ABBOTT & COSTELLO (LOU COSTELLO) - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/31/1945 - HFSID 173130
Sale Price $450.00
Lou Costello fills out and signs a check for cash in the amount of $25.00.
Partly Printed Check filled out and signed: "Lou Costello", 6x2¾. Studio City, California, 1945 May 31. Drawn on his Bank of America account, payable to "Cash" for "$25.00". 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. Vertical folds, cancellation holes, not at signature.
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