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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
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.
"New York Night with Long John Nebel"
This is a 12 minute segment showing Shep's Greenwich Apt in 1968
"The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd"
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.
1958 Musical
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.
Heres an article showing Jean Shepherd with the creators of Dondi and Kerry-Drake. Any help on dating the event and identifying the newspaper? My guess mid-sixties - Daily News
Fish Bait
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
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?
One Sheridan Square
Any further info Jean Shepherd plus The Tarriers Dec 19 to 31 1960
Southern Baptist Hour - "From the Most High Cometh Healing"
Sunday July 30 1961 WNBC TV NY Ch 4 ... Jean Shepherd will narrate the program
Spoken Words
10:00 to 10:55 July 14, 1978 WNYC AM - Jean Shepherd reads from his short stories
The Moon is Blue
Based on F. Hugh Herberts 1951 play Another show that didn't get off the ground?
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.