About Bob Hope Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Leslie Townes Hope, well known as Bob Hope, was born on May 29, 1903 in Toluca Lake, California, United States. He died on july 27, 2003 at the age of 100 years old. He was the son of William Henry Hope and Avis Townes.
Hope appeared first on stage in Broadway musical then came out in radio, television and movie. In 1934, he was employed by Educational Picture in a short comedy Going Spanish. The song Thanks for the Memory was his trade mark over the radio and was praised by critics. In 1938, he signed a contract under Paramount Pictures for the film The Big Broadcast of 1938. Also, he became one of the biggest stars of the company and remained with the studio all throughout 1950s.
As a film star, he starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour in the successful movie Road and My Favorite Brunette. Lamour had a USO tour with Hope and was said to be very associated with the actress. Other female actresses who were Hope’s costars are Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Paulette Goddard and Jane Russell. Since then, he had done many things in the business. Hope marked in every human mind through his work and deed. In US Armed Forces, his work was also noted for his numerous USO tours which entertained the American military personnel. He was honored for his humanitarian work. Also, the U.S. Congress honored him as the first and only veteran of the U.S. armed forces.
His work in the industry is a lifelong contribution which can be seen through his memorabilia which are available in this site. We also offer Christian Bale collectibles.
Sometimes Bob’s name is misspelled as Bob Nope, Bobb Hopp, Bab Hoop and Bub Hopes.