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Bud Abbott, Lou Costello and Joe DiMaggio
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads, When Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were personal-appearing in New York last summer, Costello's pal, Joe DiMaggio showed him a touching letter from the mother of a 10-year-old crippled boy, who, after relating her son's hero-worship for the great slugger, begged Joe to send the lad an autographed baseball. I have no way of reciprocating your kindness, she added, but I understand that you want a son. I'll pray that you have one. Costello, even more superstitious than most actors, talked DiMaggio into offering odds to all comers that the first heir of the Yankee hitsmith would be a boy. It was--and Costello and DiMaggio collected more than $1000 a piece on the roly-poly comic's hunch! Photograph dated: May 5, 1942.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
SCHH_b001_f2_i12; HE-001-998 4x5
Abbott, Bud,--1895-1974
Costello, Lou
DiMaggio, Joe,--1914-1999
Baseball players
Motion picture actors and actresses
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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