The Bob Hope Show (1953-1955)

by G.E. Hewitt

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Date: January 7, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #541

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Why Don't You Believe Me - 2:57(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Leroy W. Rodde)
unissued

This was Margaret Whiting's first appearance on the series. Hope "introduces" her to bandleader Les Brown during the broadcast. Jack Benny was guest.


Date: January 28, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #544

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Keep It A Secret - 1:58(Jessie Mae Robinson)
unissued

Jimmy Stewart was guest.


Date: February 4, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #545

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt The Gypsy In My Soul - 2:14(Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe)
unissued

Jack Webb was guest.


Date: February 11, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #546

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Heart And Soul - 2:35(Frank Loesser, Hoagy Carmichael)
unissued

Jane Wyman was guest.


Date: March 4, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #549

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Why Don't You Believe Me - 3:01(Lew Douglas, King Laney, Leroy W. Rodde)
unissued

Jane Russell was guest.


Date: March 18, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #551

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Pretend - 2:11(Cliff Parman, Lew Douglas, Dan Belloc, Frank Lavere)
unissued

William Bendix was guest.


Date: March 25, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #552

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt (Oh, My Wonderful One) Tell Me You're Mine - 1:45(Domenico Nino Ravasini, Ronald Fredianelli)
unissued

Mickey Rooney was guest.


Date: April 1, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #553

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt I'm Walking Behind You - 2:41(Billy Reid)
b. rt Till I Waltz Again With You - 1:31(Sidney Prosen)
Both titles unissued.

Anne Baxter was guest.


Date: April 15, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #555

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt I Believe - 3:19(Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman, Irvin Graham)
unissued

Ida Lupino was guest.


Date: June 3, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #562

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt I Believe - 3:47(Ervin Drake, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman, Irvin Graham)
unissued

Henry Fonda was guest.


Date: June 17, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #564

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Something Wonderful Happens - 2:41(Ann Del Guercio, George Thorn, Albert Gamse)
unissued

Arlene Dahl was guest.


Date: July 1, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #566

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Something Wonderful Happens - 2:40(Ann Del Guercio, George Thorn, Albert Gamse)
b. rt Big Mamou - 1:50(Link Davis)
Both titles unissued.

Jane Wyman was guest.


Date: October 9, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #569

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt P.S. I Love You - 2:43(Gordon Jenkins, Johnny Mercer)
unissued

Guests were Jack Buchanan and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.


Date: October 16, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #570

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt C.O.D. - 2:05(Guy Singer)
unissued

Anne Baxter was guest.


Date: November 13, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #574

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt My Love, My Love - 3:25(Nick Acquaviva, Bob Haymes)
unissued

Burt Lancaster was guest.


Date: November 27, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #576

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt It Had To Be You - 3:05(Gus Kahn, Isham Jones)
unissued

Zsa Zsa Gábor was guest.


Date: December 25, 1953
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #580

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt It's Christmas Time Again - 2:28(Sonny Burke, Jack Elliot)
unissued

Esther Williams was guest.


Date: January 22, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #584

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Rags To Riches - 2:31(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
unissued

Virginia Mayo was guest.


Date: February 19, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #588

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)(Georges Auric, William Engvick)
unissued

Richard Widmark was guest. The date and program number are tentative; this broadcast may be #560 from May 20, 1953. Further details unknown.


Date: April 23, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #597

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Someone To Watch Over Me - 3:19(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
unissued

Donna Reed was guest.


Date: April 30, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #598

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Young At Heart - 2:40(Johnny Richards, Carolyn Leigh)
unissued

Robert Ryan was guest.


Date: May 14, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #600

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Make Love To Me - 3:04(Leon Rappolo, Paul Mares, Benny Pollack, George Brunies, Mel Stitzel, Walter Melrose, Bill Norvas, Allen Copeland)
unissued

Grace Kelly was guest.


Date: May 21, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #601

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Answer Me, My Love - 2:25(Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman)
unissued

Merle Oberon was guest.


Date: November 18, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #609

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Just One Of Those Things - 2:28(Cole Porter)
b. rt Alone Together - 2:06(Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz)
Both titles unissued.

Jack Kirkwood was guest.


Date: December 9, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #612

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Teach Me Tonight - 3:03(Gene DePaul, Sammy Cahn)
unissued

Jane Wyman was guest.


Date: December 23, 1954
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #614

Jack Hope (pdr), Bob Hope (v, mc), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con)

a. rt It's Christmas Time Again - 2:32(Sonny Burke, Jack Elliot)
b. rt Silver Bells - 2:28(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
Both titles unissued.

Bob Hope (v) on b.


Date: January 13, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #617

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Let Me Go, Lover - 2:19(Jenny Lou Carson, Kay Twomey, Fred Wise, Benjamin Weisman)
b. rt All Of You - 2:40(Cole Porter)
Both titles unissued.

William Holden was guest.


Date: February 17, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #622

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Whatever Lola Wants - 2:55(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
b. rt That's All I Want From You - 2:01(Fritz Rotter)
Both titles unissued.

Date: March 3, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #624

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Melody Of Love - 2:41(H. Engelmann, Tom Glazer)
unissued

David Niven was guest.


Date: March 31, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #628

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Tweedlee Dee - 2:21(Winfield Scott)
unissued

Claire Trevor was guest. This episode was rebroadcast September 13, 1955.


Date: April 7, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #629

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Stowaway - 2:40(Jerry Livingston, Carolyn Leigh)
unissued

Maureen O'Hara was guest. This performance of "Stowaway" was later reused/rebroadcast for June Dairy Month. Other guests of the latter broadcast were George Burns, Gracie Allen and Jerry Colonna.


Date: April 14, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #630

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt How Important Can It Be?(Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss)
unissued

Debra Paget was guest.


Date: April 21, 1955
Location: NBC Studios, Los Angeles
The Bob Hope Show #631

Jack Hope (pdr), Margaret Whiting (v), unknown (acc), Les Brown (con), Bob Hope (mc)

a. rt Whatever Lola Wants - 3:01(Richard Adler, Jerry Ross)
unissued

Jim Backus and Jerry Colonna were guests. This was the final episode of the season, and may be the final broadcast of the series.


Sessions Reported: 33

Performances Reported: 39

Unique Songs Reported: 34