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ISBN:0397011954
Author: Bob Thomas
ISBN13: 978-0397011957
Title: Bud & Lou: The Abbott & Costello story
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Language: English
Publisher: Lippincott; 1st edition (1977)
Pages: 224

Bud & Lou: The Abbott & Costello story by Bob Thomas



Bud and Lou : The Abbott and Costello Story. This very fast read, will tell you the behind the laughter story of one little, fat, funny man whose ego got him into trouble and another dapper straight man who usually went along and did not want to rock the boat. He eventually ended up penniless. Both squandered their immense monies away gambling.

Bud & Lou is the hilarious, moving, and finally tragic story of one of the greatest movie comedy teams of all time: Abbott and Costello. In the lively, anecdotal style that has become his hallmark, Bob Thomas tells the very American story of Bud and Lou's long climb to stardom, from burlesque to Broadway, then radio and, finally, the movies. He describes the heady success of their first film, Buck Privates; their struggles to establish their place in a Hollywood which still considered the comic an outsider; and the antics on and off set that made them infamous among directors.

Topics Abbott, Bud, 1895-1974, Costello, Lou, Comedians. Publisher Philadelphia : Lippincott. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by sf-loadersive. org on October 28, 2010.

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Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time in the world, and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

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A bewildered little fat man with sad, winning eyes and a tall, slick sharpie with a brass heart and a rapid-fire tongue have entertained three generations of Americans. Bud & Lou is the hilarious, moving, and finally tragic story of one of the greatest movie comedy teams of all time: Abbott and Costello. In the lively, anecdotal style that has become his hallmark, Bob Thomas tells the very American story of Bud and Lou's long climb to stardom, from burlesque to Broadway, then radio and, finally, the movies. He describes the heady success of their first film, Buck Privates; their struggles to establish their place in a Hollywood which still considered the comic an outsider; and the antics on and off set that made them infamous among directors. He also takes us behind the scenes to the intriguing drama of the private personalities ... the tragedy that nearly destroyed Lou, Bud's alcoholism and epilepsy, the compulsive gambling, and, above all, the overriding sense of competition that would eventually destroy their partnership and their careers. Although they had earned an income of as much as two million dollars annually and rescued Universal Pictures from bankruptcy during lean times, they died penniless. Yet they bequeathed the American public a rich inheritance -- remembrance of the splendidly vulgar, innocently raucous, sensible nonsense of burlesque. Profusely illustrated with photographs, Bud & Lou is written with the close cooperation of Eddie Sherman, their manager and lifelong friend, and with the help of colleagues and members of the Abbott and Costello families. It provides both an intimate glimpse of two complex and enduring personalities and an inside look at Hollywood during its heyday.
Reviews: 7
Kalv
Well written bio about both the great comics' lives. No fault of Thomas that much of their story is depressing and sordid. After making it big with their comedies Costello becomes a tyrant while making his films, and both of them are degenerate gamblers who blow their money in Vegas. Their movies are still funny but I kind of wish I'd never learned anymore about either of them.
Owomed
This is my second copy, the first I bought in its first printing/ first edition... my son discovered it and it was not well respected, he loved it too much and it was everywhere he was .... I am grateful for a copy I can leave for my grandson... this one is perfect.
Modar
I purchased this for my DH as he is an Abbot & Costello fan. We had a copy of this one but it was destroyed in "Sandy" The price was very good and he is happy to have another copy to enjoy.
Delirium
Great Book. Bob Thomas writes well and keeps you interested in these stars all the way through. His book on Joan Crawford was also good.
FEISKO
This book was terrific reading
Ttexav
A very good read about two of the funniest comedians to grace the screen. Very enjoyable. Would highly recommend to any of the fans of their comedy.
Enditaling
dust jacket in tatters
There have been quite a generous amount of comedy teams over the years, but none as good, IMHO, as Abbott and Costello. This very fast read, will tell you the behind the laughter story of one little, fat, funny man whose ego got him into trouble and another dapper straight man who usually went along and did not want to rock the boat. He eventually ended up penniless. Both squandered their immense monies away gambling. Bud drank, had epilepsy, and Lou understood that he was the real talent and many times let Bud know it. Lou took more of 1/2 his share of the money many times taking advantage of Bud. But still, after reading this book, I want to know more, and still love the shenanigans of the fellows, especially "Who's on first?"