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Ten Valuable Bob Hope Entertainment Collectibles

Valuable Bob Hope entertainment collectibles include movie posters, lobby cards, memorabilia and autographs from such films as The Iron Petticoat, The Paleface, The Cat and the Canary, Beau James, My Favorite Blonde and The Princess and the Pirate.

Bob Hope (1903-2003) is an American icon. Born Leslie Townes Hope in London, England, on May 29, 1903, the ski-nosed comedian made his motion picture debut as Buzz Fielding in The Big Broadcast of 1938. Hope not only appeared in films, but worked in vaudeville, radio and television. And of course his USO tours are the stuff of legend.

Here are ten valuable Bob Hope entertainment collectibles that are sure to please fans of the fabled comic. Bob Hope – Thanks for the memory...

Bob Hope The Iron Petticoat One Sheet Movie Poster

Bob Hope plays Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood opposite Katharine Hepburn in The Iron Petticoat (1956). A standard one sheet poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition brought $60.95 at auction.

The Iron Petticoat 1956 one sheet poster $60.95

Bob Hope The Paleface Lobby Card Set

Bob Hope appears as dentist "Painless" Peter Potter opposite Jane Russell in the 1948 comedy-western The Paleface. A complete set of eight lobby cards in very good+ condition sold at auction for $119.50.

Bob Hope The Tonight Show Dossier

Bob Hope appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show. A Bob Hope dossier from 1969-88 compiled by host Johnny Carson's secretary Shirley Wood containing documents and photos brought $358.50 at auction.

Bob Hope The Tonight Show dossier $358.50

Bob Hope Autographed Photo

A framed 8x10 black-and-white photo signed and inscribed by Hope to Lucille Ball and husband Gary Morton sold at auction for $298.75.

The Adventures of Bob Hope Comic Book #2

The Adventures of Bob Hope was a comic book series published by National Periodical Publications from 1950 to 1968. Edition #2 from April-May 1950 in very good condition brought $79 at auction.

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Keybook Stills

Pals Bob Hope and Bing Crosby not only starred together in their various "Road" pictures but also shared a passion for golf. A lot of seven 1937 5x8-inch keybook publicity stills featuring Hope and Der Bingle in very fine- condition sold at auction for $50.

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby 1937 keybook stills $50

Bob Hope 1930s Studio Portrait

A 10x14-inch black-and-white portrait taken by William Walling for Paramount Pictures in the 1930s is a real Bob Hope treasure. One example in fine+ condition fetched $40 at auction.

Bob Hope The Cat and the Canary Movie Still

Bob Hope plays Wally Campbell opposite Paulette Goddard in spook comedy The Cat and the Canary (1939). Two 8x10 black-and-white movie stills featuring Hope and Goddard in very fine+ condition sold at auction for $69.

Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard 1939 The Cat and the Canary movie stills $69

Bob Hope Beau James Insert Movie Poster

Bob Hope stars as New York Mayor James J. "Jimmy" Walker in Beau James (1957). An insert poster (14x36-inches) in very fine- condition brought $39 at auction.

Beau James 1957 insert poster $39

Bob Hope My Favorite Blonde Lobby Card Set

Bob Hope plays Larry Haines opposite leading lady Madeleine Carroll in My Favorite Blonde (1942). A complete set of eight lobby cards in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $203.15.

My Favorite Blonde 1942 lobby card set $203.15

Credits

  • All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, Texas
  • Top image: Bob Hope 1944 The Princess and the Pirate lobby card $24

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I can't honestly say that I was ever a big Bib Hope fan but I do recognize him as being one of the true greats. My wife loved him. She still watches many of his movies.

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