Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films

Abbott and Costello on the Home Front: A Critical Study of the Wartime Films

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by Scott Allen Nollen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786435216

ISBN-13: 9780786435210

Pub. Date: 02/09/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

As two of the most popular entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello offered an essential balm to the American public following the sorrows of the Great Depression and during the trauma of World War II. This is the first book to focus in detail on the immensely popular wartime films of Abbott and Costello, discussing

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As two of the most popular entertainers of the mid-century film industry, comic greats Bud Abbott and Lou Costello offered an essential balm to the American public following the sorrows of the Great Depression and during the trauma of World War II. This is the first book to focus in detail on the immensely popular wartime films of Abbott and Costello, discussing the production, content, and reception of 18 films within the context of wartime events on the home front and abroad. The films covered include the service comedies Buck Privates, In the Navy, and Keep 'Em Flying; more mainstream comic relief films such as Pardon My Sarong and Who Done It?; and post-war experiments such as Little Giant and The Time of Their Lives. More than 120 stills and lobby cards from the author's personal collection illustrate the text, including many showing outtakes or deleted scenes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786435210
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/09/2009
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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