Dear Diary,

Betty Lou wanted me to go to the show with her today, but since I’m going to spend the day at the Texas tomorrow gazing at Bob Hope, I told her we’d better wait a few days. After all, I want to save just a little bit of my eyesight for my old age. If I start going to shows every day, that may not be so easy. Anyway, I have to go to the Palace some time next week and see “Fantasia.” I certainly don’t want to miss that picture after all I’ve heard about it.

Dear Diary,

Jean and I went to the Palace tonight and saw “The Great Dictator.” It was without a doubt the craziest picture I ever saw. It had a moral, was full of good actors, and was entertaining, but I still say it was crazy.

I saw in the paper today that Bob Hope shot an 80 in Houston yesterday, which is only eight above par on that course. He shot 86 here, which was 16 over bar, but I’ll bet he put on a better show for the gallery here. I guess he decided to get serious and play golf in Houston instead of playing with the spectators. However, if I know him as well as I think I do, he did a lot of cutting up in Houston too. He just has a look on his face that tells people that he’s having a good time, no matter what he’s doing. At least, that’s my opinion. I could be wrong too. I certainly have been a lot of times.

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 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,

I had a date with Alfred Jones tonight. We went to the Palace, and was I surprised at the newsreel. The Rotary Clubs of Havana, Cuba, and Los Angelus presented the staff and cast of “The Ghost Breakers” with a silver cup for the best good neighbor picture of the year. Bob Hope accepted the cup and said, “Wait till they see Paulette and me in “Nothing But the Truth.” Maybe they’ll give us a saucer to go with this cup,” Paulette (Goddard) replied, “Or take back the cup.”

Dear Diary,

Last Sunday I read that Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Betty Grable would appear together on the Gulf Screen Guild soon. They weren’t on last Sunday or today and they weren’t announced for next Sunday so they may not be on at all, but I sure hope they are.

I was going to the Palace with Betty Lou today but she had to go with her mother so we plan to go next Sunday and see “The Thief of Bagdad” if I have time before I go to the concert to hear Iturbi. He was supposed to be here today but he had an operation on one of his fingers and couldn’t make it.

Dear Diary,

I went to Sunday School this morning and I was the only one in my class that was there. We went to the Palace today and saw “Gulliver’s Travels.” It was a lot better than “Snow White” was last year. I listened to Ellery Queen tonight on the radio.