Dear Diary,

Jimmie Fidler told a cute story about Bob Hope tonight. He said, “Bob Hope surprised a waiter recently by ordering a piece of Mussolini cake. The waiter, rather taken aback by the request, replied that the restaurant didn’t serve anything like that. Bob said, ‘Sure, you sever it, but you probably know it by another name. You probably call it crumb cake.'”

I saw “My Favorite Blonde” for the ninth, and probably the last, time today. I just saw it once today, because I went rather late in the afternoon. But who knows? I may go again tomorrow.

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Dear Diary,

The Victory Parade show was replaced tonight by Edna Mae Oliver in a comedy show. I think it’s coming back on, but neither the time nor the station has been announced. Well, I know one thing for sure. If it doesn’t come back on the air, I won’t have to worry about when Bob Hope is going to be on it.

Jimmie Fidler said tonight that while Bob Hope was in Washington, he spike to officials about joining the navy. But since Bob is married, the father of two children, and closer to forty than thirty, they told him he was more valuable as a civilian than a sailor. That magazine article I read some time ago said he planned to join the army.

Dear Diary,

Well, I was in bed all day again today, and I’m afraid I’m in for it again tomorrow, since I still have a little fever (between 98.5˚ and 99.5˚ most of the day.)

I saw in the paper today that Ann Gillis is again being condisered for Bob Hope’s summer show. Gosh the time has ceratinly rolled around. Just a few more weeks (well, not much more than that) until Bob goes on his summer vacation. I’m not sure, but I think his vacation starts June 16. That’s only about ten weeks more.

Jimmie Fidler gave “My Favorite Blond” three bells today. He said the supporting cast was excellent, but the lion’s share of acting honors went to Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. (Natcherly!)

Dear Diary,

Jimmie Fidler said something today that I’ve been waiting months to hear. He said that Betty Hutton, of the Bob Hope show, would soon leave that program. He said that no reason had been given, but I don’t need any reason. The fact that she’s leaving is enough for me. It all started when Betty was Bob’s guest a couple of times. I didn’t like her then, and I liked her even less when she joined the show as a “regular.” Anyhow, she’s not going to be on any more. I only hope Bob fills in the time she took singing (?) by either more gags or his own singing. He’ll probably let Skinnay Ennis gasp out a song with his last few breaths from the days ration. As if poor Skinnay had all that extra breath to space. S.P.C.A., I’m calling you!