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    Abbott & Costello Legal Contracts (4) Signed. "Bud Abbott" and "Lou Costello". A group of four signed contracts relating to Abbott and Costello's business relationship and legal issues with Universal Pictures Company, Inc. Three of the contracts are dated February 1951, and are contracts between the comedy duo and attorneys Schechter, Kraus & Leman, Esqs. "In re: Universals' use of portions of our feature films for short subjects, etc." and Joseph L. Jonick & Co. "In re: Our contractual relations with 'Universal' relative to feature films". The fourth contract is dated October 30, 1952, 15 pages, and is an agreement with Universal Pictures Company, Inc. which pays Abbott and Costello $131,000 for four various agreements, including the "New Castle Shorts Agreement", the "Four Picture Investment Agreement", the "Eleven Picture Participation Agreement" and emendations to individual Abbott and Costello employment contracts. All contracts are Very Fine condition with light toning. COA from Heritage Auctions.

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