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Abbott and Costello on the home front : a critical study of the wartime films

Author: Scott Allen Nollen
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
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"This book focuses in detail on the wartime films of Abbott and Costello, discussing the production, content, and reception of 18 films. Of particular interest to fans and collectors are the book's illustrations, which feature 122 original, studio-produced photo stills and lobby cards from the author's personal collection, many of which represent outtakes or deleted scenes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nollen, Scott Allen.
Abbott and Costello on the home front.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009
(DLC) 2008053634
(OCoLC)270109652
Named Person: Bud Abbott; Lou Costello
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Allen Nollen
ISBN: 9780786453252 0786453257
OCLC Number: 431511689
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 212 p.) : ill.
Contents: New Jersey boys make good --
On the land and on the sea : Buck privates (1941) and In the Navy (1941) --
Money in a moose head : Hold that ghost (1941) --
In the Air Corps : Keep 'em flying (1941) --
B Western bunk : Ride 'em cowboy (1942) --
The Nazis of MGM : Rio Rita (1942) --
Widespread comic relief : Pardon my sarong (1942) and Who done it? (1942) --
Stallions and skaters : It ain't hay (1943) and Hit the ice (1943) --
Sickness and slapstick : Lost in a harem (1944) --
Clique and campus : In society (1944) and Here come the co-eds (1945) --
Who's in Uncle Tom's cabin? : The naughty nineties (1945) --
Lucy and Lou : Abbott and Costello in Hollywood (1945) --
Postwar experiments : Little giant (1946) and The time of their lives (1946) --
Back from the front : Buck privates come home (1947) --
Cold war monsters.
Responsibility: Scott Allen Nollen.

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As two of the highest grossing entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made over 30 films between 1940 and 1956. This book focuses on the immensely  Read more...

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