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So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War Ii

Museums New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY , Upper West Side Friday May 7 2021 - Sunday September 5 2021
Bob Hope
Photograph: Courtesy of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation

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The New-York Historical Society has a new exhibit that coincides with the 80th anniversary of the United Service Organizations (USO) that shows off artifacts (a World War II-era aircraft fragment, mess kit, and other relics engraved to Hope), films, and rare photographs to illustrate how Bob Hope helped lift spirits with his USO and radio shows during a dark time in American history.

There's also a companion exhibition, "The Gift of Laughter," that delves into Hope’s varied career after World War II as a USO entertainer, television star, and Academy Award host demonstrating the many hats worn by comedians. His legacy will be brought to life with many items, including costumes from the Emmy Award-winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, as well as objects related to other comedians—real and imagined—influenced by Hope.

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Venue name: New-York Historical Society | Manhattan, NY
Address: 170 Central Park West
New York
10024
Cross street: between 76th and 77th Sts
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: $22, pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6-8pm

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