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Li'l Abner

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

An American cartoon character created by Al Capp in 1934; the good-natured but simple Abner and his hillbilly family, including a much-loved pig, counterpoint the commonly encountered human...

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Li'l Abner

Peter D. Sieruta.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 194 words.

One of the twentieth century's most popular comic strips, Li'l Abner was created in 1934 by the cartoonist Al Capp

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Li’l Abner, Snuffy, and Friends

M. Thomas Inge.

in Comics and the U.S. South

January 2012; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 10512 words.

The first successful comic strip specifically set in the South was Joe Palooka, created by Alfred Gerald Caplin in 1933. Caplin, who later abbreviated his name to Al Capp, was a young...

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Li'l Abner

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

An American cartoon character created by Al Capp in 1934; the good-natured but simple Abner and his hillbilly family, including a much-loved pig, counterpoint the commonly encountered human...

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Li'l Abner

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 47 words.

The handsome Hillbilly created by the US newspaper cartoonist Al Capp in 1934. He comes from the dead-end town

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Abner, Li’l

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

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Li’l Abner

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 41 words.

The handsome hillbilly created by the US newspaper cartoonist Al Capp in 1934. He comes from the dead-end town

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Li'l Abner

Ethan Mordden.

in Coming up Roses

November 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music. 2943 words.

In New York, theatregoers divided into all sorts of groups—those who went only to the more audacious offerings of off Broadway, those who followed favorite stars, and so on. But everyone...

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Li’l Abner

Daniel Hahn.

in The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 24 words.

American *comic strip, created by ‘Al Capp’ (Alfred G. Caplin) in 1934. It was filmed and made into a Broadway musical....

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Li'l Abner

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 473 words.

(St. James Theatre 1956). A musicalization of Al Capp's popular comic strip, the show was indeed cartoonish in its

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Li'l Abner

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 35 words.

an American cartoon character created by Al Capp in 1934; the good-natured but simple Abner and his hillbilly family, including a much-loved pig, counterpoint the commonly encountered human...

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Li'l Abner (stage musical)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 408 words.

The wonderful world of Dogpatch, a rural community somewhere in the south of the USA, came to The St. James

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Li'l Abner (film musical)

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 252 words.

Probably because most of the original cast of the 1956 hit Broadway show recreated their roles, this 1959 screen version

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Li'L Abner (1956)

Gerald Bordman and Thomas S. Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to American Theatre

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre. 189 words.

a musical satire by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank (book), Gene de Paul (music), Johnny Mercer (lyrics). [St. James

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Capp, Al

Peter D. Sieruta.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Children's Literature Studies. 198 words.

(1909–1979), American cartoonist best known for his “Li’l Abner” comic strip. Born Alfred Gerald Caplin in

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whammy noun

Edited by John Ayto and John Simpson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

January 2008; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 71 words.

US An evil or unlucky influence; from the 1950s, often with reference to the comic strip Li'l Abner, in which

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Sadie Hawkins day

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 52 words.

a day early in November on which, according to a ‘tradition’ in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner by the US cartoonist ...

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Al Capp

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1909–1979), American cartoonist best known for his “Li’l Abner” comic strip. Born Alfred Gerald Caplin in New Haven, Connecticut, he lost his leg in a trolley accident at nine (detailed ...

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Julie Newmar

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

(1933– ).

Film, stage, and television performer. A leggy, voluptuous actress–singer best remembered for her sexy Stupefyin' Jones in the Broadway and Hollywood musicals Li'l Abner,...

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Sadie Hawkins day

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A day early in November on which, according to a ‘tradition’ in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner by the US cartoonist Alfred Gerald Caplin (1909–79), a woman may propose marriage to or demand a...

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skunkworks

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

An experimental laboratory or department of a company or institution, typically smaller than and independent of its main research division; Skunk Works was originally the trademark name of...

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