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Abendschoen, Bonnie
York, Pennsylvania
Joined: September 01, 2005
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1527
Comments:
My family and many friends love A Christmas Story as much as I do. However, I also enjoyed immensly the film of the family on Summer vacation. Could you please tell me what the movie is called and how one can attain it? Jean Shepherd was the greatest, what a mind!! His voice is just the best on radio, TV, whatever!! We love Jean Shepherd. Thanks, Bonnie
Abney, Linc
Mandeville, Louisiana
Joined: June 24, 2003
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 995
Comments:
"Who in Hell is Jean Shepherd"? That is the question I asked myself when I came across a story written by Shep while sitting one evening in my hootch in Viet Nam in '72. I was bushed from the day's work. I don't remember the issue of PB, but I recall diving into the story and not coming up for a breath until I finished. I WAS HOOKED! I found every PB I could and searched for articles by Shep. Where had he been? No, where in Hell had I been not to have heard of him? I think that I finally found and read most of the articles, but I don't really know. In time how suprised and delighted I was to find him on PBS one evening. So that's what he looks like! I can't say how warmed my heart was. I've seen most of his PBS and commercial TV stuff and several months ago I bought every book I could find containing his short stories. I ripped through them like Shamou the Killer Whale through a school of herring. I read them after having found that Jean left us in '99. Damn! I wish I could have heard him on the radio at an impressionable age. I could have avoided a life of prison, debauchery, idleness, and graduate school (one of those is correct!). Thanks for the site, Jim. Thank you, Jean.
Abramson, Paul H.
Madison, Wisconsin
Joined: October 30, 2000
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 274
Abshier, Rick
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Joined: December 14, 2005
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1560
Comments:
Ah,the transistor radio hidden under my pillow listening in Northern New Jersey to WOR in the mid 1960s. A fellow ham....KQ4Y
Actor's Studio friend of Jean, Larry A.
Ossining, New York
Joined: December 15, 2000
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 341
Adams, Julia E.
Woodhaven, New York
Joined: October 17, 2000
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 262
Adams, Lee
Louisville, Kentucky
Joined: December 30, 2000
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 379
Adams, Joe
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Joined: February 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 474
Adams, Julia E.
Woodhaven, New York
Joined: July 25, 2001
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 651
Adams, Greg
Windsor, Connecticut
Joined: August 06, 2001
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 657
Adams, Julie
Woodhaven, New York
Joined: February 17, 2003
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 887
Comments:
I discovered Shep by accident, which I guess many did. I was listening to the droning of Carlton Fredricks on hypoglycemia, a big topic in 1972, on WOR. I was curious about the theme song that was playing after that show and wondered if AM radio was playing classical music and continued to listen. Boy was I delighted by what I heard. A classical piece was Shep to me and at 16 - I was hooked! I bought the books and read them faithfully. I discovered Max's show in 1999, again by dialing around, and am pleased to discover Shep all over again. Thanks, Jim, for the best of Shep.
Adelman, Sandy
Hillside, New Jersey
Joined: November 04, 2000
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 281
Adelman, Sanford
Huntington Beach, California
Joined: December 20, 2000
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 349
Adragna , Jack
Park Ridge , New Jersey
Joined: December 24, 2003
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1156
Comments:
Back sometime in the mid sixties I had the privilege of having a drink with Shep. It was in Art Dulugofs Village Gate. on Bleeker St. in the village. It is now sadly a drug store. I remember that it was a Monday evening because they had a special price on drinks on Mondays. It was down in the basement bar. A few of the jazz musicians off that evening would wander in and play for tips. It was a quiet night and I was standing at the far end corner of the bar, my favorite spot, having a drink. Two men were off to my left drinking and chatting. Eventually one of them broke out in laughter. The laugh was familiar and unmistakable. It was Shep. I motioned over to the bartender. Please give those two guys a drink on me. I said quietly. I was making all of 250 bucks as a commercial artist in those days. The bartender went over and made them fresh drinks and pointed to me. Shep looked over at me. Do I know you? He asked. No. I replied. Im a listener. Both men tipped their drinks at me. Tipping my drink I said. Excelsior. Shep smiled at me and they returned to their conversation and I went back to my drink. I would have loved it if they had called me over to discuss the carnival of life with them but no such luck. Some nice soft Jazz was now coming from the small stage and I took my drink over to a table to sit and listen. Later, when I retuned to the bar they were gone. Another evening in a place we called The Village. You guys from Nebraska or Iowa eat your hearts out. By the way,Shep was into martinis.
Ahart, Joseph
Wayne, New Jersey
Joined: May 02, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 99
Al Elieff, Lois and Al
Bethesda, Maryland
Joined: December 29, 2000
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 373
albright, william
south bend, Indiana
Joined: March 03, 2008
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2744
Alcorn, Steve
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Joined: March 13, 2004
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 832
Comments:
I was listening to "Recuerdos de Alhambra" performed by Segovia; this brought back a small flood of memories, as this was to me Jean Shepherd's quintessential Cheap Guitar Music. So I searched Google for "cheap guitar music" and found this site! I used to listen to his Sunday night show on WOR (9 pm to 1 am). I'd love to find his long rap on his childhood 4th of July's. I also played the noseflute for some years, not badly, either! Thanks for this incredible web site.
Alfonso, Ozzie
New York, New York
Joined: June 11, 2000
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 109
Allen, Jim
Huntington Station, New York
Joined: June 16, 2000
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 119
Allen, Steve
Palm Beach, Florida
Joined: December 22, 2000
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 354
Allen, Ray
Centereach, New York
Joined: April 12, 2001
Shep fan since: 1980
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 536
Allen, Phillip
Binghamton, New York
Joined: May 17, 2004
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1251
Comments:
I was lulled to sleep every night listening to Shep on WOR. Next day at school we would argue the merits of the purple death, the number of people really named orville and how close the word flick was to a four letter word. He was tops in my class at the Stuy and a group of us went to the Village Gate to see him.
ALLEN, PAUL
n.ireland, Ireland
Joined: May 04, 2006
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1663
Comments:
would love to get a signed photo or letter from LOIS NETTLETON,as im a big fan of hers im also a FUGITIVE fan DAVID JANSSEN. paul allen NORTHERN.IRELAND
allen, sandy
great falls, South Carolina
Joined: September 08, 2007
Shep fan since: 1988
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2516
Comments:
I grew up in Wildwood Shores which is located at the southern end of Lake County, In, and bounded by the Kankakee River. We were year-round residents in an area of seasonal cabins and had to deal with the smart-ass city kids each summer. They in turn thought we were a bunch of ignorant country hicks (of course we were). My older brother lived for many years in a rented room above the Hessville Tap. I first became aware of Jean Shepherd when The Christmas Story aired on TV. I excitedly described the movie to my brother, and he said "Oh yeah dat's da guy usta be my drinkin buddy." (Even in the Lake County Boonies there remains a trace of the Chicago Accent). Our neighbor in Wildwood also had a pack of hound dogs--17 large red bone hounds who roamed the neighborhood, bent on destruction. I have often wondered if Shep's hillbilly hounds really existed in Hessville, or if they were the result of one of my brother's anecdotes. Does anyone know?