WorldCat Identities

Costello, Lou

Overview
Works: 782 works in 1,623 publications in 2 languages and 19,060 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Comedy films  Humor  Music  Jungle films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Speaker, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lou Costello
Africa screams by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( Visual )

138 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starving cannibals, ferocious lions and awesome apes terrorize Abbott and Costello in this African adventure
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein( Visual )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a mad scientist
Jack and the beanstalk by Bud Abbott( Visual )

78 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When babysitting, Costello falls asleep and dreams he is Jack of the fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk. Dink, played by Abbott, and Jack declare their intentions to rescue the princess and bring back the hen that lays the golden eggs. Instead, they are captured by a "man-eating" giant and threatened with great punishment until Jack effects a swashbuckling escape and, after his friends have followed, Jack the giant killer chops down the beanstalk
Legends of radio Abbott & Costello by Bud Abbott( Recording )

90 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 10 hours of Abbott & Costello's comedy skits from their 1940s radio shows
The Abbott and Costello show( Visual )

52 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1951 Abbott and Costello were invited to guest host the new live variety show The Colgate-Comedy Hour. The duo boosted ratings as they amused audiences with their staple routines, including "Who's on first?" When the Abbott and Costello Show premiered in 1952, viewers fell in love once again, with the hillarious duo"--Container
Who's on first? by Bud Abbott( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine, reissued for children, features a bear and a rabbit trying to determine the baseball player covering each base
Abbott and Costello meet the mummy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Abbot and Costello learn that an archaeologist has found a legendary mummy in Cairo, they decide to apply to guard the corpse as it's sent to the U.S. Finding the archaeologist murdered and the mummy gone, they become owners of a medallion that holds the key to ancient buried treasure that they must
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf Man, and the Invisible Man
The Abbott and Costello show who's on first?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring the routines that made them comedy legends, like Who's on first? and The lemon bit, this digitally restored and remastered best-of collection includes six of the Abbott and Costello show's most beloved episodes. Includes: The dentist's office; The birthday party; The charity bazaar; Hungry; The music lovers; and The actor's home. Also features the classic routines Alexander 4444; The piano bit; and more
The best of Abbott and Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videodisc releases of eight comedies originally produced by Universal Pictures, 1940-1942
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight comedies produced for Universal Pictures
The best of Abbott & Costello( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello meet the killer, Boris Karloff: The scene is a swank hotel where a prominent lawyer is murdered. Bud Abbott is Casey, the house detective, and Lou Costello is Freddie, the bellhop. Although there are plenty of suspicious characters about, the murder is pinned on Freddie, who sets out to catch the real killer and clear himself
Buck privates( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello join the Army to escape being arrested in a classic World War II comedy
Hold that ghost by Arthur Lubin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange things start to happen when Abbott and Costello claim their inheritance, an abandoned roadhouse
The best of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 2 parodies of the horror genre and a film where Abbott and Costello pursue a man who swindled them into buying a fake movie studio. Also includes a compilation of classic routines from 18 of their most popular films; a tribute to their careers hosted by Jerry Seinfeld; and a behind-the-scenes look at the duo's popular films as they meet Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Wolf Man
The naughty nineties( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this zany musical comedy, Bud plays a ham actor and Lou his dim-witted assistant on the Mississippi showboat, the River Queen. When the boat docks in St. Louis, Bud and Lou try to rescue Captain Sam from a poker game with three card sharks, but they are too late. The gamblers win a controlling interest in the River Queen and-to Captain Sam's dismay-set up a crooked casino operation on board. Before ridding the showboat of the villains, Abbott and Costello perform several of their most famous bits, including the hysterical "Who's on first" dialogue that has become one of the most popular comedy routines ever captured on film
Abbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde( Visual )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy with Abbott and Costello as two American policemen in London to study local police methods where they encounter Dr. Jekyll who transforms himself into Mr. Hyde, the terror of the city
Lost in a harem( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbott and Costello in Hollywood: The comic duo play a pair of barbers who want to own their own barber shop
The time of their lives( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This hilarious fantasy-comedy is considered one of Abbott and Costelo's most imaginative screen efforts. Lou Costello and Marjorie Reynolds are mistakenly shot as traitors during the Revolutionary War, and are doomed to remain as ghosts in Danbury Mansion until their innocence is proven. Years later a nervous young man, following the advice of his psychiatrist (Bud Abbot), plans a quiet weekend in the mansion with his fiance and her aunt. As soon as Costello overhears the young man's intent to open the mansion to the public, he and the ghostly Miss Reynolds begin to haunt the house, with hysterical results. The nervous Abbott witnesses blinking lights, a walking gown and eerie harpsichord music, before the ghosts' reputations are restored
Baseball's greatest hits( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet FrankensteinBud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein
Alternative Names
Costello 1906-1959

Costello, Louis F. 1906-1959

Cristillo, Lolly

Cristillo, Lolly 1906-1959

Cristillo Lou 1906-1959

Cristillo, Louis F. 1906-1959

Cristillo, Louis Francis

Cristillo, Louis Francis 1906-1959

Cristillo, Sebastian

Cristillo, Sebastian 1906-1959

Lou Costello acteur, producteur et humoriste amricain

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Languages
English (497)

Spanish (1)

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Jack and the beanstalkLegends of radio Abbott & CostelloAbbott and Costello meet the mummyBud Abbott, Lou Costello meet FrankensteinHold that ghostThe naughty ninetiesAbbott and Costello meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeLost in a haremThe time of their lives