OF GRACE UNDER FIRE WAS INCREDIBLY EXCELLENT - A COHESIVE TOP QUALITY UNIT.

IT WAS ALMOST AS GOOD AS HIS GEM QUALITY SHOW - THE BIG BANG THEORY.

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THE BIGGEST STAR OF THE TV SHOW WAS THE HOUSE THAT GRACE KELLY LIVED IN.

IT WAS A TINY LITTLE BUNGALOW, WHICH SUPPOSEDLY SAT IN THE ST LOUIS AREA.

THE MAGIC OF TV ALLOWS FOR A CHARACTER'S HOUSE TO BE A LONG DISTANCE FROM THEIR JOB.

IN REALITY, THE HOUSE IS LOCATED IN ELGIN, ILLINOIS - A WESTERN SUBURB OF CHICAGO.

COMMUTING FROM ELGIN TO THE ST LOUIS REFINERY MUST HAVE BEEN A REAL BITCH.

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IF YOU DON'T REMEMBER THE MULTIPLE VIEWINGS OF THE HOUSE - I HAVE POSTED A SCREEN SHOT.

   

THIS SCREENSHOT WAS FROM 15 - 20 YEARS AGO.

15 - 20 YEARS LATER,  THE HOUSE HAS CHANGED A LITTLE.

POSTED BELOW ARE A FEW PICTURES THAT I RECENTLY TOOK - AUGUST, 2013.








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