The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection – 3 DVD collection of clips of Bob Hope over the years, including bloopers, outtakes, and movie shorts
Product description of The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection
For the first time on DVD, The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection features highlights from fifty years of The Bob Hope TV Special with bonus extras never before available. This remarkable legacy of laughter is the only video collection authorized by Bob Hope himself. This special collector’s edition features rare vintage clips, hilarious outtakes, and a guest list that reads like a virtual who’s who of Hollywood legends, Presidents, and stars from every generation. Extras include Bob’s first ever radio appearance in 1935, movie shorts from the 1930s, an excerpt from — Memories of World War II, — Bob’s photo album, and more.
Volume 1: 50 Years of Laughter, Parts 1 and 2. Five decades of Bob’s favorite memories with the biggest stars and the biggest laughs.
Volume 2: Hope for the Holidays; Salute to the Troops. Every Christmas Bob delivered laughter and hope to TV audiences and American GIs around the world.
Volume 3: Celebrity Bloopers; Bob’s Special Extras. The funniest outtakes from Bob’s personal blooper reel and rare extras from the Hope archive.
Editorial review of The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection, courtesy of Amazon.com
The Ultimate Bob Hope Collection features over six hours of highlights from over a half-century of television specials by a true legend in American entertainment. In his staggering 50 years on NBC, Bob Hope created such a formidable mass of comic clips, bloopers, and salutes to troops, that a mere three-DVD set can barely contain them. Still, the collection brings together, for the first time on DVD, timeless sketches with such notable wags as Dean Martin, Phyllis Diller, Johnny Carson, and Jack Benny, and celebrates countless moments of hilarity with some of the biggest stars of the century, including John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra. While this DVD set is, for the most part, a compilation of previous collections that have aired on NBC over the years, it still delivers the goods, and should prove a beloved addition to the collection of any Hope fan. It’s a delight to have one of the most engaging comics of our time, and 50 years of him at that, at our very fingertips. —Karl Wachter