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JEAN SHEPHERD & LEIGH BROWN-Part 7.

CONTINUATION OF  LEIGH’S KNOWN WORKS WITH JEAN

Assistant Director

The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss

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Co-writer–Title credit for script of the film A Christmas Story: 

Jean Shepherd & Leigh Brown & Bob Clark.

(Disregard the surround–this is a “Print Screen” capture)

ACS script credits

While engaged in the simple act of transcribing for Jean,

Leigh often made editorial suggestions.

leigh,shep 1977

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Agent–Among other possible times, Leigh was Jean’s literary agent for his book manuscript of The Ferrari in the Bedroom, which she submitted to Tom Lipscolm at Dodd-Mead, which published it.

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Bit-player in films and videos

A Christmas Story film–Leigh seemed to want to make herself unattractive standing in line to see Santa. Editor/publisher Tom Lipscolm tells us that she had been pushing for years for this film to be made featuring the BB gun story.

The Phantom of the Open Hearth–television film: Leigh is shown at

the Red Rooster as “The Lovely Arlita.”

arlita

The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters–Leigh sings “The Ballad of Ludlow Kissel.”

Jean Shepherd’s America–video series:

Leigh in a bar where Jean sketches her in the New Orleans episode.

Leigh dances with Jean in the Wyoming blizzard episode.

JSA 1971 wyoming Shep and Leigh dance

The loving couple dancing in the Little America Motel

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AND WE MUST HAVE MISSED LOTS MORE!

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WORDS OF LOVE AND DEDICATION:

To Leigh and Daphne who share my bed, my board,

and walks along the sea.

May they never regret it.

–JEAN SHEPHERD (Fig Newtons)

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To little Leigh with love.

I hope it’s been worth it all…

–JEAN SHEPHERD (Wanda Hickey)

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…the suspicion that she could actually live without him ran out of her…

–LEIGH BROWN (The Show Gypsies)

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I can conceive of a world without sunlight easier

than I can conceive of a world without Jean.

–LEIGH BROWN (Personal letter)

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For Jean Shepherd,,,this fool’s rainbow.

–LEIGH BROWN (The Show Gypsies)

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Leigh signing “Excelsior!” to a fan

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2 Comments

  1. mygingerpig says:

    At the recent Shepfest, Irwin Zwilling, Shep’s accountant and executor of his estate, said the Leigh was one of the few people who would give as good as she got from Shep, and that she dealt with the details in life that he wouldn’t be bothered with, such as taxes. It seems that unlike other women in his life, Leigh was the perfect mate for Shepherd… attractive, highly intelligent, appreciative of his art, respectful of his talent, immune to his egotism and pushing back against his bullshit. Lois was too much her own person for Jean. Joan Warner was a mother to his kids, and he didn’t want kids and already had a mother.
    Joel

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