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ABBOTT & COSTELLO (LOU COSTELLO) - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1948 - HFSID 173125

ABBOTT & COSTELLO: LOU COSTELLO Blank 1948 IRS tax form signed by Costello. Both Costello and his partner Bud Abbott would wind up virtually broke over tax problems in 1957. Document signed: "Lou Costello", 2 pages, 8x10½ (front and verso). 1948 tax form.

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ABBOTT & COSTELLO: LOU COSTELLO
Blank 1948 IRS tax form signed by Costello. Both Costello and his partner Bud Abbott would wind up virtually broke over tax problems in 1957.
Document signed: "Lou Costello", 2 pages, 8x10½ (front and verso). 1948 tax form. Headed: "Declaration of Estimated Income Tax By Individuals/Form 1040-ES and Instructions". Not filled in. In the year he signed this document, Costello appeared in three films: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, The Noose Hangs High and Mexican Hayride. Ironically, both Costello and his partner Bud Abbott would wind up virtually broke in 1957 over tax issues. With partner Abbott, 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. Lightly creased. Perforated at lower portion, ¾-inch separation at blank left margin, 1-inch separation at blank right margin, both along perforation. Otherwise in fine condition.

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