I’ve previously indicated some tributes to Shep in the media.
Here’s a bit more.
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
Jason Robards (Murray) and his nephew performing
“Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” one of Shep’s favorite songs
to sing and play on the air.
The tribute in the movie Network to Shep’s “hurling an invective,”
as parodied in Mad Magazine’s
illustrated article, “Nutwork.”
THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS
Jack Nicholson playing David Staebler, “a melancholy Philadelphia disk jockey
who tells long, angst ridden stories of his childhood over the radio” lives with his
elderly grandfather. An extended story he tells (shown in the closeup),
about he and his brother as kids, complicit in their grandfather’s death
by choking on a fish bone, is obviously a fabrication because,
as an adult, Nicholson lives with his grandfather.
This clear fabrication might well be a comment on
Shepherd’s stories being at least in part fabrications “based in part on his life.”
“Tribute”?–or just Reference?
PLAY “MISTY” FOR ME
My recent posts discuss Shep’s relationship with this movie–
I can’t ask the two scriptwriters of the movie because both are dead.
Clint Eastwood as the late-night DJ