Bob Hope: A Fearless Performer
Original Airdates: May 21-23, 2021
TVC 539.4: Part 2 of a conversation that began earlier this month with Martha Bolton, the first and only female staff writer that Bob Hope ever hired, and the co-author, along by Linda Hope, Bob Hope’s daughter, of Dear Bob: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II, a collection of just a few of thousands of letters, postcards, and packages that Bob Hope every day from our fighting men and women of World War II that is as close as to a replica of Bob Hope’s personal scrapbook as you can possibly get. Topics this segment include the importance that Hope always placed on his monologues, and how Hope was fearless as a performer in more ways than one. For more about Dear Bob, see BobHope.org/dearbobmore.
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