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Presented by New-York Historical Society

The Gift of Laughter

Friday, April 16, 2021 11 AM New-York Historical Society
Bob Hope surrounded by Oscars at the 13th Academy Awards, 1941; courtesy of the Bob and Dolores Hope Foundation
This companion exhibition to So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II blends fact and works of fiction to illustrate Hope’s wide-ranging career and influence on the generations of comedians that followed. Highlights on view include an honorary Oscar presented to Hope for “his contribution to the laughter of the world,” mementos from his later USO tours, and other awards and memorabilia. 

Available through September 5, 2021.

Part of: Voices of Hope

Tickets: $22 (adults); $17 (seniors, educators, active military); $13 (students); $6 (kids over 5)

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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West | Manhattan

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