Bob Hope by Bob Hope

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To comedians, 'material'--their jokes--has always been precious, worthy of protecting and preserving. On stage, a good vaudeville routine could last years as it was performed on tour across the country. On radio, a year's vaudeville material might be fodder for one week's broadcast. Bob Hope used new material not only for his weekly radio series, but also for the several live charity appearances he made each week.

Organized by the stages of his life, accompanied by black-and-white photographs, this book gives readers a chance to enjoy the very best of Hope's jokes, from his early years in vaudeville, his top-rated radio show in the '30s and '40s, his legendary television appearances, and much more.
 

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Hope was in the forefront of the entertainment world for virtually his entire life. Primarily a comedian, he also acted, sang, and even danced, hosted his own radio and television shows, and starred in sixty movies. Bob Hope's dedication to and love for the American GI is legendary. He has received more than two thousand awards and citations for his humanitarian and professional efforts, and has been honored and befriended by every U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt. Hope is chief operating officer of Hope Enterprises and producer of his television specials for the last twenty-five years. Linda is Bob and Dolores Hope's daughter.
 
Published May 7, 2003 by Hachette Books. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Non-fiction

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The government always paid for these trips, Quirk contends, and by Vietnam, Hope's routines had grown thin and become synonymous with the ""war machine."" In the final chapter, one is left with an image of Hope, at 95, clinging pathetically to his old shtick as his body and marriage collapse, but...

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Linda Hope, who assembled this volume, clearly understands her father, Bob, and that his life can best be told through his jokes.

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Star of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, movies and TV, friend of presidents and five-star generals, entertainer extraordinaire of troops overseas and one of the country's most honored figures, the Bob Hope encountered in these pages is primarily a petty tyrant whose far-ranging travels are motivated...

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Host Bob Hope (his company produced the show and sold it to Texaco) is joined by Dinah Shore, Johnny Carson and others to present awards to 17 young people, 13 of them athletes.

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Roger Staubach, Christie Brinkley, boxers Gerry Cooney and Larry Holmes and the cast of Sophisticated Ladies are the recruits who help Hope celebrate his 79th at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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Anthony Hamilton Grammy Award â�âwinning singer Anthony Hamilton, who also serves as the national spokesman for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is the keynote speaker for the 2013 Black History Celebration at University of the Pacific.

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Full details can be found on the Centre's website, but this is part of a world tour produced by the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and funded by the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation.

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