BOB HOPE - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: TOM KITE JR. - HFSID 204612
Sale Price $252.00
BOB HOPE and TOM KITE
Black and white publicity photograph of Bob Hope and Tom Kite on the golf course.
Photograph signed: "Bob Hope" and "Tom Kite". B/w, 10x8. 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. TOM KITE won 19 PGA tour events (1976-1993) and so far six senior tourneys (2000-2002). Among his victories were the U.S. Open (1992) and the Hope Classic (1993), for which Hope is shown here offering his congratulations. Ink note on verso (no show through). Fine condition.
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