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Abbott and Costello Pair of Signed Documents

Abbott and Costello Pair of Signed Documents

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Abbott and Costello Pair of Signed Documents

Two matching partly-printed DSs, signed “Bud Abbott” and “Lou Costello,” each two pages, 8.5 x 10.75, and dated April 4, 1945. Separate agreements made by Abbott and Costello with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures concerning the actors’ request “to have one (1) 16 mm. print of the photoplay ‘LOST IN A HAREM’ and…upon completion…one (1) 16 mm. print of the photoplay now entitled ‘ABBOTT AND COSTELLO IN HOLLYWOOD.’” Individually signed on the second page of each contract by the respective actor and the assistant treasurer of Loew’s Incorporated. In overall fine condition, with some minor expected document wear, and several extra staple holes to upper edges. Lost in a Harem and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood were two of the three films the comedic duo made for MGM studios, with the third being the 1942 film Rio Rita. To assuage MGM’s distress in not having signed Abbott and Costello in 1941, Universal sportingly granted the rival studio a three-film deal with the actors; the pair ultimately made 28 feature films under the Universal banner. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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  • Auction Title: Pop Culture Auction
  • Dates: #449 - Ended March 18, 2015

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