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Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

Hope, Bob; Hope, Linda

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ISBN 10: 1401300952 / ISBN 13: 9781401300951
Published by Hyperion Books, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 2003
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Title: Bob Hope: My Life in Jokes

Publisher: Hyperion Books, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Co-author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

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.

About the Author:

Bob Hope was in the forefront of the entertainment industry 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 traveled around the world to entertain the men and women in uniform during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. No individual in the history of show business journeyed so far--and so often--to entertain so many. He received more than two thousand awards and citations for his humanitarian and professional efforts, and was honored and befriended by every U.S. president since Franklin Roosevelt.

Linda Hope, Bob and Dolores Hope's daughter, is chief operating officer of Hope Enterprises, Inc., and producer of her father's television specials for the last twenty-five years. She lives in North Hollywood, California, and Ireland.

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