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Dan Beach

aka: Dan Beach

Production Coordinator - WGBH Boston

Dan Beach was Production Coordinator on 3 of Shep's PBS TV shows and got to know him quite well. He sent these photos taken during the filming of the "Jean Shepherd at the Movies" shorts for PBS along with this line drawing Shep did on Dan's copy of the "Star Crossed Romance of Josephene Cosnowski" script.
Fan Comments
[ Courtesy: Dan Beach - 07-02-2002 ]
"Fred spent countless nights with Jean and Leigh, nursing, cajoling, begging, and soothing the irascible. Surely SOMEONE would have brought Jean to TV. But Fred had the vision to do so, and hung in there through tantrums and insults and negotiation and philosophical arguments. Fred somehow brought Jean's brilliance to television, something Jean was proud of though he seldom admitted it. The video legacy of Jean is due to Fred and I think it's very important that he be recognized."
Photos:



Bumpers - Shep

Courtesy: Dan Beach



Leigh Brown applies some makeup as director Fred Barzyk looks on

Courtesy: Dan Beach




Courtesy: Dan Beach



Shep and David Loxton

Courtesy: Dan Beach



From the shoot for Phantom of the Open Hearth, Jean was having a fit about the way a scene was being played, so he went and crawled under the table on the set while the scene was being filmed.

Courtesy: Dan Beach



Turkey - Line Drawing from Dan Beach's copy of "Star Crossed" script

Courtesy: Dan Beach