Dear Diary,

Golly, am I mad. “My Favorite Blonde” was on the radio tonight on the P. M. Playhouse, and who was playing Bob Hope’s part? Milton Berle of all people! And they used the script practically word for word, and nobody followed the movie script any more closely than Berle. I knew he was famous for swiping gags, but I didn’t know he’s just come right out in the open like that. It just isn’t being done in the better circles (and Berle’s are under his eyes.) Imagine anyone trying to take the place of a guy like Bob Hope—”My Favorite Blonde” starring Milt Berle, My Favorite (?) Goon.

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Dear Diary,

Milton Berle was a guest on Vox Pop tonight. Berle is a Twentieth Century Fox comedian. The asked him to tell, in 30 seconds, his opinion as to the best comedian in the U.S. He started on a lengthy description of himself. He winded up by saying, “Seriously though, I have a couple of favorites. One of them is Fred Allen.” When he said that, everyone was silent, as if they were waiting for something. Then he said, “And the other is Bob Hope.” The audience immediately began applauding. Gosh, how people seem to love that Bob Hope!