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Zachary D. Switzer Needs Your Help!

Carl SwitzerOn July 24 I told you all about a new Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer project in the works.  One of Carl’s cousins, Zachary D. Switzer, is in the process of releasing a series of e-books on the Switzer Legacy.  This is undoubtedly fantastic news for anyone who is a fan of Alfalfa and the Our Gang series.

Switzer’s fans have waited for years for someone—anyone—to release something on his life that isn’t full of lies, and now they have the chance to own something that is honest and heartfelt coming straight from one of his family members.

How exciting is that?

Sunday evening Zach contacted me and said that there is a possibility that the Switzer Legacy could be published as a book in the near future, but he needs some help from you, the fans.  The following comes straight from Mr. Switzer himself:

Hello, my dear friends here is some promising news! I was talking with an editor/author about the Switzer poem legacy book! She says I’m going to have to write a letter to the President of a publishing company she has experience with and that there might be a chance of having it published in book form!

But, here’s the caveat, and where I need you all the most! She says, if I can get enough people interested in it and buying it, that this book will be a big hit! Let’s give the Switzers justice! So, will you please work with me and make this a great success? If not, I won’t be mad, I’ll respect and love you just the same! That’s what Carl, Fred and Harold would want! And, that’s what the Switzers were built on! The love for one another and the altruism that comes with helping a stranger! Thank you all for reading this! My love and eternal blessings!

If you love Alfalfa, do you think you can give Zach some support with his new project?  It would be greatly appreciated.  What can you do to help this project move forward?  I (and Mr. Switzer) would love some feedback on this with any ideas you might have.  We need to show that Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer’s legacy is still important to film history.  What do you say?

Feel free to contact me via email, Facebook, or Twitter and let me know what you think.  And, of course, you can also leave comments on this post.  I look forward to hearing from you!

The Switzer Legacy

Spanky, Darla, and Alfalfa in the "Club S...

Spanky, Darla, and Alfalfa in the “Club Spanky” dream sequence from the 1937 short Our Gang Follies of 1938 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have a big announcement, my darlings.  Back in April I told you that a new biography was in the works for Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer of Our Gang fame.  In late June, plans for the book were off and I pulled all support from the project in early July.

No other full-length biographies on the little boy with a cowlick who won the hearts of so many little girls the world over have been released as far as I know, so this was something that many were looking forward to.  If you were disappointed by the news that the project has been scrapped, then you will be happy to know that one of Carl Switzer’s cousins, Zachary D. Switzer, is planning a series of e-books on the Switzer legacy.

Here is what he says about the project:

I’m going to be releasing a Switzer legacy e-book on January 21, 2014 to coincide with Alfie’s 55th anniversary of his death! After that, I plan to release 4 more e-books prior to August 7, 2014, his birthday! These 4 e-books will have 360 haiku and 45 full-length poems each! All e-books (including the Legacy) will be set at $4.99 each e-book! One last thing, if these e-books sell 5,000,000+ on December 1, 2014, I’m going to be buying and designing a limited edition of 500 t-shirts! Each t-shirt will be personally signed by me!

These e-books will be released on Kindle through Amazon.com, so keep your eye out for them, my babies!

And thank you, Zachary, for keeping Alfie’s legacy alive and well!