Dear Diary,

I heard Bob Hope on the air only three times this month, since he started his vacation June 16. I didn’t see him in any shows during June, (except that short subject at the Kessler) but it wasn’t because I didn’t want to. Bob just happened to be “between engagements during June. I intend to see “My Favorite Blonde” four or five times when it comes to the Texas next month, and I can hardly wait for “The Road to Morocco” to be released, but until then I’ll have to be content with thinking about him and looking at a few hundred pictures of him. I have over seven hundred pictures, which is two hundred more than I had in January of this year. I sure hope I can reach my goal of one thousand before the year is out. I’ll have to do a lot of collecting if I make it, but I think I can do it. Anyway, I hope that’s the hardest thing I ever have to do.

Just for the records, I hereby swear off all Red Skelton pictures. I don’t want to help is B.O. (Box Office, not the other kind) rating by seeing another one of his second-rate pictures.

Dear Diary,

I went to the Kessler Theater tonight and saw “Bahama Passage.” There was a short Bob Hope comedy called “Double Exposure.” It was made about five years ago. There were three things that told me that, even though there was no actual date given: (1) it was made for Warner Brothers instead of dear old Paramount; (2) the styles in both automobiles and clothing were about five years old; (3) Bobbie didn’t have quite the polish or technique or finesse or savoir faire (oo-la-la!) that he has now. He looked just like he does now (only minus the little pot) and he used his hands and eyes like he does now (he even had on his ring), but it wasn’t the Bob of today.