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New Lum & Abner book! (Pre-order - Release date: Sept 2007)
||Book Description: In the 1930s radio stations filled the airwaves with programs about rural Americans struggling through the Great Depression. One of the most popular of these shows was Lum and Abner, the brainchild of two young businessmen from Arkansas. Chester "Chet" Lauck and Norris "Tuffy" Goff based Pine Ridge, the community they created on the air, on the hamlet of Waters, Arkansas. The title characters, who are farmers, local officials, and keepers of the Jot 'Em Down Store, manage to entangle themselves in a variety of hilarious dilemmas. In Lum and Abner: Rural America and the Golden Age of Radio, historian Randal L. Hall contributes an extended introduction explaining the history and importance of the program, its creators, and its national audience and then presents a treasure trove of twenty-nine previously unavailable scripts from the show's earliest period.|
Lum and Abner / other related items
Books by author and NLAS Secretary Tim Hollis:
You're better off watching eBay for the Tiffany Transcription cds. (Remember the Lum and Abner Special is on volume #4). If that whets your appetite for more Western Swing, these boxed sets are pricey but outstanding in quality.
I can't praise IMAGE enough for the outstanding work they did on the DVDs. The main menu has the look of a lobby title card from the respective movie, with a motion clip inset of Gene singing. The restoration on the films is fabulous. Fans will really appreciate the bonus features, which include production stills, lobby cards, and other ad work. Radio fans will enjoy the bonus radio show on these discs. Of the ones I've heard, only one was a 15 minute excerpt, and introduction to Gene's show which appeared on another series. The rest have been the full broadcast show, including Doublemint Gum commercials. The sound is excellent, being clean but not overprocessed.
Effie Leland Wilder:
Volume 1 of "It's That Time Again" contains a Lum & Abner story by Donnie Pitchford, Prez. of the NLAS fan club.