PERFORMERS: BOB HOPE

(May 29 1903 – July 27 2003)

text of BOB HOPE AND BING CROSBY by Peter Tatchell
reprinted from LAUGH MAGAZINE #16, 1997:

It was a unique situation in Hollywood history. Two established stars teaming up to create a successful (if occasional) double act that endured for four decades.

When Paramount signed a couple of its major stars to play the leads in a film called Road To Singapore in 1940 it ended up with a result that was greater than the sum of its main ingredients. The picture was originally to have starred Fred MacMurray and Jack Oakie (or possibly George Burns and Gracie Allen, depending on which strain of movieland folk­lore you prefer) but the casting of Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the roles resulted in one of the most inspired pieces of screen teamwork yet seen.

At the time, both were hugely successful on radio, a me­dium which had fostered many celebrated “feuds”. Winchell versus Bernie, Fields versus McCarthy and (most notably) Benny versus Allen – all were crowdpleasers across Ameri­can airwaves and occasionally the stunt was transferred to film. But Hope and Crosby were not rivals until Road To Singa­pore came along.

As a picture, it was a fairly standard bit of hokum having much in common with the dozens of other vehicles featuring the Paramount roster of star names in the late 1930s. Somewhat on a par with the various editions of The Big Broadcast, with a few Crosby vocals thrown in to entice his legion of fans to fill out the audience. But it was the banter, jibes and undeniable chem­istry between the leads that allowed the film to rise above the mediocre.

The pair had met back in 1932 when Hope was appearing at New York’s Capitol Theatre, and emerging Hollywood star Crosby joined him on stage as part of a movie promotion. They worked up a bit of repartee for the performance and in the process became firm friends for almost half a century.

It took another handful of years for Hope to get his break on the west coast, and despite both being contracted to the same studio the only time they appeared together in front of the camera was in an obscure 1938 golfing short Don’t Hook Now. Then, in July 1938, Bing invited Bob to be a guest on his successful Kraft Music Hall radio show.

With the Road movie, the insults and character assassina­tion got off to a flying start. Hope’s screen persona of a cowardly woman-chaser meshed well with the more staid Crosby as they avoided all manner of responsibility and headed for the nearest tropical isle and the charms of its resident damsel.

In the case of Road To Singapore this happened to be Dorothy Lamour (also a regular on the Paramount payroll) and with the success of the picture she became a familiar face in all six of the sequels, as well as a number of radio and television appearances over the years with the duo.

Within a year of their pairing, Crosby, Hope and Lamour safaried through the studio’s backlot along the Road To Zan­zibar and soon after to the Road To Morocco. Familiarity sometimes breeds good box-office and the public flocked to see each new chapter of the Bing, Bob and Dotty show.

Audiences loved the regular “pattycake pattycake” rou­tines, the quips direct to the camera and the in-jokes with other actors strolling across the set to interrupt the action. With either lead likely to ad-lib an insult or two mid-scene (much to the bewilderment of the director and technicians), the films at times had a surreal atmosphere to them.

With America entering the Second World War, both Hope and Crosby made countless broadcasts together on their regu­lar weekly programmes, as well as a number of gratis performances for the newly-set-up Armed Forces Radio Serv­ice. They also appeared in wartime shorts and the occasional all-star feature, and Bing began making walk-ons in some of his partner’s solo vehicles.

The public (in and out of uniform) were soon receiving a regular diet of jokes about a balding groaner with four sons and wardrobe full of Hawaiian shirts and a ham with a ski-nose and an insatiable craving to be recognized as a great actor. Whilst entertaining overseas, they were even filmed dancing an eccentric version of “mairzy dotes” to a rapturous audi­ence of servicemen. Anything for the war effort.

By 1945 Paramount had the team back in front of the cam­eras for Road To Utopia which (for a change) traded the jungle heat for Alaskan snowfields, and had a novelty intro­duction by humorist Robert Benchley. Two years later, the trio were South American bound in Road To Rio

By the end of the 1940s, the entertainment world was in the throes of a major turnaround. Peacetime technologies had concentrated on the development of television, and radio was starting to lose advertising dollars to the increasingly popular medium.

Hope tackled the challenger head on, and made his net­work debut in a 90-minute special on April 9 1950. It was to be the start of the second phase of his career and see a longev­ity unparalleled by any other major performer. Crosby, on the other hand, decided to resist the lure of the small screen and put off his tv debut for several years.

Back on radio, the pair signed sponsorship agreements with Chesterfield Cigarettes (who were eager to capitalize on the ongoing rivalry). As a result, the next two seasons (1950/1 and 1951/2) saw them together for a mammoth seventeen broad­casts as they exchanged guestshots on each other’s programmes.

Paramount reunited them with Dorothy Lamour for the first colour Road picture Road To Bali in 1952 (which fea­tured an unannounced walk-on by the studio’s other major comedy team, Martin and Lewis).

By the middle of the decade big-time radio had ended and could no longer afford the talents of two of its greatest stars. Hope now concentrated on his monthly television specials, while Crosby was happy to see his career slow down to the occasional movie, all but avoiding the new “monster” in much the same way as the major silent stars reacted to the talkies.

They reunited for some live appearances and several of Hope’s N.B.C. specials, but it was not until 1961 that they returned to the big screen for one final hurrah. And instead of Paramount in Hollywood, they signed a deal with United Art­ists to make The Road To Hong Kong in England.

Unlike the previous six teamings, Joan Collins was chosen as the female lead with Dorothy Lamour making a token guest-appearance for old times sake (and to offer assistance, and a few in-jokes during the climactic chase sequence). Cameos by David Niven, Peter Sellers, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Zsa Zsa Gabor helped liven up the proceedings in what turned out to be quite an enjoyable end of the road.

The rest of the 1960s saw Bing in an ill-fated television sitcom and regular hosting roles on The Hollywood Palace, plus the occasional team-up with Bob on the latter’s specials. April 1976 saw them together for the last time, although Hope had been trying for some time to broker a deal to film The Road To The Fountain Of Youth, which would see the pair as a couple of elderly hustlers.

But it was not to be. In October 1977, Bing Crosby col­lapsed and died on a golf course in Spain and one of Hollywood’s greatest double acts was no more. Within days, his sparring partner hosted a 2 hour television tribute to his friend (and later even considered reviving the movie idea with David Niven and then George Burns) before conceding that the show was over.

Broadway

Sidewalks of New York (1927)
Ups-A-Daisy (1928)
Smiles (1930)
Ballyhoo of 1932 (1932)
Roberta (1933)
Say When (1934)
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 (1936)
Red, Hot and Blue (1936)  

Films

Going Spanish (1934 short)
Soup to Nuts (1934 short)
Paree, Paree (1934 short)
The Old Grey Mayor (1935 short)
Watch The Birdie (1935 short)
Double Exposure (1935 short)
Calling All Tars (1936 short)
Shop Talk (1936 short)
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1937)
College Swing (1938)
Give Me a Sailor (1938)
Thanks for the Memory (1938)
Never Say Die (1939)
Some Like it Hot (later retitled Rhythm Romance) (1939)
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Road to Singapore (1940)
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Nothing but the Truth (1941)
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Road to Morocco (1942)
Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)
They Got Me Covered (1942)
Don’t Hook Now (1942 short)
Let’s Face It (1943)
Welcome to Britain (1943 short)
Strictly G.I. (1943 short)
Combat America (1943 short)
Show Business at War (1943 short)
The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Road to Utopia (1944)
All Star Bond Rally (1945 short)
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945 short)
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945, voice only)
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Variety Girl (1947)
Where There’s Life (1947)
Road to Rio (1947)
The Paleface (1948)
Sorrowful Jones (1949)
The Great Lover (1949)
Fancy Pants (1950)
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
My Favorite Spy (1951)
Son of Paleface (1952)
Road to Bali (1952)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952, cameo)
Off Limits (1952)
Scared Stiff (1953, cameo)
Here Come the Girls (1953)
Casanova’s Big Night (1954)
The Seven Little Foys (1955)
That Certain Feeling (1956)
The Iron Petticoat (1956)
Beau James (1957)
The Heart of Show Business (1957 short)
Paris Holiday (1958)
Alias Jesse James (1959)
The Five Pennies (1959, cameo)
The Facts of Life (1960)
Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
Road to Hong Kong (1962)
Critic’s Choice (1963)
Call Me Bwana (1963)
A Global Affair (1963)
I’ll Take Sweden (1965)
Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966)
The Oscar (1966, cameo)
Not with my Wife, You don’t! (1966, cameo)
Hollywood Star-Spangled Revue (1966 short)
Eight on the Lam (1967)
The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell (1968)
How to Commit Marriage (1971)
Cancel My Reservation (1972)
The Muppet Movie (1979)

Radio

(all 30 minute weekly shows, unless noted)

Intimate Revue (sponsored by Bromo Seltzer)
NBC Blue Fridays January 4 to April 5 1935

Family on Tour (sponsored by Atlantic Oil)
CBS Saturdays December 14 1935 to May 30 1936, Thursdays June 11 to September 3 1936
June 25 and July 2 are with collectors

Ripplin’ Rhythm Revue (sponsored by Woodbury Soap)
NBC Blue Sundays May 9 to September 26 1937

Your Hollywood Parade (sponsored by Lucky Strike)
NBC Red Wednesdays December 8 1937 to March 23 1938 (Hope joined cast Dec 29)
Dec 29 is with collectors

The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show

Series 1: NBC Red Tuesdays September 27 1938 to June 20 1939
Sep 27, Oct 4, Dec 20, Mar 7 and Apr 11 are with collectors

Series 2: NBC Red Tuesdays September 26 1939 to June 18 1940
Nov 7 and Dec 10 (rehearsal for Dec 12) are with collectors

Series 3: NBC Red Tuesdays September 24 1940 to June 17 1941
Jan 28, Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 15, Jun 3 and Jun 10 are with collectors

Series 4: NBC Red Tuesdays September 23 1941 to June 16 1942 (not on December 9 or April 28)
May 5 is with collectors

Series 5: NBC Red Tuesdays September 22 1942 to June 15 1943
Oct 13, Jan 5 and Feb 9 are with collectors

Series 6: NBC Red Tuesdays September 21 1943 to May 30 1944
Sep 28, Nov 9, Dec 28, Jan 4, Feb 8, Feb 29 and Apr 18 are with collectors

Series 7: NBC Red Tuesdays September 12 1944 to June 5 1945 (not on November 7)
Sep 19, Oct 17, Dec 5 and 19, Jan 2, Jan 30 to Feb 13, Feb 27, Mar 20, May 1 and May 15 to Jun 5 are with collectors 

Series 8: NBC Tuesdays September 11 1945 to June 11 1946 (not on October 30)
Sep 11, Oct 16, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 27 to Dec 18, Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 19, Feb 26, Mar 5 to 19, Apr 2, Apr 9 and May 13 are with collectors

Series 9: NBC Tuesdays September 24 1946 to June 10 1947
Sep 24, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 24, Apr 1 and Apr 8 are with collectors

Series 10: NBC Tuesdays September 16 1947 to June 8 1948
Nov 18 and Feb 17, Apr 6 and Apr 13 are with collectors

The Bob Hope Swan Soap Show

Series 1: NBC Tuesdays September 14 1948 to June 14 1949 (not on November 2)
Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30 to Dec 21, Feb 8, Mar 29, Apr 5 to May 3 and May 31 are with collectors

Series 2: NBC Tuesdays September 20 1949 to June 13 1950
Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20, Feb 7, Mar 14 to 28, Apr 11, Jun 6 and Jun 13 are with collectors

The Bob Hope Chesterfield Show

Series 1: NBC Tuesdays October 3 1950 to June 26 1951
Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30, Mar 6, Apr 10, Jun 5, Jun 12 and Jun 26 are with collectors

Series 2: NBC Tuesdays October 2 1951 to June 24 1952
Oct 2, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 18, Dec 25, Jan 22, Feb 12, Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 15 to 29, May 13, May 20, Jun 10 and Jun 17 are with collectors

 

The Jubilee Show
NBC Sundays October 21 to November 11 1951

The Bob Hope Jell-O Show
NBC Wednesdays January 7 to July 1 1953
Jan 14, Jan 21 to Feb 11, Mar 4, Mar 18 to Apr 1, Apr 15, Apr 29, May 20 to Jun 3, Jun 17 and Jul 1 are with collectors

The Bob Hope American Dairy Association Show

Series 1: NBC Fridays September 25 1953 to June 18 1954
Oct 16, Nov 13, Nov 27, Dec 11, Dec 25, Jan 22, Feb 12, Feb 19, Mar 5, Apr 2, Apr 23, Apr 30, May 14 and May 21 are with collectors

Series 2: NBC Thursdays October 28 1954 to April 21 1955
Nov 18, Dec 9, Dec 23, Jan 13, Feb 17, Apr 7 and Apr 21 are with collectors

The Bob Hope Daytime Show (15 min, sponsored by the American Dairy Association)

Series 1: NBC (Monday – Friday) November 10 1952 to July 10 1953 (not on January 20)
Nov 10 and Nov 12 are with collectors

Series 2: NBC (Monday – Friday) September 21 1953 to July 9 1954

*** Hope also starred in …

The Lux Radio Theatre (60 min)
CBS Monday September 16 1940      Love is News
CBS Monday March 10 1941             The Awful Truth
CBS Monday June 9 1941                  Mr. and Mrs. Smith
CBS Monday December 29 1941       The Bride Came C.O.D.
CBS Monday October 19 1942          My Favorite Blonde
CBS Monday April 5 1943                 Road to Morocco
CBS Monday January 8 1945             I Never Left Home
CBS Monday April 14 1947               Monsieur Beaucaire
CBS Monday November 21 1949      Sorrowful Jones
CBS Monday September 10 1951      Fancy Pants
CBS Monday December 10 1951       The Lemon Drop Kid
all 11 shows are with collectors

Command Performance (AFRS)
#21      July 7 1942
#35      October 9 1942
***      Christmas 1942 edition (60 min)
#49      January 23 1943
#54      February 24 1943
#61      April 3 1943
#86      September 25 1943
#90      October 23 1943
#92      November 13 1943     (also filmed)
#96      December 11 1943
***      Christmas 1943 edition (60 min)
#102    January 22 1944
#106    February 12 1944
#118    May 6 1944
#122    June 3 1944
#123    June 3 1944
#126    June 24 1944
#138    September 13 1944
#142    October 14 1944 (compilation of highlights)
#154    December 16 1944
#155    December 16 1944
***      Christmas 1944 edition (135 min)
#162    February 15 1945: Dick Tracy in B Flat (60 min)
#168    March 29 1945
#179    June 14 1945
***      V.J. Day edition
#195    October 11 1945
#196    October 18 1945
***      Christmas 1945 edition (120 min)
#217    April 14 1946
***      Army Day edition (45 min)
***      4th Anniversary edition (90 minute compilation)
#238    autumn 1946
***      6th Anniversary edition (60 minute compilation)
#359    late 1948
#378    summer 1949
#389    summer 1949
#413    late 1949
all above editions up to #217, #238 and #378 are with collectors

Mail Call (AFRS)
#1        August 11 1942
#20      January 13 1943
#27      March 3 1943
#64      November 10 1943
#94      June 2 1944
#122    December 6 1944
#140    April 11 1945
#143    May 2 1945
#287    February 25 1948
#298    May 12 1948
nos. 1, 20, 94, 122, 140 and 143 are with collectors

G.I. Journal (AFRS)
#14      October 22 1943
#15      October 29 1943
#22      December 30 1943
#24      January 14 1944
#29      February 4 1944
#42      April 29 1944
#45      May 26 1944
#49      June 23 1944
#66      October 27 1944
#74      December 22 1944
#89      April 6 1945
#92      May 4 1945
#111    September 21 1945
nos. 14, 42, 74, 89 and 11 are with collectors

 

Bob Hope on the B.B.C.

The Bob Hope Christmas Show (45 min)
Light Programme Monday December 25 1961

The Bob Hope Show (45 min)
Light Programme Tuesday January 1 1963

* the B.B.C. also broadcast seasons of Hope’s U.S. weekly shows, minus all commercials, on BBC Forces Network (from 1941) and BBC Light Programme (mid-1956 and mid-1962) 

* the B.B.C. also broadcast the following tributes …
Close Up of Bob Hope: Light Programme Monday July 6 1953
The Entertainers – Bob Hope (40 min): R4 Saturday August 5 1972
The Bob Hope Story: R2 Sundays September 16 and 23 1973
The Bob Hope Story (4 x 50 min) R2 Wednesdays May 17 to June 7 1978
(hosted by Danny Kaye)
Bob Hope (60 min): R4 Saturday August 29 1981
Funny That Way – Bob Hope: R4 Monday August 6 1990
(hosted by Barry Cryer)
Make ‘Em Laugh – Bob Hope: R2 Tuesday September 9 1997
Bob Hope (4 x 60 min): R2 Tuesdays September 7 to 28 1999
(hosted by Bob Monkhouse)
Bob Hope’s Hundredth: R4 Tuesday February 11 2003

Television

(all shows run an hour unless noted)

Star-Spangled Revue
NBC Sunday April 9, 1950 (90 min)
with Beatrice Lillie, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dinah Shore

NBC Saturday May 27, 1950 (90 min)
with Beatrice Lillie, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Condos & Bradlow, Arnold Stang

NBC Thursday September 14 1950
with Dinah Shore, Lucille Ball, Bob Crosby

The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC Sundays
November 26 1950
Marilyn Maxwell, Jimmy Wakely, Judy Kelly, The High Hatters
December 24 1950
Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Boyer, Lily Pons, Robert Maxwell
April 8 1951
Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Janis Paige, Arthur Treacher, Frank Robinson

December 2 1951
Eddie Bracken, Bob Crosby, Georgie Price, Billy Daniels, Toni Arden
March 9 1952
Anna Maria Alberghetti, Martha Stewart, Georgie Tapps
June 15 1952
Paul Douglas, Bess Myerson, Randy Merriman

October 12 1952
Fred MacMurray, Connie Haines, The Clark Brothers
November 9 1952
Rosemary Clooney, Bill Goodwin, The Step Brothers
December 7 1952
Tony Martin, Frances Langford, Esquire calendar girls
January 4 1953
Jack Buchanan, Marilyn Maxwell, Don Cherry
February 1 1953
Nelson Eddy, Margaret Whiting
March 1 1953
George Jessel, Robert Alda, Constance Moore
March 22 1953 (* 100th edition)
also starring Eddie Cantor, Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis, Donald O’Connor
March 29 1953
Rosemary Clooney
April 19 1953
Phil Harris, Marilyn Maxwell
May 24 1953
Don McNeill, Gloria DeHaven, The DeCastro Sisters
June 14 1953
Frankie Laine, Rosemary Clooney, Randy Merriman, Bess Myerson

Sound Off Time NBC Sundays (30 min)
October 14 1951
Dinah Shore, Jack Dempsey, Jerry Colonna
November 25 1951
William Bendix, Lina Romay
December 23 1951
(guests not known)

All-Star Revue NBC Saturday April 26 1952
with Fred MacMurray, Gale Robbins, The Bell Sisters

The Bob Hope Show (NBC: 247 specials, 1953 – 1993)  

Series 1 NBC Tuesdays
October 20, 1953
Gloria DeHaven, Phil Harris
November 17, 1953
Fred MacMurray, Janis Paige
December 15 1953
Gale Storm, Gene Nelson, Maj. Gen. William P. Dean
January 26 1954
Tony Martin, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Case Daley, Milton Berle
February 16 1954
Nelson Eddy, Gloria DeHaven, Jerry Colonna
March 16 1954
David Niven, Case Daley, Janis Paige
April 13 1954
Jack Benny and Rosemary Clooney
May 11 1954
Dorothy Lamour and Edmond O’Brien
June 1 1954
Marilyn Maxwell, Case Daley, Jerry Colonna

Series 2 NBC Tuesdays (or * Sunday COMEDY HOUR)
October 12, 1954
David Niven, Marilyn Maxwell, Jose Greoo
December 7, 1954
Beatrice Lillie, Maurice Chevalier, Moira Lister
January 9, 1955*
William Holden (CHRISTMAS SHOW from Greenland)
February 1, 1955
Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Shirley MacLaine
March 1, 1955
David Niven and Vivian Blame
April 26, 1955
Lloyd Nolan and Lena Renaud, Hans Conreid, Lassie
May 24, 1955
Jane Russell, Bing Crosby 

Series 3 NBC Tuesdays
October 4 1955
Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Janis Paige,
November 15 1955
Betty Hutton, Jeanne Craine, Lassie
December 27 1955
Betty Grable, James Mason
February 7 1956
Diana Dors, Nancy Crompton, Fernandel, Yana
February 28 1956
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Line Renaud
March 20 1956
Greer Garson, Viviane Blaine
May 1 1956
Kathryn Grayson, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey
May 22 1956
Kim Novak, Pearl Bailey, Ken Murray, Vic Damone, Yana

*** THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD – NBC Sunday June 17, 1956 (90 min)
with Bing Crosby and George Burns 

Series 4  NBC Sundays (or * Fridays)
October 21, 1956
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, Vivian Vance, James Cagney, Diana Dors
November 18, 1956
Perry Como, Joan Davis, Julie London, John Cameron Swayze
December 28, 1956*
Ginger Rogers, Peggy King, Hedda Hopper, Jerry Colonna
January 25, 1957*
Betty Grable, Harry James, Eddie Fisher, Rowan & Martin
March 10, 1957
Lana Turner, Rosemary Clooney, Wally Cox
April 7, 1957
Janis Paige, Natalie Wood, Frank Sinatra
May 5, 1957
George Jessel, Shelley Winters, Sonny James, Dr. Cary Middlecoff

Series 5
NBC Sunday October 6, 1957
with Eddie Fisher, Marie Macdonald, Gary Crosby
NBC Sunday November 24, 1957
with Danny Thomas, Francis X. Bushman Sheree North, Rhonda Fleming
NBC Friday January 17, 1958 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from the Pacific)
with Jayne Mansfield, Erin O’Brien, Jerry Colonna, Hedda Hopper
NBC Thursday February 6, 1958
with Dorothy Malone, Wally Cox
NBC Sunday March 2, 1958
with Anita Ekberg, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner
NBC Saturday April 5, 1958
with David Oistrakh, Galina Ulanova (show recorded in Moscow)

*** ROBERTA – NBC Friday September 19, 1958 (90 min)
with Anna Maria Alberghetti, Janis Paige and Howard Keel

Series 6
NBC Tuesday October 14, 1958
with Joan Crawford, Fernandel, The Bernard Brothers
NBC Friday November 21, 1958
with Betty Grable, Gloria Swanson, Wally Cox, Jon Arnett

*** EXPLORING WITH HOPE – NBC Saturday 4-30/5-30pm November 29, 1958
with Boy Scouts.

NBC Friday January 16, 1959 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from Europe)
with Gina Lollobrigida, Jerry Colonna, Hedda Hopper, Molly Bee
NBC Tuesday February 10, 1959
with Maureen O’Hara, Carol Haney, Danny Thomas, Peter Lawford
NBC Friday March 13, 1959
with Fess Parker, Julie London, Guy Mitchell, Chuck Connors
NBC Wednesday April 15, 1959
with Ginger Rogers, Jack Benny, Jerry Colonna, Dodie Stevens
NBC Friday May 15, 1959
with Rosemary Clooney, Wendell Corey, Sam Snead, Joan Collins

Series 7
NBC Thursday October 8, 1959
with Dean Martin, Natalie Wood, The Crosby Boys
NBC Monday November 9, 1959
with Nay Britt, James Darren, Zea Zsa Gabor, Patti Page
NBC Friday December 11, 1959
with Ernie Kovacs, Janis Paige, Rhonda Fleming
NBC Wednesday January 13, 1960 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from Alaska)
with Jayne Mansfield, Frances Langford, Steve McQueen, Jerry Colonna
NBC Monday February 22, 1960
with Wally Cox, Ginger Rogers, Jimmy Demeret
NBC Wednesday April 20, 1960
with Patti Page, Joan Caulfield, James Garner

Series 8
NBC Monday October 3, 1960
with Patti Page, Bobby Barth, Joan Crawford
NBC Saturday October 22, 1960 POTOMAC MADNESS
with Ginger Rogers, Perry Como
NBC Wednesday November 16, 1960
with Kay Starr, Neile Adams, Steve McQueen
NBC Monday December 12, 1960
with Polly Bergen, Jimmy Durante
NBC Wednesday January 11, 1961 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from the Caribbean)
with Janis Paige, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Andy Williams, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna
NBC Wednesday February 15, 1961
all awards show
NBC Wednesday April 12, 1961
with Patti Page, James Darren, Phil Harris 

Series 9
NBC Wednesday December 13, 1961
with Danny Thomas, Nancy Kwan, James Garner
NBC Wednesday January 24, 1962 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from the Arctic)
with Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Provine, Jerry Colonna, Anita Bryant
NBC Tuesday February 27, 1962
with Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Joan Collins, Joanie Sommers
NBC Thursday March 22, 1962
with Ethel Merman, Maximilian Schell, Piper Laurie, Fabian
NBC Wednesday April 25, 1962
with Frank Sinatra, Janis Paige, Dorothy Lamour

Series 10
NBC Wednesday October 24, 1962
with Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Juliet Prowse
NBC Thursday November 29, 1962
with Jack Benny, Ethel Merman, Bobby Berm
NBC Wednesday January 16, 1963 (CHRISTMAS SHOW from Asia)
with Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna
NBC Wednesday March 13, 1963
with Frank Sinatra, Edie Adams, Robert Goulet, Brenda Lee
NBC Sunday April 14, 1963
with Dean Martin, Martha Raye
NBC Wednesday May 15, 1963
with Patti Page, James Garner, Arnold Palmer

Series 11
NBC Friday September 27, 1963
with Dean Martin, Tuesday Weld, Barbra Streisand, James Garner
NBC Friday October 25, 1963
with Andy Griffith, Martha Raye, Jane Russell, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis
NBC Friday November 15, 1963 THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR
with Kathryn Crosby, Jill St. John, Harold J. Stone, Jesse White
NBC Friday December 13, 1963
*** Bob was absent having to an eye operation so Jack Benny and Bing Crosby filled in with highlights from earlier shows featuring Danny Thomas and Juliet Prowse.
NBC Friday January 17, 1964 90 min (CHRISTMAS SHOW from the Mediterranean)
with Tuesday Weld, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna, John Bubbles, Phil Crosby
NBC Friday February 14, 1964
with Anne Bancroft, Julie London, Sergio Franchi, Janet Leigh
NBC Friday March 20, 1964 SCHOOL FOR BACHELORS
with Eva Marie Saint, Louis Nye, Cass Daley, Jackie Coogan, Linda Hope

* Hope made a guest appearance as himself on
“A SLOW FADE TO BLACK” NBC March 27 1964

NBC Friday April 17, 1964
with Tony Randall, Martha Raye, Jack Jones

Series 12
NBC Friday September 25, 1964
with Dean Martin, Phyllis Diller, Milton Berle, Jack Benny
NBC Friday October 16, 1964 HAVE GIRLS WILL TRAVEL
with Rhonda Fleming, Jill St. John, Marilyn Maxwell, Aldo Ray, Sonny Tufts, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny
NBC Friday November 20, 1964
with Richard Chamberlain, Stella Stevens, Armette Funicello, Trini Lopez, Donald O’Connor
NBC Friday December 18, 1964
with Martha Raye, Kathryn Crosby, Nancy Wilson, James Garner, The Beachboys
NBC Friday January 15, 1965 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south east Asia)
with Janis Paige, Anita Bryant, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jerry Colonna, John Bubbles, Jill St. John
NBC Friday February 12, 1965
with Johnny Carson, Jack Jones, Louis Prima, Carroll Baker
NBC Friday March 26, 1965 BOB HOPE IN VIETNAM
more highlights from the Christmas Show tour of South East Asia
NBC Friday April 16, 1965
with Gina Lollobrigida, Nancy Wilson, Frankie Avalon, Pete Fountain

Series 13
NBC Wednesday September 29 1965
with Bea Lillie, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Andy Williams, Dinah Shore
NBC Wednesday October 20, 1965
with James Garner, We Five, Carol Lawrence, Phyllis Diller
NBC Wednesday November 17, 1965 RUSSIAN ROULETTE
with Jill St. John, Don Rickles, Victor Buono, Harold S. Stone
NBC Wednesday December 15, 1965
with Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Janet Leigh, Nancy Wilson
NBC Wednesday January 19, 1966 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south east Asia)
with Carroll Baker, Joey Heatherton, Jack Jones, Kaye Stevens, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna
NBC Wednesday February 16, 1966
with Danny Thomas, Martha Raye, Jill St. John
NBC Wednesday April 13, 1966
with Lee Marvin, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Pete Fountain

Series 14
NBC Tuesday September 2, 1966
with Lucille Ball, Joan Caulfield, Phyllis Diller, Arlene Dahl, Dorothy Lamour, Marilyn Maxwell, Hedy Lamarr, Joan Collins
NBC Tuesday October 19, 1966 MURDER AT N.B.C.
with Johnny Carson, Red Buttons, Don Adams, Milton Berle
NBC Wednesday November 16, 1966 FANTASTIC STOMACH
with Bing Crosby, Bach Yen, Susan St. James
NBC Wednesday December 14, 1966
with Cantinflas, Michael Caine, Jayne Mansfield, Merle Oberon, Glenn Ford
NBC Wednesday January 18, 1967 90 min (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south Asia)
with Phyllis Biller, Vic Damone, Anita Bryant, Joey Heatherton
NBC Wednesday February 15, 1967
with Tony Bennett, Jill St. John, Carol Lawrence, Shirley Eaton

*** “MURDER AT N.B.C.” was repeated on March 15, 1967 with a new monologue

Series 15
NBC Wednesday September 20, 1967 SHADES OF VAUDEVILLE
with Jimmy Durante, Phyllis Diller, Jack Jones, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
NBC Monday October 16, 1967
with Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Debbie Reynolds
NBC Wednesday November 8, 1967 SHOOT-IN AT N.B.C.
with Don Adams, Steve Allen, Perry Como, Don Rickles, Danny Thomas, Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
NBC Wednesday November 29, 1967
with David Janssen, Jack Jones, Elke Sommer
NBC Thursday December 14, 1967 MIRACLE ON THE FREEWAY – OR SANTA GETS BUSTED
with Don Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Jerry Colonna, Wally Cox, Paul Lynde, Phil Silvers
NBC Thursday January 18, 1968 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south east Asia)
with Raquel Welch, Barbara McNair, Phil Crosby, Earl Wilson
NBC Monday February 12, 1968 (recorded at Madison Square Garden)
with Bing Crosby, Pearl Bailey, Barbara Eden
NBC Wednesday March 20, 1968
with Anne Bancroft, Jill St. John, Lou Rawls, Paul Lynde, Arnold Palmer, Jack Benny
NBC Thursday April 11, 1968 FOR LOVE OR $$$
with Janet Leigh, Fernando Lamas, Eddie Mayehoff, Pat Harrington, J. Carrol Naish

Series 16
NBC Wednesday September 25, 1968
with Vikki Carr, Cyd Charisse, Jill St. John, Janet Leigh, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carroll Baker, Angie Dickinson
NBC Monday October 14, 1968
with Gwen Verdon, John Davidson, Jeannie C. Riley
NBC Wednesday November 6, 1968
with Barbara Eden, David Janssen, The Apollo 7 Astronauts
NBC Wednesday November 27, 1968
with Juliet Prowse, John Wayne, James Garner, Sergio Mendez And Brazil 66
NBC Thursday December 19, 1968
with Carol Lawrence, Janet Leigh, Nancy Ames, Glen Campbell, Robert Goulet
NBC Thursday January 16, 1969 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south east Asia)
with Ann Margret, Rosey Grier, The Golddiggers
NBC Monday February 17, 1969
with Bing Crosby, George Burns, Martha Raye, Diana Ross And The Supremes
NBC Wednesday March 19, 1969
with Jimmy Durante, Nancy Sinatra, Ray Charles, Cyd Charisse
NBC Thursday April 17, 1969
with Patti Page, Jack Nicklaus, Jane Wyman, Sergio Mendez And Brazil 66

Series 17
NBC Monday September 22, 1969
with Steve Allen, Marty Allen, Shelley Berman, Johnny Carson, Buddy Hackett, Phil Silvers, Flip Wilson
NBC Monday October 13, 1969
with Jimmy Durante, Tom Jones, Donald O’Connor, Barbara McNair
NBC Thursday November 6, 1969 (90 min) (new production of “ROBERTA”)
with Janis Paige, Michele Lee, John Davidson, Irene Hervey
NBC Monday November 24, 1969
with Danny Thomas, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Virna Lisi
NBC Thursday December 18, 1969
with Andy Williams, Anthony Newley, Elke Sommer, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin
NBC Thursday January 15, 1970 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW from south east Asia)
with Connie Stevens, Romy Schneider, Teresa Graves, The Golddiggers
NBC Monday February 16, 1970
with Ray Bolger, Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Raquel Welch, Mamie Eisenhower
NBC Wednesday March 18, 1970
with Perry Como, Barbara Eden, Billy Caspar, Tony Curtis
NBC Monday April 13, 1970
with Phyllis Diller, Buddy Greco, Ann Margret, Jerry Colonna, Wally Cox

Series 18
NBC Monday October 5, 1970
with Imogene Coca, Phyllis Diller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Martha Raye, Connie Stevens
NBC Monday November 16, 1970
with Danny Thomas, George Burns, Lucille Ball, Tom Jones
NBC Monday December 7, 1970
with Jack Benny, Elke Sommer, Dorothy Lamour, Englebert Humperdinck
NBC Thursday January 14, 1971 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW)
AROUND THE GLOBE WITH THE U.S.O.
with Ursula Andress, Gloria Loring, The Golddiggers, The Dingalings
NBC Monday February 15, 1971
with Bing Crosby, Jo Anne Honey, Teresa Graves, Petula Clark
NBC Monday April 5, 1971
with Sammy Davis Jr, Lee Marvin, Shirley Jones, Joe Frazier

Series 19
NBC Monday September 13, 1971
with Edie Adams, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Phyllis Diller, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Martha Raye
NBC Sunday November 7, 1971
with Jack Benny, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne, The Osmond Brothers
NBC Thursday December 9, 1971
with Lee Marvin, Barbara Eden, Robert Goulet, Smoky Robinson
NBC Monday January 17, 1972 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW)
with Jim Nabors, Jill St. John, Don Ho, Charley Pride, Alan Shepard
NBC Sunday February 27, 1972 THE GOLDEN DAYS OF VAUDEVILLE
with Sammy Davis Jr, Petula Clark, Juliet Prowse, Milton Berle
NBC Monday March 13, 1972 (90 min)
with Dyan Cannon, Eva Gabor, Elke Sommer, Connie Stevens
NBC Monday April 10, 1972
with Ingrid Bergman, Ray Milland, Shirley Jones, Barbara McNair
NBC Thursday April 27, 1972
with Glen Campbell, Vic Damone, Dorothy Lamour, Carol Lawrence

*** Hope hosted “THE STARS AND STRIPES SHOW” NBC Tuesday July 4, 1972
with Anita Bryant, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rogers, The First Edition

Series 20
NBC Thursday October 5, 1972
with David Cassidy, Bobby Fischer, Mark Spitz, Alexis Smith, Carpenters
NBC Sunday December 10, 1972
With Redd Foxx, Elke Sommer, Gloria Loring, Phyllis Diller
NBC Wednesday January 17, 1973 (90 min) (CHRISTMAS SHOW)
with Redd Foxx, Lola Falana, Roman Gabriel, Fran Jeffries, Dolores Reade
NBC Thursday February 8, 1973
with George Foreman and an all-star collection of comedians
NBC Wednesday March 7, 1973 THE BOB HOPE MARDI GRAS SPECIAL
with Phil Harris, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Jill St. John
NBC Thursday April 19, 1973
with The Supremes, Milton Berle, Glen Campbell, Joey Hetherton

Series 21
NBC Wednesday September 26, 1973
With Ann-Margret, John Denver, Bobby Riggs, The Jackson Five
NBC Tuesday November 13, 1973
with The Carpenters, Joey Hetherton, Don Rickles, Mike Connors
NBC Sunday December 9, 1973
with Lucille Ball, Shirley Jones, Marie Osmond.
NBC Thursday January 24, 1974
with Dyan Cannon, Burt Reynolds, Dionne Warwick
NBC Friday March 1, 1974
with Robert Goulet, Debbie Reynolds, Charley Pride, Juliet Prowse
NBC Friday April 19, 1974
with Ann-Margret, Bob Newhart, George Foreman, Charlie Rich

Series 22
NBC Wednesday September 25, 1974
with Glen Campbell, Carol Channing, Jackie Gleason, Shirley Cothran
NBC Sunday December 15, 1974
with Dean Martin, Dyan Cannon, Olivia Newton-John
NBC Wednesday March 5, 1975 HOLLYWOOD STARS OF TOMORROW
with ten young actresses and twelve presenters
NBC Thursday April 17, 1975 BOB HOPE ON CAMPUS
with John Wayne, Flip Wilson, Aretha Franklin

Series 23
NBC Friday October 24, 1975 (2 hours) A QUARTER OF A CENTURY OF BOB HOPE ON TELEVISION
with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, John Wayne, and clips from Hope’s shows from 1950 to 1975
NBC Sunday December 14, 1975 BOB HOPE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
with Redd Foxx, Angie Dickinson, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Danny Thomas, Dorothy Lamour, Sandy Duncan, Rich Little, Jimmie Walker, Paul Lynde
NBC Friday March 5, 1976 (90 min) JOYS
with Don Adams, Milton Berle, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Jerry Colonna, Phyllis Diller, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx, Phil Silvers
NBC Wednesday April 21, 1976 (90 min) FROM MONTREAL, THE BOB HOPE OLYMPIC BENEFIT
with Bing Crosby, Lynn Anderson, Rene Simard, Jesse Owens, Freddie Prinze, Shirley Jones
NBC Sunday July 4, 1976 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S BI-CENTENNIEL STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
with Sammy Davis Jr, Debbie Reynolds, Donny And Marie Osmond, The Captain And Tennille, Dan Rowan And. Dick Martin, Phyllis Diller

Series 24
NBC Friday October 29, 1976 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S WORLD OF COMEDY
with Lucille Ball, Don Rickles, Norman Lear, Neil Simon, Big Bird
NBC Monday December 13, 1976 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S COMEDY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
with John Wayne, Neil Sedaka, Dyan Cannon, Lola Falala, Kate Jackson
NBC Friday January 21, 1977 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S ALL STAR COMEDY SPECTACULAR FROM LAKE TAHOE
with Ann Margret, Charo, Mac Davis, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell
NBC Friday March 25, 1977 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S ALL STAR COMEDY TRIBUTE TO VAUDEVILLE
with Lucille Ball, Jack Albertson, Bernadette Peters, Vivian Reed, The Captain And Tennille

Series 25
NBC Friday October 28, 1977 (2 hours) BOB HOPE — ON THE ROAD WITH BING
featuring numerous film and TV clips of Bing and Bob
NBC Monday December 19, 1977 THE BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
with Mark Hamill, Perry Como, Olivia Newton-John, The Muppets
NBC Sunday January 8, 1978 (90 min) THE BOB HOPE ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO THE PALACE THEATRE
with George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr, Eydie Gorme, Carol Lawrence, Steve Lawrence, Danny and Marie Osmond
NBC Monday February 13, 1978 THE BOB HOPE COMEDY SPECIAL FROM PALM SPRINGS
with Phyllis Diller, Telly Savalas, Raquel Welch, Andy Williams
NBC Saturday April 15, 1978 (90 min) THE BOB HOPE ALL STAR COMEDY SPECIAL FROM AUSTRALIA
with Barbara Eden, Florence Henderson, Charo, Kamahl
NBC Monday May 29, 1978 (3 hours) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB
with Pearl Bailey, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Kathryn Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr, Dolores Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Red. Skelton, Danny Thomas, Elizabeth Taylor

Series 26
NBC Sunday October 15, 1973 ALL STAR COMEDY SALUTE TO THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD SERIES
with Danny Kaye, Glen Campbell, Charo, Howard Cosell, Steve Martin, The Muppets
NBC Sunday December 3, 1978 BOB HOPE SALUTES THE OHIO JUBILEE
with Lucille Ball, Barmy And. Marie Osmond, Ginger Rogers, Vic Damone
NBC Friday December 22, 1978 BOB HOPE ALL STAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Red Skelton, Dionne Warwick, Andy Gibb, Dolores Hope
NBC Sunday January 28, 1979 BOB HOPE CAVALCADE OF COMEDY
with Debby Boone, Pat Boone, Sammy Davis Jr, Debby Reynolds

*** Bob Hope also hosted BOB HOPE PRESENTS THE AMERICAN YOUTH AWARDS NBC Friday March 2, 1979

NBC Monday May 14, 1979 A NIGHT AT THE PALLADIUM — A LIFETIME OF LAUGHTER
with Leif Garrett, Susan George, Leslie Uggams, Richard Burton, Raquel Welch
NBC Wednesday May 30, 1979 (90 min) ALL STAR BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR BOB HOPE AT SEA
with the Village People, Diahann Carroll, Don Knotts, Charo, Henry Kissinger, Dolores Hope

Series 27
NBC Sunday September 16, 1979 (3 hours) BOB HOPE ON THE ROAD TO CHINA
with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Big Bird, Crystal Gayle, Peaches And Herb, Dolores Hope
NBC Monday November 19, 1979 (2 hours) BOB HOPE ON CAMPUS
with Erik Estrada, Melissa Manchester, Tony Randall, Tanya Tucker, Dionne Warwick, Village People
NBC Thursday December 13, 1979 BOB HOPE ALL STAR CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Angie Dickinson, Kathryn Crosby, Bonnie Franklin, Adam Rich
NBC Monday January 21, 1980 HOPE, WOMEN AND SONG
with Beatrice Arthur, Debby Boone, Diahann Carroll, Shirley Jones
NBC Sunday February 3, 1980 (3 hours) BOB HOPE’ S OVERSEAS CHRISTMAS TOURS part 1
NBC Sunday February 10 1980 (3 hours) BOB HOPE’S OVERSEAS CHRISTMAS TOURS part 2
NBC Wednesday May 28, 1980 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S ALL STAR COMEDY BIRTHDAY PARTY — A U.S.O. SALUTE
with Diana Ross, Andy Gibb, Loni Anderson, Barbara Mandrell, Alan Shepard, Dolores Hope

Series 28
NBC Saturday September 6, 1980 BOB HOPE’S ALL STAR COMEDY LOOK AT TV’s PRIME TIME WARS … WILL THE PEOPLE STRIKE BACK
with Claude Akins, Loni Anderson, Cathy Lee Crosby, Howard Duff, Barbara Eden, Erik Estrada, Gil Gerard, Charlotte Rae, Barbara Rush, Brooke Shields, Stella Stevens, Danny Thomas
NBC Saturday November 1, 1980 HOPE FOR PRESIDENT
with Tracy Austin, Johnny Carson, Sammy Davis Jr, Angie Dickinson, Lou Ferrigno, Gerald Ford, Stephanie Powers, Tony Randall, Jonathan Winters
NBC Tuesday December 16, 1980 BOB HOPE’S ALL STAR COMEDY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
with Loni Anderson, Larry Gatlin, Loretta Swit
NBC Sunday January 18, 1981 BOB HOPE’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL
with Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr, Martha Raye, Danny Thomas
NBC Wednesday February 11, 1981 BOB HOPE’S FUNNY VALENTINE
with Charlene Tilton, Barbara Mandrell, Cathy Lee Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Dr. Joyce Brothers
NBC Monday April 13, 1981 BOB HOPE’S SPRING FLING
with Loni Anderson, Brooke Shields, Melissa Manchester, Jill St. John
NBC May 25 1981 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S ALL-STAR COMEDY BIRTHDAY AT WEST POINT
with Glen Campbell, Dolores Hope, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mary Martin, Marie Osmond, George C. Scott, Brooke Shields, Robert Urich

Series 29
NBC September 27, 1981 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S LOOK AT THE NEW SEASON
with Loni Anderson, Cathy Lee Crosby, Barbara Eden, Linda Evans, Bruce Jenner
NBC October 22, 1981 (2 hours) BOB HOPE OPENS THE GERALD R. FORD MUSEUM
with Pearl Bailey, Foster Brooks, George Bush, Gerald Ford, Sammy Davis Jr., Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, Danny Thomas
NBC November 22, 1981 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S SALUTE TO THE N.F.L.’s 60th YEAR
with Howard Cosell, Olivia Newton-John, O.J. Simpson, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty White
NBC December 20, 1981 BOB HOPE’S CHRISTMAS
with Loni Anderson, Phyllis Diller, Olivia Newton-John
NBC January 28, 1982 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S WOMEN I LOVE
with clips from Bob’s 32 years on television
NBC March 28, 1982 BOB HOPE AND THE MOVIE AWARDS
with George Burns, Andy Gibb, Ann Jillian, Lee Marvin
NBC May 3, 1982 BOB HOPE’S STARS OVER TEXAS
with Morgan Fairchild, Larry Gatlin, Jack Lemmon, Dottie West
NBC May 25, 1982 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT ANNAPOLIS
with Christie Brinkley, James Coburn, Charlton Heston, Bernadette Peters, Brooke Shields

Series 30
NBC October 3, 1982 BOB HOPE’S STAR-SPUDDED SPOOF OF THE NEW T.V. SEASON
with Linda Evans, Ricky Schroder, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor
NBC November 21, 1982 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S PINK PANTHER THANKSGIVING GALA
with Julie Andrews, Dean Martin, Dudley Moore, Robert Preston, Robert Wagner
NBC December 20, 1982 BOB HOPE’S 1982 CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Loni Anderson, Brooke Shields, Andy Williams
NBC January 29, 1983 BOB HOPE’S ALL-STAR SUPER BOWL PARTY
with Lola Falana, Ann Jillian, Audrey Landers, Merlin Olsen, Don Rickles
NBC March 2, 1983 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD
with Lucille Ball, George Burns, Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye, Jane Russell, Jill St. John
NBC April 20, 1983 WHO MAKES THE WORLD LAUGH?
with Erma Bombeck, Skip Stephenson, Jonathan Winters
NBC May 23, 1983 (3 hours) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB
with Lucille Ball, George Burns, Kathryn Crosby, Phyllis Diller, Dolores Hope, Ronald Reagan, Brooke Shields, George C. Scott, Flip Wilson

Series 31
NBC September 19, 1983 (90 min) BOB HOPE SALUTES N.A.S.A.
with Perry Como, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John, Marie Osmond
NBC November 23, 1983 (2 hours) BOB HOPE GOES TO COLLEGE
with Irene Cara, Morgan Fairchild, Eddie Rabbitt, Bonnie Tyler, Dionne Warwick
NBC December 19, 1983 BOB HOPE’S MERRY CHRISTMAS
with Catherine Bach, John Forsyth, Brooke Shields
NBC January 15, 1984 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S U.S.O. CHRISTMAS IN BIERUT
with Cathy Lee Crosby, Vic Damone, Ann Jillian, George Kirby, Brooke Shields
NBC February 27, 1984 BOB HOPE’S WICKI—WACKY SPECIAL FROM HAWAII
with Loni Anderson, Mr. T, Tom Selleck
NBC April 4, 1984 BOB HOPE’S WHO MAKES THE WORLD LAUGH #2
with Lucille Ball, George Burns, Mickey Rooney
NBC May 28, 1984 (2 hours) SUPER BIRTHDAY — A WORLD’S FAIR TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE
with Red Buttons, Johnny Cash, DickCavett, Dolores Hope, Placido Domingo, David Letterman, Mr. T, John Ritter, Twiggy

Series 32
NBC September 28, 1984 BOB HOPE PRESENTS UNREHEARSED ANTICS OF THE STARS
with Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin
NBC December 16, 1984 HO HO HOPE’S CHRISTMAS HOUR
with Shirley Jones, Joey Lawrence, Mary Lou Retton, Brooke Shields
NBC February 24, 1985 BOB HOPE LAMPOONS TELEVISION
with George Burns, Elvira, Morgan Fairchild, Hal Linden, Donna Mills, Mr. T
NBC April 15, 1985 BOB HOPE’S COMEDY SALUTE TO THE SOAPS
with Morgan Brittany, Diahann Carroll, Deirdre Hall, Joan Van Ark
NBC May 28, 1985 BOB HOPE’S HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOMECOMING
with  Michael Caine, Chevy Chase, Phyllis Diller, Julio Iglesias, Spike Milligan, Bernadette Peters

Series 33
NBC September 17, 1985 BOB HOPE BUYS N.B.C.
with Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, George Burns, Johnny Carson, Phyllis Diller, Gerald Ford, Michael J. Fox, Michael Landon, Dean Martin, Mr. T, Tom Selleck, Danny Thomas
NBC December 15 1985 THE BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Barbara Eden, Emmanuel Lewis, Brooke Shields, Raquel Welch
NBC January 25 1986 BOB HOPE’S ALL-STAR SUPER BOWL PARTY
with Susan Akin, Diahann Carroll, Donna Mills, Don Rickles
NBC March 19 1986 BOB HOPE’S ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE FROM SWEDEN
with Boy George, Glen Campbell, Shirley Jones, Emmanuel Lewis, Omar Sharif, Liv Ullman
NBC May 26 1986 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S HIGH-FLYING BIRTHDAY
with Patty Andrews, Mac Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolores Hope, Don Johnson, Barbara Mandrell, Phylicia Rashad, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor

Series 34
NBC September 15, 1986 BOB HOPE LAMPOONS THE NEW TV SEASON
with George Burns, Morgan Fairchild, Ann Jillian, Tony Randall, Danny Thomas
NBC December 21, 1986 BOB HOPE’S BAGFUL OF CHRISTMAS CHEER
with Crystal Gayle, Donna Mills, Brooke Shields, The Osmond Boys
NBC February 23, 1987 FROM TAHITI – BOB HOPE’S TROPICAL COMEDY SPECIAL
with Susan Akin, John Denver, Morgan Brittany, Howard Keel, Jonathan Winters
NBC April 19, 1987 BOB HOPE WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL EASTER BUNNIES AND OTHER FRIENDS
with Lynda Carter, Stepfanie Kramer, Gloria Loring, Vanna White, Jack Carter
NBC May 25 1987 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S HIGH-FLYING BIRTHDAY EXTRAVANGANZA
with Lucille Ball, Glen Campbell, Kirk Cameron, Phyllis Diller, Dolores Hope, Don Johnson, Emmanuel Lewis, Barbara Mandrell, Phylicia Rashad, Brooke Shields, President Ronald Reagan

Series 35
NBC September 17 1987 NBC INVESTIGATES BOB HOPE
with Milton Berle, Jack Carter, Elyse Hall, Louis Nye, Tony Randall, Danny Thomas
NBC December 19 1987 THE BOB HOPE CHRISTMAS SHOW – A SNOW JOB IN FLORIDA
with Morgan Fairchild, Reba McEntire, Tony Randall, Brooke Shields
NBC January 9 1988 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S U.S.O. CHRISTMAS FROM THE PERSIAN GULF
with Barbara Eden, Joely Fisher, Tricia Fisher, Lee Greenwood, Miss USA 1987, Connie Stevens
NBC May 16 1988 (3 hours) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOB
with ALF, Steve Allen, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, George Burns, Kirk Cameron, Diahann Carroll, Sammy Davis Jr., Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, John Forsyth, Dolores Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Jay Leno, Donald O’Connor, Don Rickles, Dinah Shore, James Stewart, Danny Thomas and others

Series 36
NBC September 8 1988 STAND BY FOR HNN – THE HOPE NEWS NETWORK
with Phyllis Diller, Morgan Fairchild, Tony Randall, Brooke Shields
NBC December 19 1988 BOB HOPE’S JOLLY CHRISTMAS
with Orel Hershiser, Don Johnson, Florence Griffith Joiner, Dolly Parton
NBC January 21 1989 BOB HOPE’S SUPER BOWL PARTY
with George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Shelley Long
NBC March 25 1989 BOB HOPE’S EASTER VACATION IN THE BAHAMAS
with LaToya Jackson, Banbara Mandrell, Tony Randall, Andy Williams
NBC May 24 1989 (2 hours) BOB HOPE’S FUN BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR FROM PARIS
with Bea Arthur, Sid Caesar, Linda Evans, John Forsyth, Dolores Hope, Louis Jourdan, Melissa Manchester, Brooke Shields, Randy Travis

Series 37
NBC September 23 1989 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH LUCY
with George Burns, Kirk Cameron, Danny Thomas, Betty White
NBC December 16 1989 BOB HOPE’S CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII
with Barbara Eden, The Judds
NBC February 17 1990 BOB HOPE LAMPOONS SHOW BUSINESS
with Michael Crawford, Norm Crosby, Morgan Fairchild, John Forsythe
NBC April 8 1990 BOB HOPE’S SPRING FLING OF COMEDY AND GLAMOUR FROM ACAPULCO
with Kirk Cameron, Phyllis Diller, Ann Jillian
NBC May 19 1990 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S USO ROAD TOUR TO THE BERLIN WALL AND MOSCOW
with Rosemary Clooney, Dolores Hope, LaToya Jackson, Brooke Shields, Yakov Smirnoff

Series 38
NBC September 15 1990 DON’T SHOOT – IT’S ONLY ME
with Milton Berle, George Burns, Dolores Hope, Henry Kissinger, Frances Langford, Connie Stevens, Danny Thomas
NBC December 15 1990 BOB HOPE’S 1990 CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Loni Anderson, Dixie Carter, Joan Van Ark
NBC January 12 1991 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S CHRISTMAS CHEER FROM SAUDI ARABIA
with Ann Jillian, Marie Osmond, The Pointer Sisters
NBC April 5 1991 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S YELLOW RIBBON CELEBRATION
with Clint Black, Delta Burke, Clint Holmes, Ann Jillian, Ed McMahon, James Stewart
NBC May 1 1991 (90 min) BOB HOPE AND FRIENDS … MAKING NEW MEMORIES
with Kirk Cameron, Shannen Doherty. Jennie Garth, Kathy Ireland, Brooke Shields

Series 39
NBC September 12 1991 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S STAR-STUDDED COMEDY SPECIAL OF THE NEW SEASON
with Rosanne Arnold, Garth Brooks, Dorothy Lamour, Angela Lansbury, Burt Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Jane Russell
NBC December 18 1991 BOB HOPE’S CROSS-COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SHOW
with Macaulay Culkin, Dolores Hope, Miss America 1992, Reba McEntire
NBC March 14 1992 BOB HOPE AND OTHER YOUNG COMEDIANS
with Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller, Betty White, Jeff Foxworthy
NBC May 16 1992 (90 min) BOB HOPE’S AMERICA: RED, WHITE AND BLUE – THE SWIMSUIT EDITION
with Elle MacPherson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Swit, Dolores Hope

Series 40
NBC November 28 1992  BOB HOPE PRESENTS THE LADIES OF LAUGHTER
with Phyllis Diller, Rue McClanahan, Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman
NBC December 19 1992 BOB HOPE’S FOUR-STAR CHRISTMAS FIESTA
with Clint Black, Dolores Hope, Phylicia Rashad
NBC May 14 1993 BOB HOPE: THE FIRST 90 YEARS
with Paula Abdul, Lucie Arnaz, Rosanne and Tom Arnold, Walter Cronkite, Angela Lansbury, Paul Reiser, Betty White

Laser Discs

The Ghost Breakers
The Road to Collection: Road to Singapore / Zanzibar / Morocco / Utopia
The Paleface
Fancy Pants

Recordings

Thanks for the Memory/Two Sleepy People
(Decca 78rpm, 1938)

This Lady’s in Love with You/When we’re Alone
(Decca 78rpm, 1939)

Put It There, Pal/Road to Morocco
(Decca 78rpm, 1944)

Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Army
(Capitol 78rpm)

Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Coast Guard
(Capitol 78rpm)

Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Marine Corps
(Capitol 78rpm)

Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U.S. Navy
(Capitol 78rpm)

(* above four discs released as album I Never Left Home)

My Favorite Brunette/Beside You
(Capitol 78rpm, 1947)

Buttons And Bows/That’s Not the Knot
(Capitol 78rpm)

Home Cookin’/Blind Date
(Capitol 78rpm)

Wing Ding/Am I in Love?
(Capitol 78rpm, 1952)

There’s a Cloud in My Valley Of Sunshine/A Four-Legged Friend
(Capitol 78rpm, 1952)

Chicago Style/Road to Bali
(Decca 78rpm, 1952)

Hoot Mon/Merry-Go-Run-Around
(Decca 78rpm, 1952)

(* above four tracks released on album Road to Bali)

Road to Bali (Decca 10″LP, 1952)
includes Bob Hope vocals:
Road to Bali
Chicago Style
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon         

The Seven Little Foys (R.C.A. 10″LP, 1955)
includes Bob Hope vocals:
I’m the Greatest Father of them all
Row, Row, Row
Chinatown, my Chinatown
Comedy Ballet
I’m Tired
Nobody
Love Scene
Yankee Doodle Boy

Beau James (Imperial LP)
includes Bob Hope vocals:
Will You Love Me in December as you do in May?
Manhattan
Sidewalks of New York

That Certain Feeling/Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
(R.C.A. 45rpm, 1956)

Ain’t A-Hankerin’
(R.C.A. 45rpm, 1959)

Protection
(R.C.A. 45rpm, 1959)

Paris Holiday (United Artists LP)
includes Bob Hope vocals:
Paris Holiday
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Nothing in Common
April in Paris

Silver Bells
(Decca 45rpm, 1960)

The Road to Hong Kong (Liberty LP)
includes Bob Hope vocals:
Team Work
The Road to Hong Kong 

My Favorite Story (20th Century Fox LP, 1963)
includes a story by Bob Hope

Hope in Russia and One Other Place (Decca LP, 1963)
recorded at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in 1959
and the University of Notre Dame in 1962
 

Face to Face (Decca 2LP)
Bob Hope is interviewed by Pete Martin 

Bob Hope on the Road to Vietnam (Cadet LP, 1965)
recorded in south east Asia, December 18 to 27, 1964 

I’ll Take Sweden (United Artists LP)
includes Bob Hope vocal:
Nothing Can Compare with You 

Holidays (Spear LP, 1973)
(reissued on Spear CD as Thanks For The Holidays
and as Collectables CD Thanks For The Memories – A Special Holiday Edition)
New Years
Valentines Day
Washington’s Birthday
St. Patricks Day
Easter
Fathers Day
Independence Day
Halloween
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

America Is 200 Years Old … And There’s Still Hope (Capitol LP, 1976)
Burning Tree
Boston Common
Betsy Ross
Paul Revere’s Ride
Bunker Hill
Declaration of Independence
George Washington Crosses the Delaware
Cornwallis Surrenders

Bob Hope Remembers … World War II (Hope Enterprises 2CD plus video, 1994)
includes the Bob Hope vocals:
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree
You Brought a New Kind of Love to me
and the Bob Hope broadcast of October 13 1942
plus a June 6 1944 radio spot (8 min)     
 

reissues

Bob Hope in Hollywood (M.C.A. compilation LP, 1984)
Penthouse Serenade
* Put it There, Pal
Thanks for the Memory
* Road to Morocco
Two Sleepy People
The Lady’s in Love with Yo
Road to Bali
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon
Chicago Style
(* previously unreleased Decca alternate takes)

The Bob Hope Collection (Deja Vu compilation LP)
Penthouse Serenade
Thanks for the Memory
Two Sleepy People (two takes)
The Lady’s in Love with You (two takes)
Road to Bali
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon
Chicago Style
Wing-Ding Tonight
Buttons and Bows
How D’ya Like to Love Me? (from radio)
Put it There, Pal
Road to Morocco
Road to Morocco (from radio)
Buttons and Bows (from radio)
You’re the Top (from radio)  

Thanks for the Memories (M.C.A. compilation CD, 1992)
Thanks for the Memory
Two Sleepy People
Put it there, Pal
Road to Morocco
Penthouse Serenade
The Lady’s in Love with You
Chicago Style
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon
Road to Bali
The Boys with the Proboscis (from radio)
* Put it There, Pal
* Road to Morocco
(* Decca alternate takes) 

The Best of Bob Hope (M.C.A./Universal/Half Moon CD, 1998)
Thanks for the Memory
Two Sleepy People
Put It There, Pal
Road to Morocco
Penthouse Serenade
The Lady’s in Love with You
Chicago Style
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon
Road to Bali
The Boys with the Proboscis (from radio)
* Put It There, Pal
* Road to Morocco
Home Cookin’
Nothing in Common
Paris Holiday
Buttons and Bows
(* Decca alternate takes) 

Universal Legends – Bob Hope (British M.C.A. compilation CD)
The Lady’s in Love with You
Road to Morocco
Put it There, Pal
Two Sleepy People
Thanks for the Memory
Penthouse Serenade
The Boys with the Proboscis (from radio)
Chicago Style
Road to Bali
Hoot Mon
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hope in Russia (excerpts) 

A Date with Bob Hope (E.M.I./Capitol compilation CD, 1999)
Blind Date
Wing Ding Tonight
Four-Legged Friend
Paris Holiday
Home Cookin’
Nothing in Common
Ain’t A-Hankerin’
Call Me Bwana
Am I in Love?
There’s a Cloud in my Valley of Sunshine

The Best of Bob Hope (Capitol compilation CD, 2003)
Buttons and Bows
Teamwork
My Favorite Brunette
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Wing-Ding Tonight
Lucky Us
The Flip Side
Nothing in Common
Beside You
That’s Not the Knot
Am I in Love?
April in Paris
* Ain’t We Got Fun?
The Road to Hong Kong
Nothing Can Compare with You
Thanks for the Memory (from radio)
(* previously unreleased Capitol track)

Memories (Rajon compilation CD, 2003)
Buttons and Bows
Home Cookin’
Ain’t We Got Fun?
Thanks for the Memory
Two Sleepy People
Put It There, Pal
Road to Morocco
Chicago Style
Merry-Go-Runaround
Hoot Mon
Road to Bali
Wing-Ding Tonight
Am I in Love?
Four-Legged Friend
There’s a Cloud in My Valley of Sunshine
Blind Date
Lucky Us
Penthouse Serenade
The Lady’s in Love with You
Captain Custard (from radio)
Moonlight Becomes You (from radio)
Goodtime Charlie (from radio)
Harmony (from radio)
Apalachicola, Fla (from radio)
Goodnight Irene (from radio)  

Thanks for the Memory (Living Era compilation CD, 2003)
Thanks for the Memory
Two Sleepy People
The Lady’s in Love with You
Penthouse Serenade
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army
Put it There, Pal
Road to Morocco
My Favorite Brunette
Beside You
Buttons and Bows
That’s Not the Knot
parody of Buttons and Bows (from radio)
Lucky Us
Ain’t We Got Fun?
Blind Date
Goodnight, Irene (from radio)
Home on the Range
Wing-Ding
Am I in Love?
Four-Legged Friend
Hoot Mon
Chicago Style
Road to Bali
Merry-Go-Runaround
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Coast Guard 

Thanks for the Memory (Prism Leisure CD, 2003)
Bob in San Francisco (from radio)
Road to Morocco
Put it There, Pal
If I’d Known You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake (from radio)
Two Sleepy People
The Boys with the Proboscis (from radio)
Buttons and Bows
Ain’t We Got Fun
Home Cookin’
My Favorite Brunette
Beside You
For What? (from radio)
Road to Bali
Hoot Mon
Merry-Go-Runaround
Chicago Style
Bob Gets Married (from radio)
Penthouse Serenade
The Lady’s in Love with You
It’s De-Lovely (from radio)
Thanks for the Memory

 

airchecks

The Bob Hope Radio Show (Radiola LP/CD, 1976)
includes AFRS versions of broadcasts of October 23 and December 18 1945

Bing Crosby with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour (Radiola LP, 1975)
includes Bing’s Philco Radio Time of January 29 1947
and Bob’s New Swan Show of December 7 1948

The Paleface/My Favorite Brunette (Radiola LP)
includes the March 3 1950 Screen Director’s Playhouse version of The Paleface
and the October 13 1947 Screen Guild Theater version of My Favorite Brunette

Bing is Back (Totem LP)
includes Bing’s Philco Radio Time broadcast of October 16 1946

Bing, Bob and Judy (Totem LP)
includes Bing’s Chesterfield Show broadcasts of October 11 1950 and October 18 1950

Bing and Bob (Spokane LP, 1983)
includes Bing’s Kraft Music Hall broadcasts of April 13 1944 and June 15 1944

Dick Tracy in B Flat (Curtain Calls LP, Pro-Arte CD)
includes Command Performance #162

Christmas Command Performance – 1944 (Nostalgia Enterprises 2LP)

Mail Call (Tandem LP, LaserLight CD)
includes Command Performance #122

Mail Call – Volume 2 (Tandem LP)
includes Mail Call #140

Bob Hope’s Christmas Party (Vintage Jazz Classics CD, 1991)
includes the 1945 Christmas Command Performance

Night with the Stars – The 1945 Command Performance (Jasmine 2CD, 1999)
includes the 1945 Christmas Command Performance

Bob Hope and his Friends (King of Comedy 3LP)
a selection of extracts from Bob’s radio and television shows

Bing Crosby WWII Radio Broadcasts (LaserLight CD, 1994)
includes Bing’s Kraft Music Hall broadcasts of April 13 and June 15 1944

Put It There, Pal (Jasmine 2CD, 1999)
Harmony
Road to Morocco (2 versions)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apalachicola, Fla
For What?
If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d Have Baked a Cake
The Lady’s in Love with You
Goodtime Charlie
Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?
Put It There, Pal (2 versions)
Buttons and Bows
Beside You
My Favorite Burunette
Captain Custard
Harry Lime Theme
Home on the Range
Sonny Boy
Smile, Darn Ya, Smile + Daddy, Dear Old Daddy
It Happened in Monterey
Moonlight Becomes You
I Wish I Wuz
June in January + It’s Been a Long, Long Time + Coming Through the Rye + Put on your Old Grey Bonnet
Love Somebody
Goodnight, Irene
Sweet Violets
How’d Ya Like to Love Me?
It’s Love, Love, Love
Hello Mom
Two Sleepy People
Thanks for the Memory

On the Road to Laughter (H.L.C. CD, 1999)
includes Bing’s Chesterfield Show broadcasts of October 18 1950 and January 10 1951
plus a Minnesota Tourism recording

On the Road to Laughter – Volume 2 (H.L.C. CD, 2000)
includes Screen Guild Theater: Too Many Husbands of September 10 1942 (AFRS version)
and Bing Crosby’s Philco Radio Time of October 16 1946
plus a medley from Bing’s TV special of May 14 1962

The Bob Hope Show (Radio Spirits CD, 2002)
includes the Bob Hope Pepsodent Show broadcasts of October 23 and December 18 1945

Legends of Radio: The Bob Hope Show (Radio Spirits 20CD set, 2002)
includes 40 Bob Hope Show broadcasts:
December 20 1938 and March 7 1939
January 28 1941 and April 15 1941
June 3 1941 and October 13 1942
January 5 1943 and February 9 1943
September 28 1943 and December 28 1943
January 4 1944 and February 8 1944
February 29 1944 and January 30 1945
March 20 1945 and November 27 1945
December 4 1945 and November 12 1946
December 24 1946 and April 1 1947
April 8 1947 and February 17 1948
November 9 1948 and December 21 1948
March 29 1949 and February 7 1950
March 6 1951 and October 2 1951
November 20 1951 and March 25 1952
April 1 1952 and April 29 1952
June 10 1952 and January 21 1953
January 28 1953 and February 4 1953
March 25 1953 and November 13 1953
December 25 1953 and May 14 1954

Bob Hope (E.M.I. CD, 2002)
Editor-In-Chief
Make-Believe Washroom on Station Slob
Bob Ain’t Clark Gable
Bob in Texas
Bob Breaks his Leg
Christmas
Tex Hope
Rogue Santa
The Early Life of Bob Hope or Nature Strikes Back
Academy Awards
Kissing the Favorite Brunettes
Taking Over the Jack Benny Show

The Golden Age of Comedy – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby (Castle Pulse CD, 2003)
Hope & Crosby Meet
The Bob Hope Clothing Range – Sweet Violets
Bob’s Book – Put It There, Pal
Bing Wins Show
The Road to Las Vegas – Las Vegas Town – Home on the Range
The Just Plain Bing Morning Show
Beethoven and Von Crosbine – Heine’s and Moe’s
For What?

Legends of Radio: The Bob Hope Show (Radio Spirits 10CD set, 2003)
includes 20 Bob Hope Show broadcasts:
September 27 1938 and October 4 1938
April 11 1939 and March 11 1941
April 1 1941 and November 9 1943
January 2 1945 and February 27 1945
May 29 1945 and March 5 1946
September 24 1946 and May 13 1947
April 6 1948 and April 13 1948
May 3 1949 and December 20 1949
June 6 1950 and January 30 1951
March 18 1953 and April 21 1955

On the Road Again – Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (Radio Spirits 6CD set, 2004)
includes 10 broadcasts:
The Lux Radio Theatre: Road to Morocco of April 5 1943
The Screen Guild Theatre: Altar Bound of February 23 1941
The Screen Guild Players: Holiday Inn of January 11 1943
The Bob Hope Pepsodent Show of September 21 1943
Command Performance of September 6 1945
Command Performance of February 15 1945
Bing’s Philco Radio Time of October 16 1946
The Bob Hope Chesterfield Show of October 10 1950
The Bing Crosby Chesterfield Show of December 26 1951
The Jack Benny Lucky Strike Program of January 11 1953

Bob Hope – volume 2 (E.M.I. CD, 2005)
features 19 sketches from England and the U.S. (1941 to 1955)

Bing Crosby & Bob Hope (E.M.I. CD, 2006)
The Road to Hollywood – Road to Morocco
Bob’s Travels – It’s Love, Love, Love
Christmas after the War
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?
Crosby in Hospital – If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake
Being Nice for the Sponsor – Third Man song
Military Police – I Wish I Wuz

Star Spangled Rhythm (Sandy Hook CD)
includes soundtrack extracts

The Time, Place & Girl/Paleface + Son of Paleface (Titania LP)
includes soundtrack extracts from Paleface and Son of Paleface

 

Books

THEY GOT ME COVERED
by Bob Hope (paperback with no publishing credit, 1941)

I NEVER LEFT HOME
by Bob Hope (Simon and Schuster, 1944)

SO THIS IS PEACE
by Bob Hope (Simon and Schuster, 1946)

HAVE TUX, WILL TRAVEL (also issued as THIS IS ON ME)
by Bob Hope, with Pete Martin (Simon and Schuster, 1954)

I OWE RUSSIA $1200
by Bob Hope (Doubleday, 1963)

FIVE WOMEN I LOVE – BOB HOPE’S VIETNAM STORY
by Bob Hope (Doubleday, 1966)

THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW
by Bob Hope, with Pete Martin (Doubleday, 1974)

THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD – MY FORTY YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE MOVIES
by Bob Hope and Bob Thomas (Doubleday, 1977)

CONFESSIONS OF A HOOKER – MY LIFELONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH GOLF
by Bob Hope (Doubleday, 1985)

DON’T SHOOT, IT’S ONLY ME
by Bob Hope, with Melville Shavelson (MacMillan, 1990)

WHERE THERE’S LIFE, THERE’S BOB HOPE
(Petersen Publishing, 1957)

THE AMAZING CAREERS OF BOB HOPE
by Joe Morella, Edward Epstein and Eleanor Clark (Arlington House, 1973)

BOB HOPE – PORTRAIT OF A SUPERSTAR
by Charles Thompson (St. Martin’s Press, 1981)

BOB HOPE – A LIFE IN COMEDY
by William Robert Faith (Putnam, 1982, new edition 2003)

BOB HOPE – A COMIC LIFE
by Pamela Trescot (Acropolis, 1985)

BOB HOPE – THE ROAD FROM ELTHAM
by Charles Higham ( )

BOB HOPE – HALF A CENTURY OF RADIO AND TELEVISION
(Museum of Television and Radio, 1991)

THE SECRET LIFE OF BOB HOPE
by Arthur Marx (Barricade, 1993)

ROAD TO BOX OFFICE – THE SEVEN FILM COMEDIES OF BING CROSBY, BOB HOPE AND DOROTHY LAMOUR (1940 – 1962)
by Randall G. Mielke (McFarland, 1997)

BOB HOPE – THE ROAD WELL TRAVELLED
by Lawrence J. Quirk (Applause Books, 1998)

BOB HOPE – AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
by Michael Freedland (Andre Deutsch/Chameleon, 1998)

BOB HOPE – A TRIBUTE
by Raymond Strait (Pinnacle Books, 2003)

THE BOB HOPE FILMS
by James L. Neibaur (McFarland, 2005)

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