Amos & Andy

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Freeman Gosden (‘Amos’) and Charles Correll (‘Andy’) in 1929.
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Illustrator J. J. Gould’s 1930 drawing of Amos (r) and Andy for New Movie Magazine

Amos Jones and Andy Brown worked on a farm near Atlanta, Georgia, and, during the first week’s episodes, they made plans to find a better life in Chicago, despite warnings from a friend. With four ham-and-cheese sandwiches and $24, they bought train tickets and headed for Chicago, where they lived in a State Street rooming house and experienced some rough times before launching their own business, the Fresh Air Taxi Company.[8] (The first car they acquired had no roof; the pair turned it into a selling point.) By 1930, the noted toy maker Louis Marx and Company was offering a tin wind-up version of the auto, with Amos and Andy inside.[19] The toy company produced a special autographed version of the toy as gifts for American leaders, including Herbert Hoover.[20] There was also a book, All About Amos ‘n’ Andy and Their Creators, in 1929 by Correll and Gosden (reprinted in 2007 and 2008),[21][22] and a comic strip in the Chicago Daily News.[11]

Often while I walk with my trusty dog Ludvik, I will find my self on the streets with Amos and Andy hearing them romp though life. I often am touched by there writing and the lives portrayed by Amos & Andy and their supporting cast. I am often brought to tears as they gently touch on the issue of World War II and the young men and woman striving to create a peaceful world. A wonderful website host these radio Programs and can be found at:

www.oldradioworld.com

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