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Bob Hope and Ozymandias

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Frank Rich in the NY Review of Books has a good review of a new biography of Bob Hope, in which he notes:

Hope’s Hollywood career, at first mired in forgettable shorts after a disastrous 1930 screen test at Pathé, took off soon after. In The Big Broadcast of 1938, he and Shirley Ross were cast as a divorced couple who meet again on a transatlantic ocean liner and sift through the ashes of their marriage in the duet “Thanks for the Memory.” To Zoglin, “it is one of the most beautifully written and performed musical numbers in all of movies.” Beautiful or not, this five-minute-plus piece of film gave Hope a career-long theme song and transformed him into a star.

Here’s the clip:

Written by Leisureguy

1 March 2015 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Books, Movies & TV

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