Dear Diary,

I heard today that ┬áBob Crosby will replace brother Bing on the summer show. That’s certainly an improvement oer last summer’s KMH master of ceremonies – Don Ameche. Bob Crosby was the guest maestro on the Fitch Band Wagon today and he and Toby Reed talked the situation over. Bob said he might replace him for the summer, but he could never take his place. To prove it, he read one of his recent fan letters which asked him for a picture of Bing. Fine thing. That sounds ┬álike a letter Bob Hope might write. But Bobby would reverse the procedure. He’s write to Bing and ask for Bob Crosby’s picture.

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Dear Diary,

Skinnay Ennis was the guest on the Band Wagon today. He sure made fun of Bob Hope, since Hope wasn’t there to heckle him. Skinnay said, “After all, why should I let Bob Hope heckle me? Who is he but Bing Crosby’s Rochester?” Tobe Reed said, “Skinnay, what has Hope got that you don’t have?” Skinnay said, “He’s got thirty-five more pounds and a contract with Paramount.”