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[25 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | 4,129 views]
Two Lum and Abner milestones observed Tuesday

The National Lum and Abner Society is reminding everyone that the old time radio franchise is coming up on two significant anniversaries on Tuesday (April 26).
For those who are unfamiliar with Lum and Abner, we’ve got a pretty good primer on the Arkansas comedy duo here at First Arkansas News. If you’d like to learn more about Lum and Abner, the National Lum and Abner Society is a very comprehensive resource. Of course, we’re rather partial to the comedy team because it was dreamed up and made successful by a …

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[13 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,732 views]
Lum and Abner in a traditional Christmas story

Donnie Pitchford of the National Lum and Abner Society sent over an email advising First Arkansas News that his group is sharing a Christmas present with visitors to his site.
Before getting into that, let me present a little background. One of the earliest (and most popular) stories on this site is all about the history and impact of Lum and Abner — a comedy team from Arkansas that produced an old time radio program that was set in this state in a little town called Pine Ridge. Want to read …

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[8 Aug 2010 | 5 Comments | 5,424 views]
National Lum and Abner Society has back issues of ‘Jot ‘Em Down Journal’ available

One of the first articles to appear here on First Arkansas News was one about Lum and Abner — a couple of old time radio comedians created by two Arkansas boys.
That post got quite a bit of attention, due in no small part to the assistance of Donald “Donnie” Pitchford, president of the National Lum and Abner Society. It’s hard to beat Pitchford’s knowledge of Lum and Abner, and the same can be said of a lot of members of the Lum and Abner Society.
The Lum and Abner Society published …

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[24 Apr 2010 | 59 Comments | 47,599 views]
‘Lum and Abner’ show – alive and well in 2010

There’s not been a live broadcast of the Lum and Abner radio show since 1954, but the show still has fans today. From 1931 through 1955, the Lum and Abner show gave rise to seven movies, hours of classic radio and was even responsible for changing the name of the west Arkansas town on which the series was based.
Norris “Tuffy” Goff and Chester Lauck – two Natural State natives who attended the University of Arkansas – devised the series based on characters in Waters, Ark. Goff played Abner Peabody and …