Explore pop-culture comedy in the 20th Century! Come to a visual lecture, “Bud Abbott: The Forgotten Funnyman,” presented by Sal St. George of Living History Productions on Thursday, October 9 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room.
Hear Bud Abbott speak about his partner, Lou Costello, their ups and downs, their legal snags, and their personal lives in this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest comedy teams of all time. After the death of his comedy partner, William “Bud” Abbott retired to his home in Woodland Hills, CA. It was here that a young college student, Sal St. George, had the good fortune of meeting one of his childhood idols. Mr. St. George recorded this meeting and nearly 40 years later, shares the tape and a treasure trove of Abbott & Costello memorabilia.
For more than 25 years noted playwright, comedy writer, and theatrical director Sal St. George has developed unique and compelling programs that chronicle the lives of America’s greatest leaders, legends, and icons. He has entertained the masses with his quick wit and stylish humor, creating main-stage theatrical productions as well as inventive programs for national and local clients, including museums, cultural centers, planetariums, zoos, and historic sites.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. No tickets are required.