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So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

Friday, April 16, 2021 11 AM New-York Historical Society
Bob Hope and Frances Langford, 1942; courtesy of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation Collection, World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum https://www.nyhistory.org/sites/default/files/press/hr/8%20So%20Ready%20for%20Laughter%20-%20Bob%20Hope%20and%20Frances%20Langford.jpg
Organized by the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, this special exhibition highlights legendary performer Bob Hope and his unique role entertaining troops overseas during World War II. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the founding of the United Service Organizations (USO), the exhibition features approximately 50 artifacts, including rare and unpublished photographs; a World War II–era aircraft fragment, mess kit, and other relics engraved to Hope; videos of his traveling wartime troupe; and Hollywood Victory Caravan programs and scrapbooks.

Available through September 5, 2021.

Part of: Voices of Hope

Tickets: $22 (adults); $17 (seniors, educators, active military); $13 (students); $6 (kids over 4)

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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | Manhattan

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