Bob Hope


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Barbara Eden on touring with Bob Hope for the Bob Hope Specials
Sherwood Schwartz on being offered a contract with Bob Hope
Edie Adams on her thoughts on people with whom she's worked - Bob Hope
Jerry Mathers on how Bob Hope saved his life while working on The Seven Little Foys
Mitzi Gaynor on dancing with Bob Hope on one of her television specials
Jack Shea on Bob Hope's legacy
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Edie Adams

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Edie Adams on her thoughts on people with whom she's worked - Bob Hope

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on seeing Bob Hope in the radio show "Command Performance"
Steve Allen on radio stars slowly transitioning to television

Army Archerd

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Army Archerd on Bob Hope

Buddy Baker

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Buddy Baker on his start in radio for "The Bob Hope Show" and becoming the show's musical director

George Barris

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Custom car designer George Barris on designing Bob Hope's golf cart

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on working with Bob Hope on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater 

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on directing Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on the differences between shooting for television, and shooting features, and on working with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope

Al Borden

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Al Borden on his final thoughts on Bob Hope
Al Borden on various stars he worked with in his career
Al Borden on being propmaster for The Bob Hope Chevy Show

Dann Cahn

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Editor Dann Cahn on reuniting with Jess Oppenheimer 

Gilbert Cates

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Gilbert Cates on television plugs for products in the 1950s

Cyd Charisse

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Cyd Charisse on appearing on various Bob Hope Specials

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on a Bob Hope drug joke on Saturday Night Live

Janis Paige with Emerson College

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Janis Paige on entertaining the troops with Bob Hope

Hal Kanter with Emerson College

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Hal Kanter on learning to structure jokes, and on working with Bob Hope

Fred de Cordova

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Fred de Cordova on directing The Bob Cummings Show and working with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
Fred de Cordova on Bob Hope

Warren Cowan

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Publicist Warren Cowan on Mack Miller's 1950s publicity business, whose main client was Bob Hope

Bill Daily

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Bill Daily on his I Dream of Jeannie character "Major Roger Healey" being like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby 

Phyllis Diller

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Phyllis Diller on Bob Hope's comic sensibilities
Phyllis Diller on Bob Hope

Phil Donahue

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Phil Donahue on Bob Hope wondering why Donahue wasn't on in L.A.
Phil Donahue on interviewing Bob Hope

Mike Douglas

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Mike Douglas on how Ohio native Bob Hope helped promote The Mike Douglas Show

Barbara Eden

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Barbara Eden on touring with Bob Hope for the Bob Hope Specials

Jamie Farr

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Jamie Farr on a memorable Bob Hope special in which he and Milton Berle wear the same dress

Mitzi Gaynor

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Mitzi Gaynor on show business advice from Bob Hope
Mitzi Gaynor on Bob Hope hosting The 1967 Academy Awards ceremony on which she sang "Georgy Girl"
Mitzi Gaynor on dancing with Bob Hope on one of her television specials

Larry Gelbart

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Larry Gelbart on Bob Hope, "last left in a pantheon of oversize talent"
Larry Gelbart on the process and structure of writing Bob Hope's monologues; how the jokes would literally be cut up with scissors and taped together
Larry Gelbart on Bob Hope's treatment of writers, and how he always gave them credit

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on a photo of an award presented to Bob Hope
Leonard Goldenson on a photo of a Christmas card of Bob Hope; on Hope's involvement with Goldenson's foundation for Cerebral Palsy

Robert Guillaume

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Robert Guillaume on Bob Hope

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on going to Australia with Bob Hope for his 75th birthday

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on working with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in nightclubs and on radio, and on getting his nickname from Bing Crosby

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on the talent of Bob Hope
Seaman Jacobs on Bob Hope

Shirley Jones

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Shirley Jones on working with Bob Hope on variety specials

Hal Kanter

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Hal Kanter on first writing for Bob Hope

Larry King

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Larry King on Bob Hope

William Klages

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William Klages on working with Bob Hope

Mort Lachman

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Writer Mort Lachman on the beginning of his working relationship with Bob Hope
Writer Mort Lachman on Bob Hope hosting the The Colgate Comedy Hour (airdate: December 24, 1950) and his discomfort with TV cameras

Frank Liberman

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Frank Liberman on what the publicity department does and on working with Bob Hope
Frank Liberman on how he came to represent Bob Hope
Frank Liberman on going overseas with Bob Hope
Frank Liberman on his years representing Bob Hope and other comedians

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope

Jay Livingston

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Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on their association with Bob Hope
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on material for Bob Hope
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on their close relationship with Bob Hope
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on their association with Bob Hope
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on material for Bob Hope
Ray Evans and Jay Livingston on their close relationship with Bob Hope

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on working with Bob Hope and Dave Garroway

Dick Martin

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Dick Martin on Rowan and Martin appearing on The Bob Hope Chevy Show

Jerry Mathers

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Jerry Mathers on working with Bob Hope and other celebrities
Jerry Mathers on how Bob Hope saved his life while working on The Seven Little Foys

Kent McCray

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Kent McCray on being unit manager for Bob Hope on a show from Alaska, also featuring Ginger Rogers
Kent McCray on traveling around the country as an associate producer on Bob Hope's USO Shows
Kent McCray on traveling to South Korea to associate produce Bob Hope's USO shows

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on working with Bob Hope and Gene Kelly

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on promotional photos of Bob Hope and Danny Thomas

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on W6XYZ becoming commercial station KTLA on a broadcast hosted by Bob Hope

Larry Rhine

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Larry Rhine on being one of Bob Hope's writers

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on publicity for NBC star Bob Hope; on traveling with him on USO tours

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on negotiating (for NBC) with Bob Hope (which often included land deals)

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on NBC's relationship with Bob Hope and Johnny Carson

Arthur Schneider

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Art Schneider on editing the Bob Hope Specials
Arthur Schneider on working with Bob Hope as editor of the Bob Hope Specials

Sherwood Schwartz

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Sherwood Schwartz on Bob Hope
Sherwood Schwartz on being offered a contract with Bob Hope
Sherwood Schwartz on writing for Bob Hope's radio show

Mel Shavelson

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Mel Shavelson on writing around NBC standards and practices for Bob Hope
Mel Shavelson on working with Milt Josefsberg, and on how he came to be a writer for Bob Hope
Mel Shavelson on writing for Bob Hope's radio show
Mel Shavelson on the format of Bob Hope's radio show, and on the process of getting the show on
Mel Shavelson on writing the various segments of Bob Hope's radio show, and on working with Judy Garland
Mel Shavelson on how Bob Hope tested his material for his radio show, and on Hope's comedic style
Mel Shavelson on Bob Hope acting in movies, and on doing his radio show for the soldiers during World War II
Mel Shavelson on Bob Hope's traveling around the world entertaining soldiers during World War II
Mel Shavelson on Bob Hope bringing his radio show to Vaudeville, and on Hope's celebrity
Mel Shavelson on how Bob Hope treated his writers, and on what he learned as a writer for Hope
Mel Shavelson on finding the topics for Bob Hope's jokes, and on Hope's "jokes vault"
Mel Shavelson on leaving Bob Hope's radio show
Mel Shavelson on the early development of television, and of color television, and on writing an early experimental broadcast with Bob Hope
Mel Shavelson on writing feature films for Bob Hope, and how he came to write for Danny Thomas
Mel Shavelson on directing the Bob Hope feature film "The Seven Little Foys"
Mel Shavelson on writing material for The Academy Awards telecasts hosted by Bob Hope

Jack Shea

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Jack Shea on being hired for the "Bob Hope Specials" and "Jerry Lewis Specials" and on Jerry Lewis' personality and Bob Hope's interest in the quality of the writing staff
Jack Shea on producers and writers on Bob Hope's television specials
Jack Shea on music director of Bob Hope's television specials, Les Brown, and entertaining troops at USO shows
Jack Shea on editing Bob Hope's USO shows
Jack Shea on Bob Hope's legacy

John Silva

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John Silva on KTLA's first commercial broadcast in January 1947 with Emcee Bob Hope

Doris Singleton

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Doris Singleton on working with Bob Hope

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on his seventeen year association with Bob Hope
Sid Smith on working with Bob Hope
Sid Smith on directing Bob Hope
Sid Smith on directing Bob Hope Specials; on Hope in the editing room and his form of comedy
Sid Smith on directing Bob Hope's Christmas Specials and other Bob Hope Specials
Sid Smith on the atmosphere on a Bob Hope set
Sid Smith on changes in Bob Hope Specials over the years; on the end of the specials
Sid Smith on a photo from his travels for Bob Hope Specials  
Sid Smith on a photo with Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Milton Berle 

Ben Starr

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Ben Starr on writing TV specials and movies for Bob Hope

Gale Storm

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Gale Storm on her memories of filming scenes with Bob Hope

Mel Tolkin

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Mel Tolkin on writing for Bob Hope
Mel Tolkin on Bob Hope

Ret Turner

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Ret Turner on costume design for Bob Hope's television specials

Jonathan Winters

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Jonathan Winters on Bob Hope

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