Dear Diary,

I went to the Kessler Theater tonight and saw “Bahama Passage.” There was a short Bob Hope comedy called “Double Exposure.” It was made about five years ago. There were three things that told me that, even though there was no actual date given: (1) it was made for Warner Brothers instead of dear old Paramount; (2) the styles in both automobiles and clothing were about five years old; (3) Bobbie didn’t have quite the polish or technique or finesse or savoir faire (oo-la-la!) that he has now. He looked just like he does now (only minus the little pot) and he used his hands and eyes like he does now (he even had on his ring), but it wasn’t the Bob of today.