Dear Diary,

Gee, it was good to hear Bob Hope on the radio again. Any and the Kingfish said they wanted to be sure there was some important star in “Star-Spangled Rhythm” to kind of carry the quartet along. Bob said, “Well, there’s Bing Crosby, and I’m in the picture myself. Then there’s Dorothy Lamour, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, Mary Martin, Eddie Bracken, Rochester, —” The Kingfish said, “Oh, Rochester’s in it. Then it’s okay. We wanted to be sure there was some big star in it, so the boys wouldn’t be put in a B picture.” Bob added there was already one good quartet in Hollywood—Bing Crosby’s.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Madeleine Carroll and Stirling Hayden have begun a long-delayed honeymoon. Golly, what’s Bob Hope doing to do now. He can’t publicly chase a married woman, as he has been doing with Mady. I guess he’ll have to stick strictly so such gals as Hedy Lamarr, Paulette Goddard, and Dottie Lamour – at least until those fair damsels get hitched (again). Bob may surprise everyone and start talking about his wife. After all, he could have done much, much worse than he did. Mrs. H. is a might pretty gal to have for a wife.

 

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Paramount has started production on their big all-star picture, “Star-Spangled Rhythm.” The picture will star just about every big name on the Paramount lot, including Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Cecil B. de Mille, Buddy De Sylva, Veronica Lake, Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour, etc. Wow! What a show! I wonder what I’m going to do when I start listing Bob’s co-stars for “Star-Spangled Rhythm” in my record book. It’ll take the rest of the page that I’ve already started, if not more, I’ll have to buy another book for his next picture.

Dear Diary,

I got two pictures of Bob Hope today, and he had his arm around a girl in both of them. One of the girl’s was Betty Hutton and the other was Paulette Goddard. Boy, does that guy get around. Every day I find pictures of him with a different gal. I wonder if he ever gets tired of posing with beautiful women. (Am I kidding?)

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby finally made up their very changeable minds and decided to come to Dallas February 11 after all. If they could always come out with decisions like that, I wouldn’t care if they took six or seven months to make up their minds. I have my ticket already, because I saw in the paper yesterday that they were definitely coming. I wasted no time in getting my ticket yesterday afternoon.

Dear Diary,

Bob Hope was guest on Louella Parsons’ Hollywood Premiere tonight. He and Paulette Goddard did a radio version of “Nothing But the Truth.”

After the play was over Louella asked Bob and Paulette questions that had been sent in by the listeners. One person asked Bob how wold he was. He said, “I’m twenty-four to my fans, thirty-two to the city hall, and fifty-seven to the draft board.” Louella said, “You mean to tell me you have three different ages?” Bob replied, “You mean to tell me you haven’t?”

Louella told Bob she admired his hightintellectual brow. Bob said, “Oh, my brow isn’t intellectual. I just finished reading a copy of Esquire and my eyebrows haven’t come down yet!”

Dear Diary,

Would I like to have been in Paulette Goddard’s shoes last week. Tonight Bob Hope was talking to his announcer about last week’s show. Ben said, “Say, Bob, when Paulette was on your program, last week, didn’t you five her a copy of your book?” Bob replied, “Yes, Ben, I gave her a copy of ‘The Got Me Covered.’ Why?” Ben: “Well, didn’t she kiss you for it?” Bob: “Oh, does the blister still show?” Ben said, “Folks, if you want a copy of Bob Hope’s book, I’ll tell you how to get one without all the mess of kissing Bob.”

Dear Diary,

At last, they’re here. Both my books came today. I guess they knew I was sending for a second one later so they just waited to send them both at once. They’re twice as cute as I had expected them to be, and believe me, that’s good, cousin.

Bob Hope’s guest tonight was Paulette Goddard. Boy, did she give Bob some fancy teasing. She told him that the reason more girls didn’t go for him was because his love making wasn’t serious enough. Bob claimed it was, so Paulette said, “Oh it is? Well, you’re the first person who ever kissed me and kept a yo-yo going at the same time. ”

Bob dramatized the second chapter of his book tonight.

Dear Diary,

The following article was in a magazine I bought today: “Bob Hope will do practically everything the script calls for but he balked when they tried to get him to wear one of Paulette Goddard’s black lace nightgowns for a scene in ‘Nothing But the Truth.’ He said fun is fun but the nightgown stunt wasn’t. Bob compromised, however, and wore one of Paulette’s dressing gowns instead.”

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,

I had my hair cut today and got a permanent.

Jean gave a birthday party this evening. I surely did have fun. Roger tried to teach me tango, but I didn’t learn any too fast so we waltzed and “two-stepped.” Roger certainly is a good dancer. He spent the whole evening trying to make Roy mad and he succeeded pretty well.

I saw in the paper today that Paulette Goddard got treated pretty roughly in “Nothing But the Truth.” In one scene Bob Hope pulls a rug from under her.

Dear Diary,

There was a swell article in the paper this morning. It stated that Paramount realized that the success of “The Road To Zanzibar” was due chiefly to Bob Hopes popularity and that he is now getting more attention than a prima donna.

The artile also stated that before “The Road To Moscow” will be “The Road To Morocco.” He will do “Murder Farm” with Paulette Goddard and “We Want A Girl Friend” with Jack Benny. Those three and the other six I knew about make nine pictures slated.

Dear Diary,

There was a long article in the paper today about “Nothing But the Truth,” starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard (and Edward Arnold). Bob made a bet with Edward Arnold (in the picture) tht he would tell nothing but the truth on his program just once. A lot of people might find out plenty that way.

“Caught In the Draft” and “Nothing But the Truth” make two pictures I’ll be seeing a lot of the next five or six months.

Dear Diary,

Today Hedda Hopper mentioned something Bob Hope said in “Nothing But the Truth.” “Speaking of Bob–” she said, “Appearing on Bob Hope’s program, as I did last night, was the most fun I’ve had in years. Bob cut one of the jokes in the script and one of his writers rushed up and said, ‘You can’t to that to my brain-child.’ (He did) As a matter of fact, Bob’s writers have a hard time keeping him from ad-libbing, which is usually much funnier than anything they can cook up.”

I was glad to hear that Bob has started work on “Nothing But the Truth,” with Paulette Goddard. I’ve read about so many of his prospective pictures lately that I don’t know which ones to believe anymore.

Dear Diary,

I saw Bob Hope in “The Ghost Breakers” today. I saw it twice and I had seen it five times before. Now I have seen it and “The Road To Singapore” (Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dotty Lamour) the same amount of times. Paulette Goddard was in “The Ghost Breakers.”