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1956 Article Shepherd in Soup Over Soap As WOR Fires Him All Over Again


1956 Radio Balantine Books Press Release


1961 Radio Hit On Head By 2 x 4


1964 Radio Vic and Sade, Fact and Fiction, Chicago World's Fair


1965 Radio Blue-Nose Ladies Vs. Youth Culture


1973 Radio How George The Greek Beat Bolus The Pin Ball Hustler


1976 Radio New Old Antiques
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February 17, 2014
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From 1959 - "Clean H-Bomb - Ghosts of Gothic NY Architecture"
Early Shep
Thanks to Dan Fine, a 24 minute excerpt from one of Shep's Saturday or Sunday night shows in approx July 1959 has surface for all to enjoy. As usual, Shep covers a bunch of topics in a short time.
 
February 13, 2014
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The Hunting of the Snark
as read by Jean Shepherd
Thanks to David Director and David Singer, Shep's reading of Lewis Carrolls "The Hunting of the Snark" has come to light for Shep fans to hear. Follow the link 'continued on next page. . .' to hear the January 29, 1963 show.
 
January 16, 2014
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"Destry Rides Again"
St. John Terrell's Lambertville Music Circus
In 1961 Shep performed in "Destry Rides Again" at the Lambertville Music Circus. The show played only a few weeks because the Music Circus has a long line-up of performers and performances that rotated through the big tent (Yes, tent!) over the years. Check out the website created by Jon Case, who worked both on stage and behind the scenes back in the 60s.
 
January 5, 2014
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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"
 
November 23, 2013
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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 yesterdayusa.com. 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)
 

 

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January 16, 1965
Radio
Shep's Early Radio Obsession - Bittersweet Defeat
Notes 07-16-2017

January 11, 1973
Television
The John Bartholomew Tucker Show
Notes 07-16-2017

1976
Radio
Newsreel - Retired Numbers - American Traits
Notes 07-3-2017

September 14, 1971
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Hobbies
Notes 07-1-2017

November 25, 1987
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Alan Colmes Show
Notes 06-28-2017

September 2, 1956
Article
Phantom Author Has Dizzy Hoosier Label
Notes 06-28-2017

August 31, 1956
Article
Jean Shepherd Is Social Issue
Notes 06-9-2017

1957
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