“THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: THE BOB HOPE SPECIALS DELUXE COLLECTION”— 37 Hours of Classic Bob Hope

“THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: THE BOB HOPE SPECIALS DELUXE COLLECTION”

37 Hours of Classic Bob Hope

Amos Lassen

“Thanks for the Memories” is the ultimate Bob Hope collection and is more than 37 Hours of Bob Hope and his legendary celebrity guests, This 19-Disc Set Includes 39 Specials. It includes twenty shows that have not been seen again since their original and many bonus features Including Hope’s Dean Martin Celebrity Roast, a 32-gage Memory Book filled with rare archival photos and stories. All of this is part of a deluxe collector’s box set.

Many feel that Hope was America’s greatest entertainer of the 20th century and you watch what is in this set, you will probably agree. I can remember that when Bob Hope came on television when I was growing up, everything stopped so we could watch him.

The TV DVD archivists at Time Life have selected the very best of Hope’s 250 network specials spanning fifty years (of which many were in support of the U.S. Armed Forces) for this ultimate boxed set that celebrates Bob Hope. This is one-of-a-kind collection and contains comedy, music, dancing, movie stars, and Hope’s memorable monologues.  

 On 19 DVDs, we have Specials and celebrity guest appearances from the biggest stars of the era including John Wayne, Bing Crosby, Raquel Welch, Desi Arnaz, Jack Benny, Don Rickles, Barbra Streisand, George Burns, Dean Martin, Ann-Margret, Lucille Ball, Steve McQueen, Lola Falana, Tom Jones, Carol Burnett, Angie Dickinson, Andy Williams, Lana Turner, Jayne Mansfield, Redd Foxx, Zsa Zsa Gabor and many others.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: THE BOB HOPE SPECIALS is made up of: 

  • THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: THE BOB HOPE SPECIALS (6 Discs) — Featuring 13 specials from 1956 to 1996, this DVD set contains hilarious compilation shows that spotlight the best moments from years of remarkable footage: a full episode of all-time classic bloopers, Bob Hope’s first show in color, his 90th birthday party special, Laughing with the Presidents, and more.  This collection also includes the bonus show Shanks for the Memory, on the world of golf according to Bob Hope. 
  • BOB HOPE: ENTERTAINING THE TROOPS (4 Discs) — Featuring 10 shows from 1950 to 1993, this DVD set features several USO Christmas specials filmed before troops serving in locations all over the world – from the Cold War through the Vietnam years to the Persian Gulf. The set also contains the holiday-themed DVD Hope for the Holidays,featuring a compilation of Bob Hope’s most hilarious Christmas sketches through the years along with his very first Christmas special, as well as the bonus feature Memories of World War II with rare clips, highlights from Bob Hope’s Armed Forces Network radio show, and Bob and guests reminiscing about the era. 
  • BOB HOPE: TV LEGEND (8 Discs) – The American treasure is at his very best in this singular collection of 16 classic variety specials from 1958-1973, including 10 USO holiday specials from the Cold War through Vietnam featuring dance, music and comedy and dozens of celebrity guests.  Aside from touching interactions with troops the world over, memorable moments include a star-studded comic ensemble sending up network censorship, a rollicking Western showdown between Bob’s comic colleagues and Hollywood cowboys and a nostalgic Tribute to Vaudeville 
  • BONUS DVD: THE DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROASTS: BOB HOPE (1 Disc) — This bonus disc features the star-studded roast of Bob Hope hosted by the irrepressible Dean Martin.  Among the roasters featured are Jimmy Stewart, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, John Wayne, and many more!  

Hope’s storied life and career spanned more than a century, during which he left an indelible mark across vaudeville, Broadway, recordings, concerts, radio, films and TV.  And this comprehensive collection of his television specials, exclusively from Time Life, showcases the beloved entertainer’s inimitable magic like never before!

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