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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Apr 5, 2018 2:21am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

Oh Ok. I understand now. Lum Edwards is from the otr show Lum and Abner. I just used it as a nickname here at IA.

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Poster: MendoCoastTV Date: Apr 20, 2018 9:53pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

I hope you will see this - I couldn't find a way to contact you directly via IA.

I actually just want to thank you for creating this wonderful archive. I was the Program Manager for a cable access TV Station from 2009 - 2013 - and I downloaded many of your TV episode posts to run on the station between our own original content programs.

I ran "Uncle Earl's Cartoon Carnival" on Saturday mornings, a "Frighty Night Theatre" Horror show late Friday nights, Sunday daytime Game Shows - almost all of the content came from your IA account.

In the process I learned to use the Internet Archive to store the station's original content and then learned how to use embed codes and built a content library of streaming embedded videos on the station web site.

That inspired me to create a personal non-profit Classic TV streaming site called Uncle Earl's Classic TV Channel (named after that Saturday cartoon show) which has been around since 2010 and is the most popular web site I ever created.

I get several thousand visits to the site daily - I don't make any money with it, but I get a lot of satisfaction from the nice comments on my Facebook page :-)

None of that would have happened if I had not stumbled onto your IA items when I was looking for Public Domain content for the TV station. Almost all of the TV series' I posted to the Uncle Earl site in the early years were from your account.

Eventually, I branched out and started including content from other streaming services - YouTube, Hulu. Dailey Motion, etc. - but to this day a substantial portion of the Classic TV shows presented on my site are from your account.

So thank you for your work creating this archive.

Earl Oliver

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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Apr 21, 2018 8:35pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

You are most welcome but it was the work of many people to create the otr and classic tv sections. Many many thanks to Alexis for taking an interest and creating the sections.
It all started when I was trying to move my files from cd to dvd storage and had them in the computer and it so happened IA was the place I truly wanted them. Back then sharing was snail mail or sites like X drive I drive Myspace etc. nothing permanent as the access would expire at so point. The files I shared were the work of many many many good people.

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Apr 21, 2018 5:01am
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

Hear, Hear! Wonderful work.

The 'Bob and Ray For The Truly Desperate' collection was also in part due to seeing your uploads here at the Internet Archive.
Thanks very much.


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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Apr 21, 2018 8:46pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

thank you. gotta love bob and ray..

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Poster: LDighera Date: May 13, 2019 12:02pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

Dear Mr. Edwards,

Local University of California professor Kenneth Hough has written a scholarly document detailing the February 23, 1942 Japanese submarine I-17 shelling of the Ellwood Oil Field. (There's a video documentary clip here: .) I have attended two of professor Hough's very detailed lectures before the Goleta Historical Society in which he mentioned that entertainer Bob Hope staged a show at the Goleta Marine airfield about February 1943. He has been searching for a recording, or indeed any information, of this event.

It is in regard to this radio show that I am contacting you. I have searched very thoroughly for any information at all, but to date, have found nothing but these which are incorrect:
430209 - Broadcast from the Santa Anita Ordinance Center
430307 - Rehearsal for the Upcoming Pepsodent Show [Gardner field]
Marine Corps Supply Depot [Barstow] With - Bob Hope - The Bob Hope Show(3 - 29:28

Are you able to provide any information about Hope's show at the Goleta Marine base?

Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.

Best regards,
Larry Dighera

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Poster: Quiltwrangler Date: Aug 8, 2018 9:46pm
Forum: oldtimeradio Subject: Re: The Lum Edwards Collection

I'd like to echo my thanks. Your collection on IA is one of the best and I've enjoyed it immensely.