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,

I saw Bob Hope in “My Favorite Blonde” for the fifth and sixth times today. I imagine that will be the last time until it comes to the Texas or Rosewin. I’m going to be too busy resting tomorrow to go to any show, even “My Favorite Blonde.” I’ve got to get in plenty of rest so all my wits will be functioning Monday night for Mr. Hope and his most illustrious companions. Golly, won’t Monday ever come? I guess it will, because I felt this way twice before this. Once almost two years ago, and once not three months ago. But both those days came, and so will next Monday.

Dear Diary,

I got a picture of Bob Hope today from “My Favorite Blonde.” That means it will be out in about two months or less. Less, I hope. After all, it’s been over two months since I last saw him in a picture. “Louisiana Purchase” will be at the Texas next Sunday, but I can’t go see that, because I’ll be at a concert early in the day and I’ll be listening to him after the concert. I guess I’ll just have to wait until it gets to the Rosewin before I see it for the ninth (and probably tenth) time. I guess I can stand the wait though.

In the same magazine from which I got that picture there was as picture of Marlene Dietrich giving Bob a light. Bob looks like he’s trying to impress her. He’s putting on that old glamour-boy act. It’s just opposite from the first picture. In that one he looks like an excited kid.

Dear Diary,

This has been a slightly profitable month as far as Bob Hope and radio are concerned. I heard him four times on his own show and once on the March of Dimes program. I haven’t seen him in any picture shows this month, but I think I will in February, when “Louisiana Purchase” comes to the Texas. (I hope.)

This month has also been profitable as far as pictures of Bob are concerned. At the first of the month I had five hundred and twenty pictures of him. Now I have something over six hundred, which is better progress than I have ever before made in just one month. I think at the present rate at least, that I will more than reach my goal of one thousand pictures of Bob before the year 1942 is completely complete.

Dear Diary,

I saw “Sis Hopkins” at the Texas today. There were a lot of my favorite people in the picture, including Jerry Colonna, Elvia (Cobina) Allman and Bob Crosby. Colonna should be right at home with Crosby because he (Colonna) used to play in brother Bing’s band, until Bob Hope got wind of him as a promising bit of stuff for comedy on Hope’s radio show.

Dear Diary,

I saw “The Road to Zanzibar” two more times today. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that picture. I probably wan’t see it again until it comes to the Texas, unless it is held over at the Tower.

I forgot to listen to Hedda Hopper today, and she probably talked about Bob Hope a good deal since she will be his guest tomorrow night. She might even turn around and have Bob as her guest. You never can tell what these Hollywood columnists might do.

Dear Diary,

Mother had the flu today so I didn’t go to the show this afternoon. Donald went to the Texas and told me Bob Hope was in the short subject so I went tonight when Daddy got home. Well, well, imagine that! No Hope. As usual Donald was just kidding but the show was pretty good anyway. I intend to keep after Donald until I find out if he was kidding or if Bob Hope was really there, althrough I doubt if I will ever find out.