Show Biz Uber Alles, Reverting to a Primitive State
Forest Fire lamp
Mystery Grab Bag Xmas Gift
Xmas Dinner w/Swedish Family
Buying Randy a 25 cent Grab Bag for Christmas
Jews Harp Virtuosity
Santa Claus, Army
Tribute to Shep - 21st Century Radio
The Story of "A Christmas Story"
October 11, 2014
Early Radio Station Jobs
It had been thought that Shep was on station WLEC in Sandusky Ohio for some time in 1948, but as it turns out that was the female singer Jean Shepherd.
However, it has been discovered that he did spend time at two other stations in Toledo, Ohio. These were WTOD (1947-1951) and WSPD dates unknown.
His time at WKRC had been confirmed to as late as April 27, 1949, about a month more that previously thought.
Thanks to Steve Glazer
Thanks to Al Holt, we have possibly 2 new shows added to the database. "Worst Night" from June 30, 1975 and "Rock Collector" from July 7, 1975
"Worst Night" is an army foxhole tale and Shep follows it with a story about cramming for a Chemistry test.
"Rock Collector" deals with a story of a rock collector who has accumulated 60,000 pounds of assorted rocks followed by a tale of a fictitious Montreal Expos game where they score 1119 runs in one inning!
Thanks to Gary in California for the dating.
See "New Finds" to the right under "Audio Archives"
July 30, 2014
More Never Before Heard Shep Audio
Recorded for syndication and never broadcast
Mr FAT-W (Films Around The World) has released 12 new Jean Shepherd shows never before released. These are available as 12 single audio CDs @ $14.99 each.
Shep would be 93 years old today.
It's been 37 years since his last WOR show on April 1, 1977 and 59 years since he first started on WOR. Don't that make you feel old!
May 1, 2014
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. . .