BOB HOPE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/20/1955 - HFSID 25436
Bob Hope sends a typed letter of thanks for taking the time to make a tape.
Typed Letter signed: "Bob H", 1p, 7x10½. On personal letterhead. No place, 1955 July 20. To George Sanders, Station KRKD, Los Angeles, California. In full: "Just a note to let you know that I really appreciated your dropping by here to make the tape for the EDDIE FOY ALBUM promotion. Sorry this session couldn't have been set up for a time other than on your day off, but we have been going at rather a mad pace. I hope you'll be able to play the album often as, with your set-up, it should do it a lot of good. At all events, I'll be grateful for any time you can give to it. I'm off for New York tonight but I know I'm leaving this promotion in good hands. Again, many thanks for your fine cooperation." 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). In a departure from his usual comedy style, Hope played in 1955 a convincing Eddy Foy, a vaudeville star who put his sons The Seven Little Foys on stage. 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 creased. Pinhead-size stain in lower right. Horizontal fold passes through signature.
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