BOB HOPE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 52114
BOB HOPE Black and white publicity photograph of a young Bob Hope wearing a suit and tie for Paramount pictures. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Marion/Hopefully yours!/Bob Hope". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9¼ (one surface). Captioned at bottom margin.
Sale Price $342.00
Black and white publicity photograph of a young Bob Hope wearing a suit and tie for Paramount pictures.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Marion/Hopefully yours!/Bob Hope". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9¼ (one surface). Captioned at bottom margin. Bob Hope (1903-2003) was born in England, moving with his family to the U.S. when he was four. A popular vaudeville performer from the 1920s, he starred in Broadway musicals of the 1930s, including Roberta and Red, Hot and Blue. Among the most popular of his 53 films were the "Road to ..." movies with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, beginning with The Road to Singapore (1940). He won three honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures (1940, 1944, and 1965). Seven months before Pearl Harbor, he appeared in the first of his shows for American servicemen, a tradition he would continue through a Persian Gulf tour in 1991. His success as a comedian continued unabated from radio to television with the long-running Bob Hope Show (1950-1967) and with guest appearances continuing through 1992. A well known philanthropist, friend to Presidents, and avid golfer with his own tournament (the Bob Hope Desert - later Chrysler - Classic, begun in 1960), Hope has made an enduring contribution to American culture. Slightly worn at edges. Lightly creased not evident head on. Otherwise, fine condition.
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