Q. When was Sadie Hawkins Day
first celebrated in the Li'l Abner strip? Is there a specific date when a Sadie
Hawkins Day dance or event should be held?
A. Sadie Hawkins Day
first appeared in Al Capp's Li'l Abner comic strip on November 16, 1937. In
each year following, the annual event appeared on different days in the month
of November. Al Capp never meant that it should be held on a specific date,
just sometime in November.
Q. What did Li'l Abner do for a living?
A. He was a
professional mattress tester.
Q. Where is the amusement park called Dogpatch, U.S.A.?
A. Dogpatch, U.S.A closed in the mid 1990s. It
was located on Route 7 between Harrison and Jasper, Arkansas.
Q. Can I use images from your web site on my own web site?
A. Capp Enterprises,
Inc. may grant the licensing of images for commercial or non-commercial
use. If you seek permission or wish to obtain a license for commercial
or non-commercial use of any specific images in our archives, please write
to us at Capp Enterprises, Inc. c/o Stout Thomas & Johnson, 477 Madison
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Q. How long did the strip run?
A. Al Capp created the
Li'l Abner strip in 1934. He continued to write the strip until 1977 when it
was discontinued. The daily strips are currently being reprinted in various
local town newspapers across the country as well as over the Internet.
Q. Did Al Capp have a physical
Al Capp lost his leg in
a trolley accident at the age of 9. Capp made no secret of his one-leggedness.
He wrote about it and in 1946 created a pamphlet for the Red Cross to
distribute to amputee veterans of World War II.
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