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Bob Hope Show: Christmas 1941 | [Bob Hope Show]

Bob Hope Show: Christmas 1941

This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on December 23, 1941. It is especially poignant considering that it was Christmas, and just two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
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This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on December 23, 1941. It is especially poignant considering that it was Christmas, and just two weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

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.

Thankful for the memories? Hear more episodes of The Bob Hope Show individually, or pick them up in collected editions!

© and (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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"One of America's most popular radio comedians." (Raymond Strait, Bob Hope: A Tribute)

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    "Classic old time radio show"
    Where does Bob Hope Show rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Bob Hope became America, his timing, his talent and his style. One could not help but love to travel back in time when Radio was king and thousands gathered around them and were entertained and there lives seemed a little less hurried.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bob Hope Show?

    This was taken from 1941 and just think what happened just weeks before this. Bob and His crew did a great job at trying to make people laugh even in the darkest times. Bob's timing for great comedy is what is best about the Bob hope anything.


    Have you listened to any of Bob Hope’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think all of Bob "Christmas tree" Hope as he calls himself in this show are worth everyone who likes radio, or loves history or just likes to laugh. Bob Hope was a true Icon.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just laughed at the dated humor which was very fun indeed.


    Any additional comments?

    Radio is Theater of the Mind and I recommend this and all old time radio to everyone

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