Friday, December 25, 2020

Jean Shepherd Reads "A Christmas Story"

Here's a recording made on Christmas Eve of 1974 of Jean Shepherd reading the story that would later become the movie "A Christmas Story." This is from his long-running WOR-AM radio show. The short story, which originally appeared in Playboy magazine, was then titled "Duel In The Snow, Or, Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid." It was published as a chapter from Shepherd's 1966 book, "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash."


1 comment:

Dick Buchanan said...

BRAVO! I used to listen to Shep on my radio as a teenager in Pittsburgh. The reception was not always perfect but I soldiered through,He was a unique talent and one of my idols.