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February 1, 2008
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New York City 1953-1963
Greenich Village Sunday - narrated by Jean Shepherd
Our fellow Shep fan, Ranger Pete Delaney, will be hosting another series of films on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at the Fort Wadsworth Visitors Center on Staten Island.
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January 22,2008
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Lois Nettleton Dies at 80
Shep's 3rd wife
Actress Lois Nettleton passed away on January 18th. In the 50's she was the 'listener' with whom Shep would talk during his broadcasts and in the 60's she was his 3rd wife. She led a diverse acting career on Broadway stage, the movies and television. Http://www.flicklives.com/Nettleton/nettleton.htm
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January 1, 2008
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Excelsior! To all the Fatheads Jim
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December 25, 2007
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Best wishes to all the Jean Shepherd fans who have visited and to the all the special people who have contributed to the content of this site from their own collections and memories. Jim
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December 18, 2007
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Moving
I am in the process of moving this week so there will be no Mass Backwards show or updates. I hope to be back up and running after the weekend. Jim
November 14, 2007
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Mystery of the "Ahhh"
Thanks to Gary from Calif we now know Shep's version of what caused a 'new' theme to be created for the show.
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November 6, 2007
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The Poster Shot
Fred McDarrah
Village Voice Photographer
Fred W. Mcdarrah died on November 6, 2007. He was the head photographer for the Village Voice for many years. In the Shepherd community his work is most known for the famous "Poster Shot" of Shepherd in the studio in the sixties.
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October 5, 2007
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What's New
In the left hand menu I've added a "What's New" link to show what's been added to the database in the last 30 days.
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September 25, 2005
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King of the party!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAX!
It was Max Schmid's birthday and you can catch the WBAI celebration on youtube.
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September 23, 2007
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Saga Magazine - Jan 1957
The Rebellion of the Night People
I've been trying to locate a copy of this for quite some time and it was worth the wait. Note the references to many of the topics from the Sept 9, 1956 show Max just played. Also some interesting notes on the "I Libertine" hoax.
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September 15, 2007
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"MONOLOPY"
hmmm Were Ralph and Randy the original "Parker Brothers"?
Hasbro is releasing yet another version of their timeless classic Monopoly. This one is based on A Christmas Story. Who remembers the fun Shep had with the name of the game?
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September 7, 2007
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"Out of the stygian darkness"
A Very Special Mass Backwards
Tune in this Tuesday morning to Max's Mass Backwards show for a real treat. Jean Shepherd from September 9, 1956 - The earliest WOR show to be found! WBAI 99.5FM - 5am
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August 16, 2007
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The Swish of Windshield Wipers
Life Magazine
Jean Shepherd's America begins a second season - review Courtesy of Bruce Clark
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July 26, 1976
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHEP!
86 Years Old Today
"I was this kid see" How time flies!!!
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July 25, 1976
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"Jersey through the wry"
Courier - Post
Here's an article about "Shepherd's Pie" from December 18, 1976 Thanks to Bruce Clark
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July 8, 2007
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The Diary of a Fisherman
Field and Stream - April 1970
Here's another Field and Stream article written by Shep. This one has a twist as it deals with reality this time as he writes about his adventure of Ice Fishing in Wisconsin with 2 Playboy Bunnys!
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July 3, 2007
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Creative Giving
Town & Country Magazine - December 1960
Here's an early article written by Shep, but a familiar topic he spoke of through the years.
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July 2, 2007
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"Excelsior You Fatheads!"
TV Radio Mirror
From the January 1966 TV Radio Mirror magazine, another article about Shep.
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May 21, 2007
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Jean Shepherd and His TV America
by Pete Delaney
'Ranger' Pete wrote an extensive article about "Jean Shepherd's America" which appears in the June 2007 issue of Movie Collector's World. Detailed analysis of each episode.
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April 4, 2007
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Clark in cameo appearance in ACS
Bob Clark Dies in Car Crash
Director of A Christmas Story
Film director Robert Clark, best known for the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," was killed with his son Wednesday in a car wreck, the filmmaker's assistant and police said
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March 22, 2007
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Shep at the Limelight
Rare Photos of Shep
Here are 3 photos of Shep performing at the Village Limelight. For the first time we get to see Shep doing his thing at the Limelight. Thanks to (then) 14 year old Dave Michelsohn who took them and kept them all these years.
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March 21, 2007
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Shep Declassified
Now on CD
Through the efforts of Mike Rashkow, the original producer of the record album "The Declassified Jean Shepherd" first released in 1971, this album is now available once again and for the first time in CD format.
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February 24, 2007
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Shepherd-ing his new play
by David Hinckley
Eugene Bergmann, author of a Jean Shepherd biography, will unveil his new Shepherd play, "Excelsior, You Fathead!"...
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February 18, 2007
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"Excelsior You Fathead" - The Play
by Eugene B. Bergmann
Eugene Bergmann, author of "Excelsior You Fathead, The Art And Enigma of Jean Shepherd" has written a one man play based on Jean Shepherd's life in the 1950's to 1990's. Friday, March 16, 8 PM / Sat March 17, 8 PM / Sun March 18, 3 PM
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February 6, 2007
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A Thousand Clowns
Turner Classic Movies
The movie was played this AM on Turner Classic Movies and is scheduled to play again March 23, 2007 at 4:15pm and April 12, 2007 at 1:00am. Written by Herb Gardner, this is the movie Shep claimed was based on his life. It is not readily available on VHS or DVD, so you might want to make a note to watch it in March or April.
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January 9, 2006
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Jean Shepherd's America
Just a reminder
Ranger Pete Delaney has another event scheduled at the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center in Staten Island on January 20, 2007. Eight visual essays.
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December 29, 2006
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"Something In The Air"
Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation
By Marc Fisher - Coming out January 9, 2007 - "Along with rock-and-roll music came the attitude that would literally change the 'voice' of radio forever, via the likes of raconteur Jean Shepherd, who captivated his loyal following of 'Night People'
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December 25, 2006
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Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
To all the fans who have visited this website in the past and to those who have contributed to its success.
December 3, 2006
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ACS House to be featured on Today Show
On Monday, December 4th, the Today show will be doing a piece on the newly restored house and ACS Museum in Cleveland, where the movie was filmed. Congratulations to Brian Jones of Red Ryder Leglamps for a job well done.

>>> ACS House Website. . . <<<

November 27, 2006
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A Christmas Story and more!
News, Games, Cartoons
Hop on over to the ACS section for news and more about our favorite movie.

>>> Flickstongue.com website. . . <<<

November 20, 2006
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Jean Shepherd - Genius
by Eugene B. Bergmann
Here's an article in issue #62 of the California Herald written by our own resident author Gene Bergman in which he discusses his book about Shep - "Excelsior You Fathead - The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd"

>>> California Herald Website. . . <<<

November 13, 2006
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Ho Ho Ho!
"A Crummy Commercial!!!"
An old story with a new twist
Cingular is running a commercial for cell phones based on "A Christmas Story" theme.

>>> Flickstongue.com website. . . <<<

November 12, 2006
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Jean Shepherd's America
Ranger Pete Delaney has another event scheduled at the Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center in Staten Island on January 20, 2007. Eight visual essays.
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November 11, 2006
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Cover
Punch Magazine
Playboy parody
The British "Punch Magazine" did a parody of Playboy and used a 'short story' by Shep as one of the features.
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November 10, 2006
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Triple Dog Dare
Christmas Giftcards and Ornaments
More ACS collectables for 2006
Walmart has 2 giftcards with the ACS theme this year. Hallmark, Department 56, and Carlton all have ornaments this year for Christmas. They are in stores now, but they go quickly!

>>> Flickstongue.com website. . . <<<

November 7, 2006
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Restoration Complete
The restoration process is nearing completion as opening day approaches on November 25, 2006. You can visit the house and the ACS museum located across the street, featuring original props and memorabilia. Many of the original cast will be on hand for the opening ceremonies. http://www.flicklives.com/Nettleton/nettleton.htm

>>> ACS House Website. . . <<<

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