During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: Vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances. American Masters explores the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives and clips from his classic films.
American Masters: This is Bob Hope During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: Vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances, including hosting the Academy Awards a record 19 times and his annual USO Christmas military tours. American Masters explores the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives and clips from his classic films (The Road pictures, My Favorite Blonde), radio and TV shows. Hear excerpts of Hope's writings voiced by Billy Crystal plus interviews with Woody Allen, Dick Cavett, Margaret Cho, Linda Hope, Kermit the Frog, Leonard Maltin, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, Connie Stevens and writers including Sherwood Schwartz and biographer Richard Zoglin.
A Letter from Bob
Bob Hope's letter to a little girl with cystic fibrosis.
You Didn't Say No to Bob Hope
Tom Selleck recalls his memories of Bob Hope.
The Boat Show Line
Bob Hope recording a funny line for The Simpsons.
One Night In Nebraska
Meeting Bob Hope for the first time.
Conan O'Brien and Bob Hope discuss the classic monologue.
Learning From The Best
Learning to work with Bob Hope.
Bob Hope during the Korean War
Memories about Bob Hope and his relationship with his writers.
Producer: John Scheinfeld, Dave Harding, Richard Zoglin, Richard Gurman, Jim Hardy
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Talent: Bob Hope, Billy Crystal
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
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