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In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash

Jean Shepherd October 1966

ISBN #0-385-02174-7

Copyright: 1966 - Doubleday

Published in 1966, this was Shep's first book wich was a collection of the short stories he wrote for Playboy magazine. "The Endless Streetcar Ride Into The Night, And The Tinfoil Noose" was reprinted in 1976 in "Outlooks Through Literature" by James L. Pittman and Edmund James Pierce. ************************************************ "Too bad Schwartz couldn't have been here," I said. Flick grunted, busy with his change counting. We both knew that Schwartz had been shot down over Italy. They never found him. The above text appears in the last chapter. An interesting note that in the movie, "Great American Fourth of July" during the 'blind date' scene, Shep and his blind date Pamela, Schwartz and his date Clara Mae, are watching the movie "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing". Clara Mae says to Schwartz "This is so romantic. It's just like us." In the movie William Holden and Jennifer Jones fall in love and Holden goes off to war and never returns and in real life Schwartz goes off to war and never returns. IGWT was made available in audio form as part of the "Talking Books" service provided by the NLS
Additional Comments:
1 - We Meet Flick, The Friendly Bartender 2 - "Duel in the Snow, or Red Ryder Nails the Cleveland Street Kid" 3 - Flick Fails to Recall an Old Song 4 - "The Counterfeit Secret Circle Member Gets the Message, or The Asp Strikes Again" 5 - I Poke At An Old Wound 6 - "The Endless Streetcar Ride into The Night, and the Tinfoil Noose" (The 'Blind Date' story) 7 - Flick Offers Me Hard Liquor 8 - "Hairy Gertz And The Forty-Seven Crappies" 9 - I Introduce Flick to the Art World 10 - "My Old Man and the Lascivious Special Award The Heralded The Birth of Pop Art" 11 - Flick Makes an Artistic Judgment 12 - "The Magic Mountain" (Going to the World's Fair and going on the Magic Mountain) 13 - "Flick Dredges Up A Notorious Son Of A Bitch" 14 - "Grover Dill and the Tasmanian Devil" 15 - Flick Displays a Petty Jealous Streak 16 - "Ludlow Kissel and the Dago Bomb that Struck Back" 17 - I Show Off 18 - "Uncle Ben and the Side-splitting Knee-slapper, or Some Words Are Loaded" 19 - We Have Two Small Visitors 20 - "Old Man Pulaski and the Infamous Jaw Breaker Blackmail Caper" 21- Enter Friendly Fred 22 - "The Perfect Crime" 23 - Flick Baits the Hook 24 - "Wilbur Duckworth and The Magic Baton" 25 - I Relate the Strange Tale of the Human Hypodermic Needle 26 - "Miss Bryfogel and the Frightening Case of the Speckle-throated Cuckold" (Playboy - Aug 1966) 27 - Polka Time 28 - " 'Nevermore', Quoth the Assessor, 'Nevermore...' " (Used in the movie "My Summer Story") 29 - The Posse Rides Again 30 - "Leopold Doppler and the Great Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot" (Playboy - October 1965, used in the movie "Phantom of the Open Hearth", Slice # 4 of the Shepherd's Pie Tape Collection) 31 - The Day Shift Drops By For A Belt
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Where Shep Made Reference To This Subject
Links to Further Information:
• Talking Book

October 07,1966
In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash photo

October 23,1966
IGWT NY Times Ad

Courtesy: Gene Bergmann

In God We Trust - Papaerback Release

In God We Trust - Papaerback Release

In God We Trust - Papaerback Release

October 1966
Disarm the Toy Industry Pin

October 1966
In God We Trust - Large Print Release

October 1966
In God We Trust - Autographed

Courtesy: Marco Ciavolino

October 1966
In God We Trust - Autographed

Courtesy: Richard Rogers

December 11,1966
Chicago Tribune

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

October 24,1969
Letter from Shep to Nathaniel Hawthorne Middle School

Courtesy: Steve Glazer