ABBOTT & COSTELLO (LOU COSTELLO) - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: SUNNY GALE - HFSID 18964
ABBOTT & COSTELLO: LOU COSTELLO and SUNNY GALE Lou Costello and Sunny Gale sign a piece of paper for a fan Autograph Note signed: "To George/Your Pal/Lou Costello", 7¾x2¼, irregularly cut. Captioned magazine photograph, 3½x1¼, affixed at upper right margin.
Sale Price $270.00
ABBOTT & COSTELLO: LOU COSTELLO and SUNNY GALE Lou Costello and Sunny Gale sign a piece of paper for a fan Autograph Note signed: "To George/Your Pal/Lou Costello", 7¾x2¼, irregularly cut. Captioned magazine photograph, 3½x1¼, affixed at upper right margin. Portion of a signature of Sunny Gale and writing of unknown signer on verso. Captioned photograph of Gale at upper left margin. With partner BUD ABBOTT, LOU COSTELLO (1906-1959) formed one of the greatest comedy teams in the history of show business. They mastered the straight man/clown relationship, creating a magical chemistry that took them from vaudeville and burlesque to radio, Broadway, film and television. The Abbott & Costello Show aired on radio on ABC from 1941-1946 and on NBC from 1946-1949. Abbott and Costello were also guest hosts of NBC's hour-long live variety show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, seven times between 1951-1954. Their "Who's on First?" routine is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Abbott and Costello split up in 1957 after troubles with the Internal Revenue Service left both men broke. Vocalist SUNNY GALE (b.1927), born Selma Sega, began her career in 1951, recording "Wheel of Fortune"/"You Showed Me the Way" for Derby Records. Ironically, "Wheel of Fortune", which sold nearly 50,000 copies, was later attributed to Gale as a cover of Kay Starr's hit (which was recorded later), although Gale would become known for her covers of popular hits by other artists. Her next hit was a cover of "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight", which had been recorded by the Spaniels, although the McQuire Sisters would do a more popular cover version. Her other popular covers included "Let Me Go Lover" (Joan Weber) and "Soldier Boy" (the Four Fellows). Later in the decade, after leaving Decca Records, Gale released several songs for Warwick Records. Light show through of writing. Diagonal stain at lower right at the flourish of the "t" in Costello. Otherwise, fine condition.
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