The Bob Hope Show

Season 1 Episode 1

April 9, 1950

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 09, 1950 on NBC
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April 9, 1950
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Bob Hope's debut in the "Star Spangled Revue" with guests Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Dinah Shore, Beatrice Lillie and Hal LeRoy. Also appearing are Maurice Rocco, the Mexico City Boys Choir and the Jack Cole Dancers. Highlights: Bob Hope and Dinah Shore sing a rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" set in an igloo. "Dragalong Cavendish," an Anglicized version of "Hopalong Cassidy." Dinah Shore sings "I Didn't Know What Time It Was".moreless

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      • The cost of Bob's first special was $135,000 which included fees for talent, rehearsal expenses and payment for the hour and a half on the air. By comparison, the cost of bringing the musical "South Pacific" to Broadway was $180,000. Bob's salary was $40,000.

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      • This was Bob Hope's first video camera television appearance.

      • Sponsored by Frigidaire, Dinah Shore, Douglas Fairbanks, Beatrice Lillie, Hal LeRoy, Maurice Rocco, the Mexico City Boys Choir, and the Jack Cole Dancers joined Bob in New York for his network television debut on Easter Sunday April 9, 1950 on NBC 5:30-7pm Eastern.

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