Lum an’ Abner…an’ Snuffy!

National Lum And Abner Society cfounders Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist outside the witch theater.

The National Lum And Abner Society founders (from left) Tim Hollis, Sam Brown and Donnie Pitchford stand with Barney Google and Snuffy Smith cartoonist, John Rose, outside the Ouachita Little Theater in Mena, AR.

John Rose was honored with the Lum And Abner Memorial Award in Mena, Arkansas on Saturday, June 6th by the National Lum and Abner Society for his contributions to rural humor in creating the King Features Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip each day.  Lum and Abner was an American network radio comedy program created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff that was aired from 1931 to 1954. Modeled on life in the small town of Waters, Arkansas, near where Lauck and Goff grew up, the show proved immensely popular. In 1936, Waters changed its name to Pine Ridge after the show’s fictional town.  Lauck and Goff also starred as Lum and Abner in seven movies together.
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Radio Interview!!

Snuffy Radio

On June 6th I am going to be a guest at the National Lum and Abner Society’s meeting in Mena, Arkansas.  On Friday, April 24th I did a radio interview with hosts Howard Gassman and Donnie Pitchford on Yesterday USA Live.

Click on the link below to read about the Lum and Abner Society weekend program.  Once you are on that page, click on the radio icon to listen to my interview:
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