Tag: "A Christmas Story"
By Walter Sabo
NEW YORK — The movie, “A Christmas Story,” is based on the synthesis of dozens of radio monologues created and delivered by Jean Shepherd. Jean broadcast on WOR New York from 1958-1975. His nightly monologues were not bedtime stories. They were subversive proclamations, challenging authority wrapped in imagery of American traditions. You can hear off-the-board airchecks of Shepherd here: http://www.flicklives.com/
Jean worked without a script, but with massive prep. Some of his shows took months to come to fruition in his imagination. He recorded every show.