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February 27th in Shep History

1957 Travel Event Postcard to Lois Nettleton from Zurich

1959 Article 500 Flock to Ballroom For Shepherd's Speech

1961 Radio One of Them Beats

1963 Radio Army Shoes, Uncle Alby

1964 Radio Cemetary Scouting

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1973 Radio Misprints, Detectives; Forgotten Authors Of Pop Culture Heroes

1976 Radio Illiterate Students

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January 5, 2014

Free 1926 Sears Prefab House
Just haul it away!
Located in Arlington, VA, this 960 square foot house can be all yours. Shep fans will recall this type of house being one of the sub-plots in "Phantom of the Open Hearth"
>>> USA Today website. . . <<<
November 23, 2013

Jean Shepherd reflects on Kennedy
After a long, sad weekend following the assassination of John F Kennedy on Nov 22, 1963, Jean Shepherd took to the airwaves for his first show back on Monday Nov 25 with a somber, reflective program. For the entire week he declined to play his jaunty theme song, and took several days to discuss the American scene and mood. Thanks largely to Shep fan Jean Tepper, we have three of these programs that were taped from FM over the air at the time of broadcast. The first show is actually a composite of three different recordings, starting with a very poor copy which was the most complete, tagging on a bit more from a slightly better recording, then the bulk of the show is from the very nice sounding copy from Jean Tepper. The other two recordings are flawed due to signal interference that comes and goes throughout the broadcast, but despite the whistling and hooning, Shep's words come through. Two of these programs have been aired in the past over WBAI, the third has never been replayed as far as I can recall. During the coming week you will get a chance to hear them all on the radio or on the web. The first show from Monday Nov 25, 1963 will be played on the Saturday morning show on The Thanksgiving show "Shadows and Haiku" will be aired on WBAI on Sunday evening. At some point during the week I will upload the third show to Mixcloud - this show was from either Tuesday or Wednesday of that week, and I call it "The Ugly American". I hope you will listen. (If you miss these, they will be archived here in the "Max Schmid presents Jean Shepherd" section)
>>> Mass Backwards. . . <<<
November 22, 2013

NPR plays Shep's eulogy to JFK
interview with Eugene B Bergmann
On November 25th many NPR stations will be playing Jean Shepherd's November 25th 1963 show on which he talks about Kennedy and politics in general. How they affect our lives. Gene talks about the effect that the assassination had on Shep Shep did not play his usual theme song at the start or finish of his show for the entire week out of respect and spent the week doing shows related to the subject.
>>> PRX website. . . <<<
October 29, 2013
Scott Schwartz (Flick) poses next to the statue
Hammond statue to immortalize 'A Christmas Story' prank
By Andy Grimm Tribune reporter
Visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will get a special treat now after the unveiling of a statue of Flick in the famous "Triple Dog Dare" scene from A Christmas Story. The statue was cleverly placed right up against the existing flagpole in front of the center to complete the scene.
>>> Chicago Tribune website. . . <<<
October 1, 2013

Marching Band Pileup Nearly Takes Out High School's Entire Tuba Section
Where's Wilbur Duckworth when you need him?
Like a scene right out of "Great American Fourth of July" (upper left in photo) the Lake Travis High School Marching Band find themselves in a choreography snaffu. As the band goes into a reverse march, the leading (trailing?) sousaphone player trips and begins a 'domino effect' as the others back into and trip on each other.
>>> Youtube video. . . <<<


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Car and Driver Magazine:
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