Lou s on First

Author: Chris Costello
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
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This intimate portrait of Lou Costello (1906-1959) offers a rare look at one of the most talented comedians of all time. Starting in the 1930s, Costello attained enormous fame touring the burlesque circuits with straight man Bud Abbott (1895-1974). Their live skits (including "Who's on First?"), radio programs, and films such as One Night in the Tropics, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and In the Navy made comic history. Behind the scenes, however, Costello faced numerous crises: a bout with rheumatic fever that left him bedridden for months, the drowning death of his young son, and constant haggles with Universal Studios over its reluctance to adequately finance productions of Abbott and Costello films. Lou's on First goes beyond Costello's clownish persona to explore his Pagliacci nature: the private demons behind the happy public face, the heartbreaking moments in an otherwise storybook marriage, the business ventures soured by unscrupulous managers, and the true nature of the breakup of his twenty-one-year partnership with Bud Abbott.

Lou s on First

Author: Chris Costello
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312499143
Format: PDF
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Traces comedian Lou Costello's career from his boyhood in Paterson, New Jersey through the television and movie features that made him famous and includes excerpts from some of his most memorable routines

Lou s on First

Author: Chris Costello
Publisher: Cooper Square Pub
ISBN: 9780815410836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lou Costello (1906-1959) worked the vaudeville circuit with straight man Bud Abbott.

Bud Lou

Author: Bob Thomas
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN:
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Biography of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time.

Lou Reed

Author: Anthony DeCurtis
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031637654X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians. But while his iconic status may be fixed, the man himself was anything but. Lou Reed's life was a transformer's odyssey. Eternally restless and endlessly hungry for new experiences, Reed reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality time and again. A man of contradictions and extremes, he was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success yet disdainful of his own triumphs. Channeling his jagged energy and literary sensibility into classic songs - like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Sweet Jane" - and radically experimental albums alike, Reed remained desperately true to his artistic vision, wherever it led him. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. With unparalleled access to dozens of Reed's friends, family, and collaborators, DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. We travel deep into his defiantly subterranean world, enter the studio as the Velvet Underground record their groundbreaking work, and revel in Reed's relationships with such legendary figures as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Laurie Anderson. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time.

Koala Lou

Author: Mem Fox
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780152005023
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A young koala, longing to hear her mother speak lovingly to her as she did before other children came along, plans to win her distracted parent's attention.

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Author: Patty Lovell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101653876
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do. Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that. From the Hardcover edition.

Have Fun Molly Lou Melon

Author: Patty Lovell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101648139
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A creative companion to Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Molly Lou Melon's grandma taught her to be happy with herself no matter what, but that's not all she learned. Molly Lou heard all about how her grandma didn't have fancy store-bought toys when she was little. She made dolls out of twigs and flowers and created her own fun in her backyard. So Molly Lou does just that, proving that the best thing to play with is a huge imagination!

The Abbott Costello Story

Author: Stephen Cox
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781888952612
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Offers profiles of the popular comedy team, looks at their careers in vaudeville, radio, and film, shares several of their most famous routines, and includes the reminscences of those who worked with them

LUCY LOUS MAGICAL PHONE

Author: Jayme Trainor
Publisher: Warren Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781943258314
Format: PDF
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This whimsical, heartfelt book follows Lucy Lou, an intelligent and inquisitive child with a vivid imagination. Join Lucy Lou as she learns about the importance of family legacy and quality time spent together.