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BOB HOPE BACKSTAGE: Kennedy Center Gala Lucille Ball “Hey, Look Him Over!” 1983

In 1983, Bob Hope was honored at a black-tie gala in Washington, DC to honor his 81st birthday. Guests who would perform on the stage of the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts included Ronald Reagan, then president, Lucille Ball, Dudley Moore, Tom Selleck, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Phyllis Diller, Howard Cosell, George C. Scott, Kermit the Frog, Sheena Easton, Flip Wilson, Brooke Shields, Twiggy, Tommy Tune, and Dolores Hope. You can read all about the how Hope worked with his guests and his writers and what happened behind-the-scenes of these classic Bob Hope video clips by reading my book “THE LAUGH MAKERS: A Behind-the-Scenes Tribute to Bob Hope’s Incredible Gag Writers.” Says “laugh-In’s” Gary Owens: “The Laugh Makers is the book we’ve all been waiting for. It’s jam-packed with stories, anecdotes and un-retouched photos from a fondly remembered past, recalling often hilarious, sometimes heartwarming, and always touching tales of legendary stars, near-legendary stars and one or two complete failures — which happens in show business. You can look it up in your Funk & Wagnalls.” To get your copy, just click on this Amazon link: Or this Barnes & Noble link: Or, if you’d prefer the KINDLE e-version for .99, click here:
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9 Responses to “BOB HOPE BACKSTAGE: Kennedy Center Gala Lucille Ball “Hey, Look Him Over!” 1983”

  1. nepsadoc says:

    Love this clip of our lovable Lucy, I don’t remember seeing it. Well it was 1983, the year I married, so guess I missed it. But thank you for posting it. What a fabulous entertainer she was, and she sang her Broadway tune great!! I Love Lucy!!!

  2. lapetiteombre says:

    @TheLaughMakers I would love to see more!! These are incredible!!

  3. rickhatch1 says:

    Lucy sang very well! And looked great! God, I miss her so much! Will always Love Lucy……

  4. TheLaughMakers says:

    Yes! Don’t wander off. There are more…

  5. ilovelucy1955 says:

    i adore her

  6. TheLaughMakers says:

    I’l got more clips of Lucy over the years. Gradually, I’ll get them all uploaded. Don’t wander off… Glad you’re enjoying them!

  7. erscott13 says:

    She was still adorable! Elisabeth

  8. illnsp08 says:

    Thks fr uploading amazing footage of Lucy~! Hope there’s more…

  9. landmarkcm says:

    I am just loving all these rare Lucy treats you have posted. Just when I think i’ve seen it all here comes another rare gem. THANKS!!!

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