Clive James: ‘Back in the 50s, I saw Abbott and Costello die a death. Two deaths’
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As the sketch dragged on, the silence of the audience escalated to the monumental

This morning I woke to vivid memories of the imported American artists who appeared at Sydney Stadium back in the 1950s. The range of attractions was remarkable, and Sammy Davis Jr’s solo appearance was the first really stunning theatrical event I ever saw.

On the other hand, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello died a death. Two deaths. Their principal mistake, beyond their never having appeared in a movie that any...

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