ABBOTT & COSTELLO (LOU COSTELLO) - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/24/1953 - HFSID 177688
Sale Price $722.50
ABBOTT & COSTELLO: LOU COSTELLO
Lou Costello signs a document along with a check paying for a loan.
Carbon Typed Document Signed: "Lou Costello" under "The foregoing action is approved.", 1p, 8½x11. Los Angeles, California, 1953 February 24. On letterhead of the Law Offices of Irell & Manella to Mr. J.J. Lombardo, Bank of America, Sherman Oaks Branch, Sherman Oaks, California. Regarding Lou Costello. In full: "Pursuant to our conversation of yesterday, I enclose herein check No. 198, dated February 24, 1953, in the amount of $6,056.00. This check is being sent in payment of the $6000.00 borrowed by Mr. Costello in December of 1952, plus $56.00 of interest. Would you please return the cancelled note to the undersigned at the address set forth in this letter." In the year he signed this document Costello appeared in two films, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 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. On thin paper. Lightly creased with folds, light horizontal fold nicks the top loop of the "L" in Lou. Light stains at upper right portion, stray ink mark beneath typed text. Chipped at upper right edge, nicked at lower right blank edge. Staple holes at blank left margin, two file holes at upper blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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