BOB HOPE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/06/1961 - HFSID 80003
Sale Price $162.00
Bob Hope sends a typed letter of regret that he will not be able to be on the panel because he will be home by then.
Typed Letter Signed: "Bob Hope", 1p, 8x10. On "Bob Hope/Shepperton Studios" stationery, Middlesex, England, 1961 November 6. To Donald Grant. In full: "Thank you for your letter and kind invitation to join the panel of Judges for your contest. Unfortunately on your date I shall have returned home to the States. I admire very much the work you do in providing entertainment for the sick and aged. May I wish your function every sucess (sic) and I am sorry I cannot be there. My best regards to your committee, and thank you all for thinking of me. Yours sincerely," 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. Creased. Folds. Vertical fold touches "B". Lightly soiled at edges. Fine condition.
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