Jean Shepherd Remembered: Flick Lives

Everyone who has enjoyed the annual TV marathon showing of A Christmas Story ("You'll shoot your eye out, kid!") by Jean Shepherd will be delighted to know that many of his WOR New York radio shows are available on tape and such.

There are many fan sites to fill you in on the man behind the stories. And many of his stories are collected in his books. We reviewed a live show of his at the YM-YWHA on Northfield Road in West Orange, N.J., back in November 1975. On Christmas Eve that same year, we were helping Santa make his calls and had Shep on the radio, and heard him use our names in the story he was telling.

For More on Shep:

Shep's Army: Bummers, Blisters and Boondoggles By Jean Shepherd, Eugene B. Bergmann (Editor) August 2013

Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd By Eugene B. Bergmann

A Salute to Jean Shepherd - Flick Lives

Jean Shepherd Book & Tapes

In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash

Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories : And Other Disasters

The Ferrari in the Bedroom

 The Phantom of the Open Hearth: A film for television co-ordinated by Leigh Brown

Will Failure Spoil Jean Shepherd? [LIVE]

Jean Shepherd and Other Foibles

Jean Shepherd: The X Random Factor (Audio CD)

 Jean Shepherd: Don't Be a Leaf (Audio CD)

County Fair! (Shepherd's Pie Slice Six) (Audio Cassette)

Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd by Eugene B. Bergmann

There was only one Jean Shepherd, but there are many sites to help remember him:
Flick Lives Jean Shepherd tapes I wonder if they have the tape of the show that uses our names?

Jean Shepherd: Excelsior, You Fathead!

The Jean Shepherd Page

Jean Shepherd Filmography

Jean Shepherd Podcast

Shepherd and Lou the Duck - WFMU

Our Land, Our Literature

NPR tribute to Jean Shepherd

11/13/1975 -  Dealing with a real pro - Jean Shepherd talks /by Anthony Buccino and Dawn Vincenti - The Independent Press of Bloomfield/The Glen Ridge Paper

11/26/1975 - ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: 'What you don't see on the radio' /by Anthony Buccino and Dawn Vincenti - Belleville Times News

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