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The Arts: Bob Hope and Variety Theater

"The Nose" is remembered in this online exhibit from the Library of Congress dealing with his 70 year career, and more broadly, the history and enduring legacy of vaudeville. Includes an essay on Hope's early life, the story of American vaudeville in the first decades of the 20th century, documentation on his tireless service to the USO, a gallery called "Faces of Bob Hope," and a section about his 85,000-page joke file (with several scanned images of these pages). <>