Dear Diary,

I started to go see Bob Hope in “My Favorite Blonde” today, but Mother threatened my life if I did. So just to be on the safe side, I went to the Majestic and saw “Juke Girl.” It was good, but I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I would have enjoyed seeing “My Favorite Blonde” to or three times more. I’m going to see it when it comes out the the Rosewin anyway. Of course, Mother doesn’t know that. I saw “Caught in the Draft” ten times, and I didn’t like it as much as I like this one, so I’ll see it at least ten times.

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,

Betty Lou and I saw Horace Heidt and the gang at the Majestic today. Horace got out in the middle of the audience and made a big hit with everybody – including me. I’ve liked him a long time, but he really sold himself to me today. He and Bob Hope are good friends. Bob was one of the very few who knew about Horace’s secret marriage before it was made public.

I heard Bob by short wave this morning. He said quite a bit about Texas. He said that when he got off the train, one guy applauded five times, and was departed as an alien. As usual he talked about how tough Texas are. He said one fellow was hanged for putting a wet spoon in a cafe sugar bowl. He really made us sound rough, but that’s what everyone thinks anyway, so do we care?

Dear Diary,

I went to the show with Betty Lou and Helen Riefkohl. We went to the Majestic first and them came to Oak Cliff and went to the Midway. What a contrast! I had more fun at the Midway, because I saw Bob Hope in the previews of “Nothing But the Truth.” But other than Bob, I spent most of the day being entertained by Reginald Gardiner. Not in person of course (darn it), but in a more roundabout way. He was in “Captain of the Clouds,” the show at the Majestic. Then we went to the Midway and saw him in “A Yank in the R.A.F. (which mad a little more than twice for me, and the picture wasn’t so awfully good either.) Then I came home and listened to Reggie as a guest on Fred Allen’s show. Gosh, I’m beginning to sound like a Reggie Gardiner fan instead of my true calling—a Bob Hope fan.

Dear Diary,

Linda Darnell visited Sunset today. She came in my Latin class during the last period. I sit on the front row, so I got a very close view. I actually believe she’s got everything they say she has, because even at that close range she was a dream, and I never saw such a complexion. Wow! This was the second time I have seen her, because I saw her on the Majestic stage in connection with her first picture, “Hotel for Women.”

Hedda Hopper said today that in “The Road to Morocco” Bob Hope again dresses as a woman—his own aunt. She said that she, for one, was tired of seeing comedians dressed as women. Jack Benny did it in “Charley’s Aunt,” Bob did it “Nothing But the Truth,” William Powell did it in “Love Crazy,” Joe E. Brown will do it in his forthcoming picture, “Shut My Big Mouth,” and not Bob does it again! I can’t say that I blame Hedda one bit.

Dear Diary,

According to the paper, “Louisiana Purchase” is coming Christmas day instead of New Year’s, as I had thought. Which means, of course, that I’ll get Bob Hope not only sooner, but I’ll be able to see it more times, since I’ll have that extra week to see it at the Tower as well as the Majestic. I sure hope the paper was right this time, because it was the same paper that said “L.P.” was coming January 1st.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper that “Louisiana Purchase” wold be here January 1st. That’s almost five weeks, but I need that extra time to see “Nothing but the Truth” two or three times more. I’ve still seen it only four times.

I went to the Majestic today and a very welcome announcement was made there. Beginning December 13, children between the ages of 12 and 15 inclusive can get in the Majestic for only 20¢. That means I can see Bob Hope’s puss cheaper at the Majestic that I can in Oak Cliff.

Dear Diary,

Two guesses where I went today. Oh, you don’t need two guesses, huh? Well, in case you’ve forgotten, Bob Hope is at the Majestic, so naturally, I saw “Nothing But the Truth” two times today, which makes an up-to-now grand total of four—and I’m not even about to stop. I’ll see that picture until I know by heart every word he says and every move he makes. That won’t be hard, because I’m pretty well up on the subject already, if you know what I mean.

Dear Diary,

I went down town today in all the wind and rain. I went to the Majestic and saw “A Yank in the R.A.F.” Actually, the main reason I went was to see the previews of “Nothing but the Truth.” Who says Bob Hope is getting fat? Well, at least not any more so than usual. So, there is only one more week until I spend the day at the Majestic.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that “Nothing but the Truth” would be at the Majestic October 11. I can hardly wait—or can I? I’ve waited impatiently for all of Bob Hope’s pictures ever since “The Cat and the Canary,” so I guess I can wait just a little more than two weeks for this one. I will because I have to.

Dear Diary,

I went to the Majestic today and saw Dave Apollon. The two best actors in the show werer Ben Beri, the juggler, and Lorraine and Rognan, the comedy team. Lorraine was supposed to be the funny half of the team, with Rognan as the patient but necessary straight man, but for my money he was the whole act.

Before I left, I touched the spot on the stage where Bob Hope sat last September. (Mush)

Dear Diary,

I went to the Majestic today and saw “Billy the Kid.” I also saw the preview of “Caught in the Draft.” Bob Hope will really be terriffic in that picture—even more so than usual. In one scene he falls in a trench, gets completely covered with mud, only his big eyes and shiny teeth showing. What does he do? He stretches out his hands and says, “Mammy.”

Dear Diary,

I went to the Majestic today and I discovered that the midnight show for next Saturday will be “Caught in the Draft” starring Bob Hope, Eddie Bracken, and Lynn Overman. Dorothy Lamour is also in the picture.

Jeanne gave me an old Family Circle today with an article about the Academy Award Banquet. There was a lot in it about Guess Who.

Dear Diary,

Betty Lou and I went to the Majestic today and saw “Buck Privates.” We also saw the previews of “The Road to Zanzibar.” It’s coming next Saturday. I am going to see it twice Saturday, twice Sunday, and twice Monday. I have Monday off because of the Easter holidays so I’ll just spend mine in the Majestic Theatre.

Dear Diary,

In the morning paper today I made a wonderful discovery. “The Road To Zanzibar” will be at the Majestic April 12. That’s during the Easter holidays so I can see it on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. It will be the midnight show next Saturday, too, but I have no hopes of going then because Mother wouldn’t let me go down town at that time of night. I will have to wait about two weeks but I think I can stand it after all this time.

Dear Diary,

I went to the Majestic today with the Whites and Mother. In the newsreel they showed several academy award presentations but they didn’t show the best actor and actress and they didn’t even show Bob Hope. Maybe I’m wrong but that seems silly to me, just showing two or three minor awards.

Bob Hawk broadcast “Take It or Leave It” from Dallas tonight. He payed a nice compliment to the Texas weather and even Californians have to admit that right now it’s better than theirs. (It always is.)

Dear Diary,

This evening Mother and I went to a sneak-preview at the Majestic. The regular picture was “Hudson’s Bay” with Paul Muni. I guessed what the sneak was the minute I read about it in the paper. The paper said it was an exciting drama in technicolor made by 20th Century Fox, and I knew that that was true about “Western Union” too.

Roy gave me a big box of candy today. Betty Lou gave me a box too.

I almost wrote a letter to Bob Hope today but I changed my mind.

Dear Diary,

Boy, did I get a pleasant surprise this morning! I was reading this mornings paper and came across an article about a Dallas singer in the musical short at the Majestic. I started reading it very casually. ‘Carmene Calhoun, who appears currently in the musical short featuring Skinnay Ennis and his band at the Majestic, will fly to Dallas within the next two weeks with Ennis, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby on the golf tour the comedians and band leader are making for the benefit of British War Relief.’

I may have started reading casually, but I didn’t stay that way long. I’ll have to start saving my money now for anything that might happen while he’s here (and believe me, plenty will!)

Dear Diary,

Bob Hope was the master of ceremonies at the premiere of “The Westerner” at the Majestic tonight. In person Bob looks just like he does on the screen. If there is any difference at all it’s just that he’s really a lot cuter in person. I’ll never forget the night that I saw Bob Hope in person.

Bob with snack

Bob "claims he likes ice cream and milk because he wants to pamper his ulcers-to-be. He works carefully on his programs but is a fast ad-libber."

Dear Diary,

I saw “Pinnocchio” at the Majestic today. I believe the cutest one in the whole picture was Figarro, the cat that is owned by the woodcarver, Gipetto.

Dear Diary,

Mother and Daddy and I went to see “His Girl Friday.” The actors were Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, and Rosiland Russell. Donald went to the Majestic to see Blackstone the Magician and “Charlie MacCarthy, Detective.” I listened to Ellery Queen tonight.