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The Resource Hope : entertainer of the century, by Richard Zoglin

Hope : entertainer of the century, by Richard Zoglin

Label
Hope : entertainer of the century
Title
Hope
Title remainder
entertainer of the century
Statement of responsibility
by Richard Zoglin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in 1903, and until his death in 2003, Bob Hope was the only entertainer to achieve top-rated success in every major mass-entertainment medium, from vaudeville to television and everything in between. He virtually invented modern stand-up comedy. His tours to entertain US troops and patriotic radio broadcasts, along with his all-American, brash-but-cowardly movie character, helped to ease the nation's jitters during the stressful days of World War II. He helped redefine the very notion of what it means to be a star: a savvy businessman, pioneer of the brand extension (churning out books, writing a newspaper column, hosting a golf tournament), and public-spirited entertainer whose Christmas military tours and tireless work for charity set the standard for public service in Hollywood. But he became a polarizing figure during the Vietnam War, and the audiobook sheds new light on his close relationship with President Richard Nixon during those embattled years. Bob Hope is a household name. However, as Richard Zoglin shows in this revelatory biography, there is still much to be learned about this most public of figures, from his secret first marriage and his stint in reform school, to his indiscriminate womanizing and his ambivalent relationship with Bing Crosby and Johnny Carson. Hope could be cold, self-centered, tight with a buck, and perhaps the least introspective man in Hollywood. But he was also a dogged worker, gracious with fans, and generous with friends. Hope is both a celebration of an entertainer whose vast contribution has never been properly appreciated, and a complex portrait of a gifted but flawed man, who, unlike many Hollywood stars, truly loved being famous, appreciated its responsibilities, and handled celebrity with extraordinary grace
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Summary
Draws on exclusive reporting to honor Bob Hope's top-rated successes while discussing such topics as his secret first marriage, stint in reform school, and ambivalent relationships with fellow stars
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10376673
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zoglin, Richard
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H63
LC item number
Z85 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biography
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  • Hope, Bob
  • Comedians
Target audience
adult
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entertainer of the century
Label
Hope : entertainer of the century, by Richard Zoglin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20374494
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
909 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475213
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892338797
  • (OCoLC)892338797
Label
Hope : entertainer of the century, by Richard Zoglin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20374494
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
909 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410475213
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892338797
  • (OCoLC)892338797

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