Dear Diary,

I got a picture of Bob Hope and Dona Drake from “The Road to Morocco” today. In the same magazine there was an open letter to all the stars of the Victory Caravan. There were only three paragraphs in the whole letter and one of them was entirely about Bob. It mentioned his tour of army and navy camps to entertain more than 100,000 men in the armed services and called it the longest tour any entertainer has ever made donating his services—and on vacation time, too. The letter went on to say that although Bob enjoys an audience and gets as much kick out of the shows as they do, he is making the appearances for free—and for freedom.

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Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that beginning next Tuesday Vera Vague will become a permanent member of the Bob Hope show. I kinda like her, but I don’t think the show can take another member. There are so many on it now that they hardly have time to finish the program every week.

Next week Bob will broadcast from the Great Lakes Training Station, and the week after that he will broadcast from Ellington Field, in Houston. (He would just miss Dallas for his program.) He will be in Dallas a week from tomorrow and in Houston the nest day for his show. He will also be in Houston Wednesday for the army-navy relief show. Why couldn’t he have picked Dallas for his two-day stop instead of Houston?

Dear Diary,

I had the most wonderful surprise today. I read in the paper that Bob Hope is going to be the master of ceremonies at the army-navy relief show. Actually it’s not such a great surprise, because I have mentioned before that I wanted him to be either m.c. or the last one on the program. As master of ceremonies, he’s not only last, but first, middle, and always.

I got a new movie magazine today that contained a review of “My Favorite Blond.” This reviewer (who claimed “Louisiana Purchase” was Victor Moore’s picture) said that in this picture Bob Hope fives the best performance of his career and one of the best of the month, above all other performances, good and bad.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that tickets for the army-navy relief show were priced at $1.50, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $25.00. I think I’ll buy a $5.00 ticket. Boy, am I desperate to see Bob Hope. But it’s worth it. My only wish is that Bob is either the m.c. or the last one on the program. If he’s near the the first I’ll have forgotten everything he says by the time the show’s over. It’s going to last about three hours, and everybody in Hollywood who is anybody will be here. There’s a possibility that Bing will be here, but he may not be able to make it. I hope he can, because I hardly saw him the last time he was here (and I think you know when I mean.) I didn’t even get to see him and Bob together but once for about five minutes.