Dear Diary,

Golly, Bob Hope was swell tonight. The show was broadcast from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station tonight, and next week he will broadcast from Ellington Field, Houston. That will be the second in a series of seven trips to army, navy, and marine stations throughout the country. The guy is so sick he can hardly talk, but I’ll bet no one gets him in bed. Once he laughed pretty hard, and it must have hur him because he said, “I hope my agent gets 10% of this throat.” About the Caravan he said, “I was sitting between Merle Oberon and Olivia de Havilland on the train.” Claudette Colbert said, “Yes, but I noticed you didn’t say much.” Bob replied, “Well, I couldn’t. Every time I opened my mouth, smoke came out!”

 

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Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that beginning next Tuesday Vera Vague will become a permanent member of the Bob Hope show. I kinda like her, but I don’t think the show can take another member. There are so many on it now that they hardly have time to finish the program every week.

Next week Bob will broadcast from the Great Lakes Training Station, and the week after that he will broadcast from Ellington Field, in Houston. (He would just miss Dallas for his program.) He will be in Dallas a week from tomorrow and in Houston the nest day for his show. He will also be in Houston Wednesday for the army-navy relief show. Why couldn’t he have picked Dallas for his two-day stop instead of Houston?