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Hollywood Musem Tribute To Abbott And Costello – Film 

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GALA PHOTOS by William Kidston,
courtesy of the Hollywood Museum


L-R: Kat
Kramer, Karen Sharpe Kramer, Markie Costello, Donelle Dadigan and Michael

     The VIP opening night celebration of the ABBOTT & COSTELLO EXHIBIT
became a standing room only event. Donelle Dadigan, Founder &
President of the Hollywood Museum hosted the tribute exhibit dedicated to and
celebrating one of the greatest comedy duos in Cinematic history, Budd
and Lou Costello “ABBOTT & COSTELLO.” 

Michael Costello (Grandson of Lou Costello)

the VIP’S, dignitaries and personalities, were members of the Lou Costello family including John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard/Tyler Perry’s The Have and the Have
Nots), Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair), Barry Livingston (My Three
Sons), Stan Livingston (My Three Sons), Carolyn
Hennesy (Emmy Winner GH/True Blood), Lee Purcell (Hollywood
Radio Players), Alison Arngrim (Confessions of a Prairie Bitch), Alice
Amter (Big Bang Theory), Geoffrey Mark (Best Selling
Author), Vanessa Angel (Sins of the Preachers

Dadigan welcomes patrons to the VIP viewing gala

     Melissa Niece Smith (Actress, influencer), Lauren
Samuels (West End Star/ Die Hard Musical), Kathy Kolla (Arrested
Development), Nancy Harding (Keeping Up With
the Joneses), Tyrone DuBose (Unsung), Mandy
Fason (Renfield), Kassandra Carroll (Memories of
Marilyn), Victoria Savage (Being
Bossy), Nimi Adokiye (Bob Loves Abishola CBS),
Myla Tkachenko (Model, Influencer), David A.R.
White (God’s Not Dead film franchise / Revelation Road tv series),

Marki Costello (Granddaughter of Lou Costello)

      Alison Martino (Host,
Spectrum News One/ Vintage LA), Karen Sharpe Kramer (Abbott
& Costello TV Show), Kat Kramer (Rings of the
Unpromised), Dee Dee Sorvino (The Ride), Brad Heller (Mrs.
Maisel / God’s Not Dead 4), Sasha
Gary (General Hospital), Elaine Ballace (Rich and the
Ruthless), Constance Forslund (One Life to Live/ Harlem
Globetrotters on Gilligans Island), Lynne Marie Stewart (Pee Wee’s
Playhouse Miss Yvonne), Paul T. Goldman (All-star weekend with
Jamie Foxx),

Globe winner, Karen Sharpe Kramer, speaks about working with Abbott &
Costello on their TV 

      Natasha Blasick (Oppenheimer), Christina
Houge (Oppenheimer), Ken Davitian (Borat), Jax
Malcolm (Jammin Across America) and many others.
 Also in attendance were Costello family
members:  Marki Costello (Granddaughter of Lou Costello),
Michael Costello (Grandson of Lou Costello), Appearing via video was: Chris Costello (Daughter of Lou Costello), Ron
Palumbo (A&C Historian), Jeff Salamondo(A&C
Author/Journalist) and Leonard Maltin (Film Historian and Critic), and among




VIP Gala on offer a sneak peak of the exhibit that is now opened to the public, The Exhibit features Original Costumes, scripts,
merchandise from Abbott & Costello films, photos from the
collection of Chris Costello daughter of
Lou Costello.  These include scripts, Budd & Lou’s
costumes from Abbott & Costello in Lost in Alaska, Naughty
Nineties, The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap, Abbott & Costello go to
Mars, many original photographs, 1948 radio broadcast scripts, continuity
scripts from the films It Ain’t Hay and Little Giant and original collectibles.



      Abbott and Costello started making movies together in 1940 in the comedy feature film “One Night in The Tropics”, in total they made 38 movies together, and hosted a television variety series and appeared on radio in their career as one of the most iconic comedy duos in film history. They were the highest paid entertainers in the world during the Second World War. In 1942 they were voted the top box office stars in the U.S. During the War Bond efforts ABBOTT & COSTELLO were responsible for bringing in an amazing $85 million dollars in sales of War Bonds for the United States.


     “This is an exhibit that movie enthusiasts will certainly enjoy and
will evoke fond memories of when we first saw “ABBOTT & COSTELLO”
on film, and television and heard them on radio.   ABBOTT
& COSTELLO are a part of the fabric of film culture from 1940 thru
today, entertaining generations of kids and adults of all ages more
than 83 years,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the
Hollywood Museum).



       The Hollywood Museum, located in the
historic Max Factor Building is the official museum of Hollywood and
a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation showcasing more than 10,000
Authentic Show Business Treasures, spotlighting 100 years of Hollywood
history – from the Silents to Talkies. The museum features Hollywood’s
Golden Era of Film Noir, Television and its Pioneer Years,
through the rebellious 60s, special effects 70s, evolving 80s,
involved 90s, technological 2000s, and beyond to current day heartthrobs!
The Hollywood Museum’s exhibits showcase the best in film, network
and cable television, and new digital platforms featuring iconic and
fan favorites! 


      The Hollywood Museum offers visitors the most
extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world – featuring the
glamour of Hollywood legends and stars – past, present and in the
making. The Hollywood Museum includes one-of-a-kind costumes,
props, photographs, scripts, stars’ car collections,
personal artifacts, posters, and memorabilia from favorite stars,
films and TV shows. Located in the heart of Hollywood, at the corner
of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, just steps from the Hollywood
Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Museum has been named the #1 top tourist
attraction in Hollywood by LA Weekly and recently the #1 spot on
“Things to Do” by leading travel bloggers, as well as one of
the “Top 10” Museums in LA by the LA Tourism and
Convention Board and Trip Advisor. 

REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 
TICKETS: $15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students with
ID and $5 Children under 5.

ADDRESS: 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Los
Angeles, CA 90028 


www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com or Tel: (323) 464-7776


TWITTER: @HollywoodMuseum  
INSTAGRAM: @HollywoodMuseum

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