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1 MARTIN, HUGH (SHEPHERD, JEAN) Original Typed Manuscript for an Outline for a Musical Comedy by Composer and Playwright Hugh Martin
New York 1958 
Original five page typed manuscript, dated September 11, 1958, of an outline for an original musical comedy by composer and playwright Hugh Martin which was once owned by writer and radio personality Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. The outline tells the story of three young people in present day (1950s / 60s) Central Europe whose paths cross at a youth hostel. Mr. Martin writes: “We shouldn't be conscious of anything but a slambang, beautiful, wholesomely sexy show full of good-looking talented teen-agers. It should never be ‘message-ey'. The songs and dances are important, naturally, but unless they come out of a sound, truthful and dramatic story, they won't mean anything.” He concludes the outline with an alternate idea of calling the musical ‘Olympic Village' and setting it in Rome during the 1960 Olympic Games. In very good slightly used condition with a staple to three pages and slight tearing from having been stapled to the other two pages, and with some minor creases and a few small edge tears. Hugh Martin (1941 - 2011) is best known for his score for the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." He was nominated for four Tony awards; three for High Spirits (Best Musical, Best Book Author of a Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist) and one for the 1990 Meet Me in St. Louis (Best Original Score). Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in both television and film. Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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2 O'CONNOR, NANCY FIELDS (FRED E. MILLER) Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows
Missoula, MT & Malibu, CA University of Montana School of Fine Arts & Carnan VidFilm, Inc. 1985 
First Edition. Oversize paperbound format, 11” x 11”. Signed and inscribed by the author / editor, Nancy Fields O'Connor to actress Lois Nettleton. Inscribed: “To my darling special friend Lois Nettleton whose enthusiasm and encouragement and unique friendship are such treasures to me! With gratitude, admiration, and love. Nancy Fields O'Connor, Malibu - August 12, 1987.” Laid in are errata and addendum sheets. Very good copy with some minor discoloration to the outer front cover and a bit of fading and scuffing to the spine in printed wrappers. A comprehensive presentation of photographer Fred E. Miller's (1868 - 1936) portraiture work with the Native American culture, especially the Crow people of southern Montana. Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a lovely, versatile, and gifted actress and is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in television and in film. Miss Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948 and went on from there to develop an acting career, first on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then in New York at the Actor's Studio, where she made her Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Biggest Thief in Town" under the stage name Lydia Scott. In 1955 she was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy in the role of Maggie in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," staged and directed by the great Elia Kazan, during which time she was able to appear on stage several times. She received the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her acting in the play "God and Kate Murphy." Some of her films include Period of Adjustment (1962), Mail Order Bride (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Over the years she made many appearances on television in both dramatic and comedic roles, and won Emmy's for her work on a daytime special "The American Woman: Profiles in Courage" (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), an episode of a religious-themed series "Insight." Her appearance in the classic television series The Twilight Zone, in the episode "The Midnight Sun" is a must-see fan favorite. She was married for a time to the radio and television humorist and writer, Jean Shepherd, and also appeared with him in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. She wowed critics and audiences with her performance of Blanche DuBois in a 1973 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1976 play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. She last appeared in public at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. 
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3 O'CONNOR, NANCY FIELDS (FRED E. MILLER) Fred E. Miller: Photographer of the Crows
Missoula, MT & Malibu, CA University of Montana School of Fine Arts & Carnan VidFilm, Inc. 1985 
First Edition. Oversize paperbound format, 11” x 11”. Signed and inscribed by the author / editor, Nancy Fields O'Connor to actress Lois Nettleton. Inscribed: “For the darling Lois Nettleton with much love and devotion - Memorial Day - May 26, 1986 - Malibu. Nancy Fields O'Connor.” With a small sketch by O'Connor of the ocean with birds flying. Laid in are errata and addendum sheets. Includes a folded brochure on the book with a brief synopsis and biography of photographer Fred E. Miller's (1868 - 1936) portraiture work with the Native American culture, especially the Crow people of southern Montana, of which this book presents in a comprehensive manner. Near fine copy with some minor use in printed wrappers. Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a lovely, versatile, and gifted actress and is perhaps best known for her film work in the 1960s and 70s, and later enjoyed a long career as a character actress in television and in film. Miss Nettleton was crowned Miss Chicago in 1948 and went on from there to develop an acting career, first on stage at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and then in New York at the Actor's Studio, where she made her Broadway debut in the 1949 production "The Biggest Thief in Town" under the stage name Lydia Scott. In 1955 she was Barbara Bel Geddes's understudy in the role of Maggie in the original Broadway production of Tennessee Williams Pulitzer-Prize winning play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," staged and directed by the great Elia Kazan, during which time she was able to appear on stage several times. She received the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award for her acting in the play "God and Kate Murphy." Some of her films include Period of Adjustment (1962), Mail Order Bride (1964), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982). Over the years she made many appearances on television in both dramatic and comedic roles, and won Emmy's for her work on a daytime special "The American Woman: Profiles in Courage" (1977), and for "A Gun for Mandy" (1983), an episode of a religious-themed series "Insight." Her appearance in the classic television series The Twilight Zone, in the episode "The Midnight Sun" is a must-see fan favorite. She was married for a time to the radio and television humorist and writer, Jean Shepherd, and also appeared with him in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. She wowed critics and audiences with her performance of Blanche DuBois in a 1973 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work in the 1976 play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. She last appeared in public at the 2007 Twilight Zone Convention in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. 
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4 RIEFENSTAHL, LENI Schonheit im Olympischen Kampf
Berlin Im Deutschen Verlag 1937 
First Edition. Laid in is a vintage postcard photograph of Leni Riefenstahl, a portrait from one of her films, signed in ink by the author - film director, Leni Riefenstahl. Large folio volume of still photographs of Riefenstahl's filming of her motion picture Olympia. Generally considered the finest sports documentary ever produced, Olympia is well portrayed in this wonderful collection of photographs of the various sporting events of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Each of the full page photographs is captioned in English, German, Spanish, and French. At the rear of this 281 page coffee table book is a section showing many pictures of Riefenstahl shooting the film. Bound in full copper cloth with gilt stamping. Neat ownership signature, else fine in a near fine bright lightly used dust jacket. 
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5 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Carbon Typescript Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story About Modern Funerals by Jean Shepherd
n.d 
PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original four page typescript for an apparently unpublished story about modern funerals by Jean Shepherd. Shepherd writes: “Here's a poor clown being laid away in the Drive-In Funeral Parlor of the future, where all of his friends can tool up in their Thunderbirds and their Alphas [sic], in their MGs and their 190SLs. They tool up and hang a loudspeaker on the side of the car door so they can hear the 30-second recorded eulogy to Charlie - just 30 seconds, because that's about all you can take of talk, just 30 seconds of nice, friendly words about what a nice, friendly guy Charlie was and he's gone on the the great golf game that all of us will be part of eventually.” Faint diagonal crease to the upper left-hand corner from folding, else fine. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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6 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Carbon Typescript Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story Titled ‘Blackout' by Jean Shepherd
June, 1961 
PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original two page typed manuscript fragment for an apparently unpublished story titled ‘Blackout' by Jean Shepherd. With “Blackout, Written by Jean Shepherd, c/o WOR 1440, June, 1961” typed at the upper left hand corner. The story is a wry commentary on the escalating levels of competitive service in the international air lines industry, in which Mr. Shepherd muses on a proposed feature of the Greek Air Lines where, as the flight leaves the continental limits of the U.S., the lights inside the plane dim as a group of sexy ladies wearing flimsy togas appear and engage the passengers in a bit of debauchery. Fine condition with a center crease from folding. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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7 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Large Manila Envelope With Thirty-Two Small Ink Sketches by Radio Personality, Humorist, and Author Jean Shepherd
10” x 13” n.d 
PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original large manila envelope with thirty-one small ink drawings and one in pencil by radio personality, humorist, and author Jean Shepherd. The front of the envelope has his name and the New York radio station he worked for, “Jean Shepherd WOR,” written in ink in the center and at the upper left-hand corner the address stamp of the Ann Elmo literary agency, “Ann Elmo, 545 5th Ave., New York, N.Y.” Most of the drawings measure roughly 1” to 3” and are of various faces, including caricatures of Laurel & Hardy, as well as an old-fashioned convertible automobile. The envelope is in lightly used condition with some small tears and dust soiling. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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8 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typed Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story About the Insurance Industry, the Quest for Security, and the Often Empty Function of Statistics by Jean Shepherd
n.d 
PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original fourteen page typed manuscript for an apparently unpublished story about the insurance industry, the quest for security, and the often empty function of statistics by Jean Shepherd. The piece is heavily annotated and corrected in pencil by Mr. Shepherd. From the text: “More and more, our lives are beginning to...more and more, we're showing this desire to have our lives fit in the pattern of a movie script, or a play, plot or continuity or the basic theme of a novel, so that we can live our lives through the first act, which is exposition, the second act, which is plot development, and then the final act, which is the beautiful act of plot resolution and summation, when you finally reach this beautiful summit, this clear, brilliant sunshine of whatever particular end and goal of success you're looking for.” About fine condition with some slight age toning to the paper and a few tiny tears, nicks, and very minor signs of use. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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9 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typed Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story About the Magazine Publishing Industry Titled ‘Guts' by Jean Shepherd
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PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original four page typed manuscript for an apparently unpublished story about the magazine publishing industry titled ‘Guts' by Jean Shepherd. With “Guts' written in red ink at the upper left-hand corner of the first page and a couple of corrections in pencil. From the text: “Wouldn't it be great if these guys could get a magazine that really gave them what they really wanted - what they're really looking for in a magazine. If some publisher really went out and did it. I have a proposal to make to the publishing industry. I'm trying to...trying to float a stock deal where I can set up a magazine named GUTS. GUTS. And a magazine that really lives up to its name.” About fine condition with some slight age toning to the paper and a few tiny tears. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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10 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typed Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story Titled ‘Funeral' by Jean Shepherd
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PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original four page typed manuscript for an apparently unpublished story about modern funerals titled ‘Funeral' by Jean Shepherd. The piece has annotations and corrections in ink and in pencil throughout. It begins with: “A couple of days ago, there was an ad in a New York paper for a funeral parlor and the ad said, ‘This is the funeral parlor for progressive moderns. This is the young people's funeral parlor.' Suddenly, there was the realization on the part of millions of people who read that ad, that they'd been going at this problem of death the wrong way for a long time. That somehow if you could make death a fun thing...if you could make it a thing which is not the end of life but just a part of another phase of life and somehow a more fun part, you'd be in and there'd be never [sic] anything to worry about at all, ever. Your life would just sort of glide on endlessly, smoothly to the sound of Muzak, to the sound of Mellichrino strings, and to the sound of Italian shoes being shined, to the sound of Ed Sullivan's voice eternally telling you that there's going to be a great big show tonight, and you're part of it. Not only are you part of it, you are the star of it.” Stapled in the upper left-hand corner with “Funeral” written in red ink at the top. About fine condition with some slight age toning to the paper and a few tiny tears. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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11 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typed Manuscript Fragment for an Apparently Unpublished Story About Elevators and Security Issues by Jean Shepherd
June, 1961 
PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original two page typed manuscript fragment for an apparently unpublished story about elevators and security issues by Jean Shepherd. With occasional corrections and “Delete” written in pencil at the top of each page in Mr. Shepherd's hand. From the text: “And so everybody wants to live in this elevator that goes up and down and that arrives at its destination, you see, seemingly under your control, as though you have pressed the button for it. But actually it doesn't at all, you see, have anything to do with what you're saying or what you're doing or how you're operating. It just seems that way. And this is total security. And as a matter of fact, the elevator, the modern elevator, the automatic elevator in all the big office buildings represent a kind of security.” About fine with some minor darkening to the pages and with a few tiny edge tears. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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12 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typed Manuscript Fragment for an Apparently Unpublished Story About Insecurity and the Advertising Industry by Jean Shepherd
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PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original two page typed manuscript for an apparently unpublished story about insecurity and advertising by Jean Shepherd. From the text: “Any psychiatrist, any Freudian psychiatrist can tell you that the areas of insecurity within each one of us are about the size of a Mack Truck sliding sideways down U.S. 52. They are big, man. They are real big.” About fine condition with some slight age toning to the paper and a few tiny tears, nicks, and very minor signs of use. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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13 SHEPHERD, JEAN Original Typescript Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story Titled ‘Darkness' by Jean Shepherd
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PLEASE NOTE A PHOTO IMAGE IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Original twelve page typescript manuscript for an apparently unpublished story titled ‘Darkness' by Jean Shepherd. With “darkness” typed to the upper left hand corner of each page. The story relates a very strange day during solitary off-season fishing adventure on a remote lake in northern Michigan in the Fall. Fine condition. A one-of-a-kind item, offering a look into the creative process of the original mind of Jean Shepherd. Accompanied by a document providing provenance from the estate of actress Lois Nettleton, who was married to Shepherd from 1960-1967. Jean Shepherd (1921 - 1999) was an American writer, radio raconteur and TV personality, as well as an actor. Shepherd is perhaps best remembered in a contemporary sense for co-writing (based on his own somewhat autobiographical stories) and narrating the film A Christmas Story (1983). A very influential figure in American humor, any kind of Jean Shepherd autograph material is rare. In addition to his unscripted stories, his shows also contained, among other things, humorous anecdotes and general commentaries about the human condition, observations about every day life in New York and travels throughout the world. On most of his Fourth of July broadcasts he would read one of his most enduring and popular short stories, "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back," about a neighborhood drunk and his dangerously delightful fireworks presentations. Two-time Emmy Award winning actress Lois Nettleton (1927 - 2008) was a veteran of stage, film, and television for more than 50 years. She appeared with Jean Shepherd in his off-Broadway play "Look Charlie" in 1959. Miss Nettleton held Jean Shepherd's work in high regard and once remarked: "I think what he was doing was so - it was unique and it was profound and it was real genius! He was a storyteller in the true sense. It just came from inside. It came out differently - a little differently each time. I really want him to be recognized for what he was - a brilliant genius. The wonderful, wonderful unique - the wonderful thing that he was." Very little Jean Shepherd manuscript material has survived and it rarely appears for sale. 
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