Finger Lickin' Good!: The Story of Colonel Sanders

Finger Lickin' Good!: The Story of Colonel Sanders

by L. Henry Dowell




A one man show about one of the most recognized faces in the world...Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken!!!

Although he is most well-known for the eleven herbs and spices that made Kentucky Fried Chicken famous world-wide, Harland "Colonel" Sanders' life was about much more than fried chicken. The man whose face became synonymous with "finger-lickin' good" chicken used hard work and perseverance - not to mention a little luck along the way - to become recognized as Kentucky's most famous citizen. Armed with only a sixth-grade education, Sanders worked a number of jobs over the years - an army mule tender, railroad worker, tire salesman, and farmhand.

In 1930, he moved to Corbin and opened a lunchroom behind a service station that had room for six people sitting at one table. His restaurant grew rapidly, and in a short time, he was operating Sanders' Cafe, which seated 142 patrons. His customers made fried chicken the most popular item on the menu. He might have worked in that cafe for the rest of his life if it weren't for the building of Interstate 75, forcing him to sell his place at auction.

Sanders was now in his mid-sixties, an age when most people take the opportunity to retire. He decided to go out on the road, traveling the country showing restaurants how to make Colonel Sanders' Kentucky Fried Chicken. By 1963, there were more than 600 outlets selling his chicken.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615809977
Publisher: Black Box Theatre Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/04/2013
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

. Henry Dowell is an internationally produced playwright with recent productions in Ireland (Macbeth), Germany (Snow White), the Czech Republic (Snow White) and the UK (Humbug!, A Midsummer Night's Dream) as well as numerous shows being produced around the United States. Mr. Dowell's plays are especially popular with School Drama Groups and Children's Theatre Companies. A native of Kentucky, he received his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. While there, he worked with numerous Broadway Theatre professionals.

He is the co-founder of The Gusto Theatre Company, where he directs children's productions and teaches drama workshops in schools across Kentucky. Since 1992 he has visited over 200 different schools in the Commonwealth. In 2012 he directed The Dracula Spectacula as part of Palm Canyon Theatre's Summer Program for Kids in Palm Springs, California. In 2013 he will return to direct Jacklyn Sparrow and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean!

Mr. Dowell is the author of many published plays including Snow White and the Seven Dwarves of the Old Republic, The Long John Cafe, Cinderella and the Quest for the Crystal Pump, So, Who Was That Masked Guy Anyway?, Wanted: Santa Claus, Jacklyn Sparrow and the Lady Pirates of the Caribbean, Humbug!, Frankenstein Rocks!, The Dracula Spectacula, Dear John, Elvis Meets Nixon, The Boyz and Me, My Father and Son, Even Adam, Batguy, The Many Hats of Theodore Roosevelt, Otherwise Known as Anthony Roberts and The Four Presidents. All of Mr. Dowell's plays are available for amateur and/or professional productions worldwide. Please contact the publisher for more details.

Mr. Dowell can be seen as Kentucky Fried Chicken founder, Colonel Harland Sanders and the Father of Abdominal Surgery, Dr. Ephraim McDowell in either of his one man productions currently touring as part of The Kentucky Humanities Council's Chautauqua Program. Information about this program can be found at the following address:

Mr. Dowell can be contacted at or through Black Box Publishing at

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