Bud Lou

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

The Abbott Costello Story

Author: Stephen Cox
Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing
ISBN: 9781888952612
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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

The Horror Spoofs of Abbott and Costello

Author: Jeffrey S. Miller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786419227
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While Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are more famously known for their straight comedy routines, they did make a number of films in which horror played a crucial role. The first part of this critical reference examines the Abbott and Costello "Meet the Monsters" spoof films (Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Mummy). The second sections deals with Abbott and Costello's films with horror elements that do not follow this formula: Hold That Ghost, The Time of Their Lives and Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff. The plot of each film is examined in detail with special attention paid to the comedians' styles of comedy, the effect of the horror scenes, and the place of the film in the Abbott and Costello canon. The reactions of critics (then and now) and the influences the films have had on the horror and comedy genres and on pop culture are also discussed. A lengthy introduction provides background on the lives of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello and the development of Universal Studios as the premier horror factory.

Abbott and Costello on the Home Front

Author: Scott Allen Nollen
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786453257
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As two of the most popular entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello offered an essential balm to the American public following the sorrows of the Great Depression and during the trauma of World War II. This is the first book to focus in detail on the immensely popular wartime films of Abbott and Costello, discussing the production, content, and reception of 18 films within the context of wartime events on the home front and abroad. The films covered include the service comedies Buck Privates, In the Navy, and Keep ’Em Flying; more mainstream comic relief films such as Pardon My Sarong and Who Done It?; and post-war experiments such as Little Giant and The Time of Their Lives. More than 120 stills and lobby cards from the author’s personal collection illustrate the text, including many showing outtakes or deleted scenes.

What Dreams Were Made of

Author: Sean Griffin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813549639
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Humphrey Bogart. Abbott and Costello. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. John Wayne. Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. Images of these film icons conjure up a unique moment in cinema and history, one of optimism and concern, patriotism and cynicism. What Dreams Were Made Of examines the performers who helped define American cinema in the 1940s, a decade of rapid and repeated upheaval for Hollywood and the United States. Through insightful discussions of key films as well as studio publicity and fan magazines, the essays in this collection analyze how these actors and actresses helped lift spirits during World War II, whether in service comedies, combat films, or escapist musicals. The contributors, all major writers on the stars and movies of this period, also explore how cultural shifts after the war forced many stars to adjust to new outlooks and attitudes, particularly in film noir. Together, they represented the hopes and fears of a nation during turbulent times, enacting on the silver screen the dreams of millions of moviegoers.

Lou s on First

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

Der kleine Lord Vollst ndige Ausgabe

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736831021
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"Der kleine Lord" (englischer Originaltitel: "Little Lord Fauntleroy") ist ein Roman von Frances Hodgson Burnett. Er wurde nach seinem Ersterscheinen 1886 als Kinderbuch in vielen Sprachen sehr erfolgreich und ist mehrfach verfilmt worden. Das Buch war auch für die Autorin ein Erfolg. Zudem schrieb sie Rechtsgeschichte, als sie 1888 die Aufführungsrechte für dieses Werk einklagte.

Historical Dictionary of the 1940s

Author: James Gilbert Ryan
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 076562107X
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Contains entries for individuals, institutions, and events, focusing mostly on the U.S. Entries cover topics in science, history, literature, theater and entertainment, and many other areas.


Author: Steven D. Levitt
ISBN: 9783442154517
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.