Original Typed Manuscript for an Apparently Unpublished Story About the Magazine Publishing Industry Titled ÔGutsÕ by Jean Shepherd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 Original four page typed manuscript for an apparently unpublished story about the magazine publishing industry titled ÔGutsÕ by Jean Shepherd. With ÒGutsÕ written in red ink at the upper left-hand corner of the first page and a couple of corrections in pencil. From the text: ÒWouldnÕt it be great if these guys could get a magazine that really gave them what they really wanted - what theyÕre 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. IÕm 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.Ó 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 ShepherdÕs 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. Codice inventario libreria 19932E

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