By Bob Hope
Now in paperback--one of America's maximum entertainers stocks his favourite jokes and memories.
Bob wish died on the age of a hundred in July '03. His mythical profession spanned the whole twentieth century, from impersonating Charlie Chaplin in entrance of the firehouse in Cleveland in 1909 to celebrating an extraordinary 60 years with NBC in 1996. He entertained hundreds of thousands all over the world along with his performances in vaudeville and on Broadway, on his ideal weekly radio express, in liked videos comparable to his street photographs with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, and, such a lot particularly, within the numerous tv appearances that made him a big name and a welcome visitor in each lounge within the country.
With Bob desire: My existence in Jokes, readers can benefit from the absolute best of his humor and, within the procedure, find out about the fantastic existence and profession of a real nationwide treasure.
at the early years:
"I wouldn't have had something to consume if it wasn't for the stuff the viewers threw at me."
On growing to be old:
"Age is simply a host. even though, in my case, it's a slightly huge number."
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It might cost a little more than the real thing, but think of the time I save. The big craze in phony atmosphere now the rage in Hollywood is the Hawaiian mania. I sat in one place with my girl and felt like a castaway in an Esquire cartoon ... only there was plenty of food, and my thoughts were cleaner. This place was just crammed full of tropical atmosphere. The headwaiter came up and asked me ifl would like to sit under a palm tree, by a waterfall, near the parrots, by a babbling brook, balmy breeze, cloudburst, thunderstorm, hurricane, or volcano!
Not only that . . he stood out in the road and pointed. T HEN WE OPENED at the Inter-State Time in Fort Worth, Texas. I did the same act I'd done in Chicago. I worked fast, snappy, and impish. " I'd been a showstopper with this tempo. But in Fort Worth I laid a Texas-size egg. " I learned a lot about how to work an audience. The people sure are demanding a lot of entertainment at one time now . The last time I played vaudeville . I had to do my act while the picture was on. I'll never forget the last time I played there .
After looking at top sergeants all day, you can't blame them for staring at the glamour girls here .. They're a sight for sore Gls. But it's swell for the fellows . . There's really a lot of USO girls in Hollywood . USO . . Use Slacks Only. 0 oF THE MOVIE industry's most successful war efforts was the Hollywood Victory Caravan, a special train carrying some of the nation's most popular entertainers all doing what they could to help the war effort. We crossed the country, rehearsing on the way, for the Washington kickoff of a two-week whistle-stop tour for the Army and Navy relief funds.
My Life in Jokes by Bob Hope