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As New in Fine jacket. 6 1/4" X 9 1/2" 204 Pages Indexed. Black boards with silver spine lettering. As New gift quality book. Interior text pages are flawless. Although Bob Hope has been the subject of many biographies, no book yet has fully explored the comic persona he created in vaudeville and radio, brought to fruition in dozens of films from the 1930s through the 1960s, and made a lasting influence on comedians from Woody Allen to Conan O'Brien. In this book film comedy authority Donald W. McCaffrey finally places Hope in his well-deserved position among the highest rank of film comedians of his era. Drawing on archival materials and interviews with collaborators, McCaffrey analyzes each major film in depth, with due attention to particular sequences that reveal how Hope created a unique comic personality that lasted over dozens of very popular films, from the Road movies with Bing Crosby through such underrated classics as Son of Paleface, Monsieur Beaucaire, and Casanova's Big Night. In so doing, McCaffrey introduces readers to a Bob Hope now overshadowed by his own reputation. We see here that Hope's significance has been greater than any USO appearance or television special might suggest. Many of these movies have recently been made available on DVD and for the first time in decades they are now available to the general public. This volume will serve as an excellent introduction for those wanting to see these films for the first time. Contents: Acknowledgments, Introduction, Song Dance and Gags: From Vaudeville to Radio, Hollywood Embraces a Song and Dance Man, Starring Hope During the War Years, There Was Hope and Hartmann, Some Hits and Misses, Neglected and Underrated Movies, The Rocky Road to Exotic Worlds, Fade Out on Movies The Fade In of the Small Screen, Through the Decades with Hope's Films 1934 to 1972, Assessment: Bob Hope's Legacy, Appendix A Bob Hope Films, Appendix B Selected Bob Hope Awards, Appendix C: Selected Bob Hope Honors, Notes, and Selected Bibliography.
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