In my constant quest to preserve anything related to Shep, I'm always looking
for new materials related to him.
Many of you 'grew
up' with Jean Shepherd and may have recorded one of his shows or other
performances, clipped an article about him, or took photos of him. Maybe
you even have the ticket stub from one of his performances.
No matter how
trivial it may seem, let me know what you have. My intent is to preserve
as much Shep related material as possible before it disappears forever.
If you wish to
retain the original materials, I am happy to settle for a good copy.
Even if you don't want it posted on the website, I will honor that, but
would like to document whatever you have.
I am constantly collecting little 'tidbits' of information regarding Shep and placing them in the stack of things to follow up on and make sense of. As the pile has grown, I've decided to place them here, on this page, in the hopes that maybe I can jog someone's memory and get more of the stories.
Sometime in the 1970's Shep made an appearance at Drexel University. No other details have surfaced to date.
In May 1973 Shep did a show at Notre Dame.
Shep had John Cassavettes as a guest during a 1958 show and mentions that he was working on a musical at the time. Recently there was a script that surfaced through the Lois Nettleton estate which was dated September 11, 1958 and was being sold for $450. Suppoedly he was working on this for Composer
and Playwright Hugh Martin.
One of Shep's shows was dedicated to fishing the rivers of the Midwest. He gave the following 'personal' recipe fot the ideal bait to catch channel catfish.
Corn meal - 1/2 box in boiling water
The day before get a pig or beef liver, about 1/2 lb, put it on the porch, in the sun, for 1 or 2 days.
Cut it into little pieces. Put handfulls in the water to boil, before the cornmeal. Add cornmeal until it gets real thick. Before it gets hard, roll it into balls. Sink it to the bottom.
Anyone know what show this was?
Heres an articleshowing Jean Shepherd with the creators of Dondi and Kerry-Drake.
Any help on dating the event and identifying the newspaper?