Dear Diary,

I found the following article in the paper this afternoon:

When Samuel Goldwyn sent a coy of the script of his latest movie, “They Got Me Covered,” starring Comedian Bob Hope, to F B I headquarters, in Washington, D. C., he asked if there was any objection to showing Axis agents roaming all over the nation’s capital.

F B I officials wired back: “The script seems o. k. Anything can happen in a Bob Hope picture.”

They’re not kidding, either. Anything can, and usually does, happen in Bob Hope pictures.

Seven more Hopeless Tuesdays.

Dear Diary,

Some people have all the breaks. Sam Goldwyn has been looking for six Washington secretaries to appear in the new Bob Hope picture, “They Got Me Covered.” One of the first girls chosen was Mary Byrne from Dallas. Can you imagine such lucy? She goes to Washington, gets a job a secretary (probably at about $150 a month), and winds up in Hollywood making a picture with none other than Bob Hope! Oh well, I’ll make up for lost time when I meet Bob. What do you mean, I’ll never meet him? I will too. Oh, you want to fight about it?

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Sam Goldwyn has bought the title of Bob Hope’s book, “They Got Me Covered,” and will change the title of the new Bob Hope picture from “Washington Comedy” to They Got Me Covered.” I can’t imagine what that’s got to do with the picture, but I’ll bet it proves to be a big drawing attraction for the picture. (As if Bob weren’t enough!) That’s the second time the title has been changed. It was originally “Treasure Chest.”

Well what do you know! I found out today that I’m a genius (or freak). I can write upside-down backwards with both hands at the same time.

Dear Diary,

Well what do you know? Here it’s been a week since I saw Bob Hope and the rest of the Victory Caravan, and it doesn’t seem as though it’s been half that long. I can still look back and remember little details (looks thrown around among the cast, words treated likewise, etc.) that I couldn’t remember a week after I saw Bob the first time. However, don’t get me wrong. I still remember a great deal about that first show, and I don’t suppose I’ll ever forget all of it. The two things in particular that I’ll never forget are the stunts in which he had Sam Goldwyn on the floor and when he walked around Bruce Cabot, snarling at his full-dress suit. Oh that guy!

Dear Diary,

Hedda Hopper was talking about the Victory Caravan today. She said she heard Bob Hope and Jerry Colonna rehearsing a telephone conversation in which Bob is supposed to be Mussolini trying to get Hitler on the phone. (He never does.) Then she went into detail about Bob’s plans for the next two or three weeks. She said he would take his entire radio show with him to eight major cities  on the route, act as master of ceremonies for all performances of the Caravan, take his radio show to army camps while on the tour, and come back immediately to start work in a Sam Goldwyn picture. (She named other things, too, but I can’t remember them all.) She called it the most ambitious program ever undertaken by a Hollywood personality.

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper today that Sam Goldwyn has signed Dinah Shore to appear in the picture he’s going to make which will star Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Boy, Bob certainly gets surrounded by singers in his pictures. There has been Shirley Ross, Martha Raye, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Dona Drake, and now Dinah Shore. It’s strange that novody let’s Bob sind an entire song all by himself (or is it so strange?) But I solemnly swear that before I leave the realm of worldly things, I shall hear him sing a song all the way through—with no other vocal accompaniment. Just little Bobby!

Dear Diary,

The paper started playing up the possibility yesterday that Bing Crosby and Bob Hope might be here, but there was sill nothing definite about it today. They just said it was a strong possibility.

I got my stories straight today about awards given to Bob Hope, Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis. Bob and Rita were awarded the honor of being Hollywood’s most “photogenerous” stars, and Bob and Bette were named as most coöperative stars. In other words, that’s two awards for Bob, instead of one, as I had thought until today.

I saw in the morning paper that Sam Goldwyn will make five pictures this year. One of them will be called “Treasure Chest,” starring Bob Hope. The arrangements for that picture were made over a year ago. I guess Sam (or Bob) has been kinda busy.

Dear Diary,

I heard several months ago that Bob Hope is going to make a picture for Sam Goldwyn, and Hedda Hopper said today that it will be called “Treasure Chest.”

Kay Kyser tried to imitate Bob Hope again tonight. He had the words okay, but never the voice. He even said, “Sorry, folks, but we’re running late tonight.” Oh, those familiar words. It happens almost every week, darn it!

Dear Diary,

I saw in the paper this morning that Bob Hope will make a picture for Sam Goldwyn before the year is over. Bob will play the part of a Pan-American Airways pilot. He’s really getting up in the world. (Get it?)

I went to the Greiner Band Sweetheart Dance tonight. I wore my new white evening dress and Roy sent me a corsage of sweet peas. The band sweetheart was Shirley Thornton. I didn’t expect her to win but I’m glad she did.

Dear Diary,

I read in a magazine today about some of the Academy Award winners. It said that the cutest gag Bob Hope pulled all evening was when Buddy De Sylva, his boss at Paramount, left he podium, Bob nodded at De Sylva and said, “He’s just made a deal with Sam Goldwyn for Goldwyn to borrow me for a while. It’s sort of a lend-louse bill.”

There was another article in the magazine about Bob Hope. It stated that Bob thought they ought to change the name of “Caught In the Draft” to “Tanks For the Memory”