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February 27th in Shep History

1957 Travel Event Postcard to Lois Nettleton from Zurich

1959 Article 500 Flock to Ballroom For Shepherd's Speech

1961 Radio One of Them Beats

1963 Radio Army Shoes, Uncle Alby

1964 Radio Cemetary Scouting

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1973 Radio Misprints, Detectives; Forgotten Authors Of Pop Culture Heroes

1976 Radio Illiterate Students

Recent News
December 2016

The Man Behind the LEG LAMP
Jean Shepherd's Innovation Reflected His Crazy, Conflicted Genius
The December 2016 issue of Inventor's Digest contains a story about the famous Leg Lamp, it's inspiration and creation by Reid Creager.
>>> Inventor's Digest <<<
December 7, 2016

The Making of A Christmas Story
by Sam Kashner
The Holiday Issue of Vanity Fair features a story about the making of A Christmas Story
>>> Original Article <<<
September 7, 2016

New Features
Cross - Referencing
Two new sections have been added and affect most of the pages on the website. These are "Plots / Story Lines" and "General Topics." The 'Plots / Story Lines' section covers where the various items were used- movies, books, columns, radio, etc. and the 'General Topics' section covers things that Shep would often talk about on his radio shows such as Baseball, Poetry, Og and Charlie, etc. The purpose here is to cross reference the uses of the various subjects across all the mediums Shep used. This is a massive project that is going to take quite some time, but it will contine to grow and inform daily.
  Plots / Story Lines
January 20, 2016

Jean Shepherd's America
A copy of one of the 1971 (1st Season) episodes of Jean Shepherds America called "Trains" has surfaced and is posted on Youtube.
  Jean Shepherd's America
>>> Youtube Video <<<
December 25, 2015

7 things you never knew about 'A Christmas Story', including a Jersey connection
By Marisa Iati - NJ Advance Media for
Steven Glazer spoke about the untold stories behind Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story" at the Cranford Community Center.
  Read Steve's essay about the Leg Lamp
>>> Link to article <<<


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: February 04, 2017
Hung Up, Ham Radio
Airdate: March 7, 1963

What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 02-22-2017

August 1966
PS Magazine:
Triviata Golbus
Notes 02-22-2017

February 19, 1973
Revolving Door Disasters, Modern Literature
Notes 02-22-2017

May 1976
Popular Mechanics:
The Two Faces of Indy
Notes 02-22-2017

October 11, 1960
Live Shows
Watchung Regional High School
Notes 02-22-2017

December 15, 2009
The Booklover's Guide to the Midwest: A Literary Tour
Notes 02-21-2017

Car and Driver Magazine:
Who needs bumper stickers when we have license plates?
Notes 02-21-2017

May 1976
Car and Driver Magazine:
Detroit meets the Dreaded Potato Beetle.
Notes 02-21-2017

July 1976
Car and Driver Magazine:
Detroit goes Hollywood.
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