Dear Diary,

I heard on Hedda Hopper’s program today that it wasn’t Bob Hope’s secretary who is suing him after all. It’s his sister-in-law. She is suing him for $2.900 for secretarial work she has done for him. In reprisal, Bob has filed suit against his brother, Jimmy, who borrowed $14,000 from Bob and “forgot” to pay it back. It sounds like a great big mess to me. For some strange reason I get the idea that I wouldn’t especially like Mr. Jim Hope or his wife—especially his wife. I guess that’s a silly thing to say though, since I don’t know anything about the deal, except what I read and hear on the radio. It might be a different matter if I knew all about it.

Dear Diary,

Bing Crosby was still absent from the Kraft Music Hall, and Mickey Rooney attempted to take his place again. But even thought Crosby wasn’t there, Crosby was one of the guests. Maybe I’d better explain myself. Bing Crosby, alias Gravelthroat, was not there, but Bob Crosby, alias Hepcat, was one of the guests. If they hadn’t announced that it was Bob nobody would have known it wasn’t Bing, because they sho ’nuff sound alike. You know, I often wonder if any of Bob Hope’s brothers have a voice like Bob’s. After all, Bing and Bob Crosby sound alike, Don and Jim Ameche sound alike, Clifton and William Fadiman sound alike, so why shouldn’t Bob and Fred or Jim or Jack or Syd or Ivor or George Hope sound alike? I also wonder if Bing’s other brothers, Everett, Ted, and Larry sound like Bing (Harry) and Bob (George).

Dear Diary,

I listended to Bob Hope tonight and he was much better than he was last week. His guest tonight was Connie Bennett. He did a skit tonight about a traelling saleswoman (Connie Bennett) and the farmer’s son (Bob Hope). Bob was supposed to be working in his uncle Ivor’s grocery store, and the funny part is that he not only really has an une named Ivor but a brother, too. In fact, he has a brother for about every name there is. (Ivor, Fred, Jim, Jack, Sid, and George.)