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1965 Radio Memorial Day - Indy 500


1966 Radio Hooked on Altered States


1976 Radio Memorial Day


1989 Article 'Ollie Hopnoodle' rides fast track to laughs despite Jean Shepherd's indulgent shtick


1996 Live Shows Princeton University

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July 26, 2013
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Happy Birthday Shep!
Shep would be 92 years old today. It's been 36 years since his last WOR show on April 1, 1977 and 58 years since he first started on WOR. Don't that make you feel old!
July 8, 2013
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Old Books, Fresh Eyes
A new Blog
Lois Nettleton's niece inherited Lois' book collection and has decided to do something contructive with them. "For too long, the books sat neglected on my shelf. They deserve a closer look as a window into the artistic and cultural climate of 1950s, 60s and 70s. This blog is intended to give fresh eyes to these old books and learn something along the way."
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June 26, 2013
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Sheps Army - Bummers, Blisters, & Boondoggles
By Jean Shepherd - Edited by Eugene B. Bergmann
Thanks to the efforts of author Eugene B. Bergmann, who wrote the only book on Jean Shepherd, "Excelsior You Fathead, The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd", those verbal tales from the radio have been collected and painstakingly transcribed into book form as "Shep's Army - Bummers, Blisters, and Boondoggles"
  Continued. . .
May 3, 2013
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3 Tony Award Nominations
A Christmas Story - The Musical
Best Musical Best Original Score Best Book of a Musical
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March 12, 2013
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Shep with football and Dawn - Courtesy Bill Ek and Steve Glazer
VERY Early Shep
and first love Dawn Strickland
Steve Glazer has been doing a lot of research into who is fact and fiction in Shep's stories and in recent weeks we have added a lot of content in the people section. (See "What's New" in the bottom of the next column) He was able to make contact with Dawn Strickland's son. According to Shep on his 8-6-69 show, she lived across the street and was his 'first love'. Shep is the kid holding the football with the signiture cleft in his chin. Shep always spoke of living on Cleveland Street, but he was born in Chicago where he lived until mid Kindergarten and then lived in East Chicago, Indiana where he met Dawn. He then moved to Cleveland St in Hammond to start 2nd grade.

 

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Notes 05-27-2016

People
"Sam" Weller
Notes 05-23-2016

April 14, 1981
Live Shows
Delaware Art Museum
Notes 05-23-2016

People
Mr. Richardson
Notes 05-23-2016

November 2, 2015
Books
St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street
Notes 05-23-2016

May 30, 1973
Article
A Funny Man's Unfunny Thoughts on Cars
Notes 05-11-2016

1959
Recording
Jean Shepherd and Other Foibles
Notes 05-11-2016

Radio
WJOB - 1230 AM
Notes 05-4-2016

April 4, 1953
Radio
First show on WLW Cincinnati
 
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