L E’s Stories – Tribute To Bob Hope – Thanks For The Memories

There are television personalities that Bone Daddy grew up with as he and the family regularly gathered around the black and white TV with rabbit-ears antennas in the 1950’s and 1960’s….to include major sporting events, of course….along with folks and shows like the Red Skelton Comedy Hour….the Cartwrights in Bonanza….Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy….The Beverly Hillbillies….Gunsmoke….Perry…

Music – 1934 – Bob Hope + Leah Ray – You’re As Sweet As Molasses – Sung In 1934 Film Going Spanish

Leah Ray (February 16, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an American singer and actress….who performed in the Big Band era….while singing and acting in more than a dozen motion pictures.  Soon after Ray moved to California, her uncle introduced her to Phil Harris and arranged for a tryout…..and as a result, she was singing for the Harris Orchestra at…

Music – 1938 – Bob Hope + Shirley Ross – Thanks For The Memories – From Movie Big Broadcast Of 1938

“Thanks for the Memory“ is a popular song composed by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin. Which   was introduced in the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 ….while being sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross…..and recorded by Shep Fields and His Orchestra….which featured John Serry Sr. on accordion in the film….and vocals by Bob Goday on Bluebird Records from 1938.  Dorothy Lamour’s solo recording of the song was also very…

Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Harmony – Song & Dance Routine In Movie Variety Girl

Back when Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas…..there were many movie musicals with scores of popular songs…..as many of the were what we call “song and dance” music…..and Bob Hope and Bing Crosby did their fair share of “song and dance” music in the many movies that they made from the late 1930’s throughout the mid-1950’s…..as we…

Music – 1942 – Bing Crosby + Dorothy Lamour + Bob Hope – Moonlight Becomes You – In Road To Morocco

“Moonlight Becomes You“ is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Johnny Burke….as the song was written for the Paramount Pictures 1942 movie release of Road to Morocco….whereas the music was also published in 1942 in connection with the film…..when Paramount’s then staff arranger, Vic Schoen wrote the arrangement. The song has been recorded many times….while becoming a standard….but the truth be known…..…

Music 1952 Bob Hope + Jane Russell + Roy Rodgers – Buttons And Bows – From Movie Son Of Paleface

“Buttons and Bows” is a popular song with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….  which was published in 1947….as the song was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell film The Paleface….and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.  It was originally written with an Indian theme….but was changed when the director said that would not work in the movie.  It was…

Music – 1953 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – Youve Got Class – From Movie Here Come The Girls

Here Come the Girls is a 1953 musical comedy film directed by Claude Binyon…..which was filmed in Technicolor….and produced by Bob Hope‘s company Hope Productions Inc…..while being released by Paramount Pictures….where along with Hope, the cast includes Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin and Arlene Dahl.  In this video clip herewith….which is a excerpt from Bob Hope’s 1980’s television special Road To Hollywood ….in which Hope has many of his past female…

Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby Et Al – Good Ole Harmony – Sung In Movie Variety Girl

Variety Girl is a 1947 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall….and starring Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson, Glenn Tryon, Nella Walker, Torben Meyer, Jack Norton, and William Demarest…..which was produced by Paramount Pictures.  Numerous Paramount contract players and directors make cameos or perform songs including Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, William Holden et al….with particularly large amounts of screen time featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The…

Music – 1955 – James Cagney + Bob Hope – Tabletop Tap Dance Routine From The Movie Seven Little Foys

The Seven Little Foys is a Technicolor in VistaVision 1955 comedy film directed by Melville Shavelson starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy, the famous vaudeville entertainer…..with one highlight of the film being an energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence with Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney….who reprises his role as George M. Cohan….as seen in this video herewith. The story of Eddie Foy Sr. and the Seven Little Foys inspired…