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But promised that we'd have a very special -- that showed she's the daughter of a famous.
Famous man but -- -- -- powerhouse in her own right we're talking about Linda hope.
Hello Linda how are you I'm great Howard nice -- here nice to have you the daughter Bob Hope -- -- court that you're human that.
Because you're talking about the opening of the Bob Hope library.
It's library will be open to the public October 13 right through I need -- for anyone who wants to go -- there will be a ceremony that's happening on the twelfth.
The library is going to be.
Well island -- that there's a reason for that because being the library disdainful to the wait a moment it contains all the research materials.
Relating to the history of the statue of.
Liberty rights and that's correct and dad did him.
Came through Ellis Island he's -- -- was born in England and when he was four.
He and his -- siblings five boys altogether came over with their mother.
And it was of a moment in his life that he remembered even as soon as a grown man.
Gave him the opportunity to do would be would say he finally did -- And boy did -- -- who had -- become that.
Such a great men they did so it's so fascinating -- it and of course that story just listening here sitting here if you look through.
You tell the story and I think I know that there's so much passion behind the words they give me -- -- quite frankly.
-- we did set beforehand how.
In -- your father or your family.
-- in California is in California so he could have done it there.
But he didn't know.
But he you know was an international figure and and I think it is the thing that really brought him to the the attention of the public was these.
Shows that he started doing for the US so and those.
Young men and women -- starting out in World War II eventually ended up being his fans for the rest of their lives and so he'd be.
He moved around.
That's for sure I think his vaudeville days taught not to be a move and got beaten or to be a moving target not to stand stealth yes yes tell us more about the library and what we would find -- -- bill library actually is going to have it because it's now been named by dad and that was passed through congress actually -- signed by President Bush.
And it will contain in addition to the materials that you have.
They'll be a whole section that has some of the memorabilia from dance collection.
The golf club that he used when he went on the USO shows to Vietnam and all of that.
And bill there is it going to be an Academy Award there that was one of his honorary Academy Awards.
They'll be -- of flak jacket that he wore in one of his trips and some pieces of memorabilia from.
The red hot blue which was Broadway Show that he was in with Ethel Merman Jimmy to -- many years ago and just little bits and pieces.
From his career.
It'll be very -- and then there's a large photo component.
And -- -- blow for blow up photos with some little comments that he had of about the incident that's reflected in the photos -- -- What is gonna drop a lot of us books to -- well everybody know that and it's going to be.
-- the Bob Hope library will be -- to the public Monday through Friday of course except for federal holidays from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.
And I understand -- researchers are encouraged to make appointments in advance -- that's what they tell me and there's also good you know computer room next door to the -- To it to the room that we're going to have the ceremony and then and it's it really is something worthwhile but even.
Beyond that the library itself.
Ellis Island is a place that really people should make an effort to go and see first of -- it's -- fun out the outing you can take the kids were.
Whatever go on the ferry go over there you passed by the statue of liberty.
And then is going to Ellis Island into this humongous building and it's a beautiful.
Red brick building.
And couldn't walk in the doors and the first thing you see is this huge collection of baggage.
-- luggage that the people used in there were real trunks and suitcases.
And -- old little sacks that people had with their.
Possessions and you realize it's a very powerful indeed it experience.
That's the thing about your father mean you know with all of his you know visiting the troops and in in bringing yet -- -- TV before.
Even people like the Fox News Channel -- -- do that still well he teaches.
Personalized everything and I think with the library being there at Ellis Island I think you're right that it.
That will be eight an attractive.
They've been attraction that would maybe bring simple -- who may not -- want to see it from.
You know across the -- this the harboring go OK I think people apart I think your dad's photos and memorabilia will actually bring some people there who -- -- otherwise.
One actually take the -- across and I.
Think it's an important place for people to go today when there is such.
You know animosity between different groups in -- it you know.
To see what a melting pot this country is in that none of us would be here if you know except if you -- native American.
If it weren't for our predecessors and this room is going to eventually highlight.
An immigrant of the year which will be a focus on somebody who came through Ellis Island.
Or maybe even a descendant of that Ellis Island experience and they will be featured.
In the library in a special exhibit.
Will you be involved in -- him that person below word is trying to figure out exactly how it's gonna happen but we'd like to involve young people in May be let them.
Come in and vote on who they think may be made a big.
So that's that's what our hope is about it I think that's a good idea -- -- -- I think it would be wonderful and you know the visit by highlighting dad and honoring him.
There honoring all of those people that came over and really.
Had dreams and were able to get here and it should be -- an agent of a lot of lot of hard work but it is possible and that's the main messages Ellis Island I think when you Linda when you stage dad.
-- dad always famous as you knew or.
Did you just at some point is -- and just to be dad and maybe some times it actually -- -- line.
No I -- -- can honestly say I never side get a -- -- a lot of that but.
You know we pretty much grew up knowing and I remember as a little kid I used to be.
Because he traveled a lot I used to be kind of possessive of the time that we did get to spend with him.
And people always used to come up -- who were in a restaurant or something and say hi Bob Hope that we get an autograph and we do it is to do that.
And I I finally -- -- one -- they had.
They had it can't we just to have you and have dinner without all these people coming over and everything you said.
Which he said they paid the bill yeah how hot so I am -- after that I didn't do that.
You know he respected and was very grateful for all the fans in the people out there and I never some turned down an autograph.
And the times have changed now and people are they have entourages.
And the whole thing but in those days.
You come up and asked for an autograph and he would.
You read the Bob's big boy political it is very glad.
Linda hope thank you so much is pleasure meeting you in again in October 13 -- about -- library will be open to the public here.
And Ellis Island go and take a look thank you very happy very nice to have you really think it is okay it's eleven.
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