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July 31st in Shep History


1957 Article Jazz Lives Up To Park Setting


1957 Jazz Jazz Under The Stars


1960 Radio Listen Baby - "Have some clams"; Emotional Appeal; Og and Charlie - The Great Turning Point; Poem: Changeling Blood; Man Laughs at Tragedy and has a Flat Tire; The Sales Presentation; Ike and the Congo Situation


1962 Radio Hats Are Important


1963 Radio Hunter's Stew


1965 Radio Trivia, Fleishmann's Yeast


1966 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye


1967 Television The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd


1967 Radio Fishing Tackle


1968 Radio The Life That We Live


1969 Radio Elevator Dancing


1973 Radio Dates As Bottomless Pits, Pets


1975 Radio Forgotten Personalities - Age of Total Media


1984 Live Shows Chautauqua Institution Lecture

Recent News
November 23, 2014
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"Channel Cat in the Middle Distance"
Long lost documentary
Back in 1966, when Jonathan Sanger was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, he made a film with his classmate Al Tedesco, called Channel Cat in the Middle Distance. Thanks to Jonathan who preserved the 16mm film and has since digitized it, we are able to see some very rare footage of Shep at work and play.
  More on the documentary. . .
October 31, 2014
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A Major Award!
Shep received a "Doctor of Letters" from New England College in 1986 where he also gave the commencement address that year. Thaks to Steve Glazer and Frank Hall for the info.
  Here's more. . .
October 16, 2014
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Remembering Shep
"I was this kid see. . ."
It has been 15 years since Jean Parker Shepherd passed away. He once said: "Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." Only 3,985 more years to go! Thanks to the many fans who recorded his shows, we will be able to enjoy Shep's distinct voice and form of humor for many more years. Shep has the distiction of having succeeded in just about every form of medium in the entertainment business. Radio, TV, Records, Books, Magazines, Live Stand-up Performances, Off-Broadway Acting, and even Commercials were all in his portfolio.
  Listen to some Shep. . .
October 15, 2014
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Author will be portrayed
Actor Bennett Ayers will portray noted writer and storyteller Jean Shepherd (1921-99), the author of "A Christmas Story," Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison. Ayers will recount stories about Shepherd's childhood in Hammond, as well as his career in radio and as a writer, according to a press release.
>>> Batesville Herald-Tribune <<<
October 12, 2014
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Jean Shepherd's FIRST wife
Thanks to Steve Glazer we now have confirmation of the longtime rumor of Shep's 1st marriage, (before Joan Warner, 1950). It was to a girl named Barbara Mattoon who was not only from Hammond but also worked at WJOB while Shep was there. This brings the total number of wives to 4. Barbar Mattoon (1947), Joan Warner (1950), Lois Nettleton (1960-67), and Leigh Brown (1977-98).
  More about Shep's 1st wife. . .

 

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1959: The Year Everything Changed
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November 24, 2009
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America's Film Legacy:
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