Back in mid-April I posted about the first comprehensive biography on the life and career of Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer being written by Joan L. Collins. This post is to give you an update about the plans for this project.
You might remember Switzer in his role as the adorable little freckled boy with the cowlick in the Hal Roach series Our Gang from the 1930s. His life ended in tragedy with a fatal gunshot wound to the groin on January 21, 1959 at the tender age of 31.
The book was to detail the facts surrounding his untimely death, and finally clear up all the misinformation circulating about it, and Switzer, for more than five decades. But on June 29, 2013, Collins announced she has suspended plans for the Switzer biography indefinitely and unpublished her fan page called The Alfie Project on Facebook.
I do not know if Collins plans on continuing the biography and her fan page in the future, but this is the last thing I am going to say about it here…or anywhere else. Any support I gave her in the past for her research and writing is finished. Members of Switzer’s family have also pulled all support.
I will not go into any further details here, but I wanted people to know that I am no longer associated with Collins or her work.
If any of Switzer’s fans or family members have an interest in getting his story out there, I will be more than happy to support their projects…with their permission, of course. I think his life and his legacy are very important to the entertainment world and should never be forgotten.