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.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Sam Goldwyn has signed Dinah Shore to appear in the picture he’s going to make which will star Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Boy, Bob certainly gets surrounded by singers in his pictures. There has been Shirley Ross, Martha Raye, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Dona Drake, and now Dinah Shore. It’s strange that novody let’s Bob sind an entire song all by himself (or is it so strange?) But I solemnly swear that before I leave the realm of worldly things, I shall hear him sing a song all the way through—with no other vocal accompaniment. Just little Bobby!

Dear Diary,

I got a few pictures today of Bob Hope presenting academy awards. In the same magazine there was an article about Bob’s and Bing Crosby’s new picture, “The Road to Morocco.” It said that although Bing winds up with Dorothy Lamour again, Bob gets Dona Drake, who is also nice. If you ask me, she’s a great deal nicer than Dorothy. If I were a man, I had certainly rather wind up with Dona Dottie. Dona can sing better, she’s cuter, and (in pictures at least) she has a nicer personality. I really don’t know whether to believe the article or not, because they said that he got Una Merkel in “The Road to Zanzibar,” but he just barely hinted in the picture that he might get to like her. So-o-o-o-?