This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on March 20, 1945. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100.More
"One of America's most popular radio comedians." (Raymond Strait, Bob Hope: A Tribute)
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Wartime show at California base.
Anyone interested in history and WWll would love this show. I grew up knowing Bob Hope did a lot of USO work, but this is from 1945! What a treat!
This was fun and having Bob Hope flirt with a just turned teen Shirley Temple was a hoot!
The scene where Bob and Shirley went on a date was cute and loved the line, My Grandma used to have a crush on you too! was hilarious!
Bob joking with the service men about Hitler and the War was very moving to me.
I will defininetly invest in more of the Bob Hope shows. Great fun!
- Kristi Richardson