Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Paramount has started production on their big all-star picture, “Star-Spangled Rhythm.” The picture will star just about every big name on the Paramount lot, including Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Cecil B. de Mille, Buddy De Sylva, Veronica Lake, Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour, etc. Wow! What a show! I wonder what I’m going to do when I start listing Bob’s co-stars for “Star-Spangled Rhythm” in my record book. It’ll take the rest of the page that I’ve already started, if not more, I’ll have to buy another book for his next picture.

Dear Diary,

I guess “My Favorite Blonde” is a better picture than I expected, because today Walter Winchell gave it, and Bob Hope, a New Yorchid in his column.

Hedda Hopper said today that Buddy De Sylva is planning a picture whose cast will include every start at Paramount, such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Rochester, etc. That’s something I’ve been wishing someone would do for a long time. I’ll bet there would be little or no trouble getting people inside theaters, since their favorite will probably be in the picture. Hedda Hopper also said that on the set of “The Road to Morocco” the other day there was a call for a chimpanzee and a parrot that does not curse. Frankly I didn’t know there was any such thing.

Dear Diary,

I guess I’m not so dumb after all. I don’t know how many times I’ve said that Bob Hope was one of the best dressed men in Hollywood, and today I found out that I’m not the only one who thinks so. He was chosen today in an annual poll as one of Hollywood’s ten best-dressed men. The other nine were Gene Markey, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Songwriter Jimmy McHugh, Buddy De Sylva, Walter Pidgeon, Dr. Francis Griffith, Adolph Menjou, and Ronald Coleman. I agree one hundred per cent with all the selections but one, Jimmie McHugh, and only with that one because I never saw a picture of him. I guess I don’t exactly disagree, I just don’t know anything about the way he dresses. But I do know about Bob, and now I can laugh up my sleeve at my “friends” who have been laughing up their sleeves at the thought of Bob’s being a well-dressed man.

Dear Diary,

Mother and I started toward Hughes Springs today at about 11:30. I took a magazine with me to read in the car. It had an article in it written by Buddy deSylva, who wrote “Louisiana Purchase,” Bob Hope’s new picture. He told all about the basic changes in the stage play and the picture. He said the biggest change was the climax of the story, and that that scene would be the best, and funniest, thing Bob Hope has done in pictures to date. I sure hope he’s right.

Dear Diary,

I read in a magazine today about some of the Academy Award winners. It said that the cutest gag Bob Hope pulled all evening was when Buddy De Sylva, his boss at Paramount, left he podium, Bob nodded at De Sylva and said, “He’s just made a deal with Sam Goldwyn for Goldwyn to borrow me for a while. It’s sort of a lend-louse bill.”

There was another article in the magazine about Bob Hope. It stated that Bob thought they ought to change the name of “Caught In the Draft” to “Tanks For the Memory”