He entered TV an A list superstar in 1950 and maintained that status through his final special in 1996. Much of his work on TV still ranks among the top 100 highest rated shows of all time, from hosting the Academy Awards to his Christmas specials from Vietnam. Given all that, there has not been one book devoted to profiling and analyzing his amazing achievements--until now.
Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories summarizes and reviews the television appearances by the man voted in 1985 America's favorite all-time entertainer--when he was 77 years old! It profiles nearly 1,000 hours of national TV appearances by "Ol' Ski Nose" by virtually every genre in the medium, starting with all his comedy specials he headlined for almost half a century. Other appearances included are his acting guest shots ranging from I Love Lucy to The Simpsons; his work on close to 200 variety shows and specials; his memorable moments on talk shows, game shows, awards presentations and sporting events; and even his considerable contributions to documentaries and news programs.
Laugh again to great jokes and get new insights as nearly forty interviewees share their recollections about working with Bob as guest stars, writers, producers and directors. Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories is a tribute to the impact of one of the brightest stars ever to shine on television.