Dear Diary,

I called Betty Lou this morning, and she said that the short subject at the Rialto while I was at the farm was the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” short subject that had Bob Hope’s radio program for April 28 in it. That’s the second time I’ve missed something about him recently. The third, and worst, came tonight after I got home from the show (and what a lousy show). I picked up the paper and read that two hours earlier Bob had been on a radio program called “Soldiers With Wings” with Jerry Colonna and various other Hope companions An he even sang a song! Oh, woe is me! My luck is getting awful.

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Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Hedda Hopper’s newest short subject is booked for early release. That’s the one which deals with the program Bob Hope gave for 5000 sailors at Long Beach, despite President Roosevelt’s taking his air time for an address. Hedda had the show filmed and put it in her short subject, Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood.

Kay Kyser gave Horace Heidt and Dallas a pretty good plug tonight. One of the questions was: “What ochestra leader, now at the Majestic Theater in Dallas, Texas, features tripple-tonguing trumpets?” The man answered Horace Heidt immediately. Speaking of Horace, I decided Saturday that, next to Bob Hope, he has about the purtiest shoulders in the world.

Dear Diary,

I tuned in to Hedda Hopper’s program today just in time to hear her say “—Bob Hope.” I think she was talking about the Victory Caravan, because she went on and said a little about it, but not another word about Bob. There’s nothing that makes me madder than to hear somebody talk about Bob Hope and me completely ignorant of what they’re saying. I guess it’s just my feminine curiosity. Speaking of curiosity, I think I’ll write Bob and ask him about that letter I picked up that he threw out of the bus Monday night. I put a few pieces together and something puzzles me. I want to know if it started “Hello, Bobbie,” or “Hell, Bobbie.” I couldn’t see all of it.

Dear Diary,

Hedda Hopper informed me today that all Bob Hope’s work wasn’t in vain after all. She said, “Because of President Roosevelt’s address to the nation last night, you missed the Bob Hope–Elsie Janis show, but I didn’t, and the whole thing will be in my newest ‘Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood’ short subject. The show was given exclusively for 5000 sailors stationed at Long Beach. Elsie Janis was the sweetheart of the A.E.F. in the last war, and Bob Hope is the greatest entertainer of those men’s sons.

“She’s a great gal, that Elsie Janis—and Bob Hope is no slouch, either.”

Besides seeing the short subject, I may get to hear it Saturday morning if it’s sent to the armed forces by short wave. If it wasn’t recorded last week, I guess I’ll just have to wait.