L E’s Stories – “Deep Within My Heart Lies A Melody” – My Tribute To The King Of Texas Swing Bob Wills

When a person grew up in West Texas, especially in the 1950’s and 1960’s….they were “weened” by a  continuous “mainline injection” of Texas (Western) Swing music….which back then amounted to all things Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys….which resulted in a lifelong love of this wonderful style of Texas cowboy music….which was at its core, a sound…

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…

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

We here at ImaSportsphile are conscious of just how much generosity the Baby Boomer Generation had in their very fiber…..for this generation was quite frankly one of the most charitable of all generations up to then….and since then.  We have often thought about how the Boomers were taught by their mothers and fathers based on “rules of life” that the Greatest…

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

Here Come the Girls (1953) is a musical comedy film directed by Claude Binyon….which was filmed in Technicolor….while being produced by Bob Hope’s company Hope Productions Inc…..and released by Paramount Pictures.  Along with Hope, the cast includes Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin and Arlene Dahl. Here Come the Girls takes place at the turn of the century….when after having spent nearly 20 years trying to make it in show business…..Stanley Snodgrass is…

Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Good Ole Harmony – Song & Dance From Movie Variety Girl

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby went together like “cream and sugar” or”sugar and spice” or “horse and carriage”…..as they teamed up to create the perfect partnership of comedy, music and entertainment…..while starring in the seven “Road Show” movies they made with Dorothy Lamour….and “They Got Me Covered”…..”The Princess and The Pirate”….“My Favorite Brunette”….“Son of Paleface”….“Alias, Jesse James”….“Cancel My Reservation”….and…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Rhonda Fleming StandUp Comedy + Excerpt From 1959 Movie Alias Jesse James

Alias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod….and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming….which is based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence…..as the film is about an outlaw who tries to kill an insurance agent who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy. Rhonda Fleming is a…

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

Son of Paleface is a 1952 American Technicolor Comedy Western film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, and Roy Rogers. The film is a sequel to the 1948 movie The Paleface….which was written by Tashlin, Joseph Quillan, and Robert L. Welch….as the film is about a man who returns home to claim his father’s gold….which is nowhere to be found.  Son of Paleface was…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Jill St John Stand Up Routine + Excerpt From 1967 Movie Eight On A Lam

Jill St. John is an American actress…..who is best known for playing Bond girl Tiffany Case in Diamonds Are Forever (1971).  In May 1957, St. John was 16 when Universal Pictures signed her to a contract for seven years starting at $200 a week…..as her major studio film debut was in Summer Love (1958) starring John Saxon….when she also appeared on TV in episodes of The Christophers, Schlitz…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney StandUp Routine + 1953 Movie Excerpt Here Come The Girls

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress….who came into prominence in the early 1950’s with the song “Come On-a My House”….which was followed by other popular numbers such as “Botch-a-Me”, “Mambo Italiano”, “Tenderly”, “Half as Much”, “Hey There” and “This Ole House”. She also had success as a…