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July 22nd in Shep History


1959 Article Shep at Rallye


1963 WOR Show Maine Solar Eclipse


1966 WOR Show Awake Out There! - Big Brother's Cameras


1971 WOR Show Super Slobs and Dogs


1974 Television Guest Jean Shepherd appears on Tom Snyder


1975 WOR Show Practical Jokes


2001 Article That Old Feeling: Shepherd and His Flock

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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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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
Notes 12-2-2013

November 22, 2013 - Awards - Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame"
Notes 11-27-2013

November 26, 1963 - WOR Show - The Ugly American
Notes 11-24-2013

- Music Used - The Sons of the Whiskey Rebellion
Notes 11-21-2013

1971 - Movies - The Race for the Yellow Jersey
Notes 11-15-2013

Unknown - WOR Show - Army - War Games, Maneuvers, Company K
Notes 11-13-2013

- People - Randy Shepherd
Notes 10-23-2013

November 1, 1969 - Live Shows - University of Missouri - Columbia
Notes 10-23-2013

1969 - Live Shows - Sweet Briar College
Notes 10-23-2013

October 14, 1970 - Live Shows - Montclair State College
Notes 10-23-2013

November 12, 1970 - Live Shows - New Haven College