Lou's on First: The Tragic Life of Hollywood's Greatest Clown Warmly Recounted by His Youngest Child

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This intimate portrait of Lou Costello (1906-1959) offers a rare look at one of the most talented comedians of all time. Starting in the 1930s, Costello attained enormous fame touring the burlesque circuits with straight man Bud Abbott (1895-1974). Their live skits (including "Who's on First?"), radio programs, and films such as One Night in the Tropics, Buck Privates, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, and In the Navy made comic history. Behind the scenes, however, Costello faced numerous crises: a bout with rheumatic ...

Lou's on First: The Tragic Life of Hollywood's Greatest Clown Warmly Recounted by His Youngest Child 1982, Griffin, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312499143

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