London: n.p., 1945. A candid shot, taken during a moments respite while attention was directed elsewhere. Hope commented at the beginning of the Albert Hall performance "We get a big kick out of coming to these out-of-the-way places". White bordered B&W gelatin silver photograph, c. 6 inches tall x 7 inches wide. Verso with some finger soil and "July 4/45 / Royal Albert Hall" ink notation. Very Good. Item #2720
"Europe had settled for what peace there might be, following the dual suicide of Hitler and Ava Braun at the end of April. President Truman felt Bob Hope had something to contribute to post-war Europe, so he dispatched Bob and his entourage to England to do a series of shows for the American troops who are crowding into English ports, awaiting orders to return to their families in the United States. On the fourth of July 1945, Hope opened the tour, performing before over 10,000 troops at London's Albert Hall. By the time the tour was finished, they performed in Paris, Amiens and Marseille." 'Bob Hope : A Tribute' by Raymond Strait.
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