Abbott and costello

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Abbott and costello

hi guys, i’m currently undertaking a large typographical project, and at present i am focusing on displaying the script from abbott and costello’s ‘who’s on first’ classic
comedy sketch. as usual i need some advice!

what are the most prominent typefaces from new york around 1930-1955 and who were the most influencial type designers of the period.

just to give you an idea i am trying to project abbott’s physicality and personality through a typeface which is to be a little more ‘sensible’.
and costello as a little more dysfunctional (?) and messy. of course i am not there yet, but i was looking at cochin for abbott and blockhead (darkside) for costello.

any thoughts are warmly appreciated.