Dear Diary,

I saw in a magazine article today that the definition of a jeep, according to Bob Hope, is “a malted-milk machine that got drafter.” Really, Bob, I’d never have thought it of you. I really thought you had more pride than that.

There was a tribute to George Gershwin on the radio tonight. Some of the better known participants in the show were Bill Goodwin, Bing Crosby, Dinah Shore, Edward Arnold, the King’s Men, and Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. It was awfully good, and the King’s Men sang the most beautiful arrangement of “Bidin’ My Time” that I ever heard.

Dear Diary,

Gosh, Bob Hope was wonderful tonight. Edward Arnold was his guest and I believe it was the best show he’s had this season. Something else made it swell too—Betty Hutton wasn’t on it.

Bob was talking about how cold it had been in L.A. on Thanksgiving. He said, “After I put the turkey in the oven I looked in to see how it was roasting and the turkey said, ‘Shut the door, will you? It’s jut now getting cozy in here.'”

I could mention other cute gags he pulled, but I haven’t space, just as Bob was cut off the air before he started his theme song.

Dear Diary,

There was a long article in the paper today about “Nothing But the Truth,” starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard (and Edward Arnold). Bob made a bet with Edward Arnold (in the picture) tht he would tell nothing but the truth on his program just once. A lot of people might find out plenty that way.

“Caught In the Draft” and “Nothing But the Truth” make two pictures I’ll be seeing a lot of the next five or six months.

Dear Diary,

I went to see “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” with Jimmie Stuart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Harry Carey and Edward Arnold. I’ve thought this before but this is, without a doubt, the best picture I have ever seen. I listened to Ellery Queen on the radio tonight.