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July 25th in Shep History


1961 Stage Shows Destry Rides Again


1962 WOR Show Uncle Carl's Truck


1963 WOR Show Summer Madness, 32 Ford Valve Job


1964 Limelight Show Church Remote, Female Cretins on a Bus / Shep's birthday, Army - Climbing Poles, Air Show


1972 WOR Show Pilfered Passwords


1973 WOR Show FNA, PBA, LTVA, and Dial a Boss


1975 WOR Show Flick's New Tires


1984 Radio NPR - All Things Considered - Tropical Storm Aftermath: Sanibel Island (3:15)

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May 1, 2014
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Anyone have the whole set?
The "Ronald Colman Gravy Boat"
One too many!
So what's the story behind this item? In "My Summer Story" one of the plot lines was about the "Great Gravy Boat Riot" Due to a delivery 'snafu' only gravy boats were being delivered to the theater each week and after a while everyone had way too many gravy boats and the women rebelled, throwing them at Leopold Doppler up on stage . A scene reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" attack scene. Were there actually Ronald Coleman gravy boats or were they made specifically for the movie? At least one of these has survived through the years and has shown up in a very unlikely place. . .
February 21, 2014
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Shep Receiving Doctorate of Humane Letters at Indiana University in 1995
courtesy: Professor James Lane - Indiana Univerity and Nick Mantis
Here's a photo of Shep receiving his Doctorate of Humane Letters at Indiana University on May 15, 1995.
February 17, 2014
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From 1959 - "Clean H-Bomb - Ghosts of Gothic NY Architecture"
Early Shep
Thanks to Dan Fine, a 24 minute excerpt from one of Shep's Saturday or Sunday night shows in approx July 1959 has surface for all to enjoy. As usual, Shep covers a bunch of topics in a short time.
February 13, 2014
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The Hunting of the Snark
as read by Jean Shepherd
Thanks to David Director and David Singer, Shep's reading of Lewis Carrolls "The Hunting of the Snark" has come to light for Shep fans to hear. Follow the link 'continued on next page. . .' to hear the January 29, 1963 show.
January 16, 2014
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"Destry Rides Again"
St. John Terrell's Lambertville Music Circus
In 1961 Shep performed in "Destry Rides Again" at the Lambertville Music Circus. The show played only a few weeks because the Music Circus has a long line-up of performers and performances that rotated through the big tent (Yes, tent!) over the years. Check out the website created by Jon Case, who worked both on stage and behind the scenes back in the 60s.

 

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Airdate: March 16, 1973

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Notes 05-1-2014

- Plots - Gravy Boat Riot
Notes 03-5-2014

February 7, 1971 - Live Shows - University of Massachusetts
Notes 02-22-2014

December 25, 2013 - Article - Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice
Notes 02-17-2014

Possibly July 1959 - WOR Show - Clean H Bomb - Gothic NY Architecture
Notes 02-13-2014

January 29, 1963 - WOR Show - The Hunting of the Snark