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September 9, 2010
7-24-81 AFTRA Conv.
Shep at AFTRA Convention
Here's a photo from July 24, 1981, taken in Cleveland Ohio at the AFTRA convention by Bill Myers. Note the PBS logo on his shirt. Shep was between the 2 "Jean Shepherd's America" series and had done all the movies for them.
May 9, 2010

Lenny Bruce - Without Tears
Shep's Commentary
The whole Lenny Bruce movie is on youtube. Shep's commentary is on part 6 approx 35 seconds in.
April 28, 2010

I, Libertine in Hustler Magazine
by Bob Kaye
Fellow Shep fan and proprietor of one of the 2 other Shep websites, wrote an article about the I, Libertine hoax and it will be published in the July 2010 issue of Hustler Magazine. You may have read the article which he posted on his own website a while back.
March 21, 2010

Ettore and Jean Bugatti, Artists
By Eugene Bergmann
Upon purchasing a pen and ink drawing done by Shep, Gene became intrigued with identifying the car depicted. This led to the discovery of the Bugatti world and an insight to Shep's facination for exotic cars. And, of course this led to Gene writing and excellent article for the American Bugatti Club magazine - Vol 50 #1. In it he relates one of Shep's radio shows from 1976 ("Works of Art - The Bugatti") on which he talks extensively about the Bugatti automobile and family.
March 14, 2010

Cartoon All-Stars To The Rescue: A 20th Anniversary Look Back
When Pete Delaney isn't listening to Shep, or hosting programs on his local cable station, he finds some time to write some interesting non Shep related articles. This one is featured currently on theTV Party website and he discusses a joint effort through the use of cartoons to promote drug awareness back in 1990.
February 19, 2010
Shep at the 1959 Car Rallye
1959/1962 Shep
from the collection of Dan Beach
Dan Beach who worked for WGBH when Shep was doing the PBS shows, came across 4 photos of Shep while digitizing his collection. 2 are from 1959 in NYC at an early auto rallye and the other 2 are from Boston in approx 1962 by the Museum of Science when Shep came to do a TV standup.
January 27, 2010

10th Anniversary
Ten years ago today, was launched. It consisted of a dozen pages of Shep information and launched the 1st replay of 'Mass Backwards' - the March 23, 1977 replay of "Why I am Leaving Radio". Since then the site has grown to thousands of pages of information and show summaries thank to the continued contributions of the fans who enjoyed him as youths and like myself, wish to keep Shep's works alive. It is absolutely incredible what people have stuffed away under their pillows next to the little transistor radios. Articles, show tapes, books, memories of meeting Shep or seeing one of his shows, it has all added tremendously to the success of this site and everyone who contributed should take a bow! Thanks to all - a 'French 75' salute to Shep. EXCELSIOR YOU FATHEADS!
December 18, 2009

A CHRISTMAS STORY soundtrack composer Carl Zittrer waxes nostalgic on a classic
by Mark Morton
Mark Morton of interviews Carl Zittrer, one of the film's composers and gets an inside look at a rather interesting collection of music put together for the movie.
November 3, 2009

Ballet Mecanique returns to Boston
Celebrating 10th anniversary
On November 18, 1999 Paul Lehrman performed the world premier of Ballet Mecanique performed the way it was written to be played by George Antheil in 1924. After over 30 perfomances world wide Paul is returning to Boston to celebrate the 10th anniversary at Jordan Hall . The weekend before the concert, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts is showing the award-winning documentary film about the Ballet mcanique and its remarkable history. "Bad Boy Made Good," produced by Paul. The 72-minute film examines the composer's early life in America and Paris, where he was the toast of the town in the 1920s, and how he composed the most outrageous piece of music in history--and how it, and he, slid into oblivion for over 70 years. Then it brings us to the end of the century, when modern computer technology made it possible to realize the young composer's extraordinary vision for the first time. Http://
November 1, 2009

Taxi! Hey You, Taxi!
by Jean Shepherd
Another article written by Shep for Car and Driver Magazine in May 1974

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This day in history
  Date Description

April 24, 1962
WOR Show
Darling, Let's Make a Movie

April 24, 1963
WOR Show
Casey at the Bat

April 24, 1965
Limelight Show
The Star and Garter. Pursuit of Sin / Cave Diggers, Drive in Date, Company K Eggs

April 24, 1971
WOR Show

April 24, 1972
WOR Show
Bad Mistakes

April 24, 1972
WOR Show
Burning Glasses, Kiteman, Opening Game of Baseball in Ohio
What's New
  Date Description
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
Notes 10-13-2013

March 4, 1952 - Article - Jean Shepherd