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Jean Shepherd: A Christmas Story House, My Summer Story, Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss, Books LLC

Jean Shepherd: A Christmas Story House, My Summer Story, Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss,

Books LLC

Published September 15th 2010
ISBN : 9781156018422
Paperback
28 pages
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Chapters: A Christmas Story House, My Summer Story, Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can selectMoreChapters: A Christmas Story House, My Summer Story, Ollie Hopnoodles Haven of Bliss, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jean Parker Shepherd (July 26, 1921 - October 16, 1999) was an American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is best-known to modern audiences for the film A Christmas Story (1983), which he narrated and co-scripted, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories. Born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, Shepherd was raised in Hammond, Indiana, where he graduated from Hammond High School in 1939. As a youth he worked briefly as a mail carrier in a steel mill and earned his amateur radio license, sometimes claiming he got it at 16, other times saying he was even younger. Shepherd was a life long White Sox fan. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Shepherd then had an extensive career in a variety of media: Shepherd began his broadcast radio career on WSAI in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1948. From 1951 to 1953 he had a late-night broadcast on KYW in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which he returned to Cincinnati for a show on WLW. After a stint on television (see below), he returned to radio. Shep, as he was known, settled in at WOR radio New York City, New York on an overnight slot in 1956, where he delighted his fans by telling stories, reading poetry (especially the works of Robert W. Service), and organizing comedic listener stunts. The most famous of the last involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, I, Libertine, by the equally non-existent author Frederick R. Ewing, in 1956. Shepherd, Theodore Sturgeon and Betty Ballantine later wrote an actual book of this, published by Ballant...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=576360