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Title:
Hope : entertainer of the century
Author:
Zoglin, Richard, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print ed.]
Publication Information:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.

©2014
Physical Description:
909 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
In his lifetime, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium. A household name, he virtually invented stand-up comedy. Hope is a celebration of an entertainer whose vast contribution has never been properly appreciated, and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man who truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace.
General Note:
Includes filmography.
Language:
English
Contents:
The making of an entertainer. Opening ; Vaudeville ; Broadway -- Inventing comedy. Hollywood ; Actor -- Finding a mission. War ; Peace -- Inventing stardom. Television ; Ambassador ; King -- Losing his grip. Patriot ; Partisan -- Ensuring the legacy. Restoration ; Legend.
ISBN:
9781410475213
Format :
Book