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Do You Have any Jean Shepherd Memorabilia?

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.

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Items of Interest

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.

"Double Deuce" Unknown Date
This article appeared in New Jersey Bell magazine #3 - I'm looking for a copy of the magazine and any other issues that Shep may have written articles for. Seems ist was printed in 3 issues: Feb 1978; 1980; March 1985
"New York Night with Long John Nebel" 1968
This is a 12 minute segment showing Shep's Greenwich Apt in 1968
"The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd" 1967
I have the audio but would like to get a copy of the video. It was a 30 minute special done on public television (WNYC) in 1967.
"The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd" July 31,1967
Aired on WNYC channel 31 in New York at 10:00 pm This was a 30 minute tribute to Shep covering his work on radio, stage, and writing. Not much is known about this. I recorded the audio from the show, but can only describe the video portion. Looking for a copy of the video.
Ad aimed at Shep to get him back to WOR August 1956
After Shep was fired, WOR received such backlash from listeners that WOR took out an ad somewhere around Aug 29-30. I'd like to get a copy of the actual ad.
Business and Commercial Aviation January 1970
Article about Tiki Tiki
Clinton Museum performance July 16,1977
Shep gave at least 9 performances there some or all of which were broadcast on NJ public TV. I have a partial of the 1977 performance and the whole 1985 show.
Cue Magazine January 14,1961
Fish Bait Unknown Date
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?
Frank and Julie Wald November 1972
Shep dedicated his book "The Ferrari In The Bedroom" to these 2 people - "To Frank and Julie Wald who inspired a helluva lot of this" Anybody know who they are and how they inspired the book?
Funko PEZ - Bunny Ralphie 2019
Funko PEZ - Sheriff Ralphie 2019
Funko Pocket Keychain - Bunny Ralphie 2019
Jazz 1959 - The Metronome Yearbook 1959
Yearbook "Personality of the year"
Jazz Today October 1956
Review of Shep's radio comeback
Mademoiselle Magazine August 1964
Merv Griffin Show 1966
Shep made numerous appearances on Merv during 1966 - at least 5 are known
Metronome Magazine July 1960
Article by Shep - "Where Do You Enlist?"
Metronome Magazine June 1960
Article by Shep - "Work in Progress"
Metronome Magazine February 1959
Review of "Look Charlie"
Metronome Magazine August 1960
Article by Shep - "The Hero of the Mudhens"
Metronome Magazine October 1960
Article by Shep - "Old Man Oshenschlager"
Metronome Magazine December 1960
Article by Shep - "The Other Abe Lincoln"
Music Business Magazine January 30,1965
Playboy meets the Beatles
New Jersey Restaurant Guide 1989
Intro by Shep?
Newsday November 1966
Article about Shep - "In a medium dominated by rock 'n roll clatter and predictable patter, Jean Shepherd floats through the airwaves with the greatest of ease."
One Sheridan Square December 31,1960
Any further info Jean Shepherd plus The Tarriers Dec 19 to 31 1960
P.S. Magazine June 1966
Article by Shep - Captain Ahab is Dead; Long Live Bob Dylan or Are The Beatles Really the Andrew Sisters in Drag?
P.S. Magazine August 1966
Article by Shep - "Triviata Golbus"
QST Magazine April 1967
Article about Shep and IGWT
QST Magazine January 1972
Scene Magazine February 1962
Article about Shep - "He Talks By Night"
Southern Baptist Hour - "From the Most High Cometh Healing" July 30,1961
Sunday July 30 1961 WNBC TV NY Ch 4 ... Jean Shepherd will narrate the program
Spoken Words July 14,1978
10:00 to 10:55 July 14, 1978 WNYC AM - Jean Shepherd reads from his short stories
The Moon is Blue August 06,1961
Based on F. Hugh Herberts 1951 play Another show that didn't get off the ground?
Tiki-Tiki January 1970
A January 1970 article in Business and Comm Aviation magazine has an article discussing Shep's voiceover in this film. I'm looking for a copy of the film, a copy of the magazine, and any other information.
TV Guide December 12,1981
Article by Shep - "When Schwartz Wiggled His Ears - That Was History"
TV Guide November 23,1998
Article about ACS - "Frozen Tongues and BB Guns"
TV Guide December 22,2001
Article about ACS - "Everybody Loves Ralphie"
TV Guide November 23,1974
TV Radio Mirror - Eastern Edition January 1966
Limelight Article
Untitled Musical 1958
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. Supposedly he was working on this for Composer and Playwright Hugh Martin.
Variety February 20,1985
Review of ". . .Star Crossed Romance. . ."
Village Voice December 1966
Nov/Dec 1966 Early 1967 - Article about Shepand the famous poster pic