New Bob Hope Book Cites Trav S.D. and “No Applause”

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Thanks Barry Mitchell, for alerting me to the fact that Richard Zoglin’s new book Hope: Entertainer of the Century includes a generous reference to, quote from, and shout-out to yours truly and my book No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous.

Bob Hope was a giant in 20th century show business. A flawed one, to be sure, but I’d like to know who isn’t flawed? (My definitive Hope essay is here)

Adam Gopnik, whom I got to know in 2001 when he wrote this piece about neo-burlesque, also wrote a wonderful think-piece about Hope in this week’s New Yorker. Read it here.

Buy the Zoglin book here. 

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