Evening Tribune Des Moines, Iowa
A Hope Quip On WAACs
ComedianlAriives for Broadcast.
Officers of t>& wojnen's army auxiliary corps ITuesday greeted Bob Hope, radio*and film comedian, who arrived here to give his radio show before the WAACs.
"That's the first time I ever saw a second lieutenant with a slip showing/' Hope commented.
The radio star, who has broadcast only once from Hollywood since he started presenting his show at army camps, Tuesday said his appearance for the WAAC "will be sort of an experiment."
"We've never appeared before women soldiers. They'll have to go some to keep up with the men, for I've never seen any audience faster on the gag," Hope said.
"It got me. You couldn't go up and ask a fellow, 'How are you?' \ou knew. Ydu just said,
md ask a. fellow, m?y You knew. aid, 'hhlo.'
"The army and navy audiences have been the most consistently quick. Of course, you're dealing with guys who'll average 20 to 21 years—the cream of the coun try's brains
Caption reads: Bob Hope, working night and day to entertain American military forces, works over wisecracks for the WAACs in his script for presentation from Des Moines Tuesday night. At Hotel Fort Des Moines, he called a rehearsal a half hour after his arrival.
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