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OLLI-UA Speaker Series: Dear Bob... Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G. I.s of WW2
Dear Bob... Sharing memories of Bob Hope and a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of Dear Bob... Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G. I.s of WW2. Martha Bolton, Bob Hope's first female staff comedy writer, Emmy nominee, and the author of 88 books, discusses her career and her new book, written with Linda Hope.

Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II tells the story of Hope’s remarkable service to the fighting men and women of World War II, collecting personal letters, postcards, packages, and more sent back and forth among Hope and the troops and their loved ones back home. Soldiers, nurses, wives, and parents shared their innermost thoughts, swapped jokes, and commiserated with the “G.I.s’ best friend” about war, sacrifice, lonely days, and worrisome, silent nights. 

Instructor: Martha Bolton, comedy writer/author/playwright

Martha Bolton was Bob Hope's first female staff writer, writing for his television specials, personal appearances, and military shows in the 80s and 90s. She has received nominations for an Emmy Award, Dove Award, and a WGA Award, and is the author of 88 books.

Jul 19, 2021 01:00 PM in Arizona

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