I was recently interviewed by Ron Palumbo for the Abbott & Costello Quarterly. A subscription to the Quarterly can be purchased at http://www.abbottandcostellofanclub.com/. We had an interesting and enjoyable discussion. Mr. Palumbo, co-author of Abbott and Costello in Hollywood, told me many things about Abbott & Costello that I did not know. Mr. Palumbo was kind to point out to me a slight omission in The Funny Parts. The Abbott & Costello routine "Turkey Sandwich and a Cup of Coffee" had roots in a Weber & Fields routine called "The Drinking Scene."
Weber & Fields (1915)
Laurel & Hardy (1929)