Dear Diary,

I heard a cute story about Bob Hope today. It began about ten years ago backstage at a New York theater. Bob predicted then that someday he would be in Hollywood and pictures. The two men with him, both important stars on the stage then, laughed at him and said his profile would keep him out of pictures. The said he’d always be nothing but a small time comedian. Of course, Bob fooled them, and is now one of the biggest names in show business. The other day a reporter was assigned to interview Bob—he was one of those two men. He had to present a studio pass to a cop at the Paramount gates—the cop was the second man!