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JEAN SHEPHERD Chart career revise part 4

I’ve encountered that the 4th of the 5 parts of the NYC career chart does not enlarge when clicked on and is not sharp (at least on  my computer), so it cannot be read. I’d done it exactly the same as the other parts! Here I re-do the whole operation–scan, import to blog media, and input it into this post. I trust it works now for those who want to read and maybe copy it:

career part 4 redo

Part 4 revise

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And why not add the details of where the story parts of A CHRISTMAS STORY and Shepherd’s three long-form TV dramas originated (Most of the following info is derived from Jim Clavin’s http://www.flicklives.com) —

A CHRISTMAS STORY

(1983)

Story Lines:

The Red Ryder BB Gun–  “Red Ryder Nails the Hammond Kid,” Playboy, 12/1965, then in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966 titled “Duel in the Snow or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid.”

Wax Teeth, Flick’s Tongue, Writing A Theme

The Leg Lamp– “My Old Man and the Lascivious Special Award that Heralded the Birth of Pop Art,” in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966. (See PHANTOM OF THE OPEN HEARTH below.)

“How Does the Little Piggy Eat?” —   in “Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss” Playboy July 1968.

Little Orphan Annie Secret Circle Decoder–“The Counterfeit Secret Circle Member Gets the Message, or The Asp Strikes Again,” in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966.

Changing the Flat Tire – “Oh Fuuudddggge”

Blinded by Soap–“Lost at ‘C’ ” Playboy May 1973

Visiting Santa, The Bunny Pajamas,

The Bumpus Hounds–“The Grand Stand Passion Play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds,” Playboy 4/69, then in WANDA HICKEY’S NIGHT OF GOLDEN MEMORIES–AND OTHER DISASTERS 1971.

Christmas Dinner Chinese Style

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PHANTOM OF THE OPEN HEARTH

(1976 television long-form drama)

Story Lines:

Gravy Boat Riot–“Leopold Doppler and the Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot,” Playboy  10/65 then in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966.

Sears Pre-fab House

The Leg Lamp– “My Old Man and the Lascivious Special Award that Heralded the Birth of Pop Art,” in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966. (Major component of A CHRISTMAS STORY)

Going to the Prom With Wanda Hickey–“Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories”  Playboy 6/69 then in WANDA HICKEY’S NIGHT OF GOLDEN MEMORIES–AND OTHER DISASTERS 1971.

Baseball for the United Brethern

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GREAT AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER DISASTERS

(1982 television long-form drama)

Story lines:

Sears Radio

Wilbur Duckworth and His Magic Baton–Playboy 12/64“Waldo Grebb and His Electric Baton”  and as “Wilber Duckworth and His Magic Baton” in IN GOD WE TRUST 1966.

The Blind Date–“The Endless Streetcar Ride into the Night, and the Tinfoil Noose” IN GOD WE TRUST 1966.

Scragging

The Wash Rag Pyramid Scheme

Uncle Carl’s Fireworks Stand

The Old Man’s Fireworks Display

Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb IN GOD WE TRUST 1966.

Fireworks on the roof of Roosevelt High

Sack races at the picnic

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THE STAR-CROSSED ROMANCE OF JOSEPHINE COSNOWSKI

(1985)

Story lines:

Going to a Polish Wedding–“The Star-crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski and Her Friendly Neighborhood Sex Maniac” Playboy 1970 and titled “The Star-crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski” in WANDA HICKEY’S NIGHT OF GOLDEN MEMORIES 1971.

Friendly Fred’s used car lot

Randy plays a turkey in the school Thanksgiving Day play

The boys eat at John’s hamburger joint

Scragging for Polish girls*

[*At least one story that never made it into  a published Shepherd story he told on the air: On March 23, 1968 he told a tale of Scragging and Bolus’ wedding.]  Scragging is what some male teenagers do in a car in summer–they drive by one or more attractive young girls and make adolescent remarks such as “Hey baby! Oh Wow! Holy Smokes!”]

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Please report errors and omissions, including exact references if known. –eb

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