Dear Diary,

Tonight the Quiz Kids were presented an award by the National Fathers Day Committee, of which none other than Bob Hope is president. Fibber McGee was the head of it last year, and up until tonight I hadn’t heard who received the honor this year.

I got several pictures of Bob from the new Movie-Radio Guide today. There was an article written by Mrs. Hope called “The Truth about Bob Hope at Home.” She said that the truth about Bob Hope at home was that he isn’t at home enough. Hm, come to think of it, he is a busy little bee.

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Dear Diary,

The resulte of Movie-Radio Guide’s Star of Stars poll came out today. Bob Hope was Star of Stars last year, but he was second to Don M. Neill this year. However, Bob was voted the best comedian for the second time. As long as Bob is people’s favorite comedian, it doesn’t matter much about the Star of Stars part of it. The Bob Hope show was fifth in the catagory entitled My Favorite Program. I knew Bob was boted Best Comedian, because the award was presented on the show last night, but I really exspected to see Bob voted Star of Stars. I rather hate to admit that that guy on right after Bob every Tuesday is getting very popular. He was 6 in Star of Stars, 9 in My Favorite Program, and 3 in Best Comedian. I’ll betcha he’ll never passes Bob in any catagory.

Dear Diary,

Betty Lou and I went to the Telenews theater tonight. There wasn’t anything especially interesting except a March of Time and a Popular Science. In the Popular Science film they showed how cadets are tested at Randolph Field, Texas, to see whether or not they are physically fit for flying. It was so interesting that if I were a boy, I’d rush down there in double-quick time and get myself a little of that training.

While we were down town I got the new issue of Movie-Radio Guide, but there was nothing in it about their poll. Bob Hope has just got to be Star of Stars again this year. (And Ill scream bloody murder if R.S. is first in anything!)

Dear Diary,

Today the Movie-Radio Guide published the ballets for its annual radio poll. Bob Hope won in several divisions last year, and if I have anything to say about it, he’s going to do the same thing this year. I’m going vote for him in the following divisions: Star of Stars, Best Comedian, Best Variety program, and My Favorite Program. I would vote for him in all the other divisions, but it might look rather strange calling Bob the best female singer of popular songs, or best radio actress. I would also vote for him as best male singer of popular songs, but I figured I should give Bing Crosby a little break. After all, he’s not such an awfully bad singer. (Am I kidding?)

Dear Diary,

Bob Hope wasn’t quite as good tonight as he usually is, but even at that he was slightly better than terrific. He didn’t have a guest, but he announced that next week Billie Burke would be his guest.

Bob was broadcasting from March Field tonight, so naturally he talked abut the army a lot. He said, “When important guests arrive here they are given a twenty-one gun salute. When I got off the plane, two fellows on K.P. duty came out of the kitchen and popped a paper bag. As we were landing a plane was writing ‘Hello, Bob Hope’ in the sky, but an antiaircraft gun kept shooting the ‘o’ off ‘Hello’.”

Bob received an award from the editors of Movie-Radio Guide tonight. They had chosen him as the best comedian of 1941.

Dear Diary,

According to all reports, Bob Hope and Rita Hayworth were voted the two most coöperative stars. They were the two who received the awards on the Lux Radio Theater last month. But in a new Movie-Radio Guide I bought today it said, “Movie-Radio Guide congratulates Bob Hope and Bette Davis—” for being chosen as Hollywood’s most coöperative stars. In two or three papers and magazines Bette Davis was second to Rita, but according to the Movie-Radio Guide, which is usually right, Bette Davis was first. I don’t know what to believe.

Jean and I went to the Palace today and saw “Hellzapoppin.” It was good, but I thought I would go crazy before the darn thing was over, it was so goofy.

Dear Diary,

I went down town today to watch the final Quiz Kids auditions. The winner was Joel Fleck. He’s thirteen and goes to Highland Park Jr. High.

While I was in town I bought some new ice-skates. Daddy said to get any kind I wanted, for my birthday present.

I got the new Movie-Radio Guide with Bob Hope’s picture on the cover. It’s one of the best I’ve gotten in a long time.

Dear Diary,

I heard from the Quiz Kids today. I’m to go down Saturday for the auditions. Gee, if only —. Oh well, 124 kids are going to be dissappointed, so I may as well be one of them.

I ws in the newest Movie-Radio Guide today that Bob Hope’s picture would be on the cover next week. They called Bob radio’s most photogenic male, and it didn’t sound like they were kidding.

Dear Diary,

I saw “Caught In the Draft” today for the tenth time. Betty Lou and I went to the Melba together this morning and saw it.

I bought a Movie-Radio Guide today. There were five good pictures of Bob Hope in it. Three of them were from “Nothing but the Truth” and two were just snapshots of Bob and the Mrs.

I got a nice frame for my autographed picture of Guess Who.

Dear Diary,

Tonight on the “Millions for Defense” program Barry Wood asked Eddie Cantor if he had heard any of the previous shows. Eddie said, “I heard the Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Bing Crosby show. That Bob Hope is really hot stuff. But maybe you noticed that in his last picture he made one mistake. You’ve seen those clothes Dorothy Lamour has been wearing in her pictures lately? Well, if you ask me, she’s the one who is ‘Caught in the Draft.'”

From the new Movie-Radio Guide: “‘They Got Me Covered,’ Bob Hope’s comic autobiography, is scheduled to go on sale this fall. It’s a self-kidding piece of work, with a foreword by Bing Crosby. The publishers are starting with a large runoff for the first edition, evidently expecting a heavy sale.”

Heavy sale is right. I’m going to buy out the stores! (Maybe)

Dear Diary,

I found out today why Jerry Lester hasn’t been on the Kraft Music Hall for a couple of weeks. He’s been in the hospital having his tonsils removed. (A tonsilectomy to the literate.) He’ll be back next week.

I bought a Movie-Radio Guide today. There was a picture in it of Bob Hope and Dolores, but it wasn’t especially good. He looked like he just won a bet and was grinning triumphantly.

Dear Diary,

I bought a Movie-Radio Guide today that contained Bob Hope’s “Nothing But the Truth” quiz. There was also a picture story of “Nothing But the Truth.”

Betty Lou and I went to the Palace tonight to see A. & C. in “Hold That Ghost.” There was a sneak preview tonight and it turned out to be Jack Benny in “Charlie’s Aunt.” Both pictures were pretty good.

Dear Diary,

The following article appeared in a Movie-Radio Guide I bought today: “Paramount had to delay the start of the picture ‘Louisiana Purchase’ because of Bob Hope’s bad case of sunburn. The picture is in Technicolor and hence sunburn shows up like nobody’s business. However, Hope’s case was a little more than a problem in photography. He was very sick from the burn, he legs were swollen and he was feeling miserable generally.” (That’s what he gets for leaving California and getting in the sun.)

Dear Diary,

I went down town with Mother today to fill out an application blank for camp. On the way home I just happened to stop at a magazine stand to buy a Movie-Radio Guide. If I hadn’t bought that magazine I would have missed Bob Hope in the morning at 9:30. I had planned to buy the magazine tomorrow, but then it would have been too late to hear Bob.

Dear Diary,

I bought a Movie-Radio Guide today and I’m surely glad I did, because I might not have listened to Hollywood Premiere next Friday if I hadn’t. Bob Hope will be the guest in the radio version of “Caught in the Draft.” That makes it a triple dose of Bob for next week: 1. Monday he’s on Lux Radio Theatre with Carole Lombard in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” 2. His regular show on Tuesday. (3) Friday, on Louella Parson’s Hollywood Premiere in “Caught in the Draft.” Gosh, what a schedule! I’ll be at the radio all week.

Dear Diary,

I got my report cards today. Here are my grades:
.                 1st    2nd    3rd    Final Exam
Algebra:       A       A       A           A
Music:          A       A       A           C
History:        A       A       A           A
English:        A       A       A           A
Latin:           B       B       B           A

The new Movie-Radio Guide came out today. On the cover there was a picture of Bob Hope peeling potatoes, and inside there was a picture-story of “Caught In the Draft.”

Dear Diary,

I read a Movie-Radio Guide today that is full of Bob Hope. On the first page it states that next week the cover will be a picture of Bob peeling potatoes. (From C.I.D). There are two pictures of him, one from the Jack Benny anniversary celebration and the other from Kate Smith’s visit to Bob’s show.

Dear Diary,

I saw in a Movie-Radio Guide today that Bob Hope’s tour of army camps following the release of “Caught In the Draft” would be delayed, because he had so many picture assignments he would be held up at the studio for several months.

I went on a hay ride tonight with Roy. He got mad at Roger for paying so much attention to me, but that’s what Roger wanted to d0—make Roy mad.

Dear Diay,

Bob Hope’s guest tonight was Lola Lane. A representative from Movie-Radio Guide presented Bob with a plaque for winning the Star of Stars poll. Bob’s song tonight was “Essential To Me” and he sang it without the whole gang chiming in, thank heavens. It surely felt peculiar hearing Bob sing his theme song all the way through and make all necessary announcements without being cut off the air in the middle of a word.

Dear Diary,

The new Movie-Radio Guide came out today. It carried the complete results of the Star of Stars Poll. There were 22 divisions with ten prizes in each division. In one called My Favorite Program Bob Hope was tenth. In Best Variety Program Bob was fourth. In the Best Master of Ceremonies division he was second. And in the Best Comedian division he was rated first. To top all that, he was voted Star of Stars, above all other popular radio stars, including the Great (?) Jack Benny, who was second Star of Stars.

In the same magazine there was an article and several pictures from “Bob Hope’s Great Comedy Show.”

Dear Diary

The Movie-Radio Guide for this week had a lot pictures of Bob Hope in it. One of them was at the Academy Award banquet, showing Bob and Ginger Rogers looking at Bob’s plaque. Underneath the picture it explained that the top award of the evening went to Bob Hope for his many achievements in benefits. The other three pictures were from that ranching party he gave for British refugee children at Palm Springs.