Pre-order THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW Season 2 Restored!

A project in New York, NY by Bob Furmanek, 3-D Film Archive

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Hot off the presses; stunning new 4K restorations on HD Blu-ray and DVD from the original 35mm camera negatives!
Backers: 785
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $45,539 of $31,200
Dates: Sep 14th -> Oct 29th (45 days)
Project By: Bob Furmanek, 3-D Film Archive
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Latest News

Thank You!

October 29th - via:
145% funded! That is truly amazing and thank you SO very much to everyone for your enthusiasm and support. It will take a month for the funds to reach my account but as soon as they do, we will begin work on this project. Thanks again for your... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #6 - Stu is Back!

October 12th - via:
You enjoyed his commentary track for the Music Lovers episode on season one and I'm delighted to announce an encore performance from Stu Fink!  Mr. Fink is New York born and bred and was first introduced to the Abbott and Costello Show on WPIX.... (Read More)

70 Years Ago

October 7th - via:
Stretch goal #5 has been funded and the rare TV commercials with Bud and Lou will be included in this release. Thank you! THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW premiered on this date 70 years ago over KTTV in Los Angeles. The first episode broadcast on... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #5 - Rare TV Commercials

October 4th - via:
Stretch goal #4 has been met and the scene restoration from season 1 will be included on this release! The 5th stretch goal is for several TV commercials that Bud and Lou filmed circa 1954 for E-Z Pop and Campbell's.  We're hoping to locate the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #4 - S1 Scene Restoration

October 3rd - via:
Stretch goal #3 has been funded, thank you very much! The first season was very loosely filmed and a number of sequences wound up on the cutting room floor. When production began on season two, they incorporated some of the unused footage into the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #3 - Rare Season 1 Track

October 2nd - via:
Bud Abbott was born on October 2, 1897.  Happy birthday, Bud!  For those with our restored season one set, you'll know that a handful of the original tracks were found without the audience reactions. Those laughs were recorded during screenings of... (Read More)

Lost Episode Script is Funded

September 30th - via:
Thank you SO much. Because of your overwhelming support and generosity, the lost "Star Reporters" script will be included as a video file on the disc! Our next stretch goal will be announced this weekend. You are going to like what you hear...  (Read More)

Stretch Goal #2 - Lost Episode Script

September 29th - via:
The second season of The Abbott and Costello Show featured more tightly scripted stories than the first season. Clyde Bruckman, Jack Townley and Sid Fields wrote at least 33 scripts, out of which director-producer Jean Yarbrough chose 26 to... (Read More)

Commentary Track is Funded

September 29th - via:
Thanks to your wonderful support and generosity, Ron Palumbo’s commentary track for one of the episodes has been funded!   I’m preparing the second stretch goal and plan to have that announced later this afternoon. Please standby, you’re gonna... (Read More)

Stretch Goal #1 - Ron Palumbo Commentary Track

September 28th - via:
Our first stretch goal for this release is a gem! Ron Palumbo needs no introduction to Abbott and Costello fans, who know him as the foremost expert on Bud and Lou. In fact, the boys’ families refer all questions about the team’s career to him.... (Read More)

We've Made It!

September 28th - via:
Our goal has been met and we will be restoring season two of THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW! Thank you very much, we could not have done this without you! Producer Jack Theakston and I have just done an interview for Cereal at Midnight. We discuss the... (Read More)

New Rewards Offered

September 21st - via:
We've gotten many requests for an option to acquire both restored seasons of THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW for one discounted price. We have just added two new reward levels; seasons one and two on Blu-ray for $75 (plus $10 shipping) and both seasons... (Read More)

We are Loved!

September 15th - via:
Thank you SO much for your overwhelming enthusiasm and support for this project! I have just received this wonderful news from Kickstarter: Congratulations! We’ve selected Pre-order THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SHOW Season 2 Restored! as a “Project We... (Read More)

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