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August 11th in Shep History


1956 Article Shepherd Hoax Pays Off, Gets His Book Published


1957 Jazz Jazz Under The Stars


1965 Radio The 50-20 Club


1966 Radio Football Fashion with Mr. Chuckie


1967 Article Lucky Eleven


1973 Radio The Boring English Class Of Elephant McCullough


1978 Article Jean Shepherd Returns To Clinton


2005 Books The Railroad in American Fiction:
Recent News
February 15, 2022
Updated: 02-19-2022
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Then and now
A Christmas Story Christmas
Additional Cast Annoucements
Joining Peter Billingsly will be former cast members Randy (Ian Petrella), Flick (Scott Schwartz), Schwartz (R.D. Robb) and Scut Farkas (Zack Ward). Also joining the cast in new roles will be Erinn Hayes, River Drosche, Julianna Layne, and Julie Hagerty.
 
January 20, 2022
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A Christmas Story 'Past'
A Christmas Story Christmas
Another sequel(?) planned
So, at first there was "My Summer Story" (aka" It Runs in the Family") which was entirely miscast, then there came "A Christmas Story 2" which was absolutely horrible. Now Warner Brothers has announced a new sequel "A Christmas Story Christmas" with Peter Billingsley recreating his role as Ralphie. So far so good. Hopefully, some of the others in the original cast will also appear, although Darren McGavin will be sorely missed here. I hope that, in writing the script, they will review Shepherd's works, not just the books, but his radio shows which were a big part of the evolution of the original movie. There needs to be a careful balance of 'looking back' at some of the original topics, and introducing new ones based on other stories Shep told. Which leads to another important point. It was Shepherd's narration of the original movie which brought the stories to life. For this movie to succeed, it will need good insight into writing the script from Shep's viewpoint, and then overcoming the two major obstacles of Shep's narration and Darren McGavin's perfomance. Fortunately, the original house used in the movie has been preserved and if they're smart, it will be used in some form. It is a tourist attraction and many people can relate to it personally having been there. Here's hoping that the writers get a visit by 3 ghosts and heed their advice.
 
November 29, 2021
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Andrew holding up his sign and the autograph he got.
A Strange Coincidence
A Groundhog Day Booksigning and Shep Documentary
Andrew Diamond wrote me about a booksigning at Sterns on Groundhod Day in 1967 which reminded me of a documentary "Channel Cat in the Middle Distance" done by Shep Fans Jon Sanger and Al Tedesco in association with the University of Pennsylvania. About 10 minutes in there is a 2 minute segment on the booksigning where Shep appeared with a live groundhog. It just so happens that the camera caught Andrew holding up a sign which he later had signed. (See photo above)
 
July 21, 2021
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Shep as a baby
Happy Birthday Shep!!
100 Years Old Today!
Hard to believe, but Shep is now 100 years old. And his memory is still alive and well.
 
June 2, 2021
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Tom Nalesnik - 'A Look Behind in Rewind'
A Look Behind in Rewind
Shep Lives!
Tom Nalesnik (Shep Fan of course) has a podcast called "A Look Behind in Rewind" and has paid tribute to Shep on this podcast about his personal encounter with Shep at a booksigning.
 

 

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