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Series 1. Bob Hope Joke Files, 1930s-2000s
417 linear feet
RPA 01059-02044 (boxes 1-986), RPA 02446-02453 (boxes 1388-1395), RPA 02641-02643 (boxes 1583-1585); RPB 00123-00227 (oversize boxes 1734-1838); RPC 00088-00092 (oversize boxes 1850-1854); RPD 00042 (oversize box 1871); RPM 00026
The radio, television, personal appearance, and publications subseries are arranged chronologically. The motion pictures subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. The file gags and joke files subseries are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Monologues and speeches, 1938-1990s
BOX 1 The Pepsodent Program radio monologues, September 1938-June 1948
Includes That's Showbiz exhibit object 056.00.00: Pepsodent show, 1-24-39: monologue in which he makes jokes about being in pictures; "Hope: How do you do Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Bob Hope, still hanging on by your teeth…"
BOX 2 Radio monologues, September 1948-April 1956
BOX 1583/1-2 Jello Morning monologues, November 1952-July 1954
BOX 3-4 Television monologues, April 9, 1950 thru December 13, 1979
BOX 5 Benefit monologues, 1939-1965
BOX-FOLDER 6/1-3 Commencement addresses and advice to graduates, 1970s-1980s
BOX-FOLDER 986/5 Closing speeches, March 23, 1943 to June 5, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 986/6 Closing speeches, August 27, 1945 to December 30, 1947
BOX-FOLDER 986/7 Closing speeches, January 6, 1948 to December 26, 1950
BOX-FOLDER 986/8 Closing speeches, January 2, 1951 to December 25, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 986/9 Closing speeches, January 1, 1954 to May 13, 1961
BOX-FOLDER 7/1-2 Closing speeches: alphabetical
BOX-FOLDER 7/3-4 Closing speeches: drives and holidays
BOX-FOLDER 7/5 Closing speeches: youth
BOX-FOLDER 7/6 Miscellaneous closing speeches
BOX-FOLDER 7/7 Military addresses
Radio, 1933-1956
The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer), 1934-1935
BOX-FOLDER 8/1-2 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer), December 21, 1934 , and January 4, 1935
Audition.
First program: Fan dancer, hotel room, travel agency.
BOX-FOLDER 8/3 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 14, January 11, 1935
Clothes, amateur routine, hotel routine.
BOX-FOLDER 8/4 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 15, January 18, 1935
School, Antarctic routine, fan club.
BOX-FOLDER 8/5 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 16, January 25, 1935
Dentist office routine.
BOX-FOLDER 8/6 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 17, February 1, 1935
Beauty shop routine.
BOX-FOLDER 8/7 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 18, February 8, 1935
Northwest mounted police.
BOX-FOLDER 8/8 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 19, February 15, 1935
Cruising the South Seas.
BOX-FOLDER 8/9 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 20, February 22, 1935
The Continental Army.
BOX-FOLDER 8/10 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 21, March 1, 1935
Includes American Treasures of the Library of Congress exhibit objects 195.1b/195.1a: Script, pages 1 and 2.
Auto speed record race.
BOX-FOLDER 8/11 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 22, March 8, 1935
Night club and motion picture company routine.
BOX-FOLDER 8/12 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 23, March 15, 1935
Foreign Legion.
BOX-FOLDER 8/13 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 24, March 22, 1935
Detective routine.
BOX-FOLDER 8/14 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 25, March 29, 1935
Derby day in Kentucky.
BOX-FOLDER 8/15 The Intimate Revue (Bromo Seltzer) no. 26, April 5, 1935
Heavyweight prize fight.
The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), 1935-1936
BOX-FOLDER 8/16 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), November 9, 1935
Night club bit, dancing.
BOX-FOLDER 8/17 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), December 14, 1935
Moose routine, Honeychile spot, coughing and family.
BOX-FOLDER 9/1 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), December 21, 1935
Christmas routine, men shopping like women.
BOX-FOLDER 9/2 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), December 28, 1935
Shop opening routine, testing for applause.
BOX-FOLDER 9/3 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), January 4, 1936
Sight seeing bit, Indian routine.
BOX-FOLDER 9/4 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), January 11, 1936
Opening night of follies, goes to party.
BOX-FOLDER 9/5 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), January 18, 1936
Doctor's office.
BOX-FOLDER 9/6 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), January 25, 1936
Baseball, Florida.
BOX-FOLDER 9/7 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), February 1, 1936
Florida, hotel, seashore boat ride.
BOX-FOLDER 9/8 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), February 8, 1936
Night club appearance bit, burning down?
BOX-FOLDER 9/9 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), February 15, 1936
Golf game bit, singing a song, at the race track.
BOX-FOLDER 9/10 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), February 29, 1936
Leap year routine, office routine, professional laughers, discovering St. Augustine.
BOX-FOLDER 9/11 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), March 7, 1936
Uncle Tom's penthouse bit, learning to sing.
BOX-FOLDER 9/12 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), March 14, 1936
Julius Caesar bit.
BOX-FOLDER 9/13 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), March 21, 1936
Romeo and Juliet.
BOX-FOLDER 9/14 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), March 28, 1936
Murder mystery.
BOX-FOLDER 9/15 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), April 4, 1936
Showing new apartment.
BOX-FOLDER 10/1 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), April 11, 1936
Easter shopping.
BOX-FOLDER 10/2 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), April 18, 1936
Circus and side show.
BOX-FOLDER 10/3 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), April 25, 1936
Vacation on dude ranch.
BOX-FOLDER 10/4 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), May 2, 1936
Launching of ship.
BOX-FOLDER 10/5 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), May 9, 1936
On a picnic.
BOX-FOLDER 10/6 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), May 16, 1936
Brain trust routine.
BOX-FOLDER 10/7 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), May 23, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 10/8 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), May 30, 1936
Bob's birthday and college routine.
BOX-FOLDER 10/9 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), June 4, 1936
In the hospital.
BOX-FOLDER 10/10 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), June 11, 1936
Penitentiary routine.
BOX-FOLDER 10/11 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), June 18, 1936
Zoo routine.
BOX-FOLDER 10/12 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), June 25, 1936
Convention routine.
BOX-FOLDER 10/13 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), July 9, 1936
At North Pole.
BOX-FOLDER 11/1 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), July 16, 1936
Down on the farm.
BOX-FOLDER 11/2 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), July 30, 1936
Going to party.
BOX-FOLDER 11/3 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), August 6, 1936
When we were kids.
BOX-FOLDER 11/4 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), August 13, 1936
At the seashore.
BOX-FOLDER 11/5 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), August 20, 1936
Treasure hunting.
BOX-FOLDER 11/6 The Atlantic Family (Atlantic White Flash), August 27, 1936
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