Dear Diary,

On the “Amos ‘N Andy” show today, Andy was telling Amos about meeting Bob Hope yesterday. Andy said, “Every time Hope said something funny, I’d top him and say something funnier.” The the Kingfish came in and told Amos how Andy just stood there with his mouth hanging open and kept calling Bob “Mr. Pope,” because he was so excited he didn’t know what he was saying. That sounds just a little more like the truth, as Amos himself remarked. I wish they would do that sort of thing more often. I imagine Amos and Andy will be Bob’s guest next fall.

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,

Bob Hope will be guest on the “Amos ‘N Andy” show tomorrow. He will be worked into the script in stead of appearing as a guest star. The Golden Gate Quartet has been their guest for the last three days. The Kingfish, as their agent has gotten them an interview with a representative from Paramount, who wants to sign a Negro quartet for the new Paramount picture, “Star-Spangled Rhythm.” Bob Hope will probably play the part of the Paramount representative “Star-Spangled Rhythm” is the all-star picture in which practically every big name at Paramount has a part. That includes Bob, of course.