Sunday, August 1, 2010


Abbott (right)  & Costello

In 1930, Harry Abbott was known as "Silk Hat Harry Abbott" and headlining a song and dance review at the local Gayety Theatre. Lou Costello was doing a comedy act on the same bill. There they met John Grant, Mutual Burlesque chain executive.  He persuaded Bud Abbott to include Lou Costello in his Revue. After many great  performances in Buffalo, they became known as "ABBOTT & COSTELLO"!

Gayety Theatre - Huron &  Pearl St.



Anonymous said...

Lou Costello was a spokesman for the fledgling Playboy Automobile company located here in buffalo

Jerry M Malloy said...

Thank you for the info, didn't know that. See Playboy story at: