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In the 1940s, Bob Hope was just emerging as a popular film and radio star. When World War II broke out, he took his show on the road, entertaining U.S. troops at home and abroad. Discover this beloved entertainer’s unique and indelible contribution to the war effort with a special tour of this compelling exhibition that illustrates how Hope helped lift the human spirit during one of the darkest times in American history.
Cristian Petru Panaite, associate curator of exhibitions at New-York Historical, is the coordinating curator of So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II.
Luman Reed Galleries and the Leah and Michael Weisberg Monumental Treasures Wall, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024