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Abbott & Costello Comedy Team
[1935-1955]


common publicity photo of the Bud Abbott & Lou Costello comedy team          short history
Bud Abbott
Lou Costello

vaudeville & radio
movies of Abbott & Costello
television
other works, other media

works about Abbott & Costello

links

The Abbott & Costello Comedy Team were top Hollywood box office from 1941 to 1956;
they also had hit shows on radio and television.


     H I S T O R Y
     h e r e

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Internet" official family website
Abbott & Costello Comedy Team entry at Wikipedia
search on keyword 'abbott-and-costello' at Internet movie Database


the team has a total of six stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  The Abbott & Costello Comedy Team received
footprints in the forecourt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre {8 December 1941}
election to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York for their "Who's On First" routine
election into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009
and they each have three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6333 Hollywood Boulevard  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1611 Vine Street  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6740 Hollywood Boulevard   Bud Abbott [1897-1974]
browse Bud Abbott on DVD • posters • IMDb listing [1940-67] • Wikipedia
received posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at Garden State Film Festival in New Jersey in 2006

wife Betty Smith Abbott [1902-81], married September 1918, widowed April 1974
adopted son Bud Abbott, Jr. [1942-97]
adopted daughter Vickie Abbott-Wheeler in 1949
nephew TV director Norman Abbott [b. 1922]


star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 6438 Hollywood Boulevard  star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6276 Hollywood Boulevard   Lou Costello [1906-59]
browse Lou Costello on DVD • posters • IMDb listing [1926-59] • Wikipedia

wife Anne Battler Costello [1912-59], married January 1934, widowed March 1959
daughter Patricia 'Paddy' Costello-Humphreys [b. 1936]
daughter Carole Lou Costello [1938-87]
Lou Costello, Jr. [1942-43]
daughter Christine 'Chris' Costello [b. 1949]
brother of actor Pat Costello [1902-90]


Vaudeville & Radio

top recordings on CD & MP3 by Abbott & Costello at Amazon

online 'Who's On First?' transcript
recording of "Who's On First?" routine {4 min 25 sec 260KB .wav file}


"The Kate Smith Hour" national radio show, 1938-40


Broadway revue "The Streets of Paris": 274 performances, June 1939 to Feb 1940
Cast included Bud Abbott, Gower Champion, Bobby Clark, Lou Costello & Carmen Miranda
show credits at Internet Broadway Database


"The Abbott and Costello Show" radio program [1941-49]
on A.B.C. Radio from 1941 to 1946, then on N.B.C. Radio from 1946 to 1949

Abbott & Costello radio shows from Smithsonian & Radio Spirits  "Smithsonian Legendary Performers: Abbott & Costello" [2003]
11 complete & unedited radio shows, digitally remastered, with 32-page booklet; Abbott & Costello comedy appearances from "The Abbott & Costello Show", "The Lux Radio Theatre", "The Bergen & McCarthy Show", "The Rudy Vallee Show", and more
Radio Spirits audio CD set [2/2003] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
Radio Spirits audio cassette set [2/2003] 6 tapes? for $24.98
Abbott & Costello Masters of Comedy radio shows on CD  "Abbott & Costello: Masters of Comedy" on audio CD [2009]
17 digitally restored and remastered radio episodes from the 1940s; includes 15 shows from "The Abbott & Costello Show", 1942-49; "The Chase and Sanborn Program" radio show, 8 Feb 1942; "Show Stoppers" radio show, 22 March 1946; and a Program Guide booklet by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.
Radio Spirits audio CD [3/2009] 8 disks for $31.95
Abbott & Costello Time To Smile radio shows on CD  "Abbott & Costello: Time To Smile" on audio CDs [2010]
10 digitally restored and remastered tracks from the 1940s; includes "It's Time To Smile" segment with Madame LaZonga, 31 July 1940; 7 shows from "The Abbott & Costello Show", 1944-49; "Who's on First" excerpt from 1947; a guest appearance on "The Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel" of 1 April 1946; and a Program Guide booklet by Derek Tague
Radio Spirits audio CD set [10/2010] 4 disks for $18.95


Movies of Abbott & Costello
Abbott & Costello signed with Universal Pictures in 1941; the contract allowed one outside feature film per year,
which were not syndicated to television nor released on DVD by Universal, and thus have fallen thru the cracks;
these films include "Rio Rita" [M.G.M. 1942], "Lost In A Harem" [M.G.M. 1944], "Abbott & Costello In
Hollywood" [M.G.M. 1945], "The Noose Hangs High" [Eagle-Lion Films April 1949], "Africa Screams"
[United Artists May 1949], "Jack and The Beanstalk" in color [Warner Bros. April 1952], "Abbott & Costello
Meet Captain Kidd" in color [Warner Bros. Dec 1952], and "Dance With Me Henry" [United Artists 1956]

search on keyword 'abbott-and-costello' at Internet Movie Database

browse Bud Abbott (& Costello) videos/DVDs on Amazon

Who's On First, The Films of Abbott & Costello book edited by Richard J. Anobile  "Who's On First?: Verbal and Visual Gems From The Films of Abbott & Costello" [1972]
Edited by Richard J. Anobile, Introduction by Carol Burnett

Littlehampton Book Services pb [3/73] out of print/used
Norton/Darien House 10½x8¼ hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Abbott and Costello's Monster Films book by Jeffrey S. Miller  "The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello: A Critical Assessment of The Comedy Team's Monster Films" [2000]
by Jeffrey S. Miller

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [3/2004] for $35.00
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6¼ library hardcover [2000] for $39.95
Abbott and Costello On The Home Front book by Scott Allen Nollen  "Abbott and Costello On The Home Front: A Critical Study of The Wartime Films" [2009]
by Scott Allen Nollen

McFarland & Co. 10¼x7¼ hardcover [2/2009] for $55.00

Comedy Legends Abbott & Costello Collection on VHS  "Comedy Legends: Abbott & Costello Collection" VHS Box Set [2000]
Universal b&w/color VHS set [3/2000] 9 tapes for $18.95
contains nine feature-length films: "One Night In The Tropics" [1940], "Hold That Ghost"
[1941], "Who Done It?" [1942], "Pardon My Sarong" [1942], "Hit The Ice" [1943], "Here Come The Co-Eds" [1945], "The Naughty Nineties" [1945], "The Time of Their Lives" [1946], and "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" [1994 TV special]
Abbott and Costello Funniest Routines on DVD  "Abbott and Costello: Funniest Routines" [2007]
Volume 1: Legend Films b&w/color DVD [11/2007] for $8.72
78-minute compilation of classic routines, including Aspirin, Army Drill, The Dice Game, Hole In The Wall, Jonah and The Whale, The Lemon Bit, The Magic Act Bit, The Mother Bit, Mustard, Niagara Falls (featuring Errol Flynn), The Piano Bit, 7x13 is 28, and Who's On First
Volume 2: Legend Films b&w/color DVD [11/2007] for $7.99
79-minute compilation of classic routines, including Who's on First in color!, A Figure of Speech, Bryant-4444, Cotton in the Ears Bit, Crazy Horse, The Dancing Partner, Get Out of the Office, Getting Down Off a Duck's Back, Go Ahead - Play the Music, The Hammock Routine, The Handkerchief Gag, Higher and Lower, The Ice Cream Bit, The Initiation Bit, Moving Candle Bit (featuring Lon Chaney, Jr.), Oh! Charlie, and The Porthole Bit
Two-Disk Set: Legend Films b&w/color DVD [1/2011] 2 disks for $13.49


Abbott & Costello Complete Universal Pictures Collection DVD box set   "Abbott & Costello - The Complete Universal Pictures Collection" [2008]
Universal b&w DVD set [10/2008] 15 disks for $93.99
contains 28 feature films: "Abbott & Costello Go To Mars" [1953]; "A&C In The Foreign Legion" [1950]; "A&C In The Navy" [1941]; "A&C In Society" [1944]; "A&C Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953]; "A&C Meet Franken-stein" [1948]; "A&C Meet The Invisible Man" [1951]; "A&C Meet The Keystone Cops" [1955]; "A&C Meet The Killer" [1949] with Boris Karloff; "A&C Meet The Mummy" [1955]; "Buck Privates" [1941]; "Buck Privates Come Home" [1947]; "Comin' Round The Mountain" [1951]; "Here Come The Co-Eds" [1945]; "Hit The Ice" [1943]; "Hold That Ghost" [1941]; "It Ain't Hay" [1943]; "Keep'em Flying" [1941]; "Little Giant" [1946]; "Lost In Alaska" [1952]; "Mexican Hayride" [1948]; "The Naughty Nineties" [1945]; "One Night In The Tropics" [1940]; "Pardon My Sarong"
[1942]; "Ride'em Cowboy" [1942]; "The Time of Their Lives" [1946]; "Who Done It?" [1942]; "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" [1947]; plus bonus features including "The World of Abbott & Costello" compilation [1965], "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" [1994 TV special], "Abbott & Costello Meet The Monsters!" docu [2000], six feature commentaries by noted film historians, and 44-page book "Abbott & Costello: The Universal Story"


Best of Abbott & Costello Volume 1 DVD box set  "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 1: 1940-42" DVD Box Set [2009]
Universal Studios b&w DVD set [10/2009] 2 disks for $18.99
contains eight feature films: "One Night In The Tropics" [1940], "Buck Privates" [1941], "Hold That Ghost" [1941], "A&C In The Navy" [1941], "Keep'em Flying" [1941], "Pardon My Sarong" [1942], "Ride'em Cowboy" [1942], and "Who Done It?" [1942]
Best of Abbott & Costello Volume 2 DVD box set  "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 2: 1943-47" DVD Box Set [2009]
Universal Studios b&w DVD set [10/2009] 2 disks for $19.49
contains eight feature films: "Hit The Ice" [1943], "A&C In Society" [1944], "Here Come The Co-Eds" [1945], "The Naughty Nineties" [1945], "Little Giant" [1946], "The Time of Their Lives" [1946], "Buck Privates Come Home" [1947], and "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" [1947]
Best of Abbott & Costello Volume 3 DVD box set  "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 3: 1948-53" DVD Box Set [2009]
Universal Studios b&w DVD set [10/2009] 2 disks for $18.99
contains eight feature films: "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" [1948], "Mexican Hayride" [1948], "Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer" [1949], "Abbott & Costello In The Foreign Legion" [1950], "Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man" [1951], "Comin' Round The Mountain" [1951], "Lost In Alaska" [1952], and "Abbott & Costello Go To Mars" [1953]
Best of Abbott & Costello Volume 4 DVD box set  "The Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 4: 1953-2000" DVD Box Set [2009]
Universal Studios color DVD set [10/2009] 2 disks for $16.59
contains six feature-length films: "Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953], "Abbott and Costello Meet The Keystone Kops" [1955], "Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy" [1955], "The World of Abbott & Costello" compilation [1965], "Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" [1994 TV special], and "Abbott & Costello Meet The Monsters!" docufilm [2000]


Legends of Laughter: Abbott & Costello DVD & CD combo set  "Legends of Laughter: Abbott & Costello" DVD & CD Box Set [2010]
Hollywood Select Video b&w DVD & audio CD set [1/2010] 6 disks for $22.30
Quite a mixture: 17 celebrity-studded episodes of "The Abbott & Costello Show" on radio, 1942-49; "Africa Screams" feature film [1949]; "Jack and The Beanstalk" feature film [1952]; 14 episodes of "The Colgate Comedy Hour" TV show, 1951-54; 26 classic movie trailers, 1940-59; World War II P.S.A. "The Autobiography of A Jeep" [1943]; and extremely rare bloopers from film and television
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"Bardelys The Magnificent" silent feature [M.G.M. Sept 1926]
Directed by King Vidor; adapted by Dorothy Farnum from a Rafael Sabatini swashbuckler novel; starring
John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, Roy D'Arcy; Lou Costello & John Wayne worked as uncredited extras
full credits at IMDb

"The Taxi Dancer" silent feature [M.G.M. Feb 1927]
Directed by Harry F. Millarde; script by A.P. Younger; starring Joan Crawford, Owen Moore,
Marc McDermott; Lou Costello worked as an uncredited extra • full credits at IMDb

"The Fair Co-Ed" silent feature
[Cosmopolitan/M.G.M. Oct 1927]
Directed by Sam Wood; adapted by Byron Morgan from the 1909 Broadway play by George Ade; starring
Marion Davies, Johnny Mack Brown, Jane Winton; Lou Costello & Joel McCrea worked as uncredited extras
full credits at IMDb

"The Battle of The Century" silent two-reeler
[Hal Roach/M.G.M. Dec 1927]
Written & produced by Hal Roach; starring Laurel & Hardy, with audience member Lou Costello
very visible in the front row • full credits at IMDb

"Rose-Marie" silent feature [M.G.M. Feb 1928]
Adapted & directed by Lucien Hubbard, from Otto A. Harbach's hit Broadway musical comedy; starring
Joan Crawford, James Murray, House Peters, Creighton Hale & Gibson Gowland; Lou Costello worked
as an uncredited extra • full credits at IMDb

"Circus Rookies" silent feature [M.G.M. March 1928]
Co-written & directed by Edward Sedgwick; starring Karl Dane, George K. Arthur &
Louise Lorraine; Lou Costello worked as an uncredited extra • full credits at IMDb

"The Cossacks" silent feature [1928]
Directed by George W. Hill & Clarence Brown; adapted by Frances Marion from Tolstoy's 1863 novel;
starring John Gilbert, Renιe Adorιe, Ernest Torrence, Nils Asther; Lou Costello worked as an uncredited extra
full credits at IMDb

"Trail of '98" silent feature [M.G.M. March 1928]
Outdoor filming in Alaska & Colorado; produced by Irving Thalberg; directed by Clarence Brown; adapted from
the 1909 novel by Robert W. Service; starring Dolores del Rio, Ralph Forbes, Karl Dane, Ray Hallor, Ray Gallagher,
Emily Fitzroy, Tenen Holtz, Harry Carey & Tully Marshall; Lou Costello worked as stunt double for Ms. del Rio,
jumping out of a window • full credits at IMDb

"One Night In The Tropics"
[Universal Oct 1940]
One Night In The Tropics  A musical-comedy based on the 1914 novel "Love Insurance" by Earl Derr Biggers; famed as the movie debut of the Abbott & Costello comedy team. Jim, an insurance salesman, sells Steve a policy that will pay Steve if his fiancιe won't marry him; nightclub owner Roscoe backs the policy, Jim starts to fall for the girl, and Roscoe hires two stooges to make sure that Steve and the girl marry. Directed by A. Edward Sutherland; original music by Jerome Kern; starring Allan Jones, Robert Cummings, Nancy Kelly, Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Mary Boland, William Frawley, Peggy Moran & Leo Carrillo
available on DVD as part of "Best of Abbott & Costello Volume 1" box set
Universal b&w VHS [1/98] for $4.89
full credits from IMDb

"Buck Privates" [1941] with Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews

"Hold That Ghost" [1941]

"Abbott & Costello In The Navy" [1941] with Dick Powell, Claire Dodd

"Keep'em Flying" [1941]

"It Ain't Hay" [1943]

"Ride'em Cowboy" [1942]

"Who Done It?" [1942]

"Pardon My Sarong" [1942]

"Rio Rita" [M.G.M. 1942]

"Hit The Ice" [1943]

"Abbott & Costello In Society" [1944]

"Lost In A Harem" [M.G.M. 1944]

"The Naughty Nineties" [1945]

"Here Come The Co-Eds" [1945]

"Abbott & Costello In Hollywood" [M.G.M. 1945] /tt0037492/

"Little Giant" [1946]

"The Time of Their Lives" [1946]

"The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" [1947]

"Buck Privates Come Home" [1947]

"The Noose Hangs High" [Eagle-Lion Films April 1949] /tt0040652/

"Mexican Hayride" [1948]

"Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein" [1948]

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Killer" [1949] with Boris Karloff

"Africa Screams" [United Artists May 1949] /tt0041098/
starring Abbott & Costello, with Clyde Beatty, Frank Buck, Max Baer, Buddy Baer,
Hillary Brooke, Shemp Howard & Joe Besser

"Abbott & Costello In The Foreign Legion" [1950]

"Comin' Round The Mountain" [1951]

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man" [1951]

"Lost In Alaska" [1952]

"Jack and The Beanstalk"
musical feature [Warner Bros. April 1952]
Jack and The Beanstalk color musical starring Abbott & Costello  A semi-musical (5 songs), family fun in sepia tones and Super CineColor. Desparate for work, Lou agrees to babysit Bud's 'problem child' progidy son; when Lou stumbles over some big words in the fairy tale book that he is reading to the kid, the kid takes over and reads to Lou. Babysitter Lou, of course, falls asleep and dreams that he is Jack, and the other actors all play dual roles also.
Co-produced by & starring Lou Costello; directed by Jean Yarbrough; co-produced & co-written by Pat Costello; co-written by Nathaniel Curtis; also starring Bud Abbott, Buddy Baer, Shaye Cogan, James Alexander, Dorothy Ford, Barbara Brown, David Stollery & William Farnum
Digiview Prodns 81-minute color DVD [4/2004] for $14.49
Goodtimes/T.G.G. Direct 70-minute color DVD [2003] for $3.83 {sic}
Madacy Ent. 70-minute VHS [8/98] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Abbott  &  Costello  Meet  Captain  Kidd"
[Warner Bros. Dec 1952]
Starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke & Leif Erickson
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Abbott & Costello Go To Mars" [1953]

"Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" [1953]

"Abbott and Costello Meet The Keystone Kops"
[Universal Pictures Feb 1955]
Abbott & Costello Meet The Keystone Kops color publicity photo  Circa 1912, Harry & Willie buy the defunct Edison Studios from a crook; after they realize that they were hoodwinked, they follow the crook to Hollywood and find him posing as a film director with plans to steal the studio payroll; includes old time steam & handcar railroad footage and biplane stunts. Directed by Charles Lamont; starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari, 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, Frank Wilcox & Roscoe Ates, with cameos by Mack Sennett and original Keystone Cops Heinie Conklin, Harold Goodwin & Hank Mann
color photo {at left} poster in 3 sizes from Amazon from $5.99
available on DVD as part of "Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 4" box set
Universal b&w VHS [1/98] for 13.32
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Mummy" [1955]

"Dance With Me Henry" [United Artists 1956] /tt0049120/

"The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock" [Columbia 1959]
Costello's only starring role in a feature film without Abbott; Costello died before it was released

"The World of Abbott & Costello" compilation
[Vanguard / Universal April 1965]
The World of Abbott & Costello [1965] compilation film  75-minute documentary made from clips from 19 Abbott & Costello feature films at Universal Pictures Directed by Sidney Miller, narration by Jack E. Leonard, featuring archive footage of Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Ewell, Margaret Hamilton, Bela Lugosi, Marjorie Main & Nat Pendleton • credits at IMDb
available on DVD as part of "Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 4" box set
Universal Studios b&w/color VHS [5/95] for $7.98
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.23


Television

screen shot of the opening logo for "The Abbott & Costello Show"


"The Colgate Comedy Hour with Abbott & Costello"
Abbott & Costello hosted 21 episodes, from January 1951 to May 1955

Abbott & Costello Christmas Special on DVD  "Abbott and Costello Christmas Special" [undated]
2-hour b&w "Colgate Comedy Hour" TV program hosted by Abbott & Costello, featuring Les Paul & Mary Ford, acrobats Tom & Jerry, announcer Hal Sawyer & orchestra leader Al Goodman; includes original TV commercials
Allumination FilmWorks b&w DVD [9/2002] out of prodn/used
series credits at IMDb
digitally-restored Abbott & Costello Christmas Show on DVD  "Abbott and Costello: The Christmas Show" [1952]
1-hour "Colgate Comedy Hour" TV program from late 1952 digitally-restored from a kine-scope; DVD includes both original b&w and colorized versions; hosted by Abbott & Costello, featuring The Nicholas Brothers, Margaret Whiting, The Four Pipers, announcer Hal Sawyer & orchestra leader Al Goodman; includes original TV commercials
Legend Films b&w DVD [11/2007] for $13.49
series credits at IMDb


"The Abbott and Costello Show" [CBS-TV 1952-54]
fifty-two 25-minute episodes that ran from Dec 1952 to May 1954
Abbott and Costello Show complete TV series on DVD   The frame is that Bud & Lou are two unemployed actors living in the boarding house run by Sid Fields, which often has nothing to do with the gags in the show. Directed by Jean Yarbrough; announcer Bob Hopkins; regular and guest actors include Hillary Brooke, Joe Kirk, Joe Besser, Bingo the Chimp, Veda Ann Borg, Lucien Littlefield, Minerva Urecal, Eddie Parks, George Chandler & Virginia Christine
Entertainment One b&w DVD [3/2010] 9 disks for $33.99
series credits at IMDb


"This Is Your Life" [NBC-TV Nov 1956]
This Is Your Life TV shows with Laurel & Hardy and Bud Abbott  Hosted by Ralph Edwards; episode celebrating Lou Costello
(with Bud Abbott); DVD also includes the only live American
television appearance by Laurel & Hardy [aired Dec 1951]
R2 Entertainment b&w DVD [10/2006] for $12.99
episode credits at IMDb


"The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show" [156 episodes, 1967-68]
with Bud Abbott doing the voice of himself


Steve Allen's Golden Age of Comedy video release  "Steve Allen's Golden Age of Comedy" [video release 1986]
49-minute video of "some of the most memorable moments from Steve Allen's
long-running talk show", including clips of guests Abbott & Costello, Mel Brooks,
George Carlin, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope & The Muppets

not listed on IMDb
Anchor Bay b&w VHS [5/88] out of prodn/used


"Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld" [NBC-TV Nov 1994]
Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld TV special  46-minute TV special written & directed by Daniel Helfgott; hosted by Jerry Seinfeld; featuring Bud Abbott Jr., Vickie Abbott-Wheeler, Chris Costello, Paddy Costello-Humphreys & announcer Burton Richardson; with archive footage of Bud Abbott, Joe Besser, Hillary Brooke, Lou Costello, Lou Costello Jr., Sid Fields, Raymond Hatton, Boris Karloff, Fiorello LaGuardia, Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Mike Mazurki, Nat Pendleton & Gale Storm, plus rare home movies
available on DVD as part of "Best of Abbott & Costello, Volume 4" box set
Universal Studios color/b&w VHS [5/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb


Other Works, Other media
there was an "Abbott and Costello" comic book series published
for about 10 years until their partnership ended in 1956


Works About Abbott & Costello

The Abbott and Costello Book by Jim Mulholland   "The Abbott and Costello Book: With Photos, Interviews, and A Complete Abbott & Costello Filmography" [1975]
by Jim Mulholland

Popular Library mass pb [1977] out of print/used
Warner Books 10¾x8 pb [8/75] out of print/used
Bud & Lou, The Abbott & Costello Story book by Bob Thomas  "Bud & Lou: The Abbott & Costello Story" [1977]
by Bob Thomas

W.H. Allen hardcover [1977] out of print/used
Lippincott 9x6¼ hardcover [1977] out of print/used
Bud and Lou TV biopic starring Harvey Korman & Buddy Hackett  "Bud and Lou" TV biopic [NBC-TV Nov 1978]
This TV biofilm is so innacurate that Lou's daughter wrote a book (see below) to refute it; also reviewed as miscast. Co-produced & directed by Robert C. Thompson; adapted by George Lefferts from the book by Bob Thomas; starring Harvey Korman as Bud, Buddy Hackett as Lou, Michele Lee, Arte Johnson, Robert Reed, William Tregoe & Danny Dayton • full credits at IMDb
DVD/Blu-ray not available • J2 Commns color VHS [9/91] out of prodn/used

"Lou's On First: The Tragic Life of Hollywood's Greatest Clown Warmly Recounted By His Youngest Child"
[St. Martin's Griffin, 1982] ISBN 0312499140 by Chris Costello

"The Official Abbott and Costello Scrapbook" [11/1990] by Stephen Cox & John Lofflin
http://www.amazon.com/Official-Abbott-Costello-Scrapbook/dp/0809241803/

"Abbott and Costello In Hollywood" [Perigee, 1991] by Bob Furmanek & Ron Palumbo
http://www.amazon.com/Abbott-Costello-Furmanek/dp/0399516050/

"The Abbott and Costello Story: Sixty Years of Who's On First?" [1997]
by Stephen Cox, with John Lofflin /188895261X/

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Monsters!" docufilm [2000] /tt0321539/


L i n k s

"Abbott & Costello Meet The Internet" official family website
team entry at Wikipedia
search on keyword 'abbott-and-costello' at Internet Movie Database

browse all Abbott & Costello videos/DVDs on Amazon
Abbott & Costello Film Posters Gallery at AllPosters.com
Abbott & Costello photos posters category at AllPosters.com
Abbott & Costello Collectibles commercial website

Abbott and Costello Fan Club [est. 1986]


Online sales in association with  browse Bud Abbott (& Costello) videos/DVDs on Amazon   and   Abbott & Costello Film Posters Gallery at AllPosters.com

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