Little Miss Sunshine Debuted Three Years Ago Tonight

Speaking of the Sundance Film Festival in Utah - which I did in my article a few days ago about interior design firm Barclay Butera's Airstream trailer - I finally got around to watching roadtrippin favourite, Little Miss Sunshine.

The movie premiered at the indie festival three years ago tonight, earning standing ovations from the crowd. It then went on to be nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The storyline follows a family of spare parts that road trips in a VW Bus from Albquerque, New Mexico to Redondo Beach, California  continue reading... »

Barlcay Butera's Airstream To Host Celebrities at Sundance

I came across this Airstream nugget when I was looking for reviews of Little Miss Sunshine, the road trip movie that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival three years ago this week.

Interior designer to the stars Barclay Butera Inc. towed its swanky Airstream trailer to Park City, Utah for that same 2006 edition of the festival.

Once parked, it was used as the "Green Room Celebrity Lounge" for blue chip companies such as the Los Angeles Times, Hewlett-Packard and L’Oreal.  continue reading... »

National Lampoon's "Vacation" Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago today, National Lampoon's Vacation premiered in theatres.

It is arguably the funniest road trip flick ever made.

Starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo and a young Anthony Michael Hall, the movie documents the Griswald family's comedic cross-country drive from Chicago to the Walley World theme park.

The star studded supporting cast included funny-men John Candy and Eugene Levy, and supermodel Christie Brinkley.

The movie's box-office success spurred four sequels: European Vacation (1985), Christmas Vacation (1989) Las Vegas Vacation (1997), and Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003).

You can view the movie's hilarious trailer below.  continue reading... »