BOB HOPE : TV LEGEND

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BOB HOPE : TV LEGEND

NEW DELUXE COLLECTION OF BOB HOPE SPECIALS

NEW DELUXE COLLECTION OF BOB HOPE SPECIALS
Over 13 hours on 8 DVDs

Bob Hope 8 DVD set

$99.95 Installment pricing available

Experience even more Bob Hope, America’s TV Legend, with this collection of newly released television specials.

Now you can get even more Bob Hope specials with this brand new collection of 8 DVDs.

This collection features:

16 classic specials spanning over three decades, including:

  • 10 USO holiday specials from the Cold War through Vietnam featuring dance, music and comedy
  • 6 hilarious comedy specials

Dozens of Celebrity Guests:

  • Don Adams, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Glen Campbell, Johnny Carson, Jerry Colonna, Jimmy Durante, Redd Foxx, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jill St. John, Tom Jones, Janet Leigh, Paul Lynde, Jayne Mansfield, Steve McQueen, Don Rickles, Andy Williams, Flip Wilson and so many more!

Special Moments Include:

  • A star-studded comic ensemble sending up network censorship
  • A rollicking Western showdown between Bob’s comic colleagues and Hollywood cowboys
  • Touching moments with the troops
  • Musical Numbers
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Nostalgic Tribute to Vaudeville

Volume 1

Bob Hope: TV Legend - 8 DVDs

16 classic specials from 1958-1973 including 10 troop specials.  

Many of these shows are television treasures that have not been seen since their original broadcasts.  Guest appearances from legendary stars include Lucille Ball, Steve McQueen, Lola Falana, Tom Jones, Carol Burnett, Angie Dickinson, Andy Williams, Lana Turner, Jayne Mansfield, Redd Foxx, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Burns, and many more!

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special

    Original Air Date: January 15, 1965

    Bob Hope, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige, Miss World Ann Sidney, Jill St. John, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope and company embark on a 1964 Christmas tour to entertain troops stationed in Guam, Okinawa, the Philippines, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Along the way the troupe goes from the freezing cold of Korea to the tropical heat of Thailand—defrosting “so fast they had to keep a drip pan under us”—and in Vietnam experiences danger when the hotel across the street from theirs is bombed. Onstage, the female performers joke about how Bob “tricked” them into coming (the “whole new outfit” he promised turned out to be the 13th airborne), Jill St. John demonstrates the latest dance moves with service members, and Anita Bryant—on her fifth USO tour—serenades two soldiers guarding the stage.

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Show

    Original Air Date: January 16, 1963

    Bob Hope, Anita Bryant, Miss USA Amedee Chabot, Jerry Colonna, Janis Paige, Lana Turner, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    From more than a dozen military bases in the Pacific, Bob Hope and his entourage perform the 1962 Christmas tour in Japan, Korea, Guam, the Philippines, Okinawa, Formosa, and aboard the USS Kitty Hawk. Among the highlights: Lana Turner and Bob Hope do the bossa nova and Jerry Colonna is a “gusha”—a Texas geisha. There’s more comedy when Bob brings Miss USA Amedee Chabot onstage. The show closes with Anita Bryant leading everyone in Silent Night.

  • The Bob Hope Buick Xmas Show

    Original Air Date: January 11, 1961

    Bob Hope, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janis Paige, Andy Williams, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope brings his USO show to the Panama Canal Zone, the West Indies, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, and the islands of Grand Turk, San Salvador, and Eleuthera for Christmas 1960. Andy Williams, Janis Paige and Anita Bryant join Bob in an extended sketch about non-commissioned officers and their spouses, and Jerry Colonna pops up in the audience as Fidel Castro and the Rum King of Puerto Rico.

  • The Bob Hope Buick Xmas Show

    Original Air Date: January 13, 1960

    Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Jerry Colonna, Frances Langford, Jayne Mansfield, Steve McQueen, Tony Romano, Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra 

    Traveling to Alaska for Christmas 1959 provides Bob Hope the opportunity to crack jokes about the new state (it became the 49th state in January of that year) and bring holiday cheer to troops stationed there. Bob Hope and Steve McQueen portray a Japanese soldier and a GI alone on an island, unaware that the war has ended. Jayne Mansfield singsI’ve Got a Crush on You, and she and Frances Langford serve as Navy WAVES. Jerry Colonna and Tony Romano accompany Bob on a musical number they performed on their 1942 USO Alaska tour.

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the Globe with the U.S.O.

    Original Air Date: January 17, 1972

    Bob Hope, Vida Blue, Jan Daley, Don Ho, Carmen Sevilla, Rear Adm. Alan Shepard, Miss World USA Brucene Smith, Jill St. John, The Blue StreaksThe Hollywood Deb Stars, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope brings his USO Christmas tour to Hawaii, where the crew breaks in the act and Don Ho and His Wahinis perform Tiny Bubbles, then heads to Wake Island and Okinawa and on to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Spain, and Cuba. Along the way Bob delivers his topical stand-up, and jests with Jill St. John, pitcher Vida Blue, and astronaut Alan Shepard. Also includes roller skating by the Blue Streaks.

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special

    Original Air Date: January 17, 1973

    Bob Hope, Rudy CardenasLola Falana, Redd Foxx, Roman Gabriel, Miss World Belinda Green, Dolores Hope, Fran Jeffries, The American Beauties, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope makes his 22nd Christmas tour of U.S. military bases to entertain troops, starting with a send-off from Santa Claus (actor and pro football player Merlin Olsen) as the group departs for the Aleutians, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Diego Garcia, the Philippines, Guam, Wake Island, and the USS Midway. Highlights include Bob doing his custom-tailored monologues (with departing fighter jets drowning out his act in Thailand), a “fatigue version of Sanford and Son” with Redd Foxx on Diego Garcia, and Rudy Cardenas’ show-stopping juggling. Bob brings a star-struck service member onstage to sing to Miss World Belinda Green, dances and sings with Lola Falana, and jokes with L.A. Rams quarterback Roman Gabriel.

  • The Bob Hope Buick Show

    Original Air Date: January 16, 1959

    Bob Hope, Molly Bee, Jerry Colonna, Elaine Dunn, Hedda Hopper, Gina Lollobrigida, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    During the Cold War, Bob Hope brought his USO Christmas show to eight countries in twelve days, performing for troops in the Azores, Africa, Spain, Italy, Germany, Scotland, Iceland, and Canada—and aboard the USS Forrestal in the Bay of Naples, where the wind and rain forced the show belowdecks. Among the highlights: Hedda Hopper and Bob Hope answer questions about Hollywood, Bob “translates” Gina Lollobrigida’s Italian song, Molly Bee goes into the audience to sing directly to service members, and Jerry Colonna turns up in a German spiked helmet and dressed as a Moroccan Berber, a Spanish matador, and Nanook of the North.

  • The Bob Hope Buick Show

    Original Air Date: November 16, 1960

    Bob Hope, Neile Adams, Steve McQueen, Kay Starr, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Direct from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Bob Hope is joined in comedy sketches by Steve McQueen along with his wife Neile Adams, who sings My Heart Belongs to Daddy. Bob spoofs life as a cadet, and additional musical numbers are provided by Kay Starr and the Academy’s own Cadet Chorale, which backs Bob on the closing number.

  • The Bob Hope Show

    Original Air Date: December 14, 1967

    Bob Hope, Don Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Jerry Colonna, Wally Cox, Paul Lynde, Phil Silvers, The International Children’s Choir, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Santa Claus (Bob Hope) causes a traffic jam and is promptly arrested by motorcycle patrolman Phil Silvers in this satiric look at Christmas. In jail, cellmates Ernest Borgnine and Wally Cox are plotting how to break out, and prison psychiatrist Paul Lynde examines the defendant’s delusions. Presiding over the trial is Judge Jerry Colonna, with prosecuting attorney Don Adams calling to the stand Rita Ravishing (Joyce Jamison), who claims to have married Santa in Vegas. The International Children’s Choir performs Let There Be Peace on Earth.

  • The Bob Hope Special

    Original Air Date: December 19, 1968

    Bob Hope, Nancy Ames, Glen Campbell, Jerry Colonna, Wally Cox, Carol Lawrence, Janet Leigh, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    In this Mission: Impossible spoof, Santa Claus has been kidnapped and Bob Hope is on a Mission: Ridiculous to rescue him. The group responsible wants equal rights for women—starting with a female Santa. Agents Thelma Diamond (Janet Leigh), Judo Garland (Carol Lawrence), and Wanda the Whip (Nancy Ames) try to thwart Mr. Phelps (Bob) as he travels to the North Pole, Cuba, and Hong Kong before tracking down Santa (Wally Cox) at the group’s headquarters in his quest to save Christmas.

  • The Bob Hope Special

    Original Air Date: September 22, 1969

    Bob Hope, Marty Allen, Steve Allen, Shelley Berman, Red Buttons, Sid Caesar, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Jerry Colonna, Wally Cox, Bill Dana, Richard Deacon, Jimmy Durante, George Gobel, Shecky Greene, Buddy Hackett, Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, Jack E. Leonard, Pat Paulsen, Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, Nipsey Russell, Soupy Sales, Phil Silvers, The Smothers Brothers, Danny Thomas, Flip Wilson, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope and a star-studded comic ensemble do a takeoff on television censorship. Following new guidelines forbidding anything about sex, violence, or politics on TV, network censor Dr. Newton No No (Richard Deacon) screens new programming for scriptwriter Bob Hope—censored versions of Peyton Place, the moon landing, Tarzan, and football, as well as a non-violent Western. The comics are soon out of work, and retaliate by taking over the control room.

  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special

    Original Air Date: January 17, 1964

    Bob Hope, Anita Bryant, John Bubbles, Jerry Colonna, Miss USA Michele Metrinko, Tuesday Weld, The Earl Twins, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    Bob Hope’s annual Yuletide tour visits troops stationed in Turkey, Greece, Crete, Libya, and on-board the USS Shangri-La. Among the highlights are a comic exchange between Bob and Miss USA Michele Metrinko, tap dancing by John Bubbles, and a dance performance by the identical Earl Twins, known for their synchronized routines. Tuesday Weld banters with Bob, and Anita Bryant leads all in singing Silent Night.

  • The Bob Hope Special

    Original Air Date: November 16, 1970

    Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, George Burns, Tom Jones, Lisa Miller, Danny Thomas, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    In this 1970 television special Bob Hope and fellow legends of comedy look back at vaudeville. Bob portrays a comic who is heckled (by Danny Thomas) and a hypnotist who gets an audience member (Lucille Ball) to do a striptease. Tom Jones sings and duets with Bob. George Burns and Lisa Miller banter in a Burns-and-Allen-style routine. Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Danny Thomas play youngsters auditioning for Gus Blackwood’s “School Days Act.”

  • The Bob Hope Show

    Original Air Date: November 8, 1967

    Bob Hope, Don Adams, Steve Allen, Raymond Burr, Rod Cameron, Philip Carey, Jack Carter, Wally Cox, Bill Dana, Richard Deacon, James Drury, Bobbie Gentry, Buddy Hackett, Jack Kelly, Paul Lynde, Doug McClure, Cameron Mitchell, Ken Murray, Jack Palance, Don Rickles, Dale Robertson, Dan Rowan & Dick Martin, Larry Storch, Danny Thomas, Forrest Tucker, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    In this Western spoof, Bob Hope plots a showdown between Hollywood’s cowboys and comedians. He disguises himself as a cowboy to infiltrate their gathering, and devises a plan to disrupt the big Western spectacular: If he and his comic colleagues can rustle every horse in Hollywood, the cowboy stars, without their horses, will be just unemployed actors. Singer Bobbie Gentry’s song tells the tale of treachery and bloodshed.

  • The Bob Hope Show

    Original Air Date: January 17, 1958

    Bob Hope, Jerry Colonna, Arthur Duncan, Mickey Hargitay, Hedda Hopper, Carol Jarvis, Jayne Mansfield, Erin O’Brien, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    On another Christmas season tour to entertain the troops, Bob Hope brings the USO show to the Pacific, stopping in Hawaii, Japan, and Okinawa, and making an especially chilly visit to Korea. The dazzling Jayne Mansfield and her fiancé, former Mr. Universe Mickey Hargitay, appear. As “Tokyo Jayne” she joins Airman Hope (Bob) in a sketch. Acclaimed tap dancer Arthur Duncan dazzles, and Jerry Colonna poses as a pilot, a marine, and a sailor.

  • The Bob Hope Special

    Original Air Date: September 25, 1968

    Bob Hope, Carroll Baker, Vikki Carr, Cyd Charisse, Angie Dickinson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jill St. John, Carol Burnett, Dean Martin, Les Brown and His Band of Renown

    In this takeoff on the 1968 electoral campaign, Bob Hope plays both Sen. Gaylord Goodfellow, presidential candidate and eligible bachelor, and his double, a taxi driver named Irving who takes the politician’s place—and proposes to a bevy of women prior to election day. Highlights include a ukulele-playing Wee Willie (Bob) singing Tip Toe through the Tulips, an unexpected pratfall for Vikki Carr, and Washington correspondent Angie Nickerson (Angie Dickinson) and Gaylord’s “maid” (Zsa Zsa Gabor) tossing insults and household objects at each other. Watch for surprise appearances by Carol Burnett and Dean Martin.

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