"Thanks for the Memories" are the words from a song that the most famous entertainer of the 20th century, the one and only Bob Hope, would sing at the end of all of his shows.
Offered for sale is his wonderful book titled, "So This is Peace", in which Bob Hope recalls all the times he spent overseas entertaining the troops during WWII alongside of fellow entertainers.
Also in the book he discusses problems the vets face like housing, transportation, finding jobs, and health care after they returned from overseas.
This book is a second edition which was published and copyrighted in 1946 by The Hope Corporation and distributed by Simon and Schuster of New York. The Silly and Funny illustrations found throughout the 208 pages were drawn by Lew Glanzman. The only black and white photos of his trips are found on the first and last pages of the book.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, Bob Hope and sometimes alongside his close friend Bing Crosby would spend the next 5 years traveling around the world sometimes getting pretty close to the war with little concern for their safety to entertain our members of the Armed Forces.
The book has 10 chapters that will keep you entertained throughout all 208 pages and give you a closer look into the heart of Bob Hope and all his fellow stars that brought well deserved joy to those so far away from home and their loved ones.
**Condition: The dust jacket is in fair to good- condition. The covers of the book are in very good condition, very clean and bright. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright.*Dust Jacket: There is soiling to the front, spine, and back, and chips and tears along the edges of the dust jacket. *Covers: There is very minor wear along the edges. The corners are sharp and the spine is solid. *Inside pages: The paper is made from low grade pulp due to paper rationing during WWII.
“This book about peace is respectfully dedicated to those who say”, “I don't want to hear any more about the war." “Remember that what you don't hear about, you forget. And when you forget what war is like...you're in danger". Bob Hope
If your parents or grandparents grew up during WWII, the Korean War or during the Vietnam War, I'm sure they remember all those wonderful TV broadcasts of Bob Hope entertaining our troops. A great gift they'll surely enjoy. God Bless You, Bob Hope!!
P.S. I'm also including a Radio & Television News Magazine from September, 1954, which features Bob Hope on the cover. "It's like putting an elephant in a birdcage," according to Bob Hope when he glimpsed the new Ampex 600 portable tape recorded at NBC's Hollywood studios. A really neat magazine all about everything new and exciting in the world of radio and television in 1954.
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