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  • Music from the Bob Hope Collection

    Guides to Special Collections in the Music Division of the Library of Congress

    Music Division, Library of CongressWashington, D.C.

    2012Revised 2013 March

    Contact information:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/perform.contact

    Additional search options available at:http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu012018

    LC Online Catalog record:http://lccn.loc.gov/2006560672

    Processed by the Music Division of the Library of Congress

    http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/perform.contacthttp://hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/eadmus.mu012018http://lccn.loc.gov/2006560672

  • Collection SummaryTitle: Music from the Bob Hope CollectionSpan Dates: 1932-1997Bulk Dates: (bulk 1979-1990)Call No.: ML31.H67Creator: Hope, Bob, 1903-2003Extent: around 17,000 items ; 179 containers ; 47.0 linear feetLanguage: Collection material in EnglishLocation: Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.Summary: In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American comedian and entertainer Bob Hope performed intheater, radio, film, and television, and in numerous public appearances, including his tours in support of the U.S. armedforces. Music from the Bob Hope Collection contains manuscript scores, instrumental parts, and lyrics for nearly 500 worksused in Hope's films, television programs and personal appearances. These materials are part of the Bob Hope Collection(unprocessed), which is held by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.

    Selected Search TermsThe following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog. They aregrouped by name of person or organization, by subject or location, and by occupation and listed alphabetically therein.

    PeopleAlberti, Bob, pianist.Comstock, Frank.Harmon, Manny.Hill, J. (James L.), 1928-Hope, Bob, 1903-2003.Hope, Bob, 1903-2003.Myers, Pete.Perito, Nick.Rogers, Shorty, 1924-1994.Wolpe, Dave.

    OrganizationsHope (Bob) Collection (Library of Congress)

    SubjectsMotion picture music, Arranged.Motion picture music--Scores.Music--Manuscripts--United States.Popular instrumental music.Popular music--Lead sheets.Popular music--United States.Songs--Texts.Television music, Arranged.Television music--Scores.

    Administrative InformationProvenance

    Transferred from the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, 2002-2010.

    Accruals

    No further music accruals are expected.

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  • Processing History

    Music from the Bob Hope Collection was processed by Thomas Barrick between 2008 and 2012. Thomas Barrick codedthe finding aid for EAD format in 2012. Barrick updated the finding aid in 2013 to include additional materials.

    Related Material

    The Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division holds the bulk of the Bob HopeCollection. These materials, most of which are not processed, include sound recordings and moving images, a selection ofwhich have been cataloged and can be found in the Library of Congress online catalog where they are identified as part ofthe "Hope (Bob) Collection (Library of Congress)." In addition, the collection contains correspondence, photographs,scripts, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, realia, and other materials. For information about the manuscript material and soundrecordings, contact a reference librarian in the Recorded Sound Reference Center. For information about the film andtelevision materials, contact a reference librarian in the Motion Picture and Television Reading Room.

    Copyright Status

    Music materials from the Bob Hope Collection are governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.)and other applicable international copyright laws.

    Access and Restrictions

    Music from the Bob Hope Collection is open to research. Researchers are advised to contact the Music Division prior tovisiting in order to determine whether the desired materials will be available at that time.

    Certain restrictions to use or copying of materials may apply.

    Online Content

    Portions of the Bob Hope Collection have been digitized and are available in the Library of Congress online exhibitionsBob Hope and American Variety and Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture.

    Preferred Citation

    Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [item, date, container number], Musicfrom the Bob Hope Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Biographical NoteBiographical information on Bob Hope is available in the Library of Congress online exhibition Bob Hope and AmericanVariety .

    Scope and Content NoteMusic from the Bob Hope Collection consists of manuscript and photocopied full scores, conductor's scores, parts, leadsheets, and lyric sheets for nearly 500 titles used in Hope's films, television programs and personal appearances. Many ofthe arrangements were written for short play-on and play-offs, interludes, and cues for Hope's television specials and USOtour appearances. The collection also includes fully arranged songs written for solo or duet performances by notable guestson the Bob Hope Show. Most of the arrangements were written by Bob Alberti, Nick Perito and J. Hill. Additional arrangersrepresented in the collection include Frank Comstock, Manny Harmon, Pete Myers, Shorty Rogers and Dave Wolpe. Thefirst series, Music from Identified Films, Television Programs and Public Appearances, contains works identified frominformation included on the music or original accompanying folders. The series is arranged chronologically by date of film,television program or event. Individual songs are listed therein. The second series, Music from Unidentified Sources,contains works whose sources were not able to be identified. This series is arranged alphabetically by work title. Qualifyinginformation (e.g. "play-on") and date of the arrangement are provided wherever possible.

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  • Organization of Music from the Bob Hope CollectionMusic from the Bob Hope Collection is organized in two series:

    Music from Identified Films, Television Programs and Public Appearances, 1953-1997 Music from Unidentified Sources, 1932-1992

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  • Description of SeriesContainer SeriesBOX 1-54, 82-90,95-112, 117-121,123-126, 128, 130-132,141-148, 156, 158-179

    Music from Identified Films, Television Programs and Public Appearances, 1953-1997

    Manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and lyric sheets for works from identified films,television programs, and public appearances. Lists of titles are provided when there iscorresponding music. Part sets are assumed to be complete unless otherwise noted.

    Arranged chronologically by date of film, television program, or event.

    BOX 55-81, 91-94,113-116, 122, 123,126-129, 133-170,172-174, 176-179

    Music from Unidentified Sources, 1932-1992

    Manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and lyric sheets for unidentified films, televisionprograms, and public appearances. Part sets are assumed to be complete unless otherwisenoted.

    Arranged alphabetically by title of work.

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  • Container List

    Container Contents

    BOX 1-54, 82-90,95-112, 117-121,123-126, 128, 130-132,141-148, 156, 158-179

    Music from Identified Films, Television Programs and Public Appearances, 1953-1997

    Manuscript scores, parts, lead sheets, and lyric sheets for works from identified films,television programs, and public appearances. Lists of titles are provided when there iscorresponding music. Part sets are assumed to be complete unless otherwise noted.

    Arranged chronologically by date of film, television program, or event.

    BOX-FOLDER 1/1 1953: Off limits (film)Scores and partsTitles: All about love (Marilyn Maxwell, Bob Hope)

    BOX-FOLDER 1/2 1953 December 15: The Bob Hope TV Christmas showScores and partsTitles: Silver bells

    BOX-FOLDER 1/3 1955: The seven little foys (film)Bound libretto/music scoreInscribed: Dear Bob, A merry, merry Christmas! from Joseph J. Lilley, 1954

    BOX-FOLDER 2/1-7;3/1-9; 4/1-5; 5/1-9;82/1-3; 123/5; 145/5;160/12; 171/3

    1958: Paris holiday (film)

    Scores, parts, lyric sheetsTitles: April in Paris; Nothing in common; Paris holiday; miscellaneous cues; Turecek's

    yellow carousel; Ursula's theme; Victory paradeBOX-FOLDER 171/1;172/1

    1958 March 28: Bob Hope Show

    Scores; lyric sheetsTitles: Nothing in common (Bing Crosby / Bob Hope); Paris Holiday

    BOX-FOLDER 6/1 1959 May 15: The Bob Hope showScores, parts, lyric sheetsTitles: Ain't a-hankerin' (Rosemary Clooney)

    BOX-FOLDER 173/5 1962 December 13: Royal Command ShowScoreTitles: A foggy day / Damned Americans (Bob Hope / Edie Adams)

    BOX-FOLDER 141/3;146/4; 156/3; 161/1

    1966 October 22: Bob Hope Buick Special

    Lead sheetTitle: The blue-eyed horse; I've got charm (Ginger Rogers); Playing politics; Where else?

    BOX-FOLDER 6/2 1961: Bachelor in paradise (movie theme)Lead sheet

    BOX-FOLDER 6/3 1964 December 13: Bob Hope Christmas in Vinh Long, VietnamScores and partsTitles: Flattery (Janis Paige)

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  • BOX-FOLDER 6/4-7 1967 (air date, 1968 January 18): The Bob Hope Vietnam Christmas showScores and partsTitles: Buckle down, Winsocki; Football playoff - Winsocki; The most beautiful girl;

    Prisoner of loveBOX-FO

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