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Louise Currie, 1913-2013
Actress Louise Currie passed away at age 100 on
Sunday, September 8, 2013. She played the beautiful
niece of Squire Skimp in the 1942 Lum and Abner film,
"The Bashful Bachelor," and accepted our invitation
to be our Guest of Honor to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of that motion picture. . She was a
delightful lady and we were greatly honored by her
presence.

Miss Currie was falsely reported deceased over a
decade ago by the IMDB and various newspapers,
and the NLAS was instrumental in correcting this error
when Sam Brown spoke to the actress by telephone.
She seemed amused and confused by the reports!

CLICK HERE for a reprint of our 1992 Jot 'Em Down
Journal
article about her career.

CLICK HERE for Louise Currie at the IMDB.
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Lum and Abner on Stage!
Imagine it! Lum and Abner on stage in Fort Worth, Texas in
2013! It happened at the Hip Pocket Theatre, and the play,
"Sassafras, Poppy Cock, and Prittleprattle with Lum and
Abner" opened Friday, September 13!

Dr. Robert Bourdage, President of the Hip Pocket Theatre
Board of Directors, tells us, "Our Artistic Director Johnny
Simons wrote it. He's purchased probably all of the Lum
and Abner videos and radio shows and has been listening
to them night and day for months picking out the materials
and putting it all together. There's a lot a really funny stuff
in it so I think people will like it a lot."

To download or read the official press release in PDF
format from Hip Pocket Theatre, please
CLICK HERE. You
may visit them online to purchase tickets by
CLICKING
HERE.

The NLAS hopes Dr. Bourdage, the writer, director, cast
and crew had a sold-out crowd every night of this series of
performances!

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Below are some earlier posts.

Ginny Tyler, 1932-2012
We are sad to report another recent passing, that of
2002 NLAS Convention guest Ginny Tyler.
Coincidentally, Miss Tyler worked with 2001 guest
Dick Beals in
Davey and Goliath for Clokey
Productions. Our 2002
Jot 'Em Down Journal
coverage groups that year's NLAS Convention guests
into one article, so rather that reprint that, we would
ask that you click the following links for more
comprehensive information on Miss Tyler's career. We
send our condolences to the family and friends of
Ginny Tyler, a remarkable lady with incredible talent.
Click here for our NLAS Photo Tribute to Ginny Tyler.
Click here for Ginny Tyler at YOWP (Hanna-Barbera).
Click here for Ginny Tyler at Disney Insider.
Click here for Ginny Tyler at Wikipedia.
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Dick Beals, 1928-2012
Our friend Dick Beals passed away Tuesday, May 29,
2012. Mr. Beals, famous as the voice of Speedy
Alka-Seltzer, Davey of
Davey and Goliath, and
countless other memorable animation voices, was a
guest at the 2001 National Lum and Abner Society
Convention. In 2004, he worked again with the NLAS
in various programs devoted to L&A at the REPS
Showcase in Seattle. A third event with the NLAS at
the 2008 Memphis Film Festival was, unfortunately,
canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.
The NLAS wishes to extend prayers and comforting
thoughts to the family and friends of Mr. Dick Beals.
He was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to so
many.
CLICK HERE for our 2001 article.
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Audio Jot 'Em Down Journal
Volume Three Now Available!
This service is designed for our blind friends.
To read more about this special product,
pleas
e CLICK HERE.
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April 2012: Lum and Abner Month!
NLAS Featured on April 8 Show!
Tune in Same Time, Same Station
for Interviews and Rare Programs!
Click here to listen to the NLAS interview.
The NLAS was contacted for interviews and
recordings to be contributed to John and Larry
Gassman's weekly radio program, and you're in for a
treat! For a listing of program contents, times, radio
stations and URLs, please
CLICK HERE. We now have
all the April shows listed.
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New Lum and Abner Song (2012)!
Longtime Lum and Abner fan Kurt Jensen has written
and recorded "Pine Ridge Bound," and you can read
about it and hear it if you
CLICK HERE!
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Lum and Abner® Meet Andy Griffith
By request, a 1989 article from an out-of-stock issue of
The Jot 'Em Down Journal has been reprinted for you
in the online
Journal!  CLICK HERE!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson III
We're sad to report the death of Mr. Emerson, the son
of Ralph Waldo Emerson II and Elsie Mae Emerson.
The Emersons were the composers of "Down on the
Old Party Line," the third and final theme song used
on the Lum and Abner radio series. Ralph III was a
great friend to the NLAS, and contributed information
and photos to our very last printed issue of The Jot
'Em Down Journal (which is still available), the
Summer 2007 issue. Mr. Emerson had quite a career in
broadcast audio, winning an Emmy Award and
developing one of the earliest laugh track systems for
live audio sweetening. We have no other information
on his death at this time, but wish to offer
condolences to the friends and family of Ralph Waldo
Emerson III.

Howdy Lum and Abner® fans!
If you've been with us a while, you'll notice a change
in the appearance of our web site. The "wooden
button" navigation has been replaced with a simple
system and we're converting to a layout with mostly
text in the left column, photos and captions in the
right. This should make the site more accessible to
our blind members. At the same time, it will help our
web master update things more efficiently. He's a little
slow and not very smart (are ya, Cedric?) Not all pages
have been updated yet, and we appreciate your
patience.

Membership in the NLAS is FREE!
Just contact us!
A beautiful image of lovely Ginny Tyler earlier in her career.
Actor Dick Beals at the 2001 NLAS Convention.
This is the logo panel of the Lum and Abner comic strip.
The Palace Theatre in Cleveland, 1936,
Lum and Abner played the Palace in Cleveland in 1936,
with their friend Jerry Hausner as emcee. Jerry played
several supporting roles on the radio program and his
wife Velma was secretary and assistant to "the boys"
for many years. What a show at the Palace!
Art: Lum and Abner painting by Donnie Pitchford saying
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